BP troubled by France's slow-to-open gas market

BP PLC is showing impatience at the slow opening of France's natural gas market. Newly named BP France Pres. Patrick Haas told a press conference last week that his company has taken an active part in the national debate on the opening of the gas market.The company recently forwarded a set of "concrete" measures designed to improve the flexibility in third-party access to the gas pipeline grid as well as to other infrastructure, such as LNG terminals and gas storage facilities, Haas said. These measures were sent to the gas grid's various industry players and other concerned regulatory authorities.In particular, BP is strongly advocating a substantial gas release program to bri...

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