Limited interest in physical reverse flow capacity through BBL

In view of the Security of Supply Regulation (EU/994/2010) BBL Company started a market consultation on 5th July 2011 to investigate whether there was any market demand for physical reverse flow capacity. The deadline for parties interested in responding to this consultation was 26th August 2011.
There was very limited response from the market to this consultation. At this moment talks between BBL Company and the responding parties are taking place and this will be continued in the coming months. The final outcome of these talks will be incorporated in a proposal either for a bi-directional capacity (physical reverse flow capacity) project or a request to the authorities concerned for an exemption from the obligation to provide physical reverse flow capacity. This proposal or exemption request will be submitted by BBL Company to the authorities concerned not later than 3 March 2012.