Building New Gas Transportation Infrastructure in the EU – what are the ‘rules of the game’?
This paper will address the issue of construction and usage of incremental and new gas transportation capacity in Europe. It will analyse the existing (Guidelines of Good Practice for Open Seasons, the Energy Infrastructure Package, the 3rd Gas Directive) and draft (ACER Guidance for incremental capacity) regulation, as well as various proposals for development of additional regulation (e.g. Coordinated Open Seasons) with the aim of establishing whether the existing/draft/proposed regulatory framework is adequate for construction of new cross-border pipelines in Europe. This will be the second paper in the series of the Gas Programme publications on the EU regulatory issues.