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Transmission system operators need 2.2 billion kWh fuel gas

GASCADE Gastransport GmbH, NEL Gastransport GmbH and ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH start new invitations to tender. ONTRAS is again hoping for a biomethane share of up to ten percent in its fuel gas volumes.

Kassel / Leipzig. New invitations to tender for fuel gas by GASCADE, NEL Gastransport and ONTRAS: To operate their networks, the three transmission system operators will require around 2.2 billion kWh of natural gas and biomethane from April 2022. Gas traders are invited to take part in the invitations to tender being carried out by GASCADE Gastransport GmbH for GASCADE, NEL Gastransport GmbH and ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH for the sale and supply of fuel gas quantities. For one supply year, GASCADE expexts that it will require around 2,1 Mrd. kWh of fuel gas, NEL Gastransport's estimate is around 0,05 Mrd. kWh, and the fuel gas needs for ONTRAS are estimated at around 0.1 billion kWh.

Fuel gas quantities for GASCADE and NEL Gastransport are required exclusively in the form of H-gas, while ONTRAS requires H-gas and biomethane. The operators are requesting tenders for the sale and supply of fuel gas in the period from 1 April 2022 to 1 April 2023 at the virtual trading point Trading Hub Europe.

All the documents required for prequalification for this invitation to tender must be received by 12:00 noon on 21 February 2022. The tender and bidding phase ends at 12:00 noon on 28 February 2022. The contract award phase will end at 12:00 noon on 2 March 2022.

The GASCADE invitation to tender conditions apply. All the information about the operators’ invitations to tender can be found at and


GASCADE Gastransport GmbH operates a gas pipeline network throughout Germany. The network company offers its customers cutting-edge, competitive transport services over its own long-distance high-pressure pipeline network of around 3,200 kilometers in length in the heart of Europe.

NEL Gastransport GmbH is the network operator of the North European Gas Pipeline (NEL) and responsible for transporting the natural gas safely and reliably on the NEL. Together with our cooperation partners, we contribute to strengthening the security of the natural gas supply in Europe.

ONTRAS transports gas, naturally. Our infrastructure helps shape a climate-neutral future. We operate the transmission system in eastern Germany and are responsible for the reliable and efficient transport of gaseous energy – today and tomorrow. Together with partner companies, we are planning and working on countless projects to set our infrastructure up for renewable gas supply.

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Dr. Ralf Borschinsky
Dr. Ralf Borschinsky
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