What are the CBPs

EASEE-gas Common Business Practices

Common Business Practices (CBPs) are standards, procedures and/or protocols commonly used throughout the gas industry in Europe and which are recommended by EASEE-gas for adoption by all relevant industry players to simplify and streamline business processes across the whole of Europe .

Development Process of the Common Business Practices 
The CBPs are drafted by the association's different Working Groups, depending on the topic. Once the Working Group agrees on a final text, this text is submitted to the Executive Committee for final approval. The CBP is then published on the EASEE-gas' website and sent to the membership as well as to the wider network of EASEE-gas. EASEE-gas members have two months to submit comments or suggestions to the CBPs. If necessary the CBP can be submitted to the General Meeting of Members (GMoM) for final ratification by all members. Note that in the interest of openness and transparency, all stakeholders are invited to comment on approved Common Business Practices. 

List of published EASEE-gas Common Business Practices (click here to access them)
  • CBP-2003-001/02 Harmonisation of Units (issued in 2014)
  • CBP-2003-002-02 Harmonisation of the Nomination and Matching Process
  • CBP-2003-002/03 Harmonisation of the Nomination and Matching Process (issued in 2014)
  • CBP-2003-003-02 EDIG@S Protocol 
  • CBP-2005-001-02 Harmonisation of Natural Gas Quality
  • CBP-2005-002-02 Interconnection agreement
  • CBP-2005-002-03 Interconnection agreement (issued in 2014)
  • CBP-2005-003-01 Constraints
  • CBP-2007-001-01 Message Transmission Protocol 
  • CBP-2007-002-01 Common Data Communications Network 
  • CBP-2007-005-01 EDIG@S Release Periods
  • CBP-2007-006-01 Harmonisation of the Allocation Information Exchange
  • CBP-2008-001-01 Secondary Capacity Trading 
  • CBP-2007-004-01 Connection Point Identifier encoding 
  • CBP-2014-001/01 Harmonisation of the Nomination and Matching Process for Double-Sided and Single-Sided Nomination 
List of archived EASEE-gas Common Business Practices (click here to access them)
  • CBP-2007-003-01 Company's Identifier encoding
  • CBP-2007-004-01 Connection Point Identifier encoding 
  • CBP-2009-001-01 Harmonisation of the operating of contracts