BBL Company was established on 9 July 2004 in order to design, construct, operate and exploit the BBL pipeline for the transmission of natural gas from Balgzand in the Netherlands to Bacton in the United Kingdom. The approval of the project by partners was based on three long term transmission agreements with GasTerra (the Netherlands), E.ON Ruhrgas (Germany) and Wingas (Germany) for transport of gas from Balgzand to Bacton. After a construction period of just two years transport of gas to the UK started on 1 December 2006.


Groningen, 25 March 2014

Conversion daylight saving time

On gas day 29 March 2014 there will be a switch from winter time to summer time. This means that this gas day will have 23 hours. To avoid any problems which may occur, please be aware of the following:

  • BBL expects nominations according to the EDIGAS protocol. This means that a nomination for this gas day (29 March) consists of 23 hours in which, translated to UTC, the nomination for that day begins at 05:00 UTC (06:00 LET) and ends at 04:00 UTC (also 06:00 LET). When using ENOM with appropriate settings, this feature is facilitated when nominating for this gasday. When not using ENOM, please make sure that edigas messages will have this timeframe.
  • Whenever possible, avoid sending in nominations in the period between 01:00 LET and 03:00 LET. Due to possible technical limitations, incoming nominations may be handled specially and different from the normal process and thus may introduce extra risks.
  • We expect a nomination of 23 hours. Normally the daily amount will decrease with the same factor, so 23/24 part will be delivered, hourly quantities will stay the same. This last part depends on the delivery agreement between shippers. Take your hourly quantities into account with regard to the daily amount to be delivered.
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