The analysis also shows that from a price perspective most of the supply sources may already have a large influence across Europe. The picture resulting from the assessment is influenced by the assumptions of a well-functioning markets and a single price per import source. Such assessment is not necessarily reflecting a physical access to import sources.
Figure 9: Level of supply source price diversification
Only the development of new indigenous production such as biomethane, shale gas or new conventional fields can limit the need of additional imports.
As in previous editions, this TYNDP confirms that market integration in Europe can be achieved if necessary projects are decided. From a regulatory perspective, such decisions will require a full and timely implementation of European regulation taking into consideration the economic benefit of well-developed infrastructures. These investment decisions will also require that energy policies recognize the role of gas in achieving high environmental targets in a cost-efficient way preserving European competitiveness. But there is actually a risk that these requirements might not be met. This will mean that some regions will stay isolated in Europe, and also, that necessary investments will not be realized endangering the situation for all Europe. ENTSOG will continue to offer a transparent and objective platform to stakeholders and institutions to assess the possible evolution of the European gas system and its contribution to the European energy policy. Therefore, you are invited to take part in the consultation process and to bring your own knowledge and vision for the devel- opment of gas infrastructures in Europe.