Title Transfer Facility Trading Zone
Gasunie Transport Services (GTS) and BBL Company (BBLC) have integrated their transport systems in one TTF Trading Zone as of 1 January 2018 by removing the Interconnection Point (IP) Julianadorp. As a result, the BBL interconnector has become part of the TTF market area, and GTS and BBLC have a joint entry/exit system in which they can continue to operate as independent TSOs. This integration creates a direct connection between Europe’s two largest gas trading platforms: the Dutch Title Transfer Facility (TTF) and the British National Balancing Point (NBP).
This allows shippers to transport gas between TTF and NBP more easily and efficiently. Shippers also are able to anticipate on tariff differences between TTF and NBP. Improved arbitrage opportunities lead to fewer price differences and fluctuations between the two trading places.
In order to inform market parties thoroughly the following documents have been developed:
|Joint BBLC-GTS cover letter to the consultation||168 kB||08 May 2017|
|GTS Consultation Letter||153 kB||08 May 2017|
|Cost-benefit analysis of the integration by Pöyry Management Consulting||784 kB||08 May 2017|
|BBLC and GTS - Information document||10 MB||08 May 2017|
|Presentation Workshop GTS-BBL||856 kB||12 Jun 2017|
Operational communication document to the integration of the transport systems of BBL Company and Gasunie Transport Services into the enlarged TTF market area
The key points for the integration of the BBL pipeline into the TTF market area, such as the detailed operational processes and the go-live, are addressed via this operational communication document.
On 11 December we published a news item on this topic.
|GTS BBL-integration operational aspects||5 MB||25 Oct 2017|
Results market consultation – bringing TTF and NBP closer together
Here we publish the results of the market consultation regarding the integration of the transport systems of BBL Company (BBLC) and Gasunie Transport Systems (GTS) into the enlarged TTF market area.
GTS and BBLC each have organized a consultation from 9 May 2017 until 9 June 2017.
|GTS Consultation report - update||460 kB||06 Oct 2017|
|BBL Company Consultation report||164 kB||21 Jul 2017|
|BTGL Market response||184 kB||21 Jul 2017|
|EFET Market response||278 kB||21 Jul 2017|
|ENGIE Market response||142 kB||21 Jul 2017|
|GasTerra Market response||149 kB||21 Jul 2017|
|Shell Market response||50 kB||21 Jul 2017|
|TAQA Market response||231 kB||21 Jul 2017|
|Vattenfall Market response||71 kB||21 Jul 2017|
|VEMW Market response||135 kB||21 Jul 2017|
|Wingas Market response||97 kB||21 Jul 2017|