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EU Regulation 994/2010 (Security of Gas Supply)

Volume 521: debated on Wednesday 19 January 2011

I have decided that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) shall be designated as the competent authority for the purposes of Regulation 994/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 concerning measures to safeguard security of gas supply and repealing Council Directive 2004/67/EC, which came into force on 2 December 2010.

As competent authority, DECC will be responsible for implementing the measures in the regulation intended to improve EU security of gas supply. These include: preparing a risk assessment, developing a preventative action plan and emergency plan, and regular monitoring of security of gas supply at a national level, involving the industry, National Grid and Ofgem as appropriate.

As required by article 3(3) of this regulation, DECC will notify the European Commission of this decision as soon as possible.