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Gasunie wins European gas prize.

Gasunie was declared Transmission System Operator Of The Year at the European Gas Conference in Vienna. It was cited for its contributions to the operation of the market and cross-border trade in gas in Europe.

Gasunie was honored for its gas quality and for introducing an innovative concept to link gas-trading hubs in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark (the 'Link4Hubs' concept). The jury noted the key position of Gasunie as an independent gas infrastructure company in the Netherlands and Germany and the efforts of Gasunie Deutschland in network operation.

Gate Terminal, co-developed by Gasunie and Vopak near Rotterdam, was named LNG Project Of The Year because "as an independent distribution point, the terminal enables European energy companies to respond to the growing demand for and declining production of natural gas in north-west Europe. The terminal strengthens security of supply and expand opportunities for new entrants to the European gas market."

Nord Stream, the large pipeline project that crosses the Baltic Sea bed in which Gasunie holds a 9% share, also won a prize for the outstanding way in which all aspects of this project--technical, logistical, financial, environmental, communications were managed.
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Date:Feb 1, 2012
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