Elengy gives the opportunity to shippers to sign a Master Agreement, which is a standard LNG Terminal Access Contract with zero capacity and without any financial commitment. This is a way to make easier the booking procedures later on: when approved and signed, the Master Agreement just need to be amended as and when the Shipper purchases capacities and when the first delivery is scheduled.
Access capacities to Elengy’s LNG terminals are published on its website and regularly updated:
This is a written request to the Operator for access to the terminal. It is not binding for either the applicant or the terminal Operator.
=> Response to the feasibility request:
This is sent in writing by the terminal Operator to the applicant about one week after the request is received.
This is the supplier’s request in writing to the Operator for access to a terminal. It is binding for both parties if the terminal Operator delivers a positive response.
=> Response to the reservation request:
This is sent in writing by the terminal Operator about a week after receiving the reservation request. The terminal Operator indicates whether or not it has allocated the requested capacities.
A reservation request is binding and the "first committed - first served" principle is applied by Elengy in dealing with fully filled in reservation requests, the accredited date being the date when these requests are received.
Feasibility or reservation request form
Any feasibility or reservation request for accessing a LNG terminal can be made by using the corresponding form.
You can make a reservation or feasibility request online by clicking the following link:
Or the request can be sent by mail or email to:
Direction Stratégie, Développement, Commercialisation
11 avenue Michel Ricard
92276 Bois Colombes cedex
Moreover, requests for unloading dates for the year "n+2" and subsequent years cannot be handled in advance by the terminal Operator.
A shipper can ask the terminal Operator to return unused capacities to the market.
If the following three events occur simultaneously:
This capacity is sold by the terminal Operator on a "first come first served" basis at current tariffs to suppliers who have made a request for the period in question. Any minimum payment obligation is transferred to the new Shipper where applicable.
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Natural gas is principally composed of methane (CH4) and is found in natural reserves. As a primary energy source, it offers many qualities, and is the cleanest fossil fuel.
It is appreciated for its high calorific value, ease of use, and environmentally-friendly composition.
Natural gas is odourless, but an artificial odorant is added to enable detection in the event of a leak.
When natural gas burns it does not emit dust, soot or smoke, producing only water vapour and carbon dioxide, much like human breath, which is then transformed back into oxygen by plants. It is the most energy-efficient of all fossil fuels on the market.
An explosion of natural gas can only occur if the following three factors occur simultaneously:
Every care is taken in at LNG terminals to prevent these three things occurring at the same time.
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Corresponds to aggregated shipper send-out allocations in kWh 25°C at the interface between the LSO and the TSO.
This information is provided at 7h00 LT for the preceding gas day.
Amount of gas in kWh 25°C belonged by the shippers in the tanks of the LNG terminal at the beginning of the day.
Corresponds to the aggregated Shipper daily send-out nominations in kWh 25°C at the interface point between the LSO and the TSO (PITTM).
Provisional data for each gas day of the coming month are provided on the 25th of the former month when the monthly programs are published by the LSO.
Then the provisional data for a given gas day is replaced by a definitive value at 18h00 LT on the day before.
Corresponds to the available commercial capacity of the LNG terminal, i.e non subscribed capacity, expressed as the daily average of the month, in kWh/J at 25°C.
This information is updated daily.
A technology that enables a single fuel source to produce both thermal energy (heat and/or cold) and electricity at the same time.
A power station that comprises a gas turbine generator whose exhaust powers a boiler. The steam from the boiler then drives a turbo-generator.
Operator’s obligations concerning the physical characteristics of the natural gas being delivered (pressure, temperature, etc).
Liquefied Natural Gas
Facilities providing reception, storage, and regasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and transferring the natural gas (in its gaseous state) to the Main Network
Contract between the Operator and a Shipper, stating the reception, storage and regas conditions for LNG cargoes delivered by the Shipper to an LNG terminal.
High-pressure, large-diameter facilities linking connecting points with neighbouring networks, underground storage facilities and LNG terminals, to which are connected the regional transport networks and a number of industrial consumers and retail networks.
Responsible for operating an LNG terminal. The operator delivers services under LNG Terminal Access Contracts signed with Shippers.
Share of the total firm capacity that the terminal operator has agreed on with a shipper in a terminal access contract.
Party contracting with the operator through an LNG Terminal Access Contract.
Corresponds to the total commercial capacity of the LNG terminal (including the already subscribed capacity), expressed as the daily average of the month, in kWh/J at 25°C.
This information is updated daily.
Terminal access capacity guaranteed under contract by the terminal operator based on the terminal's technical characteristics, and the operating and integrity requirements of the facilities.