The liberalised gas market

Since gas market liberalisation in October 2002 Austrian consumers have been free to choose their suppliers.

E-Control is responsible for overseeing and supporting the implementation of Austrian natural gas market liberalisation, and for regulating the network.

We aim to ensure that liberalisation benefits all market players. The Austrian regulatory regime is designed to be transparent and non-discriminatory. Decisions are taken in consultation with all concerned. E-Control’s work centres on the creation of an efficient natural gas sector through more competition.