ZEP responded to the consultation on ‘Hydrogen and gas market decarbonisation package’.

The revision of Regulation 715/2009 on the conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks, provides an opportunity to expand relevant elements of the existing gas regulatory framework to accommodate the infrastructure networks of the future, as well as the transportation of new gases, including CO2 in the context of CCS. New open-access CO2 networks that capture and integrate the emissions from industrial sectors and installations can help to further promote energy systems integration, creating more optimised and integrated EU energy infrastructure. Repurposing existing natural gas infrastructure should also be discussed when revising the regulation in order to evaluate their potential for CO2 transport.