Conversion to daylight saving time gas day October 25th 2015

As you might be aware, on gas day October 25th 2015 there will be a switch from summer time to winter time. This means that this gas day will have 25 hours. To avoid any problems which may occur, please be aware of the following:

  • BBL expect nominations according the EDIGAS protocol. This means that a nomination for this gas day (October 25th) consists of 25 hours in which, translated to UTC, the nomination for that day begins at 04:00 UTC (6.00 LET) and ends at 05:00 UTC (also 6.00 LET). When using ENOM with appropriate settings, this feature is facilitated when nominating for this gas day. 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 04:00 LET. Due to possible technical limitations, incoming nominations may be handled specially and different from the normal process and thus may introduce extra risks.
  • In England the time shift is on the same day as in Europe and also from 2-3 (UK time). Due to 1 hour time difference, be aware that in the UK this will be one hour later than in The Netherlands.
  • We expect a nomination of 25 hours. Normally the daily amount will increase with the same factor, so 25/24 part will be delivered, hourly quantities will stay the same. But this last part depends on the delivery agreement between shippers. When the agreement shows that the daily amount must stay the same, the hourly quantities need to be decreased. Shipper has to take care of this issue himself.