EU takes Romania to court over gas supply rules

The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice for failing to adopt an emergency plan in case of gas supply disruptions. The Security of Gas Supply […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice for failing to adopt an emergency plan in case of gas supply disruptions.

The Security of Gas Supply Regulation aims to ensure countries in the EU are well prepared to deal with possible supply disturbance.

The COmmission said Member States had to adopt the plans by 3rd December 2012.

It added: “In November 2013, the Commission sent a letter of formal notice to Romania as it had not adopted its national emergency plan. In November 2014 the Commission proceeded to a reasoned opinion since Romania did still not comply with the Security of Gas Supply Regulation.

“There is still no emergency plan and this may jeopardise Romania’s ability to deal with a possible crisis situation.”