Yafimava Katja

Sources fossiles
Janvier 2017
Titre Ouvrage:
The OPAL Exemption Decision: past, present, and future
. Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES paper: NG 117)
43 p.

Since the OPAL pipeline started operating, more than five years ago, Gazprom has been unable to use more than 50 per cent of its capacity – even if such was not required by third parties – due to a regulatory cap imposed by the European Commission (EC) in June 2009. In October 2016 the EC adopted a new decision which removed the cap and attempted to strike a fine balance between the interests of all parties involved: while it allows Gazprom to bid for the remaining 50 per cent of OPAL capacity, it also guarantees that third parties will have access to at least 20 per cent, as Gazprom is not allowed to outbid them for that share. As such the October 2016 decision signifies an important turning point in how Russian gas will be transported to Europe in the future.

ISBN : 978-1-78467-077-1

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