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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.



Last publication
NEXT EVENT
September 2021
GASREG Study Visit to CRE
The second leg of the study visit of GASREG to the French regulator CRE will complement the first part held in 2020. This second part will focus on case studies of TPA decisions taken by CRE. More information will be available soon.
LAST EVENT
4 - 6 May 2021
online workshop
MEDREG held its first support activity of the year on gas legislation for the Jordanian colleagues of EMRC
Jordan's average daily gas consumption is around 9.5 million cubic meters, of which 99% is used to produce electricity, while 1% is used for the industrial sector.
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 2021-22
  • Analysis of gas infrastructure to improve flexibility and interoperability of energy systems: This study will evaluate the gas infrastructure and its required to improve flexibility and interoperability if countries show an emission reduction targets and in a climate change vision/green deal and other energy sources (i.e. Hydrogen, biogas)
  • Cross-border coordination for interconnection capacity development: This study will define the evolution of the interconnections in the region based on different scenarios of fuel mixes to support a transition towards greener energy.
  • Workshop on cross-border coordination for interconnection capacity development: A workshop will illustrate the main evidence emerging from the above report and discuss the policy implications with interested stakeholders and institutional partners.
  • Technical support to members:
    GASREG (Egypt): Third party access rules and activities: case studies on decisions taken
    EMRC (Jordan): Design and implementation of regulation for gas sector
    ARH (Algeria): Optimization of the natural gas transportation network and determination of NG wholesale price
    GASREG (Egypt): Unbundling and third-party access rules and activities: methodologies of non-EU countries
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