NTS Infrastructure

N.T.S. Infrastructure (Status: September 2013)

The existing infrastructure of the National Transmission System (NTS)

Total length:

13,138 km, of which 553 km are transit pipelines;

The number of compressor stations:

5 compressor stations having a total installed power of 32 MW;

The  number of valve controll stations and/or technological nodes:

49 valve controll stations/ technological nodes;

The number of cathodic protection stations:

1012 cathodic protection stations;

Number of  gas odorization units:

818 gas odorization units;

Pipeline diameter:

between 50 mm and 1200 mm;

Operating pressure:

between 6 bar and 35 bar, the transit is carried out at 54 bar;

NTS interconnections with other transmission systems/ operators of adjacent systems:

Total number:

9 physical interconnection points as follows:

  • Csanádpalota / FGSZ (HU);
  • Negru Voda I / Bulgartransgaz (BG);
  • Negru Voda II / Bulgartransgaz (BG);
  • Negru Voda III / Bulgartransgaz (BG);
  • Mediesu Aurit Import / Ukrtransgaz (UA);
  • Isaccea Import / Ukrtransgaz (UA);
  • Isaccea I / Ukrtransgaz (UA);
  • Isaccea II / Ukrtransgaz (UA);
  • Isaccea III / Ukrtransgaz (UA);

 

With the exception of Csanádaplota physical interconnection point, all other physical interconnection points are operated by the Romanian TSO;

NTS interconnections with LNG terminals/ operators of adjacent systems:

 

Not applicable.

NTS interconnections with gas storage facilities/ operators of adjacent systems:

Total number:

7 physical entry/exit points connected to storage facilities as follows:

  • Sărmaş / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Bălăceanca  / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Butimanu / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Cetatea de Baltă / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Gherceşti / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Urziceni / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Tg. Mureş / SC Depomureş SA;

 

These physical entry/exit points are not operated by the TSO;

NTS interconnections with production facilities /producers:

Total number:

137 physical entry points as follows:

  • 85 entry points / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • 43 entry points / SC OMV Petrom SA;
  • 7 entry points / SC Amromco Energy SRL;
  • 1 entry point / SC Raffles Energy SRL;
  • 1 entry point / SC Lotus Petrol SRL;

 

These entry points are not operated by the TSO;

NTS interconnections with distribution systems/ operator of distribution systems:

Total number:

870physical exit points / 39 operators of distribution systems;

 

These physical exit points are not operated by the TSO.

NTS interconnections with direct consumers / direct consumer type:

Total number:

232 physical entry points as follows:

  • 18 gas power plants, having a total installed power of 3.084 MW;
  • 24 industrial works;
  • 164 commercial consumers;
  • 26 residential consumers.

 

These physical exit points are operated by the TSO;

Interconnections between production facilities and distribution systems:

Total number:

85 physical entry/exit points for natural gas direct deliveries;

 

These physical entry/exit points are operated by the TSO;

Physical centers for trading and virtual points of sale:

 

Not applicable;

Balancing areas:

 

The National Transmission System (without the dedicated transit pipelines) is considerred one balancing area.