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GAS
September 2018
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Leaflet on Gas Markets in the Mediterranean
This leaflet provides an insight of the existing natural gas infrastructure and gas market competition present in the Mediterranean. Based on two reports published earlier in 2018, this short publication highlights the main outcomes of these studies in a reader-friendly and approachable way.
MEDREG seeks to identify requirements that could lead to the development of an integrated, competitive, secure and functioning gas market in the Mediterranean region. In order to develop this work, MEDREG has developed a set of indicators, reported in this leaflet, to help understand the current situation in its member countries.
April 2018
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ENG
Gas Infrastructure Map of the Mediterranean Region
Based on data collected from 14 Mediterranean countries, the report provides a picture of the gas infrastructure in the Mediterranean including interconnection points, transmission pipelines crossing the country, transmission and storage capacities, usage of the capacities and future investment plans across MEDREG members.
This Gas Infrastructure Map report also shows potential infrastructure developments in the natural gas transmission systems under several future natural gas demand scenarios and includes infrastructure maps of Croatia, Cyprus, France, Jordan, Malta, Spain, Turkey.
Find out more about the report in this 1-minute video
April 2018
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ENG
Assessment of Natural Gas Competition and Market Prices within MEDREG Members
Using a common set of indicators, the report provides an assessment of gas market competition among MEDREG members for household and non-household consumers and analyses gas retail prices in each country.
This assessment focuses on the situation in 10 countries (Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Portugal, Spain and Turkey), considering that there is no gas consumption in Albania, Cyprus, Malta and Montenegro.
The report shows major differences between the national gas markets in the MEDREG countries surveyed in terms of energy demand, number of customers, distribution of gas demand between the household and non-household segments, level of liberalisation of the gas retail market, and geographical coverage for gas suppliers. The analysis also provides information on switching rates and dispute resolution.
Watch the Gas WG Chair presenting the report
January 2017
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Guidelines of Good Practice on Capacity Allocation-Work Methodology
The purpose of this work is to assess the allocation mechanisms actually adopted in the Mediterranean region and to define MEDREG’s Good Practice Guidelines for capacity allocation. Guidelines will aim to help identify more efficient allocation mechanisms of the capacity at the interconnection points to support the development of cross-border trade and of an efficient gas wholesale market in the Mediterranean region. Given the diversity of the current adopted methodologies (first-come-first-served, auctioning, others), an initial status assessment is intended, based on a questionnaire distributed to the Regulators of the MEDREG countries. The assessment also concerns the congestion management mechanisms adopted, if any, that are strictly related to the efficient use of the capacity allocated.
December 2015
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Work Methodology for the Assessment of Competition Indicators and Market prices within MEDREG members
The Gas working group developed a first phase work methodology for the achievement of this deliverable. This report intends to provide a review of the level of competition in the retail gas markets for household and non-household consumers, across MEDREG members. Given the diversity of situations in the different countries this assessment work intends to evaluate the retail natural gas market of each country, looking for the main market competition indicators. The assessment work also includes the collection and the analysis of data related with the retail gas prices of each country, for the household and non-household segments. The information from the different MEDREG members will be obtained by a questionnaire, which will be divided in two different parts. The first part will include direct questions concerning the market competition indicators. The second part will include tables to be filled out and questions about retail gas prices for household and non-household customers. The questionnaire will be based in the most recent situation of each country
June 2015
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GAS WG - 2nd Status review on Transparency in the Mediterranean region and Monitoring of the MEDREG Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) on Transparency
The aim of this report is to assess the progress made on transparency in the Mediterranean region since the first status review developed in 2011. The achieved results shows that the situation regarding transparency is mainly unchanged, although some progress has been detected in some countries and no major setbacks have been registered. The report also describes that the level of transparency is influenced by the existence of a legal obligation to publish information on the gas system and market. In the absence of such legal requirements, the compliance with MEDREG GGP recommendations is voluntary and may depend on the own operators’ interest and the capacity and powers of regulators to have an influence on their information disclosure policies.
November 2014
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Second Benchmarking Report 2014 (Med14-18GA-6 GAS)
This Second Report of the Gas Working Group will provide an updated picture of gas markets, infrastructure and regulatory frameworks in MEDREG members’ countries. This updated picture will serve as tool to benchmark the countries in the region and highlight the potential opportunities of the harmonization of regulatory frameworks, as well as the creation of a commercial, technical and legal level playing field. The report stresses how gas consumption levels throughout the Mediterranean have increased, with a need to further enhance intra-regional trading: natural gas networks need a clear and ambitious investment roadmap as well as a harmonized legal framework for the intra-regional trade.
November 2013
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Guidelines of Good Practice on Third Party Access in the Mediterranean region
According to the aspects addressed in the previous report issued by the GAS WG on “Status review on Third Party Access in the Mediterranean region”, the Guidelines of Good Practice on Third Party Access in the Mediterranean region focus on: market opening, unbundling, TPA to the infrastructures, network code and TPA rules, tariffs, methodologies for capacity allocation and congestion management, balancing, anti-­-hording mechanisms, quality of service and dispute settlement. For each aspect the report contains the main conclusions of the previous study “Status review on Third Party Access in the Mediterranean region”.
June 2011
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Status review on transparency in the Mediterranean region and monitoring of the MEDREG guidelines of good practice (GGP) on transparency
One of the most important preconditions to achieve an integrated, competitive and secure gas market in the Mediterranean region is ensuring that participants in the gas markets have easyaccessible and non-discriminatory access to all the information they need. Transparency in the access to this information is therefore a key principle to observe in order to reach this objective. As foreseen in MEDREG Action Plan 2010-2012, the Ad-Hoc Group on Gas (GAS AG) has investigated the transparency status in the gas systems and markets of Mediterranean countries, and has carried out a monitoring of the guidelines and recommendations on transparency contained in the MEDREG Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) on Transparency, approved in the 8th General Assembly of 13th November 2009. This report presents the results of this research.
June 2009
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Benchmarking assessment
The permanent Mediterranean Working Group on Electricity and Natural Gas Regulation (MEDREG) was established in 2006, with the general objective “to institutionalise cooperation between the regulatory bodies of the Mediterranean region in order to achieve a consistent harmonized and investment-friendly regulatory framework aiming at providing the maximum benefits to the energy consumers of the Mediterranean region”. The current paper, regarding to the gas sector, is one of the first steps in the pointed out direction. Through the cooperation of the MEDREG Members, the Ad Hoc Group on Gas has produced this study providing the assessment of the status of gas markets and sector regulation in the MEDREG countries so far and its expected evolution.
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