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

 

Co-Chair

Eng. Karem Mahmoud
(Egypt, GasReg)

Co-Chair

Mr. Vincenzo Cioffo
(Italy, ARERA)

Vice-Chair

Mrs Bagdagul Kaya-Caner
(Turkey, EMRA)



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
29 June - 1 July 2020
Online training
MEDREG Training: Unbundling and TPA in gas and electricity markets
This training will consider and explain the main questions and possible answers that characterize the debate on third party access and unbundling regimes in the electricity and gas markets, focusing in particular on the economic principles behind them and the role of energy regulators in designing and implementing them correctly in the energy sector.
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LAST EVENT
22 April 2020
video conference
The Gas Working Group adapts its deliverables to the Covid-19 implications
The Gas Working Group (GAS WG) held a virtual meeting through video conference on 22 April to carry on with its planned 2020 deliverables, composing with the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions and consequences.
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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