Opening up Germany’s gas market

The German government has yet to step forward and commit to the European objective of an internal market for natural gas. Dr Jörg Spicker of Aquila Energy GmbH says now is the time for action


The liberalisation of the German gas market is at present a story of unrealised potential. Life for the overwhelming majority of Germany�s gas customers continues pretty much as it was before the formal passage of the European gas directive in 1998 � which aims to create one internal, open market for natural gas in the European community.

An absence of political will has allowed suppliers to maintain the status quo at the expense of customers and newcomers. Much time has been

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here