September 2017
05 09 2017

Sweden and Denmark head towards a harmonised gas market

The vision of a more harmonised gas market for Sweden and Denmark is expected to become reality within the next few years. The national gas transmission operators, Swedegas and Energinet, are set to take the next step in the process by initiating a project that will help to identify the best way forward. Improved security of supply and more operators on the market are just two of the expected benefits.

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August 2017
25 08 2017

Swedegas at Donsö Shipping Meet, September 5-6

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July 2017
03 07 2017

Swedegas invests in LNG infrastructure at the Port of Gothenburg

Swedegas is investing in a new LNG infrastructure at the Port of Gothenburg, primarily to meet the need in the shipping industry for a more environmentally friendly fuel. This is the first LNG facility in Gothenburg, the largest port in Scandinavia, making it possible for vessels to bunker LNG at the quayside while loading and unloading. It is expected to be fully operational in 2018.

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June 2017
22 06 2017

Green Gas Initiative – 50 per cent more biogas in the gas grid in just three years

During 2016, 11 TWh of biogas were fed into the gas transmission networks owned by the seven members of the European network Green Gas Initiative. This represents a 50 per cent increase over the past three years.

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08 06 2017

Increase in green fuel production possible following connection to Swedegas network

Preem is about to commence construction of a new hydrogen gas plant at its refinery in Gothenburg. The aim is to increase production of renewable fuels, in which hydrogen gas is a key component. The new plant represents a total investment of 635 million kronor and is due to be commissioned in February 2019. A direct connection to the Swedegas gas grid enables the construction of the hydrogen plant.

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March 2017
02 03 2017

Gas industry preparing for a higher proportion of renewable energy

A growing volume of biogas will be fed into the Swedish gas network, entirely in line with the current trend towards increasing the volume of renewable energy. To keep pace with this development, the industry is investing in methods to cope with variations in gas quality.

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September 2016
14 09 2016

Axpo enters Swedish gas market

The energy company Axpo is set to become a new operator on the Swedish gas market. Axpo has signed an agreement with Swedegas, which owns and runs the Swedish gas transmission grid, to become a balance administrator. Axpo will also sell gas, which will offer greater freedom of choice to Swedish gas consumers. Both companies will work actively to increase the proportion of biogas in the Swedish system.

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02 09 2016

Lars Persson appointed as new technical project manager at Swedegas

Lars Persson has been appointed as technical project manager at Swedegas. The focus will be on working with the company’s planned LNG infrastructure investment programme.

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December 2015
01 12 2015

Launch of a national biogas strategy

A target of 15 TWh of biogas by 2030 and a whole series of prioritised control measures and key actions are included in a proposed national biogas strategy that will be presented today. The proposal is the outcome of what has been unique, across-the-board collaboration with representatives from leading biogas producers, distributors and users.

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November 2015
18 11 2015

Green gas solves the output challenge in the energy system

As nuclear power is phased out and sun and wind power gain in importance, entirely new solutions will be needed to balance production and the demand for energy. A new study shows that green gas offers major potential in this process along with other key services that the energy system of the future could well need.

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05 11 2015

Ei and the market satisfied with Swedegas as system balance administrator

The various organisations on the Swedish gas market are of the opinion that the transfer of system balance responsibility from Svenska Kraftnät to Swedegas has been successful. The Energy Markets Inspectorate is satisfied with how Swedegas is discharging its remit and states in its report that the company is playing an active part in developing the market.

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September 2015
23 09 2015

E.ON, Swedegas and the Port of Åhus are seeking to build a gas network in the north-east of the province of Skåne in southern Sweden.

E.ON, Swedegas and the Port of Åhus have signed a letter of intent to examine the preconditions for building a gas network in north-east Skåne.

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May 2015
12 05 2015

Time to build a Power to Gas pilot plant in Sweden - will increase the proportion of renewables, reduce emissions and pave the way for more wind power

The results from a unique study on the potential to use Power to Gas in Sweden are due to be presented today. The conditions differ from one part of the country to another although it is clear that Power to Gas can make use of surplus wind power in a variety of ways: production of hydrogen gas, storage of the surplus in the gas grid and/or expansion of biogas production.

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April 2015
23 04 2015

We aim to establish a 100% CO2-neutral gas supply by 2050 - ONTRAS signs Green Gas Commitment

The independent gas infrastructure companies Gasunie (Netherlands), Fluxys Belgium and Energinet.dk (Denmark) signed a joint declaration on 14 June 2012 to commit themselves to taking a proactive role in order to support a 100% carbon-neutral gas supply in their network infrastructures in 2050.

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March 2015
23 03 2015

Swedegas to be acquired by Enagás and Fluxys

Swedegas, the owner and operator of the Swedish gas transmission grid, has been sold by EQT Infrastructure. New owners are the Spanish and Belgian gas transmission companies Enagás and Fluxys, who have made a joint acquisition of Swedegas on a 50-50% basis.

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December 2014
09 12 2014

Swedegas becomes a partner in the newly formed Swedish Energy Research Centre

The energy industry has established a completely new centre to consolidate research. Energiforsk – the Swedish Energy Research Centre – will bring together research currently being conducted at Elforsk, the Thermal Engineering Research Association and the Swedish Gas Technology Centre (SGC) and in the Fjärrsyn research programme run by the Swedish District Heating Association.

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September 2014
29 09 2014

Historic premiere for biogas in the national grid – Gas pipeline links up biogas plant to the gas grid

Biogas has now been fed into the Swedish transmission gas grid for the very first time. The Jordberga biogas plant outside Trelleborg is the first in Sweden to use the grid for the distribution of gas. Customers include the public transport company Skånetrafiken, which will use the biogas as fuel for its buses. This is a milestone for the transmission system operator Swedegas in the move towards increasing the proportion of biogas in the system. The companies behind the biogas plant are Swedish Biogas International, E.ON Gas, Skånska Biobränslebolaget and Nordic Sugar.

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June 2014
09 06 2014

Environmental permit granted for LNG terminal in Gothenburg

The County Administrative Board in Västra Götaland has granted Swedegas and Vopak LNG Holding a permit under the Environmental Code for an LNG – liquefied natural gas – terminal at the Energy Port in Gothenburg. The terminal will be capable of supplying shipping, industry and heavy transport with gas as fuel as they make the switch from oil.

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May 2014
22 05 2014

TSOs expand cooperation to develop a carbon-neutral gas supply in 2050

Today at the annual Flame gas conference in Amsterdam, the Swiss Gaznat joined the 5 gas infrastructure companies from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and France which have committed to actively contributing to the development of a carbon neutral gas supply by 2050. Gas infrastructure enables the transport and storage of energy on a scale unmatched by other energy systems. It is as such essential to the achievement of the EU’s low-carbon ambitions.

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14 05 2014

Swedegas publishes the Gas Regional Investment Plan 2014-2023

Swedegas together with other Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of the BEMIP region have released the second edition of the Gas Regional Investment Plan (GRIP), which covers the planned investment projects within 10 year period from 2014 to 2023 in the region.

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07 05 2014

Power to Gas in Sweden – location under investigation

Power to Gas could soon be a reality in Sweden. The Swedish Energy Agency has approved funding for a study that will show exactly where in the country a pilot plant can be built. Falkenberg, Gotland and Luleå are three candidates. It is predicted that Power to Gas technology – where surplus power from renewable energy sources such as wind and the sun can be utilised – will play a vital role in the energy system of the future.

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April 2014
29 04 2014

Construction of the LNG terminal in Gothenburg is moving into the next phase

At the Port of Gothenburg, construction of the terminal for liquid natural gas, LNG, has moved into the next phase. The City of Gothenburg has approved the detailed plans and demolition activities has now commenced to make way for the LNG terminal. A new company that will run the terminal has also been established.

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March 2014
12 03 2014

GoBiGas about to be opened

GoBiGas is the world's first gasification facility of its kind and the largest biogas production facility in Sweden. The biogas will be fed into the gas grid in south-west Sweden to ensure it reaches the market effectively. The gas can be used as vehicle fuel, as a raw material for industry or as gas for combined heat and power generation.

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December 2013
03 12 2013

New pipeline in Denmark assures gas supply to Sweden

A new gas pipeline from Germany to Egtved on Jutland in Denmark will mean that customers in Sweden will also have assured gas supplies in the future. At present almost all gas for Denmark and Sweden comes from the North Sea field, where reserves are dwindling. Energinet, the Danish electricity and gas provider, has invested in a new gas infrastructure with support from the EU, marking a further step towards an integrated energy market.

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November 2013
19 11 2013

EU Commission rewards LNG project in Sweden

Two projects in Sweden have been considered sufficiently important to merit inclusion in the EU list of infrastructure projects that are of common interest for the European Union (PCI, Project of Common Interest). One of the projects is the LNG Terminal in Gothenburg that Swedegas and Vopak plan to build in collaboration with the Port of Gothenburg. The project satisfies the criteria laid down by the Commission: it will contribute to market integration and further competition, it will enhance security of supply and it will reduce CO2 emissions.

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October 2013
16 10 2013

EU supports Rotterdam-Gothenburg LNG initiative

•European Commission grants 34 million euro for the development of a small-scale LNG chain in Rotterdam and Gothenburg, accommodating LNG supply for cleaner maritime transport •The collaboration between the ports for the infrastructure enables shipping companies to switch to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered vessels •LNG allows the shipping industry to meet the stringent 2015 emission requirements for the North Sea, English Channel and Baltic Sea

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July 2013
16 07 2013

EU support for LNG terminal in Gothenburg

Liquefied natural gas for shipping by 2015 at the latest. This is the aim behind collaboration between private infrastructure companies and the Port of Gothenburg and the Port of Rotterdam. The project will receive SEK 305 million in funding from the EU.

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May 2013
14 05 2013

Government appoints Swedegas as system balance administrator for the gas grid

The Swedish Government has appointed Swedegas, which owns and operates the Swedish natural gas grid, as system balance administrator. Swedegas will take over responsibility for gas balancing in the grid from Svenska Kraftnät on June 1, 2013. This means that Swedegas will not only handle operation and maintenance of the system, it will also ensure that supply and offtake of gas remain in balance, providing continuity and reliability for customers.

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April 2013
25 04 2013

Gas infrastructure companies commit to working together to develop carbon neutral gas supply by 2050

- GRTgaz of France and Swedegas of Sweden join Dutch-Danish-Belgian initiative - The five European gas infrastructure companies are to develop a 100% carbon-neutral gas supply by 2050 - Gas infrastructure is key to proactively help develop gas infrastructure solutions required for the realization of a low carbon scenario for Europe

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23 04 2013

New 10-year plan for the development of the gas grid in Europe

In accordance with an EU regulation, the European network transmission system operator for electricity and gas, ENTSOG, have presented their Ten Year Network Development Plan, TYNDP.

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February 2013
05 02 2013

Launch of gas statistics

The new statistics function covers utilisation, flows, bookings and gas quality.

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05 02 2013

Shipping and industry ready to invest in LNG

There is considerable interest in liquefied natural gas, LNG, in shipping and Swedish industry. This is revealed in a market screening conducted by Swedegas. New, stricter environmental stipulations for maritime fuel in Swedish waters from 2015, coupled with the need in industry to switch from oil, are the main reasons for changing to liquefied natural gas, LNG.

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November 2012
12 11 2012

Swedegas becomes new joint owner of SGC

The infrastructure company Swedegas, which owns the gas grid in Sweden, will become the new joint owner of cleantech company Swedish Gas Tech-nology Centre (SGC) following a 20 per cent stock acquisition. SGC leads and co-ordinates energy gasresearch, development and demon-stration with a focus on renewables, and is owned jointly by companies in the energy sector.

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October 2012
01 10 2012

Vopak, Swedegas and the Port of Gothenburg turn their attention to the market: Chance to play a part in the planning of the LNG Terminal in Gothenburg

Planning of the new terminal for liquefied natural gas at the Port of Gothenburg is in full flow. During the summer, Vopak and Swedegas signed an agreement, which has now also been signed by the Port of Gothenburg. The parties are about to turn their attention to the market to investigate the level of interest in liquefied natural gas.

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August 2012
30 08 2012

Swedegas certified by the Energy Markets Inspectorate

The Energy Markets Inspectorate, which is the supervisory authority for the energy market, has certified Swedegas as a transmission grid operator for natural gas in Sweden. Swedegas is now a TSO (Transmission System Operator) for the Swedish gas market.

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June 2012
29 06 2012

GoBiGas och Swedegas enter into agreement

The difficulty of transporting biogas over long distances looks as if it is about to be resolved. Previously, biogas was transported mainly in gas canisters on the back of a truck. An expensive and time-consuming process that often impacted seriously on the profitability and environmental benefits of biogas production. GoBiGas in Gothenburg is now investing in transport in the grid to reach a larger market, including industry. According to industry figures, around 10 per cent of all biogas is 'flared' because of the lack of an infrastructure through to the customer. 'Flaring' means that biogas is burned off at the production site without being used.

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20 06 2012

Swedegas and Vopak investigate open access LNG terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden

A terminal for liquefied natural gas, LNG, could be completed in Gothenburg, the largest port in Nordic region, as early as 2015. This is the aim behind today's signing of a letter of intent, stating that Gothenburg-based Swedegas and the Dutch company Royal Vopak are exploring the possibility to enter into a joint venture and invest in the terminal. The terminal can store LNG to supply both shipping and industry and will be open to all parties interested in supplying the Swedish market. This will enable major environmental benefits with the switch from heavy fuel oil to gas.

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20 06 2012

Swedegas and Vopak investigate open access LNG terminal in Gothenburg

A terminal for liquefied natural gas, LNG, could be completed in Gothenburg, the leading port in the Nordic region, as early as 2015. This is the aim behind today's signing of a letter of intent, outlining plans by Gothenburg-based Swedegas and the Dutch company Vopak LNG to enter into a joint venture and invest in the terminal. The terminal will supply LNG to both shipping and industry and will be open to all parties seeking to be involved in supplying gas to the Swedish market. There will be major environmental benefits when shipping and industry switch from heavy oil to gas.

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March 2012
30 03 2012

Swedegas collaborates in energy and water supply

The future will bring stricter stipulations regarding efficiency and secure provision of energy, water and sewage services whilst at the same time we are striving for a climate-neutral environment.

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29 03 2012

Gas Regional Investment Plan

Gas Regional Investment Plan

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