Germany’s closed shop


h As continental Europe’s largest gas consumer, sitting at the geographical heart of Europe, Germany – and the development of its gas market – are key to the expansion of the European market as a whole. Yet over six years after liberalisation, active gas trading is still little more than a theoretical concept.

However, new legislation and the appointment of a regulator could be about to bring some changes, experts predict.Germany imports at least 75% of its annual gas consumption of over 30

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