The Agency publishes today the results of a survey conducted among wholesale market participants - mainly shippers, suppliers, traders and energy intensive customers - across the EU on the remaining barriers to gas wholesale market trading. The survey was commissioned by the Agency and conducted by a Consultant.
The results of the survey provide input into the assessment of developments in gas wholesale markets which the Agency performs every year for the preparation of its Market Monitoring Report (MMR). In fact, one of the legal requirements of the MMR is to detect and assess market barriers hindering the implementation of the European Internal Energy Market. However, at this stage the results of the survey only reflect the opinions of those market participants that participated in the survey. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Agency nor those of the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs).
The main identified barriers were categorised by the Consultant by hub development category. Whereas the most important barriers for established, advanced and emerging hubs overlap to a large degree - albeit at different levels of intensity - those experienced in illiquid hubs differ significantly.
You can find the latest Market Monitoring Report here. The Agency intends to publish a new edition covering 2016 in November.