The LNG Terminals at Montoir-de-Bretagne and Fos Tonkin are governed by special regulations. Tariffs are decided on by the French Energy Regulation Commission (CRE).
The French Energy Code, which came into force on 1st June 2011, covers all the pieces of legislation relating to Energy, and in particular, transposes Directive 2009/73/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas and repealing Directive 2003/55/EC. It establishes a new legal framework by giving in particular the CRE the power to decide on "The conditions of use (...) of facilities for liquefied natural gas including the methodology for setting tariff of use (... ) of these facilities and tariff changes »(Article L134-2). Articles L.452-2 and L.452-3 of the French Energy Code specify the powers attributed to French Energy Regulation Commission in the area of tariff.
In this context, the French Energy Regulatory Commission, after advisory opinion of the Conseil Supérieur de l'Energie, published the Deliberation of the CRE of 7 January 2021 deciding on the tariff for the use of regulated LNG terminals.
The current tariffs, based on operating and investment charges for regasification facilities, have been applicable since 1st April 2021, for a two-year period.