Legal and Regulatory Framework
On 20 December 2018, with its Decision No. 1321/2018, RAE granted to Dioriga Gas S.A. a license for an Independent Natural Gas System (INGS License). The license is provided according to the provisions of Greek Energy Law (Articles 2 and 74) and the Regulation for Natural Gas Licenses (FEK Β’ 3430/17.08.2018). The license was granted in response to the relevant application submitted by Dioriga Gas S.A. submitted to RAE on 14 March 2017.
On 30 May 2019, Dioriga Gas S.A. has been approved by RAE to be included to User Registry of the National Natural Gas System. Read more
On 20 June 2019, Dioriga Gas S.A. submitted to DESFA S.A. a request for Advanced Reservation of Capacity at a new exit point to be constructed by DESFA at the vicinity of the Project. A Project Evaluation Study carried out by DESFA, was concluded in August 2020.
The Project was included by DESFA in the 2021-2030 Ten Year Network Development plan as approved by RAE on 8 January 2021 (GG B’ 1392/8.4.2021).
In February 2021, Dioriga Gas S.A. submitted to RAE an application for amendment of its INGS License regarding technical characteristics and shareholding structure. On 29 April 2021, with its Decision No. 386/2021, RAE granted Dioriga Gas to proceed with the submitted amendments.).
On 4 August 2022, with its Decision No. 657/2022, RAE approved the application of Dioriga Gas for the said amendment of its INGS License.
Dioriga Gas S.A. is currently working thoroughly on preparing the relevant documentation for Installation license, including:
- Environmental terms
- Topographic study
- Opinion of services or bodies if required in the specific area or for specific activity
- Right to access to shore
- Right to access to seabed and sea area
- Safety study SEVESO III
- Installation Act
- Architecture study
On October 2021, RAE approved the Guidelines for management and allocation of capacity on the “Dioriga Independent Natural Gas System (Dioriga Floating Storage Regasification Unit) according to paragraph 6 of article 36 of Directive 2009/73/EC». Based on this decision Dioriga Gas later on October RAE approved the EoI Notice thus, Dioriga Gas invites interested parties to express their interest in reserving long term capacity products at the DIORIGA GAS FSRU through “Expression of Interest” non binding Phase of Market Test.