Policy & Regulation

Gas industry warns against extending EU market rules

Brussels’ attempt to extend its legal framework to cover pipelines from third countries is facing opposition from the gas industry Brussels’ attempt to extend its legal framework to cover pipelines from third countries is facing opposition from the gas industry.
By Andreas Walstad 12 January 2018 0 29068
The GreenStream receiving terminal in Sicily. (Eni)

Europe’s gas industry association is facing down Brussels over its plans to extend the EU Gas Directive to cover pipelines from other jurisdictions, such as Russia, without first consulting stakeholders. 

Eurogas, an industry association representing many of Europe’s largest gas companies, said in a paper released this week that the proposal could have detrimental effects in a number of areas including security of supply, investment security and wider geopolitical relations. 

“Eurogas has examined the proposal and has identified numerous issues of significant detrimental...