Thirty licenses have been issued in the natural gas sector where the NCC performs the regulation of 6 economic entities. The Natural Gas Exchange has been functioning since 1 March 2012, the operator of the Exchange is BALTPOOL UAB. On 9 November 2012 the NCC issued the license of the Natural Gas Market Operator to one more economic entity – UAB GET Baltic.
In 2013, 12 licenses have been issued for the supply of natural gas activity. At the end of 2013, one market participant was active in transmission activity, 6 – in distribution, 11 – in supply, one market participant acted as market operator.
In 2013, the players operating in the natural gas import market imported 2 700.9 million m3 of natural gas, the weighted average price of the natural gas import – LTL 1241 per thousand m3.
Figure 1. Market shares held by natural gas importers in 2013, percent.
Source – Commission.
In 2013, the volume of the natural gas transit reached 2 152.4 million m3, the volume of the natural gas transmission to domestic customers – 667.1 million m3. The wholesale natural gas supply market has further remained rather small – in 2013 the quantity of the sold natural gas totaled 6.9 million m3; the quantity of natural gas supplied in the retail natural gas market was 1427,5 million m3. In 2013, the quantity of natural gas transported via the gas distribution system equaled 879.6 million m3.
The revenues in 2013 earned from the operations of the natural gas transmission to domestic customers equaled LTL 123.1 million. The biggest share of the distribution market (97.3 percent) is held by AB Lietuvos dujos. In 201, the revenues earned from the distribution operations were as high as LTL 167.1 million. The revenues from natural gas supply – LTL1 893.7 million.
The investments in the natural gas sector in 2013 totaled LTL 128.3 million, from this amount LTL 91.7 million were invested in the transmission market, LTL 36.6 million – in the distribution market.