Common Business Practices

Business process guidelines for the European gas market

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 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. 

Throughout the years, EASEE-gas has developed the following Common Business Practices: 
The list of downloadable CBPs together with their explanatory notes, can be accessed here‚Äč

  • CBP 2020-001/01 Energy Identifier Coding

  • CBP 2019-001/01 Agreement Update and Certificate Exchange | Explanatory notes

  • CBP 2018-001-02 Harmonised Gas Role Model - Business Process perspective

  • CBP 2017-002/01 Secure Communication over the internet

  • CBP 2017-001/01 Message Transmission Protocol for Document Exchange

  • CBP-2014-001/01 Harmonisation of the Nomination and Matching Process for Double-Sided and Single-Sided Nomination 

  • CBP-2003-002/03 Harmonisation of the Nomination and Matching Process (issued in 2014)

  • CBP-2008-001-01 Secondary Capacity Trading 

  • 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-2007-004-01 Connection Point Identifier encoding 

  • 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-2003-001/02 Harmonisation of Units (issued in 2014)

  • CBP-2003-002-02 Harmonisation of the Nomination and Matching Process

  • CBP-2003-003-02 EDIG@S Protocol 

List of archived EASEE-gas Common Business Practices: