The possibility of gas storage competition in HungaryUploaded: 1 of March, 2009

This study is about the Hungarian and the European gas storage markets, with emphasis on capacity and access regulations. In the domestic gas storage market there is only one participant, E-On., thus the access price is regulated. We try to answer the question whether market based access tariffs can be charged in the case of new storage capacity. In the study we provide an overview of the American (FERC) and British (OFGEM) regulatory practices, and based on this we define the relevant gas storage market: the elasticity market. By setting up 6 different scenarios, we investigate what market share can be obtained by the incumbent E-On and the new entrant MOL, and how the market concentration will change. On the basis of this analysis we make a proposal concerning the access tariff regulation.

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