Reminder: Conversion to daylight saving time

On gas day 30 March 2019 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 (30 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 gas day. When not using ENOM, please make sure that EDIGAS messages will have this time frame.
  • 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.