Merging markets: connecting Germany and Austria

Parts of Germany and Austria could soon form a single gas trading market, if negotiations to connect the Alpine regions of Tirol and Vorarlberg with the NetConnect Germany (NCG) network come to fruition this year.

The Austrian states of Vorarlberg and Tirol suffer from a lack of interconnection with the rest of the domestic gas network. (E-Control/Interfax) The Austrian states of Vorarlberg and Tirol suffer from a lack of interconnection with the rest of the domestic gas network. (E-Control/Interfax)

Parts of Germany and Austria could soon form a single gas trading market, if negotiations to connect the Alpine regions of Tirol and Vorarlberg with the NetConnect Germany (NCG) network come to fruition this year.