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GIE - Gas Infrastructure Europe - PRESS RELEASE
 
Press Release
  13 December 2017

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) members re-elect Jean-Marc Leroy as their President

 

The General Assembly of Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) held today in Brussels re-elected Jean-Marc Leroy for one more mandate as GIE President. Jean-Marc Leroy has been member of the GIE Board since 2005 and served as GSE President from 2008 to 2012. He was firstly appointed as GIE President on 2015.

  Jean-Marc Lery

Since 1 July 2016, Jean-Marc Leroy is Managing Director for Gas Chain at ENGIE. Since 2009, he was Chief Executive Officer of Storengy, the underground gas storage operator of ENGIE. He previously held several senior positions in the infrastructure business: Deputy Vice President of the gas transmission division at Gaz de France and responsible of LNG terminals and storage activities of GDFSuez. Jean-Marc Leroy is also President of the Supervisory Board of GRDF, the French distribution network operator.

 

GIE is the European association of gas infrastructure operators in the area of transmission, storage and LNG. Currently, it represents 69 member companies from across Europe. GIE is committed to shaping and implementing a transparent, secure, sustainable and competitive gas market in Europe underpinned by a stable and predictable regulatory framework and a sound investment climate.

 

Jean-Marc Leroy said: “Gas Infrastructure Europe has always been committed to developing a fruitful cooperation with EU policy makers and stakeholders and to be a platform to strengthen ties between infrastructure operators. I am deeply honoured to be entrusted the Presidency of GIE for a second time and I will strive to further reinforce the association and to continue developing a strong voice for gas, as well as promoting the development of innovative solutions.”

 

Note to Editors

 

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of European natural gas infrastructure operators active in natural gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking.

 

GIE currently represents 69 member companies from 25 countries. Its internal structure has three columns corresponding to the three types of infrastructure activities represented: GTE (Gas Transmission Europe), GSE (Gas Storage Europe) and GLE (Gas LNG Europe), all of which fall under the umbrella of GIE. This structure allows member companies to speak with one voice on infrastructure topics as well as to build positions on column-specific issues.

 

To find out more about GIE’s structure and activities, please visit our website at www.gie.eu.

 

Press Contact

 

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GIE Secretariat
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GIE - Gas LNG Europe - PRESS RELEASE
 
Press Release
GIE releases the LNG map 2018
  12 December 2017

LNG - the fuel for the energy transition

 

The energy sector is undergoing a transformation to a lower carbon energy future like never before. Policy attention is given to air quality, global emissions and accelerated energy transition post-COP21. Natural gas is the least emitting air pollution fossil fuel and as well as the best complement to variable renewables (wind, solar) thanks to the high flexibility of the gas fired powerplants. Natural gas produces at least 40% less greenhouse gas emissions than coal when generating electricity. It delivers solutions to address climate change and makes a clean future real.  

 

LNG, the super cooled natural gas, is essential in helping clean energy transitions. Once regasified LNG is also a clean alternative fuel for marine, waterway and road transport (zero sulphur, almost zero fine particles and about 90% less NOx emissions). Rapid developments in this sector are seen in the horizon. According to International Energy Agency, LNG is expected to make almost 90% of additional gas trade by 2040.  

 

GLE members welcomed the Paris Agreement and they are convinced that the LNG industry can help turn words into action and meet the COP21 commitments.

 

GIE LNG map and database 2018

 

GIE releases the GIE LNG map and database 2018. This new version shows the main characteristics of all large-scale and small-scale operational LNG terminals in Europe, information on the LNG terminals under construction as well as the planned projects. Additionally, the nearby liquefaction plants are covered.

 

The map is available for download at http://www.gie.eu/maps-data. Printed versions of the map will be available in January 2018 and can be ordered online.

 

Facts:

 

There are currently 32 LNG terminals in operation in Europe (27 in EU28), spread along the coasts of 15 countries (13 for EU28) and offering a total regasification capacity of 227 bcm/y (210 bcm/y for EU28). In addition, 5 bcm/y are under construction in the EU. There are also several other projects, with however little indication on the progress.

 

The table below shows the distribution of the LNG terminals by status and type. It should be noted that there are now 4 floating facilities (FSRU and others) in Europe (3 in EU28).

 

*including extensions of existing LNG terminals

 

Note to Editors

 

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of European natural gas infrastructure operators active in natural gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. 16 European LNG terminal operators (LSOs) from 9 countries, operating around 90% of the existing LNG regasification capacity in the European Union are members of GIE. They are committed to promote the development of transparent and non-discriminatory access for LNG within a fully operational European internal market, underpinned by a stable and predictable regulatory framework.

 

To find out more about GIE’s structure and activities, please visit our website at www.gie.eu.

 

Press Contact

 

Should you require any further information please contact:

 

Roxana Caliminte
T : +32 2 209 05 02
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GasNaturally

Snam CEO Marco Alverà appointed first GasNaturally President

13 June 2017

BRUSSELS, June 13th, 2017: Marco Alverà, Chief Executive Officer of Snam, has been appointed as the first President of GasNaturally, the partnership representing the European gas industry.


“I am pleased and honoured to serve as GasNaturally President,” said Mr. Alverà. “Tackling climate challenge and improving air quality in our communities are two of the most pressing issues of our time. Natural gas can help find a solution to both.”


“I look forward to fostering the cooperation within our industry and with the renewable energy industry to underline the crucial role that gas can play in producing electricity, heating our homes as well as in powering our transport. Modern technologies are making gas a compelling and readily available fuel to achieve EU 2030 targets and beyond.” – added Mr. Alverà.


A graduate in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics, Marco Alverà has considerable experience in the natural gas business and, more generally, in the energy sector. During his career, he has held positions of increasing responsibility first at Enel, where between 2002 and 2004 he closely followed the development of the gas business of the company and the IPO of Terna, and at Eni, where between 2005 and 2015 he managed the most important domestic and international matters in the natural gas business. He was appointed CEO of Snam in April 2016.


“GasNaturally’s members and myself look forward to continuing our constructive dialogue with EU policymakers and stakeholders on the solutions needed to position gas as a pillar of a sustainable energy mix and deliver the energy transition in a way which benefits all and leaves no consumer behind” Mr. Alverà stated.

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GIE - Gas Infrastructure Europe - PRESS RELEASE
 
Press Release
  13 November 2017

ENTSOG publishes the System Development Map 2016/2017 in cooperation with Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE).

 

(Brussels, 13 November 2017) ENTSOG, in cooperation with Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), has published the seventh edition of the map illustrating the development of gas supply, demand and infrastructure over 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.

 

This high-quality map is updated on a yearly basis and widely used. It provides useful, accurate and up-to-date information about the recent gas demand in European countries and the capacities in the European gas infrastructure.

 

Jan Ingwersen, ENTSOG General Manager, said, “The map series, published together with GIE, provides an overview of existing gas infrastructure and an outlook for its future development, and contributes to enhanced transparency for gas market stakeholders.

 

Boyana Achovski, GIE Secretary General, said: “Infrastructure operators are committed to offer useful information to stakeholders in a transparent and user-friendly way.  We believe that this seventh edition of the System Development Map will continue to be a reference”.

 

ENTSOG and GIE are committed to further enhancing the information provided on the map in the future and welcome feedback from stakeholders.

 

The map is available for download at ENTSOG and GIE.
All maps published by GIE can be ordered online.

 

Note to editors

 

  • European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) was founded on 1 December 2009 in line with Regulation (EC) 715/2009. The current number of Members, Associated Partners and Observers can be found at this link.

    In line with Articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Regulation (EC) 715/2009, ENTSOG has the task of formulating network codes in a number of areas and of adopting various communications: a non-binding community-wide Ten-Year Network Development Plan on biennial basis; Winter and Summer Supply Outlooks; common network operation tools; recommendations relating to the coordination of technical cooperation between community and third-country-TSOs; annual work programmes and annual reports.

  • Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of European natural gas infrastructure operators active in natural gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking.

    GIE currently represents 70 member companies from 25 countries. Its internal structure has three columns corresponding to the three types of infrastructure activities represented: GTE (Gas Transmission Europe), GSE (Gas Storage Europe) and GLE (Gas LNG Europe), all of which fall under the umbrella of GIE. This structure allows member companies to speak with one voice on infrastructure topics as well as to build positions on column-specific issues. To find out more about GIE’s structure and activities, please visit the website at www.gie.eu.

 

 

Press Contact

 

Should you require any further information please contact:

 

Arturo de Onis Romero-Requejo (ENTSOG)
T +32 2 8945114
Arturo.deOnis@entsog.eu


or
Jamila Saoudi (GIE)
T +32 2 2090504
Jamila.Saoudi@gie.eu

 

 

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GIE Position Paper on:
“Quo Vadis EU gas market regulatory framework? – Study on Gas Market Design in Europe 

 

The EU Commission has launched a study under the title "Quo Vadis EU gas market regulatory framework – Study on a Gas Market Design for Europe". The aim of the study is to provide a substantiated analysis as to whether the current regulatory framework in the EU gas sector is the most effective in order to maximize overall EU welfare.


GIE is fully supporting the notion that the gas market should contribute to maximizing the overall EU welfare and help achieve EU energy and climate targets. It is with that in mind that infrastructure operators have played an active role in developing the current gas market. This is a gas market that according to ACER has continued to progress and where market dynamics seem to work better and better, to the benefit of the users of the gas system.
GIE is committed to be an integrated part of this development and aims to ensure that the existing gas infrastructure continues to provide benefits to the European consumers in the transition towards a more sustainable energy system. GIE will continue its commitment to contribute to the dialogue on creating the most efficient gas market.

 

The full GIE Position Paper is available here.

 

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