LICENSES FOR NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION ...
BELGRADE, 5 February - The Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia approved the issue of energy licenses for distribution, natural gas retail to tariff customers and operation of the natural gas distribution system to the following companies: "Vrbas-gas", "Drugi oktobar" (Vrsac), "7 Oktobar" (Novi Knezevac), "SOMBOR-GAS" (Sombor) and "YUGOROSGAZ" Belgrade.
At the Council Session held on 2 February the Council of the Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia approved the issue to two companies for electricity trading on the electricity market, two for oil and oil derivates trading and four for oil derivates retail.
Since the middle of the last year, the Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia has approved the issue of over 160 licenses. The experts of this regulatory body have processed almost all of the 700 submitted applications but most of these had to be returned to the energy entities concerned and additional documentation requested.
The issuing of licenses is one of the activities entrusted by the Energy Law to the Energy Agency, which is an operationally independent regulatory body on the national energy market.