Sit back, relax & enjoy the cruise towards #ClimateNeutrality ⛴️

📈After 2 pandemic years, tourist flow is booming, cruise ship demand included. But where does #decarbonisation stand in all of that?

#LNG terminals can help. And this is how:
👉https://bit.ly/3zVXUJD

It's #MethaneMonday!

All Energy Community Contracting Parties agreed to cut #methaneemissions by 30% by 2030 under the #GlobalMethanePledge🙌

We are proud to have contributed to the new Methane Policy Toolkit to help them reach their goals💪
Learn more⤵️
https://methaneguidingprinciples.org/methane-policy-toolkit

Fantastic insight into what it takes to Save gas for Safe Winter! Equally important is the remaining risks:
- lack of solidarity!
- winter 2023/24 also at risk
- lack of supplies from non-Russia
- bottleknecks
- cold winter 2022/23
- CEE in special situation
@GIEBrussels #AGSI https://twitter.com/ENTSOG/status/1552308632196366336

ENTSOG @ENTSOG

📢ENTSOG has exceptionally published a Yearly Supply Outlook 2022/23
The important analysis assesses the flexibility of EU #gasinfrastructure and storage use in case of full Russian supply disruption.
Our PR with link to the full report👇https://bit.ly/3ODVbsB

[#ABO]L’Union européenne a mis en place un mécanisme permettant d’améliorer le niveau de stockage de ses États membres avant la saison hivernale. Objectif : renforcer la sécurité énergétique au sein de l’UE avec un principe, l’équité.
#Stockage
@Storengy
↪️https://www.gazdaujourdhui.fr/un-outil-strategique-et-essentiel-pour-renforcer-la-resilience-energetique

🥳{giedata} is on #CRAN now! With gas storage data gaining attention due to the consequences of #Russia's war against #Ukraine and @GIEBrussels fundamentally updating their #API, I have written a small package that helps to retrieve #AGSI data & metadata: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/giedata/index.html.

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Who we are

Gas Infrastructure Europe is a representative organisation towards the European Institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the European Union) as well as the European bodies of regulators (ACER, CEER) and other stakeholders.

GIE was formally established on 10 March 2005 as a legally independent and non-profit association with official articles of associations. Its Secretariat is based in Brussels (Avenue de Cortenbergh 100). The GIE President is Mr. Torben Brabo.

GIE – Gas Infrastructure Europe – is representing 68 member companies from 27 countries, gathering operators of gas infrastructures across Europe: transmission pipelines, storage facilities and LNG terminals.

Mission & Objectives

Mission

GIE aims to find market-based solutions in order to best meet the interests of the network users; with regard to regulated activities of our members we advocate a stable and predictable regulatory framework consistent throughout the European Union in order to create an environment that facilitates investments. This is of particular importance since infrastructure is a prerequisite both for security of supply and for creating competition. Only if investments into infrastructure and the creation of new capacity are sufficient in order to cope with the rising demand for natural gas can natural gas remain a cornerstone of the European energy mix.

GIE is promoting interoperability of the European gas systems to enhance cross-border gas exchanges through the work done within GIE on this issue and in cooperation with other stakeholders.

Objectives

The GIE objectives comprise mainly but are not necessarily limited to those listed:

  • Contributing to a safe and reliable European transmission system suitable for meeting present and future transportation needs;
  • Supporting the European Union on its path to deliver the EU Green Deal’s objectives;
  • Enhancing decarbonisation of all regions and sectors, including the hard-to-abate ones;
  • Supporting the development of the hydrogen economy with the existing gas infrastructure and via the development of innovative projects;
  • Promoting market solutions;
  • Contributing to the setting of a stable public policy framework;
  • Voicing the opinion of the its members in Europe according to the previous points.

Structure

GIE is the umbrella organisation for its three subdivisions

GTE – Gas Transmission Europe
representing the Transmission System Operators (TSO)

GLE – Gas LNG Europe
representing the LNG Terminal Operators (LSO)

GSE – Gas Storage Europe
representing the Storage System Operators (SSO)

Natural Gas Area

[focus on existing markets]

The management of the classical natural gas market we see to be developed under the Natural Gas Area. The existing market and its regulatory design are very mature and requires its own focus. Markets in some regions should be finalised, and the CCE/SEE prospects should have more focus

Topics followed:

  • Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package
  • Gas prices and Security of Supply
  • Decarbonisation of the CEE/SEE region
  • Fit for 55

Relation with ACER/CEER and policymakers (ad-hoc) on natural gas

Hydrogen Area

[focus on new markets]

We introduce a new area, the Hydrogen Area, where the role of new gases on a wholesale level will be tackled more in depth. Such change is born from the EC decarbonization process, the EC System Integration and Hydrogen strategies.

Topics followed:

  • Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package
  • RED II
  • Additionality Principle
  • Guarantees of Origin (GOs)
  • GIE Contribution to European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

Disruptive Energy Area

[focus on disruptive markets]

We introduce a new area, the Disruptive Energy Area, where the more disruptive, decentralised and circular technologies and markets should be assessed.

Topics followed:

  • New disruptive business models connected with decentralisation
  • Energy storage
  • Sector coupling and joint gas-power markets design (prosumers, flexibility platforms, ..)
  • Dialogue and work with DSO’s (gas and power)
  • GIE Innovates (disruptive technology development, mainly cluster)
  • Digitalisation

System Operation & Development Area

The technical work addressed so far under the System Operation Area, together with the GIE Maps and Transparency will be covered under the existing System Operation and Development Area.

Topics followed:

  • Methane Emissions
  • Security of Supply
  • Gas Quality
  • Cybersecurity
  • Transparency (including GIE/GTE/GLE/GSE Maps, ALSI/AGSI+, REMIT)
  • H2 Infrastructure Maps TYNDP, databases (data for EHB, IOGP/GIE/ENTSOG, NGN H2 Map)
  • TYNDP