Gas Trading and Licensing Webinar, 5 March 2021

There are ongoing dynamic changes and transformations in the gas markets in the region with  launching of new infrastructures coupled with more opportunities for supply and trade. Authorities are responding to the process by amending and creating new regulations in order to improve the competitive environment. Bulgaria, which until recently had no licensing regime for gas traders, adopted such a regulation aiming to improve market rules and professional players’ field.

The BBSPA webinar will help understand the new regulation with views from policy makers and through discussions with active as well as potential market participants.

5 March 2021

14:00 – 16:00 Eastern European Time




Opening address by Tasko Ermenkov, Deputy Chair of  Bulgarian Parliamentary Energy Committee



Licensing of gas traders and recent changes to the Bulgarian legislation


Victoria Jermanova, Chief Expert, Department “Prices, Licences and Markets – Natural Gas”, Bulgarian Energy and Water Regulatory Commission


Key elements of the new licensing regulation with recommendations to the stakeholders. (20 minutes)

Valentin Kunev, Manager BBSPA

Status of commercial gas flows in the region and the perception of the licensing regime by the stakeholders.


Kostadin Sirleshtov, Partner, CMS



Gas trade licensing practices and the recent changes to the Bulgarian legislation for natural gas traders

Q & A session

Moderated by CMS Sofia


Balkan and Black Sea Petroleum Association


Hristo Belchev Str. No 2

Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

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