Article from: OGEL 4 (2009), in Energy Security
The Directive 2004/67/EC
At present, the Council Directive 2004/67/EC concerning measures to safeguard security of natural gas supply is in force since May 19, 2004 (Art. 12). It is based on Art. 100 of the ECT, which gives the Council the competence to decide with a qualified majority on extraordinary measures adequate to the economic situation, especially in a case of grave difficulties of supply with certain goods.