AB Amber Grid Rules for Access to the Natural Gas Transmission System (hereinafter - the Access Rules) approved by The National Control Commission for Prices and Energy by its Resolution No. O3-699 as of 30 December 2015, lays down:

  • the procedure, terms and conditions for the use of the Natural Gas Transmission System owned by the Transmission System Operator (hereinafter referred to as the "TSO");
  • the procedure, terms and conditions for the exchange of information between the TSO and the transmission system users (hereinafter referred to as the "system users");
  • the guidelines on cooperation between the TSO and operators of other gas systems;
  • the rights, obligations and liabilities of the TSO and the system users.

The Access Rules were developed with a view to ensuring fair, equitable and nondiscriminatory access to the Gas Transmission System (controlled by AB Amber Grid) for all system users.

The Access Rules shall apply to all system users, as well as individuals who are going to become the System Users of the TSO system, to all owners of the systems that are directly connected to the TSO`s Gas Transmission System, and to all operators of gas distribution systems and other gas systems connected to the Gas Transmission System to the extent it is related to the provisions on cooperation and exchange of information stipulated by the cooperation agreements made between the TSO and the operators concerned.

Key legislative acts of the European Union that were followed in the preparation of the present Access Rules:

  • Directive 2009/73/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas and repealing Directive 2003/55/EC (OJ 2009, L 211, p. 94)  
  • Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1775/2005 (OJ 2009, L 211, p. 36) 

Comments and suggestions on the Access Rules please submit by e-mail consultation@ambergrid.lt.

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