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
(Egypt, GASREG)
Vice-Chair
(Croatia, HERA)
Vice-Chair
(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.



Initiatives for 2023
  • Report on "Tackling Security of Supply Concerns in the Current Gas Crisis”: It will cover strategies followed by the Mediterranean countries to ensure security of supply, including diversifying sources and others.
  • Workshop on "Analysis of Gas Infrastructure to Improve Flexibility and Interoperability of Energy Systems":  The workshop will provide an overview of the current infrastructures and their potential development from a scope of flexibility and interoperability.
  • Technical Support to Members:
    • GasReg (Egypt): Energy Transition Initiatives in EU Countries 
    • NGA (Israel): Regulation and Assimilation of Secondary Trade in Natural Gas
  • General training on the regulation of transmission and distribution systems in EU countries. 

 

 

 

Last publication
NEXT EVENT
19 March 2024
Online
35th Gas Working Group (GAS WG) meeting

The GAS WG chairs and members will be meeting online to discuss the report on “Green LNG as a Hub for the Energy Transition”

LAST EVENT
POSTPONED TO 2024
Hybrid – Online/ Milan
Italy
Workshop on the “Analysis of Gas Infrastructure to Improve Flexibility and Interoperability of Energy Systems”

Following the publication of a MEDREG report in March 2013 addressing cross-border coordination for interconnection capacity development, MEDREG will be holding a workshop to analyse the gas infrastructure to improve the flexibility and interoperability of the energy system.

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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