Resolution Of 29 Of March Of 2012, Of The Address General Of Political Energy And Mines, By Which Is Modifies The Standard Of Management Technical Of The System Gas Ngts-02 "conditions General On The Use And The Capacity Of The Facilities Of The..."

Original Language Title: Resolución de 29 de marzo de 2012, de la Dirección General de Política Energética y Minas, por la que se modifica la norma de gestión técnica del sistema gasista NGTS-02 "condiciones generales sobre el uso y la capacidad de las instalaciones del...

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He Real Decree 949 / 2001, of 3 of August, by which is regulates the access of third to them facilities gas and is sets a system economic integrated of the sector of gas natural, develops them lines Basic that should contain the rules of management technical of the system of gas natural, establishing in its article 13.1 that the Manager technical of the system in collaboration with the rest of the subjects involved, prepare a proposal of standards of management technology system, which will elevate to the Minister for approval or modification.

Pursuant to the above, the Minister of industry, tourism and trade, it issued the order ITC/3126/2005, on 5 October, which approve the norms of technical management of the gas system. Such order, in its available end first, empowers to it address General of political energy and mines for adopt them measures necessary for the application and execution of the order, in particular for approve and modify them protocols of detail of them standards of management technical and others requirements, rules, documents and procedures of operation established to allow the correct operation of the system.

Such an order, in the standard management NGTS-12 gas sets the creation of a working group for updating, revision and modification of the rules responsible for filing for approval by the Directorate-General of energy policy, of proposals for updating, revision and modification of rules and protocols for management of the system.

Based on it earlier, is received with date of 26 of July of 2007 from the Manager technical of the system a proposed again Protocol of detail «management of the market of Gas Natural by tanks of LNG» and modification of the paragraph 2.6.6 of the NGTS-02 and with date of 13 of February of 2008 a proposed again Protocol of detail «management of the market of Gas Natural by tanks of LNG with destination to plants satellites of distribution».

Agree with the above and with the eleventh additional provision, paragraph third, law 34/1998, of October 7, the hydrocarbons Sector, editorially given by law 12/2007, of July 2, amending the law of hydrocarbons in order to adapt it to the provisions in the Directive 2003/255/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2003 and with article 13 of the Royal Decree 949 / 2001, of 3 of August, these proposed have been subject to the mandatory report of the Commission national of energy, that has been approved by its Council of administration in its session of 5 of June of 2008.

Also, a writing which is considered coming to expand the range of pressure gauges for measuring systems established in the paragraph 4.4.5 of the resolution of 22 September 2011, of the Directorate-General for energy and mines has received dated January 5, 2012, by the technical manager of the system, «, by amending the Protocol of detail PD-01» measurement «of standards of technical management of the gas system.

In his virtue, this address General resolves: first. Modification of the standard of management technique of system gas NGTS-02.

It replaces the content of paragraph 2.6.6 'Tanks of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) cargo requirements' of the standard of management technique of system gas NGTS-02 «General conditions on use and the capacity of the gas system installations», by the following: «2.6.6 loading of tankers of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) requirements.» For purposes of these rules, means: • wine: the natural or legal person under whose responsibility the operations of loading and unloading of the goods are made. Loader means the holder of the regasification plant where the loading takes place. Is understood as discharger to the holder of the plant of LNG where has place the download.

• Shipper: the natural or legal person by whose order and Bill the shipping of the dangerous goods, to which transport appearing as such in the transport document is performed.

• Carrier of cisterns: the person physical or legal that assumes the obligation of performing the transport, counting to such end with its own organization business.

• Tanks: all transport operation of tanks by road made total or partly on public roads, including the activities of loading and unloading of dangerous goods. Not is include the transport carried out entirely within the perimeter of a field closed.

• Request: confirmation of the viability to a load request, whether in written or electronic format that will involve the allocation of a code, by the charger, so the dispatcher can load an LNG tanker.

Transport and handling of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in tanks, as well as the relations between the involved subjects, meet legislation.

The charger shall refuse the load in case of not having the carrier of cisterns of the viable declared order by the charger and duly authorized by the shipper as well as if you do not register properly and reliably than, both driver and vehicle, have permits and authorizations necessary to carry out the planned transport, in accordance with the rules applicable to the transport of dangerous goods by road.

Before make the first load of LNG by means of a new cistern, the carrier of cisterns must put to disposal of the charger all the documentation established in the regulation existing and in them agreements between parts.

When a tanker returns to perform a new charge, charger will require the carrier's tanks documentation established in the regulations in force and not in term, return signed by shipper, delivery note identifying conveying LNG and specifying whether or not the tank is inertizada. Also, ask the carrier's tanks, before the start of each charge, by order, the / the target (s) of the load (identification and location of the satellite plant). Without such documentation you can not perform the operation.

The charger will deliver to the carrier's tanks, for each load: • delivery of LNG, which specifies the weight and quality of delivered gas, charger, recipient, data carrier and start time of the plant.

• Porte letter, signed between the consignor and the carrier's tanks.

«• List of check, signed between the carrier of cisterns and the charger.»

Second. Approval of the PD-12 Protocol of detail.

Approves the Protocol of detail PD-12 "Procedures apply to tanks of LNG satellite bound for plants", included in the annex to the present resolution.

Third party. Modification of the Protocol in detail PD-01.

Overrides the table of paragraph 4.4.5 «Schemes depending on the maximum hourly flow rate and the annual consumption measurement systems» of the Protocol of detail PD-01 «Measurement, quality and Odorisation of gas» technical management standards, by the following: «Pr ≤ 0.08 bar area of Φ 80-100 mm and class 1.6 either sphere of Φ 100 mm and class 1.»






«0. 08bar < Pr ≤ 0.4 bar area of Φ 100 mm and class 1 either sphere of Φ 150-160 mm and class 0.6. Pr > 0.4 bar area of Φ 150-160 mm and class 0.6.»





Room. Entry in force.

This resolution shall enter into force nine months since its publication in the "Official Gazette", with the exception of the section relating to the modification of the PD-01 detail Protocol, which shall enter into force on the day following its publication.

Madrid, 29 March 2012.-the Director-General of energy and mines, Jaime Suárez Pérez-Lucas.

ANNEX Protocol detail PD-12. «Procedures to apply to tanks of LNG satellite plant bound» 1. Object.

Of detail this Protocol aims to establish the methodology of coordination and the obligations applicable to the different subjects acting on the market of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers satellite destined for plants, in order to ensure the necessary continuity, quality and security of supply.

For the purposes of the present Protocol distinguishes two types of plants: plants • satellite monocliente to feed a single consumer.

• Satellite plants of distribution to feed one or more distribution networks.

2. scope of application.

This Protocol is applicable to all the agents of the system gas and operations described in the paragraph 2.6.6 the standard of management technique of system NGTS-02 «Conditions of use» and the capacity of the facilities of the gas system. In particular, according to is try of a plant satellite monocliente or of a plant satellite of distribution, will be of application it following: plants satellite monocliente: in the case of the customer end that acts as consumer direct in market, the consignor will be the own customer, while in the case of the customer end supplied by a marketer, the consignor will be the marketer , that you can delegate in the customer end the expedition of them tanks prior agreement by written. The communication of this agreement and your cancellation must be made previously to the home and completion of the supply to the holder of the plant of regasification.


Plants satellite of distribution: are included in this category the plants satellite that are property of a Distributor. In this case the dealer acts as consignor.

3. allocation of plant satellite to plants of regasification.

In the case of a new satellite facility, the technical System Manager (GTS), on a proposal from the consignor, designate one of regasification plants available in the system as cisterns loading plant, which will be linked, in normal operating conditions, the new satellite plant for shipments of LNG, being in general which is at less distance by road.

In the case of a satellite plant in service to the entry into force of this Protocol, be assigned initially charge currently used plant. The GTS, on its own initiative or at the request of other agents involved in the operation of the satellite plant, will consider, where appropriate, will propose the reallocation of the plant of load under the same principle applied in the allocation of new satellite plants and this will be made by agreement of the parties involved. The allocation of plants satellites of distribution to plants of load of tanks will be available in the SL-ATR and will be posted in the website of the GTS.

In the event that assigned to a satellite plant charging plant is out of service, present technical restrictions or is inaccessible, GTS, after consultation with the Chargers, will establish a plant of alternative load, regardless of existing contractual terms and conditions, in order to ensure the continuity of supply. As a general rule will also apply the shortest distance criterion. In this case the holder of the plant satellite must send to the new charger copy of the documentation to is concerns the paragraph four, provided that this last not belong to the same group business of the charger original.

The marketer must have contracted capacity at the load assigned to the corresponding satellite plant plant.

4. documentation to present before the first load.

Before the first delivery of LNG to a new plant satellite and as minimum a week before the first load, the holder of the same must deliver to the charger the following documentation: 1. documentation supporting of it authorization of put in service of it plant satellite of LNG granted by the organ competent of it community autonomous corresponding.

2. letter of the delegation of signature of the consignor of the goods to the charger.

3. address of the location of the satellite plant.

4. person responsible for the plant, telephone, email and fax.

5. name of the carrier's tanks.

6. date of the first charge.

7 plant loading requested (associated to the first shipment and later).

5. transport of tanks.

5.1. cost of transporting plants satellite distribution.

Of form prior to the access to a plant satellite of distribution from a marketer, this must sign an agreement of provision of services with the Distributor holder of the same, in which is established them costs of transport by road to affect to the marketer.

The model agreement for the provision of services as well as costs per satellite plant will be published on the website of the Distributor and will be governed under the principles of transparency, objectivity and non-discrimination. The model agreement will be common to all the national territory and shall include, at least, the procedure of allocation of costs of transport to each of marketers.

This model should be developed jointly between distributors and marketers before the entry into force of the present Protocol.

5.2. documentation to charge.

Chargers must require companies carriers the necessary documentation to verify that vehicles, tankers and drivers comply with the regulations related to the activity of the transport of dangerous goods by road, and that kept in force all permits and approvals. This documentation should be updated before performing a load.

Also, charger will issue to each load established by regulation, documentation indicating, among other information, the time of exit of the landing.

He carrier should have of an asked for power load in them plants of regasification, according to is defined in the paragraph 2.6.6 of the standard of management technical of the system NGTS-02.

6. procedure of scheduling, nomination, and think tanks.

Regarding schedules, nominations and re-nominations, it must comply with standards of technical management of the system and its protocols in detail.

In settings common parameters must be given to indicate in all exchanges: • date of issue.

• Identification of the subject doing programming or nomination.

• Identification of the subject to which will be addressed (charger).

• Identification of the carrier of cisterns.

• Type of programming.

• Facilities to which applies (plants satellite).

• Amount of gas scheduled.

• In the event that the tank has as destination more than one plant satellite, percentage of cast in route.

• Allocation commercial.

The schedules and nominations is held by tanks full. For plants satellite monocliente is will make by marketer or consumer direct in market, and for plants satellite of distribution, by group dealer, dealing is in this case the energy according to it established in the standard of management technical of the system NGTS-06 «deals» and in the Protocol of detail PD-02 «procedure of cast in points of connection transportation-distribution (TDCP)».

He calendar of them settings, nominations and re-nominations will be the established in the protocols of detail PD-07 «schedules and nominations in infrastructure of transport» and PD-08 «schedules and nominations of consumption in networks of distribution».

6.1 programming annual and monthly.

The content of the annual and monthly schedules will be laid down in the protocols of detail 07-PD and PD-08.

6.2 programming weekly, nomination, and think.

6.2.1 flow of satellite information for plants monocliente.

Once agreed upon programming with carriers of cisterns, the distributors or the direct consumer market entered into the SL-ATR program within the time limits laid down in the Protocol of detail PD-07. The charger will analyze different schedules communicating viability or otherwise of the programme.

On the day 'n-1', the distributors or the direct consumer market, if necessary, will nominate the cisterns of the day «n». The charger will analyze the different nominations and through the SL-ATR will assign an order number to each cistern/target deemed viable. Orders for loads of tanks planned for Sunday and Monday will be generated from the weekly schedule. Where the programming/nomination were not viable in its entirety, the marketer must indicate is assigned to which customers order with respect to the chosen loads full.

Once obtained orders, the marketer or the direct consumer market will send these to the carrier's tanks to carry the load.

Each boot and on the floor to which you asked for the destination charge, have a system of load management enabling to validate the order issued and accepted, order the charges throughout the day and validate the presence of the conductor to which requires the goods.

The carrier, to be able to load, must present the documentation collected in section 5.2 of this Protocol.

6.2.2 flow of satellite data for plants of distribution.

The Distributor, a time considered the programming, will introduce in the SL-ATR program within the time limits laid down in the Protocol of detail PD-07, and inform carriers of tankers of the same. The charger will analyze them different schedules communicating the feasibility or not of the program.

In the day «n-1», them distributors, before nominations of output of the plant satellite of them distributors that modify them schedules initial or before the detection by their own media of the need of modify such settings for keep it continuity of supply, will nominate them cisterns of the day «n».

The charger will analyze them different nominations of them distributors and through the SL-ATR assigned a number of order for each tanker / destination that consider viable. The orders for them loads of tanks planned for the Sunday and Monday will be generated from the programming weekly. Where the programming / nomination not was viable in its whole, the Distributor must indicate to what loads is les assigns asked concerning it all of loads chosen, indicating them possible restrictions to them nominations of output of the plant satellite issued by them different distributors.

Once obtained the orders, dealer will send these to the carrier's tanks to carry the load.

Each boot and on the floor to which you asked for the destination charge, have a system of load management enabling to validate the order issued and accepted, order the charges throughout the day and validate the presence of the conductor to which requires the goods.


The carrier of cisterns, for power load, must present the documentation collected in the paragraph 5.2 of this Protocol.

6.2.3 weekly programming.

The content of the programming weekly will be the established in them protocols of detail PD-07 and PD-08, and will include: • number of cisterns to load by day and plant of regasification.

• The regasification kWh/dia-planta.

• The relevant destinations (satellite plant) with its commercial allocation.

6.2.4 nomination and think.

Nominations will be made in the day 'n-1' and will be binding.

In the case of absence of a nomination, the quantity and destinations scheduled and how viable answered in the weekly schedule shall be regarded as such.

As to plants satellite monocliente, where the nomination implies that a marketer or a direct consumer market exceeded its contract, the holder of this plant run it whenever there is available capacity. If load plant could not assume this nomination, would be it declared nonviable in its entirety, requiring a think. For the marketer, this should indicate to what customers is les assigns asked concerning the whole of loads chosen.

In terms of satellite distribution plants, where the nomination implies that one marketer exceeded its contract, the holder of this plant will run it whenever there is available capacity. If the plant of load not could assume this nomination, is would declare not viable in its whole, being the Distributor which must indicate to what customers is les assigns asked concerning the whole of loads chosen.

The settings of the nomination by contractual issues may introduce in the SL-ATR once opened the day 'n-1' re-nominations.

In the event that were several distributors and/or consumers direct in market which nominate above the contract in a plant of load and the number of tanks / day of all them nominations overcome them possibilities of load of the plant, them Chargers proceed to assign the number of cisterns and the cast of them same depending on the capacity contracted by each Marketer and/or consumer direct in market.

By issues operational demand, well the marketer or the direct consumer market, well the Distributor, depending on whether a plant monocliente satellite or satellite distribution plant, respectively, you may request, within the prescribed period, a think sent the day «n», referring to the day «n». Each charger and via SL-ATR, prior analysis of the application, will give viability to the modifications chosen in the day «n» of them loads nominees.

Due to the existence of this period of think, nominations of distributors and direct consumer market that even exceeding the number of contracted cisterns were viable on the day 'n-1', will become non-viable if in think period is exceeded the carrying capacity of a plant.

7. procedure of deals.

In the case of satellite distribution plants, is assigned to each Distributor the provisional deal indicated by the shipper at the time of the allocation of the burden.

He consignor must send regularizations global to them deals provisional releases in the time of the load, that must meet the following conditions: • it sum algebraic of them regularizations must be zero.

• No adjustment can lead to a negative net emission of tanks of a marketer.

If this occurs, shall be to reject such regularization and shall be communicated to the consignor to its rectification.

8. procedure of communication on maintenance and incidences.

The annual maintenance program should include scheduled maintenance operations of the cargos of cisterns, collecting all the requirements set out in paragraph 8.2 of the standard of management technique of the system NGTS-08 'Maintenance Plan'.

In the case of corrective maintenance (contingency of force majeure), charger immediately communicate the incidence, being able to give the following cases: 1. corrective maintenance only affects the capacity of the plant: in these cases the new load capacity of the plant will be distributed according to the capacity contracted by each user.

2. the maintenance corrective assumes a risk for the warranty of the supply: in this case is will continue to the priorities of supply established in the paragraph 10.8.1 of the standard of management technical of the system NGTS-10 «operation of the system in situation exceptional».

9. information available.

Load of tanks available in the SL-ATR information will be the following: • date.

• Plant load.

• Time of load.

• Direct marketer or consumer company in market / distribution company.

• Delivery note number.

• Fate of the cistern.

• Kg. assigned to load.

• Energy (kWh) assigned to the load.

• Assigned energy (kWh per marketer or direct consumer market).

• PCS (kWh/kg).

• Status: provisional or definitive.

This information will be in the system within the time limits set out in rules management technique of the system (NGTS) and its protocols in detail.

Also available in the SL-ATR a satellite plant inventory of distribution.

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