EU Energy Law Volume XI - The Role of Gas in the EU’s Energy Union

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The EU’s gas market is at the very centre of the Energy Union, and is changing faster than ever before. Indeed, the European Council has stressed repeatedly the EU’s priority of ensuring its gas security, and promoting liquid and competitive gas markets across the whole of the EU.The Commission has already proposed a revision to the gas Security of Supply Regulation and negotiations are close to finalisation. In 2017, the Commission published an ‘LNG Strategy’. In terms of market integration, the progressive adoption of grid codes is further integrating markets, and the emergence of active trading hubs in North West Europe, is seeing the emergence of similar liquid markets throughout the EU. The EU has also been actively pursuing its aim of diversifying its sources of gas supplies, making progress in bringing the Southern Corridor to fruition, and is actively looking at other potential suppliers, for example in the Eastern Mediterranean. And in the competition policy field the Commission has equally been active, scrutinising the behaviour in particular of companies holding dominant positions in parts of the EU. This volume, introduced by EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias CAÑETE, brings together commentary and analysis by some of the leading Commission officials, lawyers and industry figures on all of these issues, offering a comprehensive overview of the challenges faced by the EU, its response, and the future direction of EU gas policy.

Edited by
Christopher Jones
Deputy Director General, DG ENER, EC

Preface by:

Miguel Arias Canete

Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy

Written by:

Marco Alverà, Chief Executive Officer, Snam, Marco Arcelli, Head of Upstream Gas Department, ENEL, Vitaliy Baylarbayov, Deputy VP, SOCAR, Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Roger Bounds, Vice President, Global Gas, Shell, Julian Bowden, Gas Busineess Development, BP, Maciej Ciszewski, Gaspard Demur, Bartlomiej Gurba, Jacek Liegmann, Stefan Moser, Dr. Anna Samsel van Haasteren, and Beatriz Sinobas, DG Energy, European Commission, Adina Crisan-Revol, Policy coordinator, DG Energy, European Commission, Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, Partner, Francesco Maria Salerno, Senior attorney, and Ana Gómez Tena, associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brussels, Benedikt Klauser and Sofiya Shavlak, DG Energy, European Commission, Janez Kopac, Director, and Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat, Kristof Kovacs, DG Energy, European Commission, Antonio Llardén, Executive Chairman, Enagas, Nina Niejahr, Senior Counsel, and Fiona Carlin, Global Head of Antitrust, Baker McKenzie, Brussels, Lena Sandberg, Of Counsel, Gibson Dunn, Catherina Sikow-Magny, Head of Unit, DG Energy, European Commission, Carmen Vindel Sanchez, Director European Regulation, and  Sara Molinero, European Regulatory Studies Manager, Gas Natural Fenosa, Eirik Waerness, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Emil Gjeset, Researcher, and Olav Aamlid Syversen, Deputy Head of EU Affairs, Statoil ASA, Andrew Walker, VP Strategy Cheniere Marketing.

The role of gas in the EU’s Energy Union is the result of collaboration between its authors to contribute to the debate in this area and to raise money for charitable causes.100 Euros per copy will be donated to the Donna Louise Trust, a childrens' charitable Hospice that provides comfort and assistance to children with life-limiting conditions as well as their families.


ISBN 9789077644447
ISBN ebook 9789077644461
Publication Date May 2017
Nr of Pages 300
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