European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas

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European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas
ENTSOG logo.jpg
Abbreviation ENTSOG
Predecessor GTE
Formation 1 December 2009; 4 years ago (2009-12-01)
Type association
Purpose/focus to promote the completion and functioning of the internal market and cross-border trade for gas in the EU
Headquarters Avenue de Cortenbergh 100 / Kortenberglaan 100
Location Brussels, Belgium
Region served Europe
Membership transmission system operators
Official languages English
President Stephan Kamphues
General Manager Vittorio Musazzi
Main organ General Assembly
Website www.entsog.eu

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) is an association of Europe's transmission system operators (TSOs). ENTSOG was created on 1 December 2009 by 31 TSOs from 21 European countries. Creation of the ENTSOG was initiated by the adoption of the European Union third legislative package on the gas and electricity markets. It aims to promote the completion and cross-border trade for gas on the European internal market, and development of the European natural gas transmission network. According to the third energy package ENTSOG is required to develop an EU-wide ten-year gas network development plan.[1]

Members[edit]

ENTSOG now comprises 43 TSOs and 3 Associated Partners from 26 countries:[2]

Country TSO
Austria BOG, Gas Connect Austria, TAG
Belgium Fluxys
Bulgaria Bulgartransgaz
Croatia Plinacro
Czech Republic NET4GAS
Denmark Energinet.dk
Finland Gasum
France GRTgaz, TIGF
Germany bayernets, Fluxys Tenp, GASCADE Gastransport, Gastransport Nord, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services, Gasunie Ostseeanbindungsleitung, GRTgaz Deutschland, jordgasTransport, terranets bw, Thyssengas, NEL Gastransport, Nowega, Ontras - VNG Gastransport, Open Grid Europe
Greece DESFA
Hungary FGSZ Naturel Gas Transmission
Ireland Gaslink Independent System Operator Limited
Italy Infrastrutture Trasporto Gas, Snam Rete Gas
Luxembourg Creos Luxembourg
Netherlands Gasunie Transport Services B.V.
Poland Gaz-System
Portugal REN - Gasodutos
Romania Transgaz
Slovak Republic eustream
Slovenia PLINOVODI
Spain Enagás
Sweden Swedegas
United Kingdom BGE (UK) Limited, Interconnector (UK) Limited, National Grid, Premier Transmission Limited
Country Associated TSO
Estonia AS EG Võrguteenus
Latvia Latvijas Gaze
Lithuania AB Amber Grid

4 Observers from EU affiliate countries: GA-MA AD (Republic of Macedonia), Gassco AS (Norway), Swissgas AS (Switzerland), Ukrtransgaz (Ukraine)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dafydd ab Iago (14 June 2010). "Regulators want integrated EU approach to gas". Europolitics (Press release). Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  2. ^ ENTSOG Member Companies, http://www.entsog.eu/members

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