From 1 July 2007, DONG Energy's North Sea offshore pipelines will also be transporting Shell natural gas.
Today, DONG Energy and Shell signed a one-year agreement for the transportation of natural gas by Shell from the Danish Tyra field to the Danish market via DONG Energy's North Sea offshore pipelines.
Shell will begin to transport natural gas through DONG Energy's offshore pipelines from 1 July 2007. By virtue of the agreement Shell will have the capacity to transport volumes of natural gas equivalent to 10 per cent of the Danish market.
As part of the liberalisation of the gas market, third parties have had access to DONG Energy's offshore pipelines since 2000. However, this is the first time an agreement has been entered into for such access. To date, DONG Energy's offshore pipelines have only been used to transport the gas that DONG Energy purchases from Danish North Sea gas producers, including Shell.
Kurt Bligaard-Pedersen, Executive Vice President of DONG Energy, expresses satisfaction with the agreement: "The agreement shows that the framework which allows access by other players to DONG Energy's offshore pipelines works in practice".
Louise Dalgaard, Natural Gas Business Manager at A/S Dansk Shell, looks forward to supplying Danish natural gas: "Shell has been selling natural gas to commercial customers in Denmark since 2003. We are delighted to be able to offer natural gas from those fields in the Danish sector of the North Sea, where Shell has activities".
For further information about this press release, please contact:
DONG Energy: Louise Münter, Head of Media Relations, on mob. +45 6155 8771
Shell: Regitze Reeh, Head of Communications, mob. +45 2220 6013.