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The Real Decreto-ley 1/2019, 11 January, urgent measures to adjust the powers of the national commission of markets and competition to the requirements of Community law in relation to the directives 2009/72/CE and 2009/73/CE of the European Parliament and of the council, 13 July 2009, on common rules for the internal market for electricity and natural gas, proceeded to change the law 3/2013, of the 4 June, creating the national commission of markets and competition and the law 34/1998, of October 7, the hydrocarbon sector, to give the commission competition to establish tolls access and rewards regulated activities of transport, distribution and regasification, staying in government competition for fixing the canons of access and payment of the basic underground storage.

According to the new distribution of competences, through this order establishes the reward of underground storage by 2020, according to the methodology contained in the annex XI of law 18/2014, 15 October, for approval of urgent measures to growth, competitiveness and efficiency, which in its Article 63.2 establishes that the ministry to the ecological transition, prior report of the national commission of markets and competition, the approval of the annual pay holders companies of these facilities. Furthermore, this order publishes the canons of access to underground storage in accordance with Article 92.1 of law 34/1998, of October 7, which gives the holder of the Ministry to the ecological transition, prior agreement of the government Delegated Committee for Economic Affairs, the ability to approve the quoted prices canons of access.

The article 61.3 of law 18/2014, 15 October, found that, if the annual mismatch between income and remuneration is recognized in a positive value, this will go to liquidate annuities pending prior periods, applied first to the temporary imbalances between income and costs and below the cumulative deficit of the gas system to 31 December 2014. Subsequently, the command TEC/1367/2018, 20 December, which establishes tolls and fees associated with the third party access to gas facilities and pay for the activities regulated by 2019, found that, if available several clashes with outstanding balances amortize, be written off first which carry a higher interest rate. In accordance with the above, this order issued annuities 2020 such payment rights, using a provisional 2018 surplus of EUR 30 million, which is replaced by the definitive once you publish final settlement.

In accordance with the third transitional provision of the royal Decreto-ley 1/2019, 11 January, which establishes that in the areas affected by the new distribution of functions, procedures that have been initiated before the entry into force of the royal decreto-ley shall be conducted in accordance with the established in the current regulation when started, are published, detours produced in rewards regulated the years 2018 and 2019 as a result of the new data of demand, together with the coefficients life extension applicable to the operation and maintenance costs variables of regasification plants for the year 2019.

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