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Getting the Deal Through – Gas Regulation 2015


Describe the domestic natural gas sector, including the natural gas production, liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage, pipeline transportation, distribution, commodity sales and trading segments and retail sales and usage.

Directive 2003/55/EC provided for the definitive opening of EU member states’ gas markets to competition, and therefore helped Italy to create a true internal gas market. Regarding access to the market, a gradual approach has been adopted in opening the sector to competing companies. Measures have been put in place to protect users’ interests and allow them to exercise the right to choose their gas supplier.


Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Gas Regulation 2015, (published in March 2015; contributing editors: David Tennant and Torquil Law, Dentons UKMEA LLP). For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.

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