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Directive 2009/73/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas and repealing Directive 2003/55/EC (Text with EEA relevance)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. CHAPTER I SUBJECT MATTER, SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS

    1. Article 1.Subject matter and scope

    2. Article 2.Definitions

  3. CHAPTER II GENERAL RULES FOR THE ORGANISATION OF THE SECTOR

    1. Article 3.Public service obligations and customer protection

    2. Article 4.Authorisation procedure

    3. Article 5.Monitoring of security of supply

    4. Article 6.Regional solidarity

    5. Article 7.Promotion of regional cooperation

    6. Article 8.Technical rules

  4. CHAPTER III TRANSMISSION, STORAGE AND LNG

    1. Article 9.Unbundling of transmission systems and transmission system operators

    2. Article 10.Designation and certification of transmission system operators

    3. Article 11.Certification in relation to third countries

    4. Article 12.Designation of storage and LNG system operators

    5. Article 13.Tasks of transmission, storage and/or LNG system operators

    6. Article 14.Independent system operators

    7. Article 15.Unbundling of transmission system owners and storage system operators

    8. Article 16.Confidentiality for transmission system operators and transmission system owners

  5. CHAPTER IV INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION OPERATOR

    1. Article 17.Assets, equipment, staff and identity

    2. Article 18.Independence of the transmission system operator

    3. Article 19.Independence of the staff and the management of the transmission system operator

    4. Article 20.Supervisory Body

    5. Article 21.Compliance programme and compliance officer

    6. Article 22.Network development and powers to make investment decisions

    7. Article 23.Decision-making powers regarding the connection of storage facilities, LNG regasification facilities and industrial customers to the transmission system

  6. CHAPTER V DISTRIBUTION AND SUPPLY

    1. Article 24.Designation of distribution system operators

    2. Article 25.Tasks of distribution system operators

    3. Article 26.Unbundling of distribution system operators

    4. Article 27.Confidentiality obligations of distribution system operators

    5. Article 28.Closed distribution systems

    6. Article 29.Combined operator

  7. CHAPTER VI UNBUNDLING AND TRANSPARENCY OF ACCOUNTS

    1. Article 30.Right of access to accounts

    2. Article 31.Unbundling of accounts

  8. CHAPTER VII ORGANISATION OF ACCESS TO THE SYSTEM

    1. Article 32.Third-party access

    2. Article 33.Access to storage

    3. Article 34.Access to upstream pipeline networks

    4. Article 35.Refusal of access

    5. Article 36.New infrastructure

    6. Article 37.Market opening and reciprocity

    7. Article 38.Direct lines

  9. CHAPTER VIII NATIONAL REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

    1. Article 39.Designation and independence of regulatory authorities

    2. Article 40.General objectives of the regulatory authority

    3. Article 41.Duties and powers of the regulatory authority

    4. Article 42.Regulatory regime for cross-border issues

    5. Article 43.Compliance with the Guidelines

    6. Article 44.Record keeping

  10. CHAPTER IX RETAIL MARKETS

    1. Article 45.Retail markets

  11. CHAPTER X FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 46.Safeguard measures

    2. Article 47.Level playing field

    3. Article 48.Derogations in relation to take-or-pay commitments

    4. Article 49.Emergent and isolated markets

    5. Article 50.Review procedure

    6. Article 51.Committee

    7. Article 52.Reporting

    8. Article 53.Repeal

    9. Article 54.Transposition

    10. Article 55.Entry into force

    11. Article 56.Addressees

  12. Signature

    1. ANNEX I

      MEASURES ON CONSUMER PROTECTION

      1. 1. Without prejudice to Community rules on consumer protection, in particular...

      2. 2. Member States shall ensure the implementation of intelligent metering systems...

    2. ANNEX II

      CORRELATION TABLE

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