Romania’s gas reforms worry Brussels

Romania’s proposed regulations to restrict gas exports in times of crisis are setting it against the EU’s plans for energy security Romania’s proposed regulations to restrict gas exports in times of crisis are setting it against the EU’s plans for energy security.
By Andreas Walstad 31 May 2017 0 26142
Romania could be a reliable source of supply to the rest of Europe in the case of emergencies. (Romgaz)

The European Commission has challenged Romania’s plans to restrict gas exports in emergency situations, saying the reforms are incompatible with EU law. 

Bucharest has proposed legislation that would impose restrictions in emergency supply situations and make it mandatory for all domestic gas producers to sell 100% of their gas on the state-owned OPCOM exchange. A letter seen by Interfax Natural Gas Daily – which was recently sent by the commission to Romanian authorities – said the export restrictions would grant national regulator ANRE powers that were...

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