Surveillance of EU energy markets set to increase

Regulators expect to make major advances in EU wholesale energy market monitoring now that trade reporting has begun, but some participants fear that different approaches across borders will lead to inconsistent enforcement

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Authorities will be watching closely for evidence of manipulation in EU wholesale gas and power markets

With the start of mandatory trade reporting in European Union wholesale gas and power markets, big changes are expected in the way those markets are policed – and the authorities will be watching closely for evidence of manipulation, insider trading and other misconduct.

"Regulators will be able to get a much fuller view," says Geoff Boon, programme manager for energy markets governance and Remit at Energie-Control, Austria's energy regulator. "It's not just what is happening on the trading

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