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Fees for Hub Products.

The storage fees for VNG Gasspeicher GmbH's hub products are made up of a capacity fee for the actual storage capacities, a variable fee and usage-dependent fees.

The capacity fee for hub products is to be paid during the service period related to the reservation of the capacities' working gas volume (WGV), injection rate (IR) and withdrawal rate (WR). We invoice this to you in euros; precise to the day.

  WGV
GWh
IR
MWh/h
WR
MWh/h
Capacity Fee
€/GWh/d
Hub Trading 1.00 0.43 0.73 21.69
Hub Trading Flat 1.00 1.39 1.39 --1
Hub Season 1.00 0.46 0.38 17.13
         

1 The capacity fee is visible in the non-public area of the customer area MY STORAGE and requires an authorization of the user for the online booking.

 

The variable fee you pay it for the natural gas volumes which you inject multiplied by the factor "variable fee" valid for the storage year in question. The factor is calculated in €/MWh.

 

Storage year Factor "Variable fee"
€/MWh
2018/2019 0.457
2019/2020 0.469

The following table shows the relevant fees charged by system operator ONTRAS – Gastransport GmbH or the party responsible for the market area. This will allow you to calculate your usage-related fees for injection and withdrawal services.

Usage-Related Injection Fee

This is calculated by multiplying day-capacity fees, valid measurement fees, invoicing fees and the market area conversion levy with the highest initial nomination. This is in addition to the valid usage fees charged by the party responsible for the use of the GASPOOL hub. It is multiplied by the natural gas volume stored on the gas day in question.

Usage-Related Withdrawal Fee

This is composed of the transport fee and the hub usage fee. The transport fee is calculated using the highest hourly natural gas volume of the initial nomination multiplied by the day capacity fee from system operator ONTRAS. For the hub usage fee, the natural gas withdrawn on this day is relevant. It is multiplied by the usage fee.

Period
Storage Month
Exit-Fee DI
ct/(kWh/h)/d
User Fee U
ct/MWh
Jan │ Feb │ Mar 1.1321* 0.1500*
Apr │ May │ Sept │ Oct │ Nov │ Dec 0.7786*
Jun │ July │ Aug 0.4251*

* Fee published by the network operator ONTRAS or by the market area coordinator GASPOOL, respectively, at the time of the publication of this fee schedule; any possible adjustments of the fees by the network operator ONTRAS or by the market area coordinator GASPOOL, respectively, shall remain reserved.

Period
Storage Month
Exit-Fee DI
ct/(kWh/h)/d
User Fee U
ct/MWh
Jan │ Feb │ Mar 0.4130* 1.8500*
Apr │ May │ Sept │ Oct │ Nov │ Dec 0.8260*
Jun │ July │ Aug 1.2390

* Fee published by the network operator ONTRAS or by the market area coordinator GASPOOL, respectively, at the time of the publication of this fee schedule; any possible adjustments of the fees by the network operator ONTRAS or by the market area coordinator GASPOOL, respectively, shall remain reserved.

The capacity fee for hub products is to be paid during the service period related to the reservation of the capacities' working gas volume (WGV), injection rate (IR) and withdrawal rate (WR). We invoice this to you in euros; precise to the day.

  WGV
GWh
IR
MWh/h
WR
MWh/h
Capacity Fee
€/GWh/d
Hub Trading 1.00 0.43 0.73 21.69
Hub Trading Flat 1.00 1.39 1.39 --1
Hub Season 1.00 0.46 0.38 17.13
         

1 The capacity fee is visible in the non-public area of the customer area MY STORAGE and requires an authorization of the user for the online booking.

 

The variable fee you pay it for the natural gas volumes which you inject multiplied by the factor "variable fee" valid for the storage year in question. The factor is calculated in €/MWh.

 

Storage year Factor "Variable fee"
€/MWh
2018/2019 0.457
2019/2020 0.469

The following table shows the relevant fees charged by system operator ONTRAS – Gastransport GmbH or the party responsible for the market area. This will allow you to calculate your usage-related fees for injection and withdrawal services.

Usage-Related Injection Fee

This is calculated by multiplying day-capacity fees, valid measurement fees, invoicing fees and the market area conversion levy with the highest initial nomination. This is in addition to the valid usage fees charged by the party responsible for the use of the GASPOOL hub. It is multiplied by the natural gas volume stored on the gas day in question.

Usage-Related Withdrawal Fee

This is composed of the transport fee and the hub usage fee. The transport fee is calculated using the highest hourly natural gas volume of the initial nomination multiplied by the day capacity fee from system operator ONTRAS. For the hub usage fee, the natural gas withdrawn on this day is relevant. It is multiplied by the usage fee.

Period
Storage Month
Exit-Fee DI
ct/(kWh/h)/d
User Fee U
ct/MWh
Jan │ Feb │ Mar 1.1321* 0.1500*
Apr │ May │ Sept │ Oct │ Nov │ Dec 0.7786*
Jun │ July │ Aug 0.4251*

* Fee published by the network operator ONTRAS or by the market area coordinator GASPOOL, respectively, at the time of the publication of this fee schedule; any possible adjustments of the fees by the network operator ONTRAS or by the market area coordinator GASPOOL, respectively, shall remain reserved.

Period
Storage Month
Exit-Fee DI
ct/(kWh/h)/d
User Fee U
ct/MWh
Jan │ Feb │ Mar 0.4130* 1.8500*
Apr │ May │ Sept │ Oct │ Nov │ Dec 0.8260*
Jun │ July │ Aug 1.2390

* Fee published by the network operator ONTRAS or by the market area coordinator GASPOOL, respectively, at the time of the publication of this fee schedule; any possible adjustments of the fees by the network operator ONTRAS or by the market area coordinator GASPOOL, respectively, shall remain reserved.

Fees for Flange Products

The storage fee for our flange products is composed of two elements: 

  • the capacity fee fee for the reservation of storage capacities
  • and the variable fee.

We are able to offer differing flexibilities at each of our natural gas storage locations. As a result, the capacity fees for your storage product of choice will vary accordingly. The capacity fee is based on the working gas volume booked and also include injection and withdrawal.

Product Storage Capacity ratio of the standard configuration Capacity Fee
€/GWh/d
WGV
GWh
IR
MWh/h
WR
MWh/h
Trading ESE 1.00 0.89 1.28 21.34
VSH 1.00 0.60 0.82 23.33
           
Storage Capacity ration "Pure" Capactiy fee
WGV

€/GWh/d
Factor "Capacity fee"
WGV
GWh
IR
MWh/h
WR
MWh/h
IR
€/MWh
WR
€/MWh
ESE 1.00 35.00 50.00 5.46 0.50 0.50
VSH 1.00 35.00 50.00 5.46 0.50 0.50
             
Product Storage Capacities per (Bio)Micro Capacity Fee
€/(Bio)Micro/Woche
WGV
GWh
IR
MWh/h
WR
MWh/h
Micro ESE 0.50 5.00 10.00 60.00
VSH 0.50 5.00 10.00 60.00
BioMicro VSH 0.50 5.00 10.00 60.00
           

The variable fee you pay it for the natural gas volumes which you inject. This is multiplied by the factor "variable fee" valid for the storage year in question. The factor is calculated in €/MWh.

 

Storage year Factor "Variable fee"
€/MWh
2018/2019 0.457
2019/2020 0.469

Please book transport separately with a network operator.

Link to overview of the market areas and the network operators for all natural gas storage facilities.

 

Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point (Entry/Exit)
VGS Storage Hub GASPOOL ONTRAS - Gastransport GmbH VGS Storage Hub
Etzel GASPOOL Open Grid Europe GmbH Etzel ESE GASPOOL
Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH UGS Etzel-ESE
NetConnect Germany Open Grid Europe GmbH Etzel (Speicher ESE), Bitzenlander Weg 3, Speicher
       

We are able to offer differing flexibilities at each of our natural gas storage locations. As a result, the capacity fees for your storage product of choice will vary accordingly. The capacity fee is based on the working gas volume booked and also include injection and withdrawal.

Product Storage Capacity ratio of the standard configuration Capacity Fee
€/GWh/d
WGV
GWh
IR
MWh/h
WR
MWh/h
Trading ESE 1.00 0.89 1.28 21.34
VSH 1.00 0.60 0.82 23.33
           
Storage Capacity ration "Pure" Capactiy fee
WGV

€/GWh/d
Factor "Capacity fee"
WGV
GWh
IR
MWh/h
WR
MWh/h
IR
€/MWh
WR
€/MWh
ESE 1.00 35.00 50.00 5.46 0.50 0.50
VSH 1.00 35.00 50.00 5.46 0.50 0.50
             
Product Storage Capacities per (Bio)Micro Capacity Fee
€/(Bio)Micro/Woche
WGV
GWh
IR
MWh/h
WR
MWh/h
Micro ESE 0.50 5.00 10.00 60.00
VSH 0.50 5.00 10.00 60.00
BioMicro VSH 0.50 5.00 10.00 60.00
           

The variable fee you pay it for the natural gas volumes which you inject. This is multiplied by the factor "variable fee" valid for the storage year in question. The factor is calculated in €/MWh.

 

Storage year Factor "Variable fee"
€/MWh
2018/2019 0.457
2019/2020 0.469

Please book transport separately with a network operator.

Link to overview of the market areas and the network operators for all natural gas storage facilities.

 

Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point (Entry/Exit)
VGS Storage Hub GASPOOL ONTRAS - Gastransport GmbH VGS Storage Hub
Etzel GASPOOL Open Grid Europe GmbH Etzel ESE GASPOOL
Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH UGS Etzel-ESE
NetConnect Germany Open Grid Europe GmbH Etzel (Speicher ESE), Bitzenlander Weg 3, Speicher
       

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