Reference: C18-LNG-37-03

How to Foster LNG Markets in Europe

The main objective of this report is to identify possible ways to foster the development of LNG market at an EU level to find solutions to both real and anticipated problems. The deliverable focuses on initiatives to achieve the goal, by increasing LNG flexibility and liquidity, removing rigid contracts clauses, simplifying TPA conditions, suggesting new services to foster terminal utilisation and exploring ways to promote price signals arise compatible with the Quo Vadis study of the Single European Gas Market. It also contains case studies that identify innovative approaches. The outcome of the questionnaire circulated among NRAs and the meetings with key stakeholders, EUROGAS, EFET and GLE have also been taken into consideration. The findings of this report are intended to foster the development of a market for LNG in Europe and facilitate its role in the European market.