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Gas supply for legal entities: how to connect quickly to gas networks

Price of gas for legal entities: calculate the volume of consumption and find out the price per cubic meter

Gas supply for legal entities is an important issue, just like connecting to electrical networks, internet or telephony, but at the same time, one must be prepared that this process, despite all the simplifications through online services, is very slow and resource consuming. Before dealing directly with the preparation and documentation for the gas supply for legal entities, it is necessary to determine right from the beginning the volumes and calculate the costs of how much gas on average the enterprise will consume and then start from there. Speaking of legal entities, they can be divided into the following categories:

  1. Small and medium-sized companies (shops, repair and workshops, catering and others) have consumption of about fifteen cubic meters for each 1 thousand square meters or so per hour.
  2. Consumption of larger companies can reach five hundred cubic meters per hour.
  3. Industrial and manufacturing enterprises that can consume more than five hundred cubic meters of gas.

Only after calculations based on the needs of your enterprise have been made, you can start estimating roughly the cost of one cubic meter of gas for legal entities.

What is the cost of a cubic meter of gas for legal entities and what does the tariff depend on?

In order to understand approximately the price of a cubic meter of gas for legal entities, one must know that the formula for calculating the price of natural gas was approved by the Order No. 776/17 of the Federal Antimonopoly Service on June 13, 2017, approving wholesale prices for Gazprom’s gas. According to the Order of Federal Antimonopoly Service, in 2017, the wholesale price – the minimum permissible level of the wholesale price for gas – is established at 4777 rubles per cubic meter, excluding VAT. Thus, to clarify the full price of a cubic meter of gas for legal entities, it is necessary to take into account the wholesale price of each region of the Russian Federation and use the approved calculation algorithm.

In general, the tariffs for natural gas for legal entities vary in different regions. The final price of gas for an enterprise may depend on a number of factors, including, for example, the volume of consumption and the category to which the payer belongs (industrial enterprise, agricultural enterprise, etc.). However, if we consider the world experience, we should remember that Russia is a country with one of the lowest tariffs for natural gas for legal entities.

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What do you need to register a gas supply contract if you are a legal entity?

Speaking of expenses, the first thing you need to do is to get technical specifications for gas connection and, accordingly, formalize the connection contract. To do this you need to do the following:

  1. Apply for technical specifications – the development takes up to two weeks.
  2. Preparation of an engineering project for the installation of appropriate equipment (it is manufactured based on technical characteristics of the house/facility and the range of selected equipment).
  3. Acquisition of gas equipment and implementation of agreed construction works.

On average, technological connection with the construction of the gas pipeline and the connection of the inputs will cost 59 thousand rubles or more (depending on the complexity and remoteness of the facility).

After the completion of construction and installation works on integration into gas networks, it is required to sign a maintenance contract. Thus, to formalize an agreement on the gas supply to legal entities at retail prices, a legal entity should send a set of documents to the regional branch of Gazprom, a full list of which can be found on official websites. To speed up the process of connecting and supplying gas to legal entities, you can contact the customer service department, where the applicant will be provided with integrated services using the "one contact" principle. Thus, although the gas supply for legal entities these days does involve some difficulties and entails costs for enterprises, is still a procedure that can be carried out independently.

However, it is much more efficient and economical in terms of money and time, if the gas supply contract for legal entities is concluded by the operator or the management company of the industrial site on which your business object is located, who takes care of providing your enterprise with gas.