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The EU Commission rules on access to gas pipelines (Marathon)

"Access to gas pipelines: lessons learnt from the Marathon case"*1. Introduction Access to gas pipelines is an essential prerequisite for the successful liberalisation of the European gas markets. If new suppliers do not obtain access to existing gas pipelines, the possibility for gas consumers to switch to a new supplier will remain theoretical [1]. It is therefore not surprising that the Commission pays particular attention to any obstacles to an effective Third Party Access regime. The Commission has two instruments to ensure Third Party Access to gas pipelines. There is on the one hand sector-specific legislation based on internal market directives (Directive 2003/55/EC [2] and Directive 98/30/EC [3]). The sector-specific legislation, which requires implementation into national

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Sophie Moonen, Dominik Schnichels, Mariano Fernandez Salas, Robert Klotz, The EU Commission rules on access to gas pipelines (Marathon), 30 April 2004, e-Competitions April 2004, Art. N° 36890

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