Analysis: TPA seen as a precondition for an Asian gas trading hub

Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Third-party access (TPA) to regasification terminals is offered for over 420 mtpa, or 54% of global regas capacity, but in practice such access still rarely happens outside Europe. In Japan, for example, TPA exists on paper notably on the basis of ‘bilateral negotiations’ – in practice, however, incumbents do often not respond to any query of a third party. Regulators would need to enforce full or partial TPA, analysts argue, to help aspirations of creating an Asian gas trading hub become a reality. 

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