Ville Rahkonen

Ville Rahkonen

Development Manager, Natural Gas
+358 40 719 9831

New rules to be drawn up for open gas market


The Government’s proposal for Finland’s new Natural Gas Market Act was published on May 11, 2017. According to the proposal, the Finnish gas market will be opened up as of the beginning of 2020. The proposal is anticipated to be considered by Parliament during the spring plenary sessions. Development measures for the opening up of the market have been launched by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Energy Authority, Gasum and Baltic Connector Oy.

Market participants are hoped to take part in the formulation of market rules. Gasum organized an information event on the topic on May 15, 2017. The aim of the work is to prepare national rules that will enable a well-functioning, non-discriminatory and cost-effective national market.

Gasum will also organize development working groups with customers and stakeholders this year.