Article from: OGEL 4 (2003), in National and International Issues in Natural Gas Development
p>In many big and small gas countries, authorities try to intensify competition among gas companies by liberalisation and unbundling. At the same time, they try to maintain the existing high level of safety with new laws and ordinances and by reinforcing and centralising control and supervision of gas companies. As a consequence public property, public management and self-control will change with liberalisation to private property, private management and public control. This would mean the end of the well-known self-regulation of the gas industry.