“From the atmosphere” in the council chamber “I can say yes”, that an agreement on the price cap can be reached in the next extraordinary Energy Council, which will probably be held on December 13th. Thus the Minister of Security Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, at the end of the Energy Council in Brussels in which a “very positive discussion” was held and “everyone is committed to working in the next few days to reach an agreement”.
“Because – he continues – there is all the will, on the part of all countries, to reach the objective of an agreement. Of course, the agreement must be on a provision that has criteria that make it effective”, criteria that “they must be the result of mediation between the parties. When I say criteria and not numbers, I mean mechanisms that if the price fluctuates excessively with respect to the LNG and the anchorages that are given, the ceiling is automatically blocked”.
Today, Pichetto confirms, political agreement has been found on the content of the regulations on solidarity in the field of gas and renewables, without approving them. Now on the gas price ceiling “there is a basic document: Italy’s position and it was one of not sharing the approach” given by the Commission. “The document remains and remains everyone’s commitment to achieve convergence and agreement on the price front”, he underlines..
The market correction mechanism “as it is, we do not vote for it. It is not a question of numbers, but of criteria. It is a question of finding a point of convergence – he underlined – I myself told the table that we can also do without to fix a ceiling, if the criteria are clear to achieve the goal we pursue, to intervene avoiding speculation and the explosion of gas prices”.CopyAMP code