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.



Initiatives for 2022
  • 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:
    ARH (Algeria): Optimisation of the natural gas transportation network and determination of natural gas wholesale price;
    GASREG (Egypt): Study visit to CRE on third-party access rules
  • Workshop for southern Mediterranean members on hydrogen commercial aspects and the effects that COP 26 decisions entail for the southern-shore hydrogen markets. 

 

 

Last publication
NEXT EVENT
13 October 2022 (morning)
Milan
Italy
32nd Gas Working Group (GAS WG) meeting
The Gas Working Group WG (GAS WG) members will mainly discuss the ongoing report on cross-border coordination for interconnection capacity development, the support activity for the Algerian gas member ARH on the “optimisation of the natural gas transportation network and determination of NG wholesale price”, and the online workshop for Southern shore members on “renewable gases commercial aspects and the effect of COP26 decisions”.
LAST EVENT
3-5 October 2022
Dubrovnik
Croatia
MEDREG High-Level Discussions on Gas Crises in the Mediterranean Region and the Role of Regulators
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
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