Lithuania is one of Europe’s smallest national gas markets until recently reliant, in common with Latvia and Estonia, on imported Russian pipeline gas for all its natural gas requirements. After its accession to the EU in 2004, Lithuania became directly impacted by the developing body of energy market regulation, most notably the Third Package of […]
In the 1980s and 1990s, privatisation and liberalisation of European gas markets emerged on the political agenda. Back then, “many of the established actors in European gas industry still regarded the introduction of liberalisation as the equivalent of the end of civilisation” (Stern, 1998: 91). Ever since, attempts to liberalise European gas markets were facing […]
The European Commission has stuck to its guns in proposing ownership unbundling for energy networks. But David Buchan warns that if the Commission’s plans misfire on investment from inside and outside the EU, and create more of a two tier market structure, they would have been better kept in their holster.
The European Union faces a difficult autumn carrying forward its three pronged energy programme. The problem so far, argues David Buchan, is less the policies cutting across each other than the 27 member states, with their differing views on Russia, competition and green priorities.
The European Union (EU) began a liberalization process during the past decade, in order to create an internal market for gas by breaking up vertically integrated national companies, allowing entry on the supply side and consumer switching on the demand side. The final aim of this process – to create a single market for gas […]
The Turkish gas market is one of the most rapidly growing – and is therefore becoming one of the most important – markets in Europe. However, during the 2000s it experienced setbacks in terms of anticipated demand growth and the anticipated development of liberalisation and competition. Plans for rapid liberalisation and reducing the market share […]
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