Transmission tariffs remain obstacle to gas trade

By Andreas Walstad 20 April 2017
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A German gas compressor station. TSOs have said transmission tariffs are a problem for trade. (Wintershall) 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.

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