The astora agreements are designed in a modular manner. They have the following elements:
- Storage agreement: customer-specific definitions such as type and scope of services and terms of the agreement.
- Storage access conditions: element of the contract. Includes all applicable general terms and conditions relating to storage access for all storage facilities and all storage customers of astora.
- Contract processing conditions: element of the terms and conditions relating to storage access. Includes all applicable conditions for the operation of storage agreements.
- Storage specification: includes the storage-specific definitions for each natural gas storage facility.
The modular design of the contracts is as follows:
Restructuring of the contracts has brought about many improvements, such as arrangements for secondary marketing, avoiding capacity hoarding, and simplifying and speeding up the conclusion of contracts. The details are described in the contract documents and can be downloaded.