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The two stages of the report ' Research on Conditions and Design Parameters for Strengthening Offshore Safety Expertise in EU Member States provide an in depth analysis of the resourcing of Member States competent authorities to accord with the required regulatory functions within the Offshore Safety directive.
Depending on the design and characteristics, gas storage increases the sources of supply in times of high demand (e.g. due to seasonal variation) and contributes to the functioning of the gas market by providing short term flexibility. The study provides an in-depth analysis targeting the potential of gas storage for supporting the security of gas supplies.