Public consultation on securing the ban on natural gas delivery from the Russian Federation
Latvian natural gas transmission system operator JSC "Conexus Baltic Grid" is launching public consultation on the amendments to the Common Regulations for the Use of Natural Gas Transmission System (further – Amendments). The aim of the public consultation is to obtain the views of stakeholders on the prepared draft Amendments.
The amendment of July 14, 2022 to Article 106, part 4 of the Energy Law prohibits delivery of natural gas from the Russian Federation, with the provision entering into force on January 1, 2023. The Energy Law also provides that if, in accordance with Article 117 of this Law, the Under Article 117, part 1 of the Law on Natural Gas of the European Union, if the operators of the natural gas transmission system have agreed on the establishment of a unified natural gas transmission entry-exit system, the unified natural gas transmission and storage system operator or the natural gas transmission system operator shall, in cooperation with the natural gas transmission system operators involved in the unified natural gas transmission entry-exit system, develop and submit to the regulator and the regulator shall, in agreement with the regulatory authorities of the relevant European Union Member States, coordinate the procedure for ensuring the prohibition of delivery of natural gas from the Russian Federation.
Stakeholders can submit proposals and comments on the draft Amendments (in English) till November 18, 2022 by sending them electronically to the e-mail address - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amendments to the Common Regulations for the Use of Natural Gas Transmission System are intended to enter into force 30 days after coordinated decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Latvia and Estonian Competition Authority. Until the date of entry into force of the draft Amendments, current version of the Common Regulations for the Use of Natural Gas Transmission System shall apply.