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The European Gas Markets

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Manfred Hafner
  • Simone Tagliapietra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra
    Pages 1-24
  3. Carlo Carraro, Massimo Tavoni, Thomas Longden, Giacomo Marangoni
    Pages 25-48
  4. Anne-Sophie Corbeau
    Pages 147-178
  5. Dario Speranza, Daniela De Lorenzo
    Pages 303-313
  6. John Roberts
    Pages 315-357
  7. Jonathan Stern, Howard Rogers
    Pages 359-391
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 415-419

About this book


This book explores in detail the challenges which the European gas markets currently face, and the opportunities they present. Bringing together some of the most prominent gas experts on Europe from both academia and industry, this edited volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the various economic, political and technological factors that interact in this sector.

Featuring a Foreword by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union, contributions explore a wide range of issues, such as the role of gas in decarbonizing Europe, the outlook of Europe’s gas demand, supply and pricing, and global LNG dynamics. Country specific studies include Russia, Norway, the Netherlands, and Germany, with regional studies including North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean. Alongside detailed analysis of this complex sector it also puts forward a set of policy recommendations for the sector’s key stakeholders. This volume will be of interest to researchers and academics, as well as practitioners and professionals within European gas markets.


Decarbonizing Europe Decarbonization Electricity European transportation sector Global LNG Global LNG Pricing Dynamics Russian gas exports The Netherlands Norway North African gas exports Southern Gas Corridor European gas pricing mechanisms Gas policy European gas market governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred Hafner
    • 1
  • Simone Tagliapietra
    • 2
  1. 1.Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei MilanItaly
  2. 2.Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei MilanItaly

About the editors

Manfred Hafner is Adjunct Professor of Energy Economics and Policy at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS Europe) in Bologna, Italy, and at Sciences Po Paris, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), France. He directs the Energy Scenario and Policy research programme at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy, and is an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Energy and Environment Economics and Policy (IEFE) of Bocconi University, Italy. He is also Vice-President Consulting at Enerdata, France. He has a 30-year working experience on energy issues for governments, international organizations and industry.

Simone Tagliapietra is Senior Researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy, and Research Fellow at Bruegel, Belgium. An expert in international energy issues, he also conducted research at the Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University, Turkey, and at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva, Switzerland. He received his PhD from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, where he currently teaches energy economics and policy. His most recent book is Energy Relations in the Euro-Mediterranean: A Political Economy Perspective (Palgrave).

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