Full Title: Gas Emergency Policy: Where Do IEA Countries Stand?
Author(s): James Simpson and Kyung-Seok Min
Publisher(s): International Energy Agency (IEA)
Publication Date: 05/2011

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In the final communiqué of the meeting of the IEA Governing Board at Ministerial Level in October 2009, Ministers agreed that:

“The IEA can play a strong role in helping member countries improve their preparedness for possible gas supply disruptions, and co‐ordinate their actions in case of an emergency, when appropriate”. More specifically, “With respect to emergency response capabilities for natural gas, we [Ministers] agreed […] to endorse a role for the IEA to monitor progress in gas market and gas security policy of its member countries.”

This Information Paper summarises the results of a questionnaire on natural gas emergency policies and practices, developed by the IEA in co‐ordination with the European Commission. All responses were received by November 2010.