Costs & Efficiency

Future pipeline capacities already booked – investment covered

The future capacities of the EUGAL were auctioned back in March 2017 and booked on a binding basis. Given the binding long-term transport bookings for the pipeline which have already been made, the outlook is that the future income is sufficient to finance the investment.

The investment is being made by the shareholders GASCADE (50.5 %), Fluxys Deutschland, Gasunie Deutschland and ONTRAS (each 16.5 %).

Efficiency: transport costs lower than with comparable infrastructure

Because the EUGAL is a very efficient pipeline (large quantities, direct connections), the specific transport costs for the EUGAL will be lower than with comparable infrastructure. This means that the EUGAL will be cheaper than other gas infrastructures – this is why the costs for the EUGAL will not be split between other gas network infrastructures. As a result, the network fees will not increase.

Low transport costs – stability for consumers

Transport costs are billed on the basis of the gas price where the gas is sold. This principle applies to all gas and energy transport systems.

The EUGAL transports natural gas to Germany, Western Europe and toward the Czech Republic. German consumers will only be billed the costs of transporting gas which is fed out and needed in Germany. Here too, there will be no additional costs for consumers because the transport costs with EUGAL are lower than with comparable gas infrastructure.