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.



Last publication
NEXT EVENT
Spring 2020
Cairo
Egypt
27th Gas Working Group (GAS WG) meeting: Development and implementation of TPA rules and activities
Providing technical support to GASREG, the Gas WG will organise a study-visit to two National Regulatory Authorities (both EU and Non-EU) to identify market monitoring roles, activities and processes for licensed parties in the newly opened Egyptian Gas Market.
LAST EVENT
6 November 2019
Brussels
Belgium
Mediterranean Regulators Lead Discussions on the Future of Gas and Renewable Energy Developments
On 6 November in Brussels, MEDREG held its energy Forum entitled “At the Forefront of Pro-active and Resilient Energy Regulation”, which saw the participation of nearly 80 key energy experts who exchanged on gas and renewable energy developments in the Mediterranean region through a pro-active dialogue
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 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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