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Energy Ministers release gas pipeline Decision Regulation Impact Statement

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Energy Ministers have agreed a Decision Regulation Impact Statement (DRIS) identifying an agreed package of reforms to improve gas pipeline regulation.

The reforms will deliver a simpler regulatory framework that will continue to support the safe, reliable and efficient use of, and investment in, gas pipelines. The reforms will also provide:

  • more effective constraints on market power by pipeline operators
  • better access to pipelines that would not otherwise provide such access
  • streamlined governance arrangements
  • better support for commercial negotiations between shippers and service providers, through more transparency (including greater price transparency), and improvements to the negotiation framework and dispute resolution mechanisms.

A consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS) was published on 1 November 2019. Submissions on the CRIS and other documents relating to the consultation process is available on the CRIS webpage.

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