This interim report examines changing gas storage usage in Europe and effects on security of supply. It presents the results of a CEER questionnaire that was sent to storage users and storage operators to understand why less storage capacity was booked during the last storage season and to gain an outlook on future booking behaviour.
This document puts forward clear principles and processes for the identification and allocation of incremental capacity. CEER's work on incremental capacity builds from our consultation Market-Based Investment Procedures for Gas Infrastructure: Issues and Approaches (C12-GWG-87-03) carried out in 2012. The blueprint is intended as input to the discussion on EU wide principles and processed for market-based investment procedures in gas transmission capacity.
This Status Review presents an assessment of access conditions to LNG terminals in Europe, taking into account recent developments in the EU gas market. Based on data provided by NRAs, CEER analysed the rules in place, the level of capacity utilisation, spot contracting, secondary market functioning and the application of congestion management procedures at LNG terminals over the past three years (2009-2011).