The long-term contracts providing the backbone of Hungarian gas supply will expire in 2015. The possibility will open up in the meantime to develop a less concentrated wholesale gas market with larger competition.

As a first step of preparing the process of change and with the aim of conducting direct talks, a conference was held on 17 October 2012 with participants of the industry relating to future wholesale market model alternatives.

For further feedback, views of stakeholder undertakings and experts relating to the topic are welcome, by completing the questionnaire attached to this post, and sending it to [[[FxmSk8ymNz5YzNZ2F6dml6aW9AbmZtLmdvdi5odQ==]]].
Submission deadline is 30 November 2012

To ensure a successful dialogue, we will hold three rounds of consultations with the participation of two representatives from the authorised operators. If necessary for elaborating your opinion, it is possible to hold brief presentations (maximum of 3 slides).

Date Topic
5 November 2012, 8.30 a.m.-2 p.m. Structure of the wholesale market
Universal service today
Domestic production
7 November 2012, 8.30 a.m.-2 p.m. Regulatory environment
Infrastructure
14 November 2012, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Security of supply
Miscellaneous

Place of consultations:  Ministry of National Development, 1011 Budapest, Fő utca 44-50.

Discussions will be conducted in Hungarian.

Please indicate your intention to participate to the [[[NRJgrRaKEgRFQ9RjOMczZTzZ2F6dml6aW9AbmZtLmdvdi5odQ==]]] address.

(Ministry of National Development Communication Department)