On 16 October 2014, the Commission published its Stress Test Communication analysing the effects of a possible partial or complete disruption of gas supplies from Russia. At the same time, a report on the implementation of the Gas Security of Supply Regulation (EU) No. 994/2010 (hereafter, 'the Regulation') was adopted. This Report highlighted several sections where improvement of the Regulation can lead to more effective prevention and management of supply crises.
Consequently, the revision of the Gas Security of Supply Regulation (994/2010) was included in the Roadmap for Energy Union adopted on 25 February 2015. A proposal for revision is foreseen to be adopted by the Commission by the end of 2015. A public consultation was launched on 15 January 2015 and lasted until 8 April 2015. The aim of the consultation was to seek stakeholder views on the areas and options for possible improvements to the Regulation, including supporting evidence.
The overall response rate amounted to around a hundred. The biggest share of responses came from undertakings (32%) and associations (27%). The high response rate from national and pan-European associations means that the overall number of stakeholders who expressed their views in the consultation and therefore its representativeness is even higher. Moreover, many public authorities and a majority of Member States expressed their views in the public consultation as well as a majority of European TSOs.
On this website, please see the findings document prepared by DG Energy, an overview presentation as well as the non-confidential individual submissions of stakeholders.