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Published: 10/28/2019. Updated:

On 16 October 2019, the representatives of Polish Energy Regulatory Office (URE) visited the National Energy Regulatory Council


On 16 October 2019, the representatives of Polish Energy Regulatory Office (URE) visited the National Energy Regulatory Council.

Lithuanian and Polish regulatory authorities in particular discussed the cooperation opportunities once the gas interconnection Poland – Lithuania (GIPL) is commissioned. The representatives of URE presented the overall framework for gas sector regulation, including on the rules for calculation of gas transmission tariffs in Poland. The Lithuanian entry-exit system and natural gas transmission tariffs, the activities of the Natural Gas Exchange of UAB GET Baltic, the role of Klaipėda LNG terminal, and the principles of regulation were presented to the guests. Regulatory authorities discussed differences in methods applied in Lithuania and Poland. The principles for licensing and supervision of market participants in the liquefied fuels sector, which are applicable in Poland, were also presented by the guests.

During the meeting the regulatory authorities agreed to continue cooperation on bilateral level, and to discuss further areas of cooperation after the completion of analysis on possibilities of the optimal commercial utilization and enhancement of the value of the (GIPL), which will be carried out by Lithuanian and Polish gas TSOs’. It was also agreed that cooperation at the level of the Governments and relevant Ministries is also important.

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