Starting from 1st of January 2020, a natural gas distribution price of 0.06456 euros/m³ + VAT is applied in the natural gas distribution network managed by AS Gaasivõk.
According to the Natural Gas Act, the network services price must be justified accordingly based on the expenditure required for the operation and development of the network, the reliability of the network and the security of supply, the metering of the gas distributed through the network, the calculation and communication of meter readings and the return of justified profit.
From 1 st of January 2020, the excise duty on natural gas is 0.07914 euros/m³ of natural gas. According to the amendment to the Alcohol, Tobacco, Fuel and Electricity Excise Duty Act, new excise duties on natural gas and compressed gas are temporarily in force from 1st of May 2020 to 30 April 2022. The provisional rate of excise duty is 0.04000 euros/m³.
From 1st of January 2019 excise duty free companies with intensive natural gas consumption will have excise of 0.01130 euros/m³ per natural gas unit and it will not change after 1st January 2020.
Natural gas is subject to excise duty, if the natural gas is used as a heating fuel, i.e. natural gas is used for the production of heat (the purpose of producing heat—heating of buildings, technological processes etc.—is not relevant).
AS Gaasivõrk provides natural gas network services according to the standard terms co-ordinated by the Estonian Competition Authority (decision no. 7-10/2019-008).
- Standard terms for the provision of natural gas distribution network services (Estonian Competition Authority decision no. 7-10/2019-008, 8 November 2019)
According to §22 (11) of the Natural Gas Act, AS Gaasivõrk has appointed AS Eesti Gaas as the natural gas seller in the network area of AS Gaasivõrk.
According to the Natural Gas Act, AS Gaasivõrk has the right to charge connecting persons justified connection fees.
When calculating the connection fee, the basis for the calculation is the need to ensure that the justified expenses for the particular connection are covered, among other things:
- investments, including the construction of the metering system;
- compliance with environmental requirements;
- compliance with quality and safety requirements.
The connection fee is calculated by AS Gaasivõrk based on the methodology for calculating connection fees, which has been co-ordinated with the Estonian Competition Authority as required by the Natural Gas Act.
The Estonian gas system operator, AS Elering, determines the composition of natural gas entering the Estonian transmission network at the national border and uses this to determine the average composition quality certificate once per month.
AS Gaasivõrk publishes the quality certificate each month on its website on the first working day after the end of the accounting month.
Landowners can apply for compensation for tolerating gas installations and facilities of categories A, B and C owned by AS Gaasivõrk. In order to receive compensation for tolerating a utility network, the owner of the relevant immovable property should submit a request to the owner of the utility network. (see, mis kollasega, sinna tuleks panna klikatav link, mis viib otse taotluse vormile ja mis oleks ekraanil täidetav – vt nagu allpool viitan Eleringi kodulehe vormile).
A separate request should be submitted together with an extract from the land register for each immovable property to the owner of the utility network or facility, by sending it by mail to Gaasivõrk AS at Gaasi 5, 11415 Tallinn, or by sending a digitally signed request by email to email@example.com.
The annual amount of the toleration payment is 7.5% of the assessed value of the land multiplied by the coefficients of the spatial and substantive extents of the restriction. You can calculate the amount of toleration payment you are eligible to receive by using the calculator on the website of the Land Board.
A person is eligible for a toleration payment for the current year if the person was the owner of the corresponding immovable property as of 1 January of the same year. A request for a toleration payment must be submitted no later than on 1 May of the current year. A toleration payment for the current year will be paid no later than by 30 September of the same year.
Compensation will not be paid:
- for the toleration of such part of the utility works of the utility network that is required only for consumption of the service on the same immovable property;
- for an object causing restrictions due to the intended purpose of a cadastral unit;
- if the immovable property is owned by the state;
- if the amount of payment per immovable property is less than one euro.
AS Gaasivõrk protects the integrity of its gas pipelines and monitors activities related to the pipelines in order to ensure the provision and safety of the gas supply as a vital service.
This reminder is intended to inform individuals operating in gas pipeline protection zones about the requirements for the protection of the gas network.