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The liberalization of natural gas markets : regulatory reform and competition failures in Italy

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In the last decade, the EU has started to liberalize national gas markets and regulatory reform has followed in member countries. We analyse the basic issues concerning network and storage regulation and the implementation of regulatory reforms in Italy. We then try to explain why, in gas importing countries, such reforms are not sufficient to foster competition. Even regulation ex-post by the Competition Commission has proved to be a formidable task, to the extent that entry barriers in the ...

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Research group:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
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Publisher:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Publisher's website
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OIES paper
Publication date:
2007-01-01
Paper number:
NG20
ISBN:
1901795624
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English
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2015-03-13

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