Yesterday, the Energy Community Gas Action Group welcomed a draft strategy for establishing functioning gas markets in the Energy Community and fostering pan-European gas market integration. The strategy – “Energy Community Gas Action 2020” – prepared by the Secretariat, outlines legal, market and infrastructure measures in order to help overcome shortcomings of the present gas infrastructure connectivity and market structures and attain more liquidity, competition, diversification and security of supply in the Energy Community region.
The Group agreed to form working groups to steer the implementation of the measures. Before kicking off the activities, members of the Group were invited to submit additional proposals and comments within two weeks.
The Energy Community Gas Action Group consists of representatives of national regulatory authorities, transmission system operators and other relevant stakeholders of the Energy Community Contracting Parties and neighbouring EU Member States from the Energy Community Region, established by Title III of the Energy Community Treaty. At yesterday’s meeting, the representatives of the European Commission and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) also participated.