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Press Release
  9 August 2016

GIE further boosts its transparency platforms for gas storage and LNG

 

  • Full operation as Registered Reporting Mechanism under REMIT
  • AGSI+ and ALSI upgraded

 

After Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) started full operation as Registered Reporting Mechanism under the REMIT Directive on 7 April 2016, GIE launched on 9 August 2016 its upgraded AGSI+ and ALSI platforms which now include the REMIT fundamental data for gas storage and LNG facilities from both GIE members and non-member companies. Data available at the platforms allow keeping track of the use and availability of storage and LNG terminals across Europe. AGSI+ is accessible at: https://agsi.gie.eu and ALSI is accessible at: https://alsi.gie.eu. Access to both platforms is free of charge. Data are updated daily at 19h30 CET.

 

AGSI+ and ALSI have increased their coverage throughout the years and have become standard sources of reference for market parties. GIE is continuously working on improving and extending the AGSI+ platform following the positive feedback from stakeholders. During the recent months, developments in the GIE transparency work included use of energy units to ensure consistency with REMIT reporting and an improvement in the reliability of the data. Energy values reflect the development of the gas market in the EU, where gas is traded as a commodity in the wider energy market. Information on planned and unplanned unavailability of the facilities is now available in a more modern and accessible format. Historical data has been converted to energy values to ensure consistency with historical data.

 

Referring to this development, Lubor Veleba, President of Gas Storage Europe, stated: “AGSI+ has become a reference point for gas storage data in Europe. Becoming an RRM brings the platform to a new level and provides a great service to our members as well as non-member companies. With this initiative, GIE reaffirms its commitment to gas market transparency and to working jointly with regulators and other stakeholders.”

 

Wim Groenendijk, President of Gas LNG Europe, added: “In the new ALSI platform the data are disaggregated per LNG facility. This is an additional contribution to transparency which is a key factor for the well-functioning and evolution of the internal gas market.”

 

AGSI+ delivers online daily data representing approximately 1043 TWh, i.e. 88% of EU technical storage capacity. For 46 storage operators in 19 Member States, it shows volume in stock as well as the daily injection and withdrawal capacities.

 

ALSI delivers online daily data representing approximately 176 bcm, i.e. 89% of EU technical LNG regasification capacity. For 14 LNG terminal operators in 8 Member States, it shows volume in stock as well as the daily withdrawal capacities.

 

GIE will continue improving its AGSI+ and ALSI platforms for providing useful public data on the use of storage and LNG facilities to the market and stakeholders.

 

Note to Editors

 

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of European natural gas infrastructure operators active in natural gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking.

 

GIE currently represents 67 member companies from 24 countries. Its internal structure has three columns corresponding to the three types of infrastructure activities represented: GTE (Gas Transmission Europe), GSE (Gas Storage Europe) and GLE (Gas LNG Europe), all of which fall under the umbrella of GIE. This structure allows member companies to speak with one voice on infrastructure topics as well as to build positions on column-specific issues.

 

To find out more about GIE’s structure and activities, please visit our website at www.gie.eu.

 

Press Contact

 

Boyana Achovski
T : +32 2 209 05 08
E: boyana.achovski@gie.eu

 

 

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Press Release
  11 January 2016

Gas Storage Europe (GSE) members elect Lubor Veleba as their new President

 

The Plenary of Gas Storage Europe (GSE) elected Lubor Veleba its next GSE President. Lubor Veleba has been member of the GSE ExCom since 2005 and GIE Board member from 2011. Lubor Veleba succeeds Nicole Otterberg who has served as GSE President since 2013.

  Lubor Veleba

 

In addition, GSE members elected new three GSE ExCom members: Claus Obholzer (E.ON Gas Storage, Germany), Cécile Prévieu (Storengy, France) and René Zwanepol (TAQA, The Netherlands). The appointments took effect on 1 January 2016. The new members will work together with the GSE ExCom members with current mandates Adam Elbæk (Energinet.dk), Georg Dorfleutner (RAG), Gaetano Mazzitelli (Stogit), László Fritsch (Hungarian Gas Storage).

 

Since 2007, Lubor Veleba is a Director at RWE Gas Storage, s.r.o. with responsibility for the sales and finance aspects of RWE’s gas storage business in the Czech Republic. In his previous roles at RWE, Mr Veleba was involved in regulatory affairs in the Czech Republic and his tasks included a 5-year regulatory review and developing market principles for the planned liberalization of the Czech gas market. Lubor Veleba also serves as a member of the board of Czech Gas Association.

 

Lubor Veleba said: “Gas Storage Europe will continue to be a trusted partner to the EU institutions in delivering the energy vision for Europe. GSE has worked hard on transparency issues, by establishing the AGSI+ platform, and will continue its work on market rules, security of supply and the role of gas storage. ”

 

And he added: “I value the contributions of the outgoing GSE President Nicole Otterberg and her predecessor Jean-Marc Leroy, now GIE President. Year 2016 will be busy and challenging but I feel privileged to lead GSE and look forward to working with a team of dedicated people who can add value to the discussions with EU decision makers and stakeholders.”

 

Note to Editors

 

Gas Storage Europe (GSE) represents the interests of 30 Storage System Operators with around 101 storage sites in 16 countries in Europe, representing approximately 91 BCM, i.e. 84% of EU technical storage capacity. GSE is one column of GIE, Gas Infrastructure Europe, the European association of the Transmission, Storage and LNG terminal Operators.

 

GSE is committed to improving the regulatory and investment framework for storage activities in order to help its members to continue providing secure, efficient and valuable storage services to the market.

 

Press Contact

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Boyana Achovski
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E: boyana.achovski@gie.eu
  Robert Jan Maaskant
T : +32 2 209 05 07
E: robertjan.maaskant@gie.eu

 

 

 

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GSE - Gas Storage Europe - PRESS RELEASE
 
Press Release
  17 January 2014
14GSE003

GSE launches new Transparency Platform AGSI+
GSE will further boost its transparency initiative

 

Today 17 January 2014 the new Transparency Platform of GSE, AGSI+ goes online. With this further boost of its transparency initiative GSE is preparing for full disaggregation of delivered data. As a first step AGSI+ will provide disaggregation per member state and storage operator. The full disaggregation on storage site level will follow soon. In addition planned maintenance and un-planned maintenance (outages) will be disclosed. Users will still have access to historical data and graphs. In addition they can make use of individualised analysis tools and graphs.

 

AGSI+

 

This further improvement requires huge efforts not only by GSE as an association but by the individual members and contributors too. Referring to this development, Nicole Otterberg, GSE President, stated: “From the start, GSE has been committed to and has rendered a great service to transparency. The launch of AGSI+ is a milestone for GSE members. We would nevertheless like to further elaborate this topic and set new standards for the future”.

 

Access to AGSI+ is free of charge. Currently 85% of EU technical storage capacity is represented by AGSI+, GSE invites all storage operators in Europe to join the platform.



The GSE AGSI+ platform is accessible at: http://transparency.gie.eu

 

Note to Editors



Gas Storage Europe (GSE) represents the interests of 32 Storage System Operators with around 100 storage sites in 16 countries in Europe, representing approximately 79 BCM, i.e. 88% of EU technical storage capacity.  GSE is one column of GIE, Gas Infrastructure Europe, the European association of the Transmission, Storage and LNG terminal Operators. GSE is committed to improving the regulatory and investment framework for storage activities in order to help its members to continue providing secure, efficient and valuable storage services to the market.

 

AGSI+ delivers online daily data representing approximately 76 BCM, i.e. 85 % of EU technical storage capacity. It shows for 31 storage operators in 15 member states volume in stock as well as the daily injection and withdrawal.

 

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GSE - Gas Storage Europe - PRESS RELEASE
 
Press Release
  5 May 2014
14GSE004

GSE announces new improvements of the storage transparency initiative - Naftogaz of Ukraine joins Gas Storage Inventory (AGSI+) -

 

Gas Storage Europe (GSE) is proud to inform that the GSE Transparency Platform (AGSI+) has been extended to include storage data for Naftogaz of Ukraine. With the data from Naftogaz AGSI+ for the first time expands its coverage beyond EU 28. For Ukraine in total 13 storage facilities representing a working gas volume of 32 BCM will be reported disaggregated on a weekly basis.

 

The GSE AGSI+ platform is accessible at: http://transparency.gie.eu

AGSI+

 

This huge boost in coverage is not the only step forward. GSE is continuously working on improving and extending the AGSI+ platform following the positive feedback from stakeholders who deem it a useful tool allowing to keep track on storage use across Europe. During the recent weeks GSE has invested a lot in its transparency work:

 

  • AGSI+ delivers for almost all member states disaggregated data per storage facility or group of storages
  • The coverage within the EU has increased with several new contributors; even non-GSE members increasingly use AGSI+ to provide transparency
  • Several features were developed to allow interested parties to extract data or create individual graphs
  • AGSI+ provides for the first time an European overview of operational availability of storage
  • Access to AGSI+ is still free of charge

 

As on 05 May 2014 the GSE Aggregated Gas Storage Inventory has reported the total volume of gas in stock at around 50 BCM. Out of this 41 BCM are stored in EU 28. The current storage level is above recent years mainly due to mild winter and lower underlying demand but is also a result of the positions taken by storage users.

 

Nicole Otterberg, GSE president, stated: “Transparency on storage levels is a key indicator to measure security of gas supply in Europe. GSE is proud to expand the level of transparency by winning Naftogaz of Ukraine as a new contributor to AGSI+”.

 

Note to Editors



Gas Storage Europe (GSE) represents the interests of 32 Storage System Operators with around 110 storage sites in 16 countries in Europe, representing approximately 84 BCM, i.e. 87% of EU technical storage capacity.  GSE is one column of GIE, Gas Infrastructure Europe, the European association of the Transmission, Storage and LNG terminal Operators. GSE is committed to improving the regulatory and investment framework for storage activities in order to help its members to continue providing secure, efficient and valuable storage services to the market.

 

AGSI+ delivers online daily data representing approximately 79 BCM, i.e. around 82 % of EU technical storage capacity. It shows for 31 storage operators in 15 member states volume in stock as well as the daily injection and withdrawal. In addition AGSI+ delivers weekly data for storages in Ukraine representing additional 32 BCM.

 

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GSE - Gas Storage Europe - PRESS RELEASE
 
Press Release
  24 June 2013
13GSE086

GSE elects Nicole Otterberg GSE President
GSE will further boost its transparency initiative

 

The GSE members have elected Nicole Otterberg, Managing Director of E.ON Gas Storage, GSE President. Upon her election, Nicole Otterberg said: “It is a great honour for me to assume the office of GSE President. I would like to thank the GSE members for the trust placed in me. The storage industry is facing enormous challenges. GSE is working in many ways on solutions to support constructive discussions at national and European level. One of the core topics at present is security of supply. It is this topic that I want to drive forward during my term as President. I am looking forward to my new tasks.”

 

The election of Nicole Otterberg, has coincided with decisions on further improvement of the GSE transparency platform “Aggregated Stock Inventory” (AGSI). Currently AGSI provides data aggregated per member state. But GSE members have decided to fully disaggregate the transparency platform in order to show respective data per storage site or groups of storages. In addition planned maintenance and un-planned maintenance (outages) shall be disclosed. This further improvement requires huge efforts not only by GSE as an association but by the individual members too and is planned to go online by 2013. Referring to this development, Nicole Otterberg stated: “From the start, GSE has been committed to and has rendered a great service to transparency. We would nevertheless like to further elaborate this topic and set new standards for the future”.

 

The GSE AGSI platform is accessible at:
http://transparency.gie.eu.com/.

 

Note to Editors



Gas Storage Europe (GSE) represents the interests of 32 Storage System Operators with around 100 storage sites in 16 countries in Europe, representing approximately 79 BCM, i.e. 88% of EU technical storage capacity.  GSE is one column of GIE, Gas Infrastructure Europe, the European association of the Transmission, Storage and LNG terminal Operators. GSE is committed to improving the regulatory and investment framework for storage activities in order to help its members to continue providing secure, efficient and valuable storage services to the market.

 

The Aggregated Gas Stock Inventory delivers online daily data representing approximately 76 BCM, i.e. 85 % of EU technical storage capacity. It shows for 8 defined hub areas the volume in stock as well as the daily injection and withdrawal.

 

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