Our work is to reinforce the electricity and gas markets, infrastructure and trade. We advocate for strong regulators that can protect consumers and contribute to the energy transition in the Mediterranean.
Natural Gas Working Group (GAS WG)





Eng. Karem Mahmoud
(Egypt, GasReg)


Mr. Vincenzo Cioffo
(Italy, ARERA)


Mrs Bagdagul Kaya-Caner
(Turkey, EMRA)


The GAS WG assesses the current status of natural gas and LNG markets in Mediterranean countries, their relevant regulatory frameworks and possible evolutions. The Group elaborates Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) and recommendations for the development of an integrated, competitive, secure and effective gas market in the region.

Recently, the group has focused on the analysis of the convergence of regulatory measures among Mediterranean countries, which can foster gas market integration, namely third-party access and capacity allocation mechanisms.

Last publication
24 September 2019
GAS Working Group and MEDREG Training for GasReg on the Monitoring of the transmission and distribution segments of the gas market.
The 25th Gas working group meeting will discuss the first results of the joint report with ECRB on GAS transparency in the Euro-Mediterranean area.
February - March 2019
Athens, Milan, Vienna
MEDREG’s Working Groups met to elaborate and plan regulatory reports and support activities
In February and March 2019, the Working Groups dedicated to institutional issues, electricity, gas, renewable energy (RES) and consumers met to elaborate and plan the reports and regulatory support activities foreseen this year.
  • Establishment of an integrated gas market framework; development gas infrastructure plans in MEDREG countries detailing existing infrastructures and new investments needs.
  • Identify proper means for increasing member countries’ security of supply through an increased diversification of gas sources and routes, as well as the development of liquid markets.
  • Assess the evolution of cross-border exchange capacities and gas storage, which are the steps for a better market integration.
  • Monitor the transparency of market information and services, as well as the quality of supply to consumers.
  • Promote the creation of a regional cooperation network among Mediterranean gas infrastructure operators on the model of Med-TSO in the gas sector.
Main Activities
  • Study the present and future infrastructure needs from the technical, economic and financial perspectives, to reach a double objective:
    - the establishment of a regional integrated gas market;
    - the improvement of the security of supply within the region.
  • Study methodologies for non-discriminatory TPA to gas infrastructure  
  • Analyse cross-border capacities and gas storage in the context of increasing market integration 
  • Benchmark of the tariff methodologies in MEDREG countries: improve and expand national tariff methodologies
Initiatives for 2019
  • Monitoring of compliance with the Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) on Transparency for gas in MEDREG countries.
  • Training for GasReg (Egypt) - Monitoring of the transmission and distribution segments of the gas market.
  • Annual Forum on the liberalization of the gas markets and integration of RES within the grids.
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