About Miriam Siers

Miriam Siers is deputy news editor at ICIS Energy. She covers policy and regulatory developments within the EU gas industry.

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Should the EU get tough on the gas network codes?

Following the recent publication of the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators’ (ACER) annual reports on the implementation of two of the five gas network codes, it has become clear to some in the European gas industry that, at this stage, the EU’s vision of a single energy market is still something of […]

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European Commission’s drafting feedback tool a win for transparency

The launch of the European Commission’s new public feedback tool is a much-needed step forward for transparency in the EU law-making process. The tool, available here, was launched on 30 June and gives the public access to draft delegated and implementing acts. The public can also lodge feedback via the tool for four weeks after […]

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Advice for politicians touting security of supply: be practical

A common theme was bandied about the stage at Gas Infrastructure Europe’s annual conference in Sofia last week: security and diversification of supply. But conference goers are seemingly tired of what they are terming political idealisms. The speaker line-up on day one of the conference was impressive. Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov stole the limelight […]

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Commission’s about-turn reassures gas shippers

The European Commission’s latest update to EU gas capacity allocation mechanism laws is an encouraging sign for market participants tired of law-makers introducing potentially market-changing rules without understanding their impact. The commission slipped in an unexpected and unwelcome surprise for market participants when it circulated a new draft of a network code for gas markets […]

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Gas industry struggles to prepare for changing rules amid tariffs storm

Knowing how to prepare for going outside during winter months feels, at times, impossible to predict in London. The weather behaves erratically from week to week – mild and rainy; brisk and sunny; bitter and cold; snowy and grey. At times, it has seemed that shippers, transmission system operators (TSOs) and regulators throughout the bloc […]

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