Presence in the rest of Europe
We operate in 8 European countries in addition to Spain. Find out more about our operations in France, Portugal, Ireland and the United Kingdom. We also market natural gas in Germany, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg.
We have been marketing natural gas in the French market since 2005. We have a subscribed portfolio with customers of different types, ranging from industrial companies (chemicals, paper manufacturers, etc.) to local authorities and the public sector.
The goal is to achieve long-term relationships with a wide and varied customer portfolio. The French division is notable for personal contact with the customer, support designed to adapt to their needs, and competitive prices.
Likewise, we have the Montoir regasification plant on the north-western coast of France, which is operated by Elengy and allows us to increase the amount of gas we sell on the European wholesale natural gas market.
Furthermore, we now sell liquified natural gas for industry and transport, and were named the second best natural gas supplier for professionals by CLEEE and FNCCR in 2018.aux.
In July 2016, we acquired the Irish marketing company Vayu, now Naturgy Ireland, a gas and electricity company that supplies commercial and industrial customers and that also markets renewable energy with small-scale producers.
Naturgy Ireland, which also operates in the United Kingdom, has a market share of 20% of all major industrial and commercial customers in Ireland.
Its share of the electricity market currently stands at about 4%.
We are still the second-largest natural gas supplier in Portugal, with a market share of over 15%, maintaining our position as the leading foreign operator in the country. This consolidates our leadership on the Iberian Peninsula ahead of the creation of the single Iberian market (MIBGAS).
We obtained a licence to supply gas in Portugal in the first quarter of 2008, after applying for Gas Natural Comercializadora to be registered as a supply company. This made us one of the first foreign companies to be registered as a marketing agent for natural gas in the Portuguese market and the first major European gas company to get this licence. Since 2016, we have also been providing energy efficient energy solutions.
Our positioning as an energy operator in Portugal is the result of a successful merger with Unión Fenosa, thanks to our consolidated implementation in that country. Unión Fenosa Comercial has been operating in Portugal's electricity liberalised market since 2004. In June 2013, the company was wound up and split into Naturgy Comercializadora and Naturgy Servicios. They currently have customer service offices in Lisbon and Porto.
Naturgy Ireland is an authorised natural gas distributor and supplier in the energy market of Great Britain and supplies natural gas to industrial and commercial gas customers in the country.