The natural gas market which is fundamentally different from the electricity market, has major own characteristics due to the physical characteristics of the molecule. Moreover the natural gas transmission market also has its own major characteristics such as:
Gas can be tracked through the network;
Over 60% of the gas are traded across at least one border within the EU;
The majority of the gas supply will be coming in the near future from outside the EU.
The natural gas pipeline network is a great technological achievement. Over 200000 km of transmission pipelines extend across GIE members and several thousands of km of pipelines, interconnections and extensions are being built or planned, to ensure a reliable security of supply.
Maps such as the grid map show the technically available capacities at the cross-border nodal points.
GSE also publishes a Storage map, daily aggregated storage inventory grouped by hub area, and much more (see left menu).
Check this section regularly as data and maps are updated frequently.