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.
Natural Gas Working Group (GAS WG)





Mr. Vincenzo Cioffo
(Italy, ARERA)


Ms. Evi Gazi
(Greece, RAE)


Mr. Mohamad Eltahan
(Egypt, GASREG)





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
20 October 2020 - 10:00 AM - 13:30 PM
online meeting
28th Gas Working Group (GAS WG) meeting
The GAS WG met to finalise its work on the development and implementation of TPA rules and activities and agreed on the activities to be performed in 2021. It was also discussed the technical support provided to members as well as the participation to UfM GAS platform.
  • 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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