LNG Price Control

National Grid owns a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at Avonmouth that provides a combination of commercial and regulated services.

The facility supplies operating margins services and Constrained LNG to National Grid Gas in support of the transmission system. In addition, it supplies LNG by tanker to SGN to serve the needs of the Scottish Independent Undertakings.

All of these regulated services are provided at prices set out in Special Licence Condition 11E of the gas transporter’s licence (formerly known as the C3 price). These regulated prices were reviewed in 2013 and will last until April 2018.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 4th Mar 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Decision to modify Special Condition 11E: Restriction of prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage services.

  • Published: 21st Feb 2013
  • Decisions
  • 2 Associated documents
A letter to industry participants regarding Ofgem’s decision on whether competition in the provision of OM services has been effective based on NGG’s 2013 OM tender.

  • Published: 31st Jan 2013
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
These Final Proposals set out the prices to be charged for regulated services at Avonmouth from 1 May 2013.

  • Published: 31st Jan 2013
  • Closed: 28th Feb 2013
  • Consultations & responses
  • 2 Associated documents
This is a consultation on the proposed new licence text for Special Condition C3: Restriction of prices for LNG Storage services.

  • Published: 26th Nov 2012
  • Closed: 4th Jan 2013
  • Consultations & responses
  • 6 Associated documents
This document presents our Initial Proposals for the price review of the regulated services at Avonmouth. It contains our proposals for the review, along with the costs and revenues that we consider should be allowed.

  • Published: 25th Sep 2012
  • Open letters & correspondence
  • 4 Associated documents
This open letter sets out our initial proposals on the scope, form and duration of price review, along with the costs and revenues that we consider should be allowed in setting the control.

  • Published: 24th Feb 2012
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
See our decision on whether competition in the provision of OM services has been effective based on NGG’s 2012 OM tender.

  • Published: 24th Feb 2012
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Authority’s Direction to suspend the application of some of the C3 prices pursuant to paragraph 1(b) of Special Condition C3 and based on Ofgem’s decision on whether competition in the provision of Operating Margins services has been effective.

  • Published: 7th Feb 2012
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
The Authority has directed changes to Special Condition C26 of National Grid Gas's Transporter Licence to fund the additional costs of supplying gas to the SIUs and using the Glenmavis LNG facility as a storage buffer.

  • Published: 6th Jan 2012
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Decision on funding the additional costs of supplying gas to the SIUs and using the Glenmavis LNG facility as a storage buffer and consults on potential changes to the Gas Transporter Licence.

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