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The Natural Gas Sector Commercial Relations Regulations (RRCGN), which establishes the rules applicable to commercial relations, identifies the following operators working in the National Natural Gas System (SNGN):

  • Transmission system operator - RNTGN concessionaire, responsible in a specific area, for the development, operation and maintenance of the transmission network and its interconnections with other networks, when applicable, as well as for ensuring the long-term capability of the system to meet reasonable demands for the transport of natural gas;

  • Distribution network operators - concessionaire or holders of RNDGN public service distribution licenses, responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of the distribution network in a specific area and, when applicable, its interconnections with other networks, as well as for ensuring the long-term capability of the system to meet reasonable demands for the distribution of natural gas;

  • Underground storage operators - entities which carry out the activity of underground storage of natural gas and who are responsible, at specific facilities, for the operation and maintenance of storage capacities and the respective infrastructures;

  • LNG terminal operators - entities which carry out the activity of reception, storage and regasification of LNG, and are responsible, at an LNG terminal, for the operation and maintenance of the reception, storage and regasification capacities and the respective infrastructures;

  • Organized market operators - authorized entities which manage organized markets for contracting natural gas.

  • Retailer Switching Logistics operator - entity responsible for the process management of changing natural gas retailer, which may include management of metering equipment, information collection from direct reading and providing information on consumption to market agents.