NTS Infrastructure

N.T.S. Infrastructure (Status: Ianuarie 2020)

The existing infrastructure of the National Transmission System (NTS)

Total length:

13,430 km, of which 369 km are transit pipelines;

The number of compressor stations:

5 compression stations ( STC Sinca, STC Onesti, STC Silistea, STC Podisor si STC Jupa)

The  number of valve controll stations and/or technological nodes:

58 valve controll stations/ technological nodes;

The number of cathodic protection stations:

 1038 cathodic protection stations;

Number of  gas odorization units:

902 gas odorization units;

Pipeline diameter:

between 25 mm and 1200 mm;

Operating pressure:

between 6 bar and 35 bar, the transit is carried out at 54 bar;

NTS interconnections with other transmission systems/ operators of adjacent systems:

Total number:

11 physical interconnection points, as follows:

  • Csanádpalota / FGSZ (HU);
  • Ruse-Giurgiu / Bulgartransgaz (BG);
  • Ungheni / Vestmoldtransgaz (MD);
  • Negru Voda 1 / Bulgartransgaz (BG);
  • Negru Voda 2 / Bulgartransgaz (BG);
  • Negru Voda 3 / Bulgartransgaz (BG);
  • Mediesu Aurit Import / Ukrtransgaz (UA);
  • Isaccea Import / Ukrtransgaz (UA);
  • Isaccea 1 / Ukrtransgaz (UA);
  • Isaccea 2 / Ukrtransgaz (UA);
  • Isaccea 3 / Ukrtransgaz (UA);

NTS interconnections with LNG terminals/ operators of adjacent systems:

 

Not applicable.

NTS interconnections with gas storage facilities/ operators of adjacent systems:

Total number:

7 physical entry/exit points connected to storage facilities as follows:

  • Sărmaş / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Bălăceanca  / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Butimanu / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Cetatea de Baltă / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Gherceşti / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Urziceni / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • Tg. Mureş / SC Depomureş SA;

 

These physical entry/exit points are not operated by the TSO;

NTS interconnections with production facilities /producers:

Total number:

131 puncte fizice de intrare, dupa cum urmeaza:

  • 77 puncte de intrare / SNGN Romgaz SA;
  • 36 puncte de intrare / SC OMV Petrom SA;
  • 13 puncte de intrare / SC Amromco Energy SRL;
  • 1 punct de intrare / SC Raffles Energy SRL;
  • 1 punct de intrare / SC Lotus Petrol SRL;
  • 1 punct de intrare / SC Stratum  Energy Romania LLC
  • 1 punct de intrare / SC Hunt Oil Company of Romania SA
  • 1 punct de intrare / Serinus Energy Romania SA

 

These entry points are not operated by the TSO;

NTS interconnections with distribution systems/ operator of distribution systems:

Total number:

894 physical exit points / 32 operators of distribution systems;

 

These physical exit points are not operated by the TSO.

NTS interconnections with direct consumers / direct consumer type:

Total number:

225 physical entry points as follows:

  • 15 gas power plants;
  • 19 industrial works;
  • 167 commercial consumers;
  • 24 residential consumers.

 

These physical exit points are operated by the TSO;

Interconnections between production facilities and distribution systems:

Total number:

85 physical entry/exit points for natural gas direct deliveries;

 

These physical entry/exit points are operated by the TSO;

Physical centers for trading and virtual points of sale:

 

VTP

Balancing areas:

 

The National Transmission System (without the dedicated transit pipelines) is considerred one balancing area.