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News announcement3 October 2023Directorate-General for Energy1 min read

EU Energy Platform: Commission invites international suppliers to respond to third EU tender for over 16 bcm of gas for joint purchases

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The Commission invites international reliable gas suppliers to submit their bids in the third EU tender for the joint purchasing of gas, starting today. This third tendering round under the EU Energy Platform will run until tomorrow (4 October). It covers gas deliveries from December 2023 to March 2025. 

In this third tender, the aggregated gas needs amount to 16,49 bcm, based on requests submitted by 39 European companies. This level of aggregated demand shows a steady increase in volumes across the three rounds so far. 

Executive Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said:

"After another successful round of demand aggregation, we see clearly that European market players value our mechanism to pool demand and procure gas from reliable suppliers at competitive prices. Once again, today, I encourage international suppliers to seize the opportunity to expand their customer base in Europe and contribute to stabilising the global gas market as the winter approaches." 

The joint purchasing of gas supports the EU's efforts to diversify its energy supply after Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, and to strengthen its security of supply. It is enabled by AggregateEU, the EU mechanism allowing companies to aggregate gas demand and match it with competitive supply offers on the global market. The mechanism is open to all EU Member States and the Energy Community Contracting Parties. It excludes Russian companies. Last week, the Commission published a report assessing the functioning of a series of emergency measures introduced last year. In particular, it noted the important role of the EU Energy Platform in stabilising energy markets and ensuring an adequate supply of gas to the EU over the past year.

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Publication date
3 October 2023
Directorate-General for Energy