On October 1st, 2018, the Council of the Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia (AERS) has issued a preliminary decision on the exemption for a new gas interconnector, which relieves GASTRANS LLC Novi Sad company from its obligation to apply the rules of third party access to the future gas pipeline that will go through the Republic of Serbia and will be connected to the Bulgarian and Hungarian national transport system.

Acting upon the request of GASTRANS LLC which was sent to the Agency on February 2nd, 2018, in accordance with the obtained conclusion of the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia, the AERS Council has relieved the company from the obligation of application of the regulated prices and granted the exemption from the obligations of division regarding ownership of production and delivering of the natural gas as provided by the Law on Energy.

This requirement of GASTRANS LLC was submitted to the Agency on the basis of the Law on Energy (Article 288), which transposed the so-called “third package” into the domestic law from the European law, which regulates the general rules for the internal energy market.

In accordance with the Law (Article 288), AERS has submitted this Decision to the Energy Community Secretariat for further action.