Written by Alex Wilson (4th edition),
In February 2016, the European Commission proposed a new regulation on security of gas supply as part of its sustainable energy security package, in order to develop a stronger collective response to future supply risks.
Major innovations in the Commission proposal include a solidarity principle that prioritises households and essential social services during an emergency situation; mandatory regional preventive action and emergency plans based on new templates; fewer exemptions on bidirectional capacity, in order to facilitate reverse gas flows; an increase in the scope of contractual information relating to security of supply that is provided to the Commission and national authorities; and further involvement of the contracting parties of the Energy Community in security of gas supply measures.
The ITRE Committee approved its report in October 2016, while the Council adopted a general approach in December 2016. Trilogue negotiations started in February 2017 and agreement was reached in April. The agreed text was approved by the ITRE committee on 30 May and is scheduled for a vote in the September 2017 plenary.
- June 2017: New rules on security of gas supply (4th edition)
- February 2017: New rules on security of gas supply (3rd edition)
- October 2016: New rules on security of gas supply (2nd edition)
- April 2016: New rules on security of gas supply (1st edition)
|Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply and repealing Regulation (EU) No 994/2010|
Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)
Jerzy Buzek (EPP, Poland)
COM(2016) 52 of 16.02.2016
procedure ref.: 2016/0030(COD)
Ordinary legislative procedure
|Next steps expected:||
First-reading vote in plenary