Transmission tariffs remain obstacle to gas trade

A survey has found barriers to trade persist across European gas hubs, with expensive transmission tariffs being the most common obstacle A survey has found barriers to trade persist across European gas hubs, with expensive transmission tariffs being the most common obstacle.
By Andreas Walstad 20 April 2017 0 25552
A German gas compressor station. TSOs have said transmission tariffs are a problem for trade. (Wintershall)

A survey of European market participants commissioned by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) has found that transmission tariffs are the most significant barrier to wholesale gas trading.

Transmission tariffs – which apply to transporting gas through European pipelines and networks – are too high and are hampering the development of liquidity at European hubs, according to market participants responding to the survey, which was published last week.

The survey said that, given current demand trends, "the risk of tariffs being consistently above...

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