Due to the automation of the process of providing services for declaration of natural gas transported across the customs border of Ukraine, namely submitting the Customer’s order for declaration services through the personal cabinet of the I-platform, we inform you about the approval of the new drafts of Service agreement for declaration of natural gas transported across the customs border of Ukraine (hereinafter – the «Agreement») (attached). Additionally, new drafts of the Agreement can be found on the official website of JSC "Ukrtransgaz" at the link http://utg.ua/en/utg/gas-transportation-system/customs-warehouse-service.html.
Also, in compliance with the terms of paragraph 3.2 of section 3 of the Agreement, we inform you on the tariff change for declaration services from 01.05.2021.
Tariffs for customs clearance services of natural gas
Pay attention! The customers, which intent to enter into the Agreement in April 2021, will use the new draft and specify both tariffs - the tariff until 01.05.2021 and tariff from 01.05.2021 - in the annex to this Agreement.
Current customers of declaration services of natural gas transported across the customs border of Ukraine will be sent the algorithm of further actions additionally.
Storage System Operator of Ukraine
We would like to inform you about the introduction of a temporary algorithm of actions for declaration and customs clearance of operations with natural gas injected into / withdrawn from the customs warehouse regime. It will be valid until the adoption of the draft law "On Amendments to certain Laws of Ukraine on the Introduction of Natural Gas Accounting and Calculations by Volume of Gas in Units of Energy" № 2553 dated as of December 16, 2019.
This algorithm will be applied EXCLUSIVELY for declaration and customs clearance of operations with natural gas and will not in any way affect the relationship between the Storage System Operator of Ukraine and customers of gas storage services. Adoption of the algorithm is necessary to resolve differences between the norms of Ukrainian legislation, which has made it impossible of conduct operations with natural gas in the customs regime "customs warehouse" since early April 2021 (more on this in the text of the letter).
We thank you for understanding the situation and apologize for the inconvenience!
We remind you that since April 1, 2021 the Energy Customs of Ukraine has started to calculate natural gas exclusively in the energy units (kWh) during the declaration and customs clearance of natural gas, placed in the Customs warehouse regime, The state body is guided by the norms established by the Law of Ukraine “On the Customs Tariff of Ukraine” № 674-IX as of 04.06.2020. It requires the use of additional metering of natural gas in energy units.
At the same time, the draft law "On Amendments to certain Laws of Ukraine on the Introduction of Natural Gas Accounting and Calculations by Volume of Gas in Units of Energy" № 2553 dated as of December 16, 2019 has not been adopted, which provides for the transition to accounting of natural gas in energy units from May 1 of this year. It was discussed in the relevant committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and is awaiting a second reading. Thus, the Storage System Operator of Ukraine and other market participants could not meet the requirements of the Energy Customs of Ukraine. Due to differences in the texts of legislative acts, operations with natural gas in the Customs Warehouse regime were actually blocked from 1 to 5 April 2021.
As a result of the nogotiations, initiated by the Storage System Operator of Ukraine, and conducted between the State Customs Service of Ukraine, Energy Customs of Ukraine and Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine, it was possible to resolve the issue of declaration and customs clearance of operations with natural gas stored in the Customs warehouse regime, through the adoption of a temporary algorithm of actions.
The procedure for annual capacity booking by the SSO’s clients
The Storage System Operator of Ukraine informs that free gas storage capacitis which will be the subject to the annual capacity allocation procedure for the following 4 storage years, starting from April 1, 2021, shall be 7 bcm. The application for allocation of annual capacity is submitted by a customer in electronic form via the personal customer’s cabinet on I-platform from February 01 till February 15, 2021. Applications for each storage year are submitted separately.
In case of booking annual capacity, the customer gets the following benefits:
Should you have any issues on annual capacity booking, please, contact us:
Capacity booking: firstname.lastname@example.org, тел.:+38 (044) 298-81-08, +38 (044) 461-23-62, (вн. 23-62), +38 (044) 298-81-08, (вн. 26-52)
Commercial dispatching: email@example.com, тел.: +38 (032) 234-93-31, +38 (032) 259-09-53, +38 066-133-77-73 (цілодобово).
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
The Storage System Operator of Ukraine
We draw your attention that starting from December 1, 2020 the Storage System Operator of Ukraine launches the procedure of submitting nominations/renominations in the customs regime "customs warehouse" and in the customs regime "customs warehouse" (short-haul) indicating the PCD's (Periodic Customs Declaration) number (Template). The updated template can be downloaded from the I-platform while creating nominations/renominations drafts. In order to download the template it is necessary to indicate the date 01.12.2020.
In order to improve the quality of the services provided, JSC "Ukrtransgaz" is enhancing measures to verify customers of gas storage services and implementing the international standard KYC (Know your customer - Know your client).
The KYC verification includes a set of measures, including the identification of the participants and the ultimate beneficial owner (s) of the counterparty, as well as the verification of the application of sanctions to the counterparty, its participants and the ultimate beneficial owners.
Since then customers who intend to enter into an agreement on natural gas storage (injection, withdrawal) with JSC "Ukrtransgaz", have to fill out a special questionnaire for counterparty KYC. It is necessary to indicate the affiliation to the industrial and financial group, participants and
ultimate beneficial owners of the counterparty and information on the ownership structure of the counterparty.
We kindly ask you to learn about, fill in and send documents (KYC questionnaire for counterparty), which are attached to this letter, to JSC "Ukrtransgaz.
The implementation of new European standards in the company's work helps to increase credibility of the Gas Storage Operator’s activity by both existing and potential customers of the company, as well as improve business relationships with them.
For the attention of the UGS customers!!!
Due to the record gas injection level of the Ukrainian UGS, JSC Ukrtransgas has performed the function of monitoring of free injection/withdrawal capacity via the website and SSO`s Information Platform.
In order to inform customers about free capacity of the underground storage facilities which is available for allocation, please, be informed, that since August 2020 the information on free injection / withdrawal capacity for the current day and the day ahead has been posting both on the website of Ukrtransgaz JSC http://utg.ua/utg/business-info/capacities.html and in the customer’ s cabinet of the SSO`s Information platform.
The data are communicated to the customers by publishing on its website by 10 a.m. of the previous gas day. The SSO publishes updated information taking into consideration daily nominations and unnominated capacity as of 6 p.m. of the previous gas day in accordance with the Chapter 1 of Section VII of the Gas Storage Facilities Code. In the customer’s cabinet the information is updated each time after the nomination/renomination procedure completion, taking into account the need to perform the submitted nominations / renominations of customers who use storage services (injection, withdrawal) on a guaranteed basis.
Important information! In accordance with the Chapter 3 of Section IX of the Gas Storage Facilities Code, injection/withdrawal during the day shall be made gradually with hourly schedule. Therefore, while submitting nominations / renominations, please take into account the fact that individual services are provided depending on the technical capabilities of the UGS facilities and considering already allocated capacity.
According to Chapter 1 of Section IX of the Gas Storage Facilities Code, nomination/renomination of the Customers, to whom interrupted storage (injection, withdrawal) service is provided, may be confirmed with the reduction of natural gas volume, requested by the Customer in nomination/renomination. Reduction/rejection shall be done in the following merit order:
If the services have the same provision duration, the reduction shall be made in the order of nominations/renominations receipt.
PROTOCOL on rejection of nominations/renominations due to the lack of free injection/withdrawal capacity, approved by the order of JSC «Ukrtransgaz», dated August 4, 2020 No.456 (Protocol)
Recently, there is observed significant increase in demand for the use of gas storage facilities capacities of JSC "Ukrtransgaz. Therefore, it is asked to respectively perform in the booking of monthly individual services of injection / withdrawal.
Notice, that according to the Gas Storage Facilities Code, individual services for the term of 1 month are provided on the conditions of 100% prepayment.
The obligation to pay for storage (injection, withdrawal) services arises when the customer receives the results of the capacity allocation procedure (agreed application for the capacity allocation), taking into account the terms of prepayment specified by the Gas Storage Code and the Agreement on Natural Gas Storage (Injection, Withdrawal). (paragraph 6 of Chapter 4 of Section VII of the Code).
If the prepayment was not provided by the Customer of storage (injection, withdrawal) services in the term tipulated by the paragraph 2 of Chapter 4 of Section VI, then the SSO suspend the access to the allocated capacity, to which the requirements on prepayment was not fulfilled. For the period of suspension, such Customer is not released from its obligation to pay for allocated capacity.
Important notice! We are glad to inform you that dated from the 20th May 2020 in the I-Platform of the SSO is implemented an opportunity for the Customers of storage services to submit:
-separate nominations/ renominations in the customs warehouse regime with the sign “short-haul”
- trade notifications with the sign “short-haul”
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