Do you remember Teldafax? The spectacular bankruptcy of the nationwide gas supplier kept the gas market busy in 2010.
Do you remember Teldafax? The spectacular bankruptcy of the nationwide gas supplier kept the gas market busy in 2010. Flexstrom was the next sensational insolvency in 2013, and its judicial review has not yet been completed. Today, competition on the gas market is still intense, and bankruptcies continue. For example: the insolvency of natGAS. The Potsdam-based provider has done a lot to develop the market for industrial customers. Basically, the very successful market liberalization with low market entry costs was one of the reasons why natGAS had to file for bankruptcy. The end is still to be decided. In addition to bankruptcies and takeovers, the past ten years have seen many other issues that continue to shape the gas market today - from the discussion about fracking or the globalization of the gas market, to regulatory issues such as the NC TAR and the merging of market areas, to the role of storage and gas-fired power plants, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project and the mega-issue of power-to-gas. In the now published anniversary edition of the energate Annual Report Gas, industry insider Dr. Heiko Lohmann provides a unique review of ten years of the gas market and derives from this a look into the future. In the report, gas experts also learn which developments will continue to occupy the industry in 2020. Special reading tip: The interviews with Anke Tuschek, Member of the BDEW Executive Board and Kirsten Westphal from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) give a deep insight into the role of politics in the development of the gas market (and why the Ukraine crisis represents a decisive turning point for Nord Stream 2). A free sample of the 10-year review is available for download online.