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European commission boosts decarbonised gases with new gas package

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16 December 2021

On December 15, 2021 the European Commission published a proposal for a revised Gas Directive and a revised Gas Regulation.

The purpose is to boost the European production, transport, trade and supply of renewable and low-carbon gases, such as hydrogen.

These gases will play a central role in achieving climate neutrality and the penetration of renewable and low-carbon gases into the energy system will enable a shift away from fossil natural gas.

Allen & Overy’s Energy team has summarized the highlights.