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Natural Gas Supply Act (No. 996 of 2011).

Type of law
Date of original text

The Act applies to transmission, distribution, supply and storage of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG). It also applies to biogas, gas from biomass and other types of gas on land, territorial sea, in the exclusive economic zone and on the Danish continental shelf area. The Minister for Climate, Energy and Building shall determine that transmission companies whose facilities do not have direct influence on the Danish natural gas market are fully or partially exempt from this Act.NO charges are applied to consumers in case of change of suppler. After prior application The Energy Monitoring Agency ( shall certify companies for meeting requirements of procedures. Permission to LNG facilities may be granted only if the applicant can demonstrate that there is sufficient need for the LNG and upon compliance with terms of the exact construction and operation of the LNG facility, including collateral for disposal.
The Act consists of 13 Chapters: Introductory provisions (1); Natural Gas Consumers' position (2); Natural gas, LNG facilities and storage (3); Companies with supply duty (4); General provisions for allocations (5); Assignment (6); Prices and terms for natural gas (7); Energy regulation (8); Disclosure, confidentiality, accounting (9); Injunction (9a); Sanctions provisions (10); Appeals, Energy Boards, etc. (11); Expropriation, compensation (12); Entry into force, repealing and transitional provisions (13).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
The Ministry shall establish entry into force of the Act.
The Act is not applicable to Greenland nor the Faroe Islands.Repealing Act No. 294 of 7 June 1972.Act No. 316 of 22 May 2002 shall enter into force on 1 July 2002.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse af lov om naturgasforsyning.