MEDREG-REGULATORS
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.
Activities
Natural Gas Working Group (GAS WG)

 

Chairmanship

 

Chair
 

Mr. Vincenzo Cioffo
(Italy, ARERA)

Vice-Chair
 

Ms. Evi Gazi
(Greece, RAE)

Vice-Chair
 

Mr. Mohamad Eltahan
(Egypt, GASREG)

 

 

 

Mission

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.



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NEXT EVENT
14 April 2021
online meeting
29th Natural Gas Working Group (GAS WG) meeting
The GAS Working Group assesses the current status of natural gas and LNG markets in Mediterranean countries, their relevant regulatory frameworks and possible evolutions. The Working Group elaborates Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) and recommendations that can lead to the development of an integrated, competitive, secure and effective gas market in the region.
LAST EVENT
11 February 2021
GAS WG CONSULTATION
In 2020, the MEDREG Gas Working Group (GAS WG) developed a report on the role of natural gas in supporting the energy transition from a fossil-based system to a zero-carbon one. The scope of the report is to give an overview on the current condition of gas markets in the Mediterranean and focus on the role of this fuel in supporting the energy transition of the area, with a particular focus on the regulators’ role.
Objectives
  • 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 2020
  • Report on design mechanism for gas market able to foster energy transition: This report will identify possible market design tools, that can be implemented to provide the required flexibility to the system to accompany the growing RES penetration.
  • Study Visit of GASREG (Egypt) to identify market monitoring role, activities and processes in the newly opened Egyptian gas market.
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