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 2024
  • The GAS WG will be developing a report on "Green LNG as a Hub for the Energy Transition," where the aim is to explore the new trend and check the feasibility of its adoption to add to the efforts of the energy transition.
  • A workshop on "Tackling Security of Supply Concerns in a Gas Crisis," will be an opportunity to showcase the 2023 report, presenting the strategies that have been adopted in the region to ensure energy security during times such as the Gas Crisis.
  • Technical Support for MEDREG's members in terms of two study visits for the Egyptian member GASREG and the Israeli member NGA respectively.

 

 

Last publication
NEXT EVENT
October 2024 – Date TBC
Brussels
Belgium
MEDREG High-Level Event on “Shaping a Secure and Sustainable Energy Market in the Mediterranean”

Despite the crises that the energy sector underwent in the last two years, putting energy supply at risk and leading energy prices to skyrocket levels, MEDREG demonstrated its capacity of adaptation and responsiveness to help its members maintain the stability and the functioning of the energy markets.

LAST EVENT
12 June 2024
Selinunte
Italy
The Mediterranean Energy Regulators Cooperate to Grasp the Energy Complementarities of the Northern and Southern Shores

Hosted in the Sicilian archaeological site of Selinunte by the Italian Regulatory Authority for the Energy and Environment (ARERA), the Presidents of energy regulatory authorities, member of MEDREG, gathered for the fourth time with industry leaders and policymakers from across the Mediterranean region to steer reflections and identify winning strategies that incentivise investments in cross border interconnections and energy infrastructures.

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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