ACER observes high compliance with gas transparency requirements but full conformity still to be achieved

The ACER analysis on transparency in gas markets published today reveals that the level of compliance with transparency requirements is generally high and that Transmission System Operators (TSOs) are making remarkable improvements in both the content and the form of the information they publish. A fair degree of compliance is currently observed in a majority of areas, and significant steps have also been taken in other areas where there is still however room for improvement. The inquiry was carried out in cooperation with TSOs, ENTSOG and national regulatory authorities (NRAs). The analysis presented in this document covers 43 TSOs from 21 EU Member States. The analysis was initiated at the request of network users for further transparency and user-friendliness in TSOs’ websites, and following an invitation from the European Commission and from the European Gas Regulatory Forum (Madrid Forum). The study was carried out over the year 2012 and the first quarter of 2013 and looked at the level of compliance with the requirements of Chapter 3, Annex 1 of Regulation (EC) No 715/2009. The results of this analysis have been presented at the 22nd and 23rd Madrid Forum editions in October 2012 and April 2013, respectively.