WINGAS TRANSPORT expands cooperation with trac-x

Leipzig, (PresseBox) - The German network operator WINGAS TRANSPORT GmbH & Co. KG has expanded its cooperation with the trac-x Transport Capacity Exchange GmbH. Since 1 May 2009, secondary long-term capacities in the grid of WINGAS TRANSPORT GmbH & Co. KG can be traded on trac-x. In trac-x's day-ahead section, next-day usage rights in the WINGAS TRANSPORT grid have already been tradable at the cross-border point Oude since the start of day-ahead trading in May 2008.

WINGAS TRANSPORT GmbH & Co. KG is a subsidiary of WINGAS GmbH & Co. KG and operates a gas pipeline network in Germany. It offers its customers competitive and state-of-the-art transport services using a nationwide high-pressure pipeline network. More than 100 other network operators are connected to the WINGAS TRANSPORT pipeline network in Germany.

PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH

trac-x Transport Capacity Exchange GmbH was established to create a transparent and non-discriminatory platform to market secondary transmission capacity. It has operated a trading platform for gas transmission capacities in Europe since March 2005. Currently, around 390 traders from 19 countries are registered on www.trac-x.de. They can trade secondary capacity rights across Europe within the networks of the following transmission system operators: Dong Energy Pipelines GmbH, E.ON Gastransport GmbH, EWE NETZ GmbH, RWE Transportnetz Gas GmbH, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, Ontras GmbH and now also WINGAS TRANSPORT GmbH & Co. KG.

In addition to long-term trading, firm day-ahead capacity rights at the cross-border point Bunde/Oude Statenzijl (between Germany and the Netherlands) have been tradable on the platform since May 2008. Moreover, due to close collaboration with European network operators, it is possible to trade day-ahead capacities at further cross-border points as well as German interconnection points. Thus, day-ahead capacities can also be traded at the cross-border points Eynatten/Raeren, Ellund, Emden EPT, Emden NPT, Bochholtz, Medelsheim, Oberkappel, Vreden and Wallbach as well as at the German interconnection points Reckrod, Bunder Tief, Lampertheim. Drohne, Emsbüren, Steinbrinck und Steinitz.

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