Market Abuse in Energy Markets At A Glance

Recent regulatory changes in Europe are likely to result in increased enforcement against market abuse in energy markets. Enforcement activity under the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Markets Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) is expected to step up. REMIT is a European Union regulation designed to deter market abuse in gas and electricity markets, and also requires disclosure of price-sensitive information regarding energy generation, storage and transmission. In addition, the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), a European Union directive applicable from July 2016, will widen the scope of the existing regulatory framework applicable to certain energy derivatives and related products.

More vigorous enforcement of energy regulation could impact on the European energy market in several ways. In order to have an idea of which cases are likely to arise, it is helpful to highlight some distinct features of energy markets that may be important in any analysis relating to alleged market abuse.

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