The share of the transport network in which the freighter must take the obligations to balance and in which imbalances are agreed upon in accordance with the Principal Conditions. Each access area and offtake zone is connected to one single balancing zone.
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CNG Compressed Natural Gas is stored at 200 bar. It is used as an economical and environmentally friendly fuel for vehicles and is considered a sustainable alternative with which to replace liquid fuels.
Contract for Connection
A contract between the transport grid manager and a customer connected to the transport network in order to establish the supply conditions on the site and the conditions for technical intervention.
Contract for supply distribution
A contract between the distribution network manager and a freighter for delivery services to Belgium, between one or more entry point(s) and one or more offtake point(s) in Belgium.
Daily supply capacity
The maximum quantity of natural gas in MWh (GCV 0°C), which the distribution network manager commits to delivering to the location per day. If this capacity is exceeded, the grid managers will penalise the consumer.
Gas price on day X based on the value at the end of the previous day (X-1) on the market hub.
The totality of the installations for distribution that are managed by the managers, with the exception of upstream installations and direct pipelines.
The total quantity of greenhouse gasses produced by the daily activities of persons and companies. It is equal to the measure of the quantity of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Gross calorific value
The quantity of heat expressed in kilowatt hours produced by a complete combustion of one (1) m³(n) natural gas at twenty-five (25) degrees Celsius and at an absolute pressure of one point zero one three two five (1.01325) bar with surplus air at the same temperature and pressure as natural gas when the combustion products are cooled to twenty-five (25) degrees Celsius and the water formed by the combustion is condensed into a liquid form and the combustion products contain the total mass vapour as the natural gas and air as before the combustion.
The gas price depends on an international gas price formula. This gas price formula is the index of your gas.
Natural gas with a superior nominal caloric capacity between 11 and 12.5 kWh/Nm3.
Each location where the grid users can make natural gas physically available for resale, under the condition that these operations, from a technical and commercial viewpoint, are supported logistically by a service provider that provides guarantees regarding, among other things, the supervision of the transfer of ownership.
Kilowatt hour (kWh)
Measurement unit for energy for the invoicing of the gas and equal to three point six (3.6) megajoules.
Gas with a low caloric capacity supplied to Belgium. The highest caloric capacity is between 9.5 and 10.5 kWh/Nm3.
Liquefying gas liquid is a process that takes place in an installation developed for that purpose. At that installation, natural gas is condensed into liquid by removing various components such as water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, etc. and cooling it. The result is Liquefied Natural Gas with more than 95% methane.
Liquefied Natural Gas is natural gas that has been processed in order to be transported in liquid form. It is the best alternative for companies that are not connected to the energy grid. Natural gas is made liquid and transported at an atmospheric temperature of -162°C, with a reduction to 1/600 in volume.
LNG Blue Corridors
The EU project, Liquefied Natural Gas Blue Corridors, wants to put LNG forward as alternative for diesel for medium range and long distance transport. The goal is to create a route of LNG tank stations throughout Europe.
The quantity of dry gas that, at a temperature of 0°C and under an absolute pressure of one point zero one three two five (1.01325) bar, has a volume of one cubic metre.
Methane is one of the major chemical components of natural gas. CH4 is its chemical formula.
Pressure coefficient, Temperature coefficient, Elevation coefficient
Conversion ratio cubic metres to normal cubic metre at zero-level elevation. The variables that allow the calculation of the coefficients are the pressure of gas distribution, the average temperature during the period of the usage and the elevation of the location.
The daily arrangement of the estimated annual usage at a measurement and estimation time. The profile is allocated by the distributor. There are nine different profiles. This information is shown on your invoices.
Regasification capacity is the process whereby the LNG is returned to gas phase. This process is performed in a regasification installation.
Usage profile calculated for the end customers on distribution networks as established in the technical regulations for the distribution of natural gas.
Standard supply conditions
A contract between the distribution network manager and the consumer that has the purpose of establishing the terms and conditions for the supply of the gas to the location and the technical conditions for the usage. Gas Natural Europe is authorised to sign this agreement on behalf of the distributors.
An irregular increase or decrease in quantity or amounts. The gas prices constantly change depending on what occurs all over the entire world.
Take or Pay
The minimum quantity of gas that a consumer must use over a given period. If he does not use this amount, he will be penalised by his natural gas provider.
The totality of transport networks that are used by a manager or by the same transport company, except for upstream installations and direct pipelines.