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The aim of the study is to provide substantiated analysis as to whether the current regulatory framework in the EU gas sector is the most effective in order to maximise overall EU welfare or whether amendments may be necessary, and if so provide recommendations. Read the related discussion papers and the related stakeholder responses. These discussion papers will serve as input to the study and as basis for discussion.
Please note that comments received from stakeholders in conjunction with the discussion papers can and will not influence the ongoing selection process of the submitted consultant proposals which is the sole prerogative of DG Energy.
This study has been carried out to assess the functioning and implementation of Directive 2009/119/EC imposing an obligation on Member States to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products.
The study has been carried out for the European Commission and expresses the opinion of the organisation having undertaken them. To this end, it does not reflect the views of the European Commission, TSOs, project promoters and other stakeholders involved. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information given in the study, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.
The overall objective of the assignment is to assess the investment requirements of the European TSOs in relation to their financing capabilities.
As set out in the technical specifications, the objectives of the project are to ‘collect and to analyse primarily legal information, as well as technical, environmental and economic data linked to carbon dioxide infrastructure, to develop necessary criteria and process for carbon dioxide (CO2) cross-border infrastructure projects at the EU-level’.
This study assesses effects and impacts of collective purchasing and other arrangements to improve outcomes for buyers in EU wholesale natural gas markets.
The two stages of the report ' Research on Conditions and Design Parameters for Strengthening Offshore Safety Expertise in EU Member States provide an in depth analysis of the resourcing of Member States competent authorities to accord with the required regulatory functions within the Offshore Safety directive.
The CO2StoP project created a database of locations and capacities of underground geological formations in Europe that could be used to store CO 2. It also created a tool to calculate the fraction of the theoretical storage capacity that can be accessed using all currently available technologies regardless of cost, producing estimates very similar to the Technically Accessible CO 2 Storage Resource (TASR) used by the US Geological Survey. This study summarises the results of the CO2Stop project.