Construction Of Natural Gas Infrastructure And Operations Management

Original Language Title: 天然气基础设施建设与运营管理办法

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Construction of natural gas infrastructure and operations management

    (February 28, 2014 8th, the national development and Reform Commission announced April 1, 2014) Chapter I General provisions

    First to strengthen the construction of natural gas infrastructure and operations management, establish and improve a national gas pipeline network, improving the utilization efficiency of natural gas infrastructure, protect the safety and stability of natural gas supply, protect legal rights of operators and users of natural gas infrastructure, clear responsibilities and obligations, promote sustained, orderly and healthy development of the industry of natural gas, these measures are formulated.

Article People's Republic of China and other sea areas under the jurisdiction of natural gas infrastructure in the area of planning and construction, natural gas infrastructure operation and services, gas operation and emergency management and related activities governed by this approach.

This way, the term natural gas infrastructure, including gas pipelines, gas storage facilities, LNG, natural gas liquefaction facilities, natural gas compression facilities and associated ancillary facilities.

    Implementation of relevant laws and regulations of city gas facilities.

    Article natural gas in these measures include natural gas, coalbed methane, shale gas and coal gas and so on.

    Fourth natural gas infrastructure and operations management should consider the overall planning, management, accountability, ensure supply, standardizing services, strengthening the regulatory principles, nurture and formation of equal participation, fair competition, and orderly development of the natural gas market.

Fifth national development and Reform Commission, the National Energy Board is responsible for the country's natural gas infrastructure and operations management.

    Local people's Governments at or above the county level authorities responsible for the administration of natural gas natural gas infrastructure and operations management.

Sixth the State encourages and supports all kinds of capital participation into planning of investment and construction of natural gas infrastructure.

    The National Energy Board and local people's Governments at or above the county level departments should strengthen the natural gas natural gas sales company, natural gas infrastructure operators and natural gas users to fulfil the regulatory obligations as provided herein.

    Seventh State encourages natural gas infrastructure, support research and development of advanced technologies and equipment, proven to meet the requirements of the priority application.

    Chapter II natural gas infrastructure planning and construction Eighth national natural gas infrastructure and manpower planning.

    Natural gas infrastructure development plans should be guided by local conditions, safety, environmental protection, land conservation and economic sound principles.

Nineth national development and Reform Commission, the State Energy Bureau under the national economic and social development plan, the national priority zones plan requirements, combining the nation's natural gas supply and demand conditions, organization and development of the country's natural gas infrastructure development planning.

The provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities gas Department under the country's natural gas infrastructure development planning combined with the administrative situation, organization and preparation of the administrative area of the gas infrastructure development planning, and reported to the national development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Board.

    Natural gas infrastructure development in the planning and implementation process, and planning departments should strengthen monitoring and mid-term evaluation carried out, it is necessary to adjust, should carry out the planning approval process.

    Tenth gas infrastructure development plan shall include natural gas source, modes of supply and their scale, natural gas consumption, demand forecast, natural gas pipelines, gas storage facilities and other infrastructure construction, development goals, project layout, land, sea and island requirements, Terminal layout and shoreline of a port utilization, investment and protection measures, and so on. 11th natural gas infrastructure project construction should be in accordance with the relevant provisions of article for approval, approval and filing procedures. Application for examination and approval, approval or for the record of the gas infrastructure projects should be consistent with the plan referred to in article Nineth. For items that are not included in the planning but also an urgent need to build should be strict review procedures, through the Planning Department commissioned assessments prove necessary, before approval, approval and filing procedures.

Not for approval and approval formalities shall not commence the construction of natural gas infrastructure projects.

    The people's Governments of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the examination and approval of gas infrastructure project approval document, it should be reported to the national development and Reform Commission.

12th natural gas infrastructure should comply with the provisions of laws and regulations relating to construction management, comply with the relevant national engineering construction standard.

    And approval, approval or for the record during the construction of natural gas infrastructure projects, original examination and approval, approval or for the record departments may arrange or to entrust to verify the matter of approval, approval or for the record.

13th approved gas infrastructure after the project is completed, the original examination and approval departments shall, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the final acceptance. Natural gas infrastructure projects approved, for the record is completed, original approval, the record departments may arrange the filing or to entrust the approval, verification, does not meet the required written notice of rectification.

    Project acceptance unit shall, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State Organization, and from the date of acceptance in the 30th, original approval, acceptance conditions for the record Department.

14th the State encourages and supports the natural gas infrastructure connected. Connected should adhere to conform to the natural gas infrastructure development plan, guarantee natural gas infrastructure operations security, protect the interests of existing users, natural gas pipeline network level and Enterprise consultation principles.

    If necessary, the national development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Board and the provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities and natural gas Department coordination.

15th natural gas infrastructure development planning should be taken into account in the preparation process of gas infrastructure connected. Interconnecting pipe can be used as separate projects to invest in, or incorporated into the interconnected natural gas infrastructure projects.

Interconnection pipeline of investment sharing, transmission and gas supply and maintenance issues are determined by related enterprises, and shall provide each other with the necessary facilities.

    Natural gas infrastructure projects approved in the approval documents, approval should link specifically requests it.

    Chapter three gas infrastructure operation and services

    16th gas infrastructure operators and other natural gas business, shall establish a sound financial system, the operation of the gas infrastructure business independent accounting, ensuring pipelines, gas storage, gasification, liquefaction and other costs and income are true and correct. 17th National Energy Board and its agencies responsible for natural gas infrastructure in a fair and open monitoring.

Gas infrastructure operators should be required to provide services in accordance with the conditions, information such as the ability to access the program and the remaining service, fair and equitable for all users with pipelines, gas storage, gasification, liquefaction and other services. Gas infrastructure operators should not be used to control over the infrastructure crowd out other gas enterprises; in the case of services, and may not refuse to comply with the conditions of the service users or make unreasonable demands.

Existing users priority access to gas infrastructure services.

    National gas infrastructure services established trading platform.

    18th natural gas infrastructure operators should adhere to the Department in charge of price-related pipelines, gas storage, gasification and other infrastructure services provision, and gas infrastructure services contract with the user.

19th through the sale of natural gas infrastructure gas shall meet the national quality standards and comply with safety and technical requirements of gas infrastructure operators. Gas infrastructure operators should establish and improve the gas quality testing systems.

Does not meet the provisions of the preceding paragraph, natural gas infrastructure operators may refuse to provide transportation, storage, gasification, liquefaction and other services.

    China national standard calorific value of natural gas main pipeline network separately.

20th natural gas infrastructure needs a permanent cessation of operations, operators shall inform the original approval, one year ahead of approval or for the record departments, local people's Governments at or above the county level in supply areas natural gas authority and notify the gas marketing companies and natural gas users, it may not stop operations.

    Infrastructure ceased operations, storage of natural gas, scrap, operating companies should be dealt with in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State, the Organization dismantled or taking the necessary safety precautions.

21st gas sales company, natural gas infrastructure operators and users of natural gas should be reported in accordance with the true and accurate statistical information.

    Enterprises should be submitted to the relevant departments of statistics relating to trade secrets by security measures.

    Fourth chapter of natural gas regulation and emergency support

22nd local people's Governments at or above the county level shall natural gas regulation Department in conjunction with the natural gas Department, gas management, implementation of the regulation of natural gas and emergency support.

    Natural gas sales company, natural gas infrastructure operators and city business enterprise shall be jointly responsible for the safety of natural gas supply security, reduce the impact of accidental disruption to users.

23rd local people's Governments at or above the county level shall natural gas regulation Department in conjunction with the natural gas Department, gas management, strengthening the demand side management.

    Countries encourage fuel or raw material alternative natural gas users entered into interruptible gas purchase contracts.

Article 24th of gas through the natural gas infrastructure deals both sides shall abide by the provisions relating to gas price management Department in charge of price.

    Natural gas may apply for household use tiered pricing, seasonal differences, interruptible gas price differential price policy. 25th sales Enterprise shall set up a natural gas reserve of natural gas by 2020 with no less than the annual gas sales contract 10% of the work to meet the supply market of the season (month) peak and emergency situations such as disruption of the natural gas supply gas requirements. Urban enterprises shall be liable for the supply of natural gas hours peak-shaving gas of responsibility.

From natural gas sales companies and town gas enterprise specific consultations to determine the liability market day peak-shaving gas and be agreed in the contract of purchase and sale of natural gas.
Natural gas sales gas reserves due to gas trade between enterprises obliged to transfer issues, determined by consultation between the parties and be agreed in the contract of purchase and sale of natural gas.

Gas marketing companies and natural gas users for their bear peak, emergency supply and use and other specific responsibilities, shall, in accordance with the provisions of this article, determined by consultation between the parties and be agreed in the contract of purchase and sale of natural gas.

    Local people's Governments at or above the county level should establish emergency gas reserve system organization gas emergency, take comprehensive measures to improve the gas emergency support capability, at least no less than to protect the administration an average 3 day supply of emergency storage capacity, in the case of natural gas transmission pipeline accidents and other emergency situations must be guaranteed and people's living is closely related to the livelihood of the gas supply was secure and reliable.

Article 26th interruptible consumption not included in the calculation of the user base of natural gas reserves.

Enterprises to undertake gas reserve obligations can be individually or jointly build gas storage facilities, reserves of natural gas, or Commission on behalf of the reserve.

    State shall take measures to encourage and support enterprises to establish reserves of natural gas, and natural gas reserve reached a certain size business in government service for priority support.

    27th gas infrastructure operators should be based on natural gas transportation, storage, gasification, liquefaction and other services contractual agreement and peak-load regulation and emergency requirements, guarantee to ensure the normal operation of the natural gas infrastructure.

28th local people's Governments at or above the county level adjustment of natural gas sector and gas departments, gas management shall, jointly with relevant departments and enterprise business gas supply emergency plan their respective administrative areas.

    Natural gas sales Enterprise shall, together with the natural gas infrastructure operators, natural gas supply natural gas users to prepare emergency plan, local people's Governments at or above the county level and submit the gas area gas regulation Department, Department of natural gas and gas Management Department.

29th article gas sales enterprise need sharply increased or reduced gas (including temporary interrupted gas) of, should ahead of 72 hours notification gas based facilities operation enterprise, and gas user, and to gas regional County above place Government gas run regulation sector, and gas competent sector and gas management sector report, while submitted for sharply reduced gas (including temporary interrupted gas) case of measures programme, timely made reasonable arrangements, guarantees gas stable supply.

Natural gas users to temporarily stop or significantly reduce the delivery should be notified 48 hours in advance of natural gas sales company, natural gas infrastructure operators, and local people's Governments at or above the county level to supply regional natural gas regulation Department, Department of natural gas and gas management reports.

Gas infrastructure operators need to temporarily stop or significantly reduce the services, shall notify the gas sales business, half a month ahead gas users, and local people's Governments at or above the county level to supply regional natural gas regulation Department, Department of natural gas and gas authorities submit the programme of measures to make reasonable arrangements to ensure stable gas supply.

    Natural gas infrastructure for emergency services, natural gas infrastructure operators local people's Governments at or above the county level shall, without delay, to supply regional natural gas regulation Department, Department of natural gas and gas management reports, to take urgent measures and promptly notify the gas marketing business, natural gas users. Article 30th local people's Governments at or above the county level adjustment of natural gas sector and gas departments and gas sectors shall, jointly with relevant departments and enterprises of natural gas supply and demand the implementation of monitoring, forecasting and early warning.

Natural gas supply emergency is imminent or likelihood of occurrence increases, should be brought to the people's Government at the emergency warning was issued in a timely manner. Infrastructure operators of natural gas, natural gas sales companies and natural gas users should run to the gas regulation Department and gas departments to submit production information and article 29th of sudden situation.

    Information about departments submitted to the commercial secrets of enterprises take security measures. 31st gas dropped or interrupted, infrastructure when natural gas supplies caused by accidents and natural disasters, gas regulation Department in conjunction with the Department of natural gas integrated resource allocation, coordination, execution ordered by gas natural gas infrastructure and other emergency measures to ensure stable gas supply.

The provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the gas emergency management work should be subject to the unified arrangements of the national development and Reform Commission.

    Natural gas sales company, natural gas infrastructure operators and users of natural gas should be subject to emergency dispatch, assume the relevant obligations.

    The fifth chapter legal liability

    Article 32nd does not comply with the article Nineth described plans to start the construction of natural gas infrastructure projects, approved by the project, notify the proper authorities of the competent departments and agencies, mandate by law to take measures to stop it.

    Article 33rd disobey 16th article, no gas infrastructure operations independent accounting, by the local Office of the National Energy Board and give a warning to a rectification. Article 34th disobey article 17th, refused to meet the conditions of providing services or making unreasonable demands of the user, by the National Energy Board and the Agency ordered corrective action.

    Violations of the Antimonopoly Act, by the anti-monopoly authority under the Antimonopoly Act shall be investigated for legal responsibility.

    35th in violation of the provisions of article 18th, by pricing authorities according to the price law, the illegal administrative penal provisions and other laws and regulations will be punished.

    Article 36th disobey article 20th, arbitrarily stop gas infrastructure operations, and given a warning by the gas authority, ordered to resume operations as soon as possible; losses caused shall bear liability.

    37th article violates this article approaches 25th, failed to carry out obligations of gas reserves, and given a warning by the gas authority, shall order rectification loss shall bear liability.

    Article 38th violate the provisions of article 29th of this approach, warning by the gas regulation Department, shall order rectification loss shall bear liability.

    39th of the related departments did not perform their duties in accordance with this regulation, are directly responsible for the charge and other direct liable persons shall be for accountability and responsibility.

    The sixth chapter supplementary articles

40th herein, the following terms mean:

(A) natural gas pipeline: refers to the provision of public transport services of pipelines and auxiliary facilities, excluding oil and gas, LNG, gas storage facilities and liquefied natural gas facilities natural gas power plant, gas compression facilities, production area and town gas piping in the facility.

(B) LNG: refers to receive domestic or imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), after gasification by gas pipelines or sale or transfer of a name without a gasification facility, including loading and unloading, storage, gasification and ancillary facilities for liquefied natural gas.

(C) natural gas storage facilities: refers to the use of abandoned mines, depleted oil and gas reservoirs, underground salt caverns, geological conditions such as water-bearing structure construction of underground gas storage space and construction of natural gas storage vessels and ancillary facilities, and nature gas pipeline connecting the storage function.

(D) natural gas liquefaction facilities: by means of low temperature process or differential pressure of gaseous natural gas into liquefied natural gas facilities, including liquefaction, storage and ancillary facilities.

(E) natural gas compression facilities: by means of pressurized facilities increase the pressure of natural gas storage facilities, including the compressor, storage facilities and ancillary facilities.

(F) the gas sales business: refers to have stable and available natural gas resources, sell natural gas through the natural gas infrastructure of the enterprise.

(G) the operators of natural gas infrastructure: infrastructure refers to the use of natural gas and natural gas transportation, storage, gasification, liquefaction and other service businesses.

(H) the city natural gas business: refers to obtain gas permits, urban natural gas supply facilities, transportation and sale of natural gas to end users of the enterprise.

(I) natural gas users: refers to natural gas through the natural gas infrastructure and marketing enterprises unit to buy gas, including urban gas business enterprises and production of raw materials for industrial users of natural gas, but does not include end user enterprise supply town gas.

(J) the peak: refers to natural gas infrastructure to address uniform supply and natural gas users do not even use contradictions, can ensure that the user's gas demand, but also ensure the safe and smooth economic operation of gas infrastructure for gas dispatch and management measures. (11) response: refers to the disposal of gas suddenly interrupted or events such as serious imbalance of economic action and measures.

If imported gas supply disruption or significant reduction in sharp decline in the domestic production of natural gas, natural gas infrastructure, unusually cold weather and other natural disasters, accidents and disasters caused natural gas supply emergency actions taken when an exception.

    (12) interruptible users: refer to gas supply contract agreement, in gas during peak periods or when an emergency situation occurs, after the necessary notification procedures, you can reduce gas or natural gas users to temporarily stop the supply. 41st article explaining these measures by the national development and Reform Commission.

    All provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities within the scope of this regulation in light of local conditions to develop the implementation details. 42nd the measures come into effect April 1, 2014.