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Policy & Regulation

Mallnow case shows EU gas market integration needs more time

Shippers may have to wait until August before they can book bundled capacity on the Mallnow interconnection point as market integration is being held back by a dispute over which platform to use Shippers may have to wait until August before they can book bundled capacity on the Mallnow interconnection point as market integration is being held back by a dispute over which platform to use.
By Andreas Walstad 12 March 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34027
A compressor station at Mallnow. (Gascade)

The Mallnow interconnection point, one of the main entry points for Russian gas into Western Europe, is at the centre of a dispute that illustrates how a lack of cross-border collaboration between national regulators and transmission system operators (TSOs) is holding back market integration in the EU. Implementation of the union’s network codes – a set of rules aimed at easing cross-border trading in gas and power – has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, but the case illustrates there...