Frequently Asked Questions
How is the price of natural gas defined?
The price of natural gas is made of four components:
- the energy cost
- the transport cost
- the distribution cost
- the legal taxes and contributions
- Energy cost
The natural gas supplier only defines the cost of energy. This cost includes the purchase of natural gas from the suppliers to the Eneco natural gas portfolio, the cost of coverage for specific price structures, the operational costs of the portfolio and the balancing activities, and the administrative costs (invoicing, customer service, etc.).
- Transport cost
The transport cost is the compensation for the transport of the natural gas. This cost is approved by the federal government institution CREG (Commission for the Regulation of Electricity and Natural Gas) and is included in the energy cost of the professional Eneco natural gas products. For natural gas imported from abroad, this also includes the transport cost up to the Belgian border.
- Distribution cost
The distribution cost is the compensation for the distribution grid operator for the transport of natural gas over its network to you as a consumer. All energy suppliers must transfer this amount to the distribution grid operators. This cost is also approved by the CREG and is the same for all energy suppliers.
- Legal taxes and contributions
The federal and regional governments impose specific taxes and contributions on all consumers and suppliers of energy. The revenues are used to finance matters of common cause. The collection of those taxes and contributions has been entrusted to the energy suppliers.
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