📍“In order to maintain #securityofsupply, a sufficient level of #gasstorage capacity must be maintained in a coordinated manner”.

That’s what @schmoltzer, GIE Value of Storage WG chair, highlighted at the #IPS2023 in Milan.

Read 👉 https://lnkd.in/eCFpKUfx

@ThTrouve @FrancegazFR Presenting on behalf of @GIEBrussels and our French members 🇫🇷
@GRTgaz - @Teregacontact
@Storengy - @Elengy

As natural gas demand decreased by 8% y to y in the OECD, #TimGould put the attention to the evolution of Chinese gas demand 📈 and its impact on #LNG markets and wholesale #prices, especially as Europe is going to be more and more exposed to spot prices.

@wavestoneFR @Energy4Europe @MWorsdorfer @csikow @AdinaRevol Last year the EU understood the importance and value of the underground gas #storage while 5 years ago the assets were seen by many as stranded assets, said @TorbenBrabo.
Storage have never been fulfill at this level so early.

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Who we are

GIE is the voice of the gas infrastructure operators of Europe.
We represent operators working and innovating with renewable and low-carbon molecules, including hydrogen, biomethane, natural gas and synthetic gases.

3 columns 
Our activities are scoped under 3 columns:
transmission pipelines, storage facilities and LNG terminals.

The association was formally established on 10 March 2005 as a legally independent and non-profit association with official articles of association.
Its Secretariat is based in Brussels, at the heart of the European quarter in Brussels, Avenue de Cortenbergh 100.

The President of GIE is  Torben Brabo, who as well holds the position of Senior Vice President of the International Relations in Energinet Group, the Danish national transmission system operator for electricity and gas.
The Secretary-General is Boyana Achovski, who leads the GIE team daily and coordinates the association’s activities across Europe.



Effective communication and our engagement in the political decision-making processes enable GIE to strengthen the development of the European gas infrastructure operators. By doing so, we pave the pathway towards a cleaner and more sustainable future for all.


GIE’s mission comprise, but it is not limited to:

  • Promoting a safe, reliable and efficient European gas infrastructure system suitable for meeting present and future needs;
  • Promoting the completion of the internal market and the development of a well interconnected, integrated and flexible gas infrastructure system in Europe in order to enhance security of supply, integrate European wholesales markets and ensure the free flow of energy across the borders;
  • Promoting the important role of gas and gas infrastructure in achieving the EU energy policy objectives in a reliable, cost-effective and sustainable way;
  • Promoting innovation such as new uses of gas, new technologies, new services, etc.;
  • Contributing to the setting of a stable EU policy and regulatory framework in cooperation with EU institutions and European regulatory authorities;
  • Voicing the opinion of the TSOs, SSOs and LSOs in Europe with respect to the previous points thus representing the sole interest of infrastructure operators.



Our vision is that by 2050, the gas infrastructure (pipelines, storage assets and LNG terminals) will be the backbone of the new innovative energy system. We are here to deliver the cleanest, most secure, efficient and sustainable energy supply for the European citizens and industries.



Our goal is to be the voice in Europe of the gas infrastructure operators and to ensure GIE is the go-to destination for the EU and international stakeholders, as well as Brussels-based and international media.


To achieve this, GIE works to:

  • Provide the latest technological and innovative developments in the sector’s efforts to achieve climate neutrality by 2050;
  • Provide the most accurate, reliable and updated data from the industry;
  • Act as the central point on gas infrastructure issues and interact with wider national, EU and international stakeholders;



The interests of the gas infrastructure business are our number one priority.

  • We work in strong partnership with our members and leverage their contributions;
  • We foster GIE’s messages and narratives proactively;
  • We nurture the relations with our stakeholders;


A healthy work environment is what makes us deliver top-class results.

  • The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each individual member is the team;
  • Fairness, integrity, transparency and collaboration are at the core of our daily work;
  • We nurture a culture of feedback and trust;
  • We value diversity and inclusivity;


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

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)