Natural gas trade and natural gas supply to users is carried out in accordance with the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No 78 "Regulations Regarding the Trade and Use of Natural Gas".
Household users should conclude one natural gas trade and supply contract with a natural gas trader. The payments for the supplied natural gas must be made according to the quantity of natural gas supplied, which is determined by the measurements of natural gas meters.
The procedure for the use of distribution system services for captive consumers is specified by Paragraph 82.2 of the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No 78 "Regulations Regarding the Trade and Use of Natural Gas". More information is available here.
The use of the transmission system is determined by the Regulator's decision No.1/16 "Regulations Regarding the Use of Natural Gas Transmission System", which determines the procedures for using a natural gas transmission system owned by the natural gas transmission system operator (joint stock company "Conexus Baltic Grid") (hereinafter - transmission system operator), as well as the rights, obligations and responsibility of a natural gas transmission system operator and transmission system users, the procedures for information exchange between the transmission system operator and the system users, the responsibility of the system users for balance, and the procedures by which the transmission system operator makes a calculation of a daily imbalance fee, and the criteria and procedures by which the transmission system operator may request the system users to submit a security for fulfilment of liabilities.
Third party access to the Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage Facility is determined by the Regulator's Decision No.1/10 "Regulations Regarding the Use of Inčukalns Underground Gas Storage Facility", which determines the rights, obligations and responsibilities of storage facility users, the procedure by which an applicant submits an application to acquire the right to use the storage facility and concludes the storage service contract, storage capacity reservation and storage capacity and storage capacity transfer procedures, information exchange procedure between the storage system operator, the natural gas transmission system operator and storage facility users, as well as criteria and procedures by which the natural gas storage system operator may request storage users to submit a security for the fulfilment of obligations.
More information on the use of the transmission system, the use of the storage facility, and the tariffs applied is available here.