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”Very complicated” to dictate new benchmarks for gas

The EU Commission is working on a new benchmark for gas prices in Europe – perhaps even several. Gas expert agrees that having multiple benchmarks is a fine idea but questions whether such a move can be dictated top-down.

Formulating new benchmarks for gas prices in Europe won't be easy, says gas expert in connection with the EU Commission's plans to incorporate one or more benchmarks. | Photo: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP / AFP

”Today our gas market has changed dramatically: from pipeline mainly to increasing amounts of LNG. But the benchmark used in the gas market – the TTF – has not adapted. This is why the Commission will work on establishing a more representative benchmark.”

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