BBL Company launches consultation on non-physical reverse flow

BBL Company intends to introduce non-physical reverse flow services by the 1st September 2008.

According to its Gas Interconnector Licence BBL Company can only enter into agreements for access to the BBL on the basis of the charging methodology approved by Ofgem. In this context BBL Company would like to ensure that all persons who may have a direct interest in the charging methodology are consulted and allow them a period of no less than 28 days within which to make written representations.

BBL Company therefore launched a consultation document on its website on the 6th June 2008 and is asking for responses by the 6th July 2008 at the latest. The consultation document, including supporting documents, can be downloaded from the website.

Following the consultation BBL Company will agree with Dutch and UK regulatory authorities the necessary arrangements to be able to offer the service to the market as of the 1st September 2008.