Correspondence and meetings fossil fuel industry and Commission on RePowerEU

Frida Kieninger a fait une demande de Accès à l'information à Énergie

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Dear Energy, dear Madam/Sir,

Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents and to the 'Aarhus Regulation', I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

1- all correspondence (including email, SMS, private twitter and WhatsApp) since 1st February 2022 between Commissioner Simson, and/or her cabinet and/or officials from DG Energy with representatives from the oil and gas industry, namely ENTSO-G and ENTSO-G members such as SNAM, Enagas, Gazsystem, Engie, Thüga, Bulgartransgaz, Fluxys, Gasunie, Ontras, Conexus Baltic Grid, Amber Grid,Ren gasodutos and Reganosa as well as Plinacro, Alexela, HEP, Gasunie, Buss Group, Trafigura, Vopak, Enel, Mediterranean Gas, Nord-West-Ölleitung, Tree Energy Solutions, JSC Skulte LNG Terminal, Gastrade, LNG Medgas and HEH (Fluxys, Buss Group, Partners Group)in which the EU’s response to Ukraine invasion, particularly the RePowerEU communication was discussed.

2- any briefings prepared for Commissioner Simson, and/or her cabinet and/or officials from DG Energy for meetings since 1st February 2022 with representatives from the oil and gas industry, namely ENTSO-G and ENTSO-G members such as SNAM, Enagas, Gazsystem, Engie, Thüga, Bulgartransgaz, Fluxys, Gasunie, Ontras, Conexus Baltic Grid, Amber Grid,Ren gasodutos and Reganosa as well as Plinacro, Alexela, HEP, Gasunie, Buss Group, Trafigura, Vopak, Enel, Mediterranean Gas, Nord-West-Ölleitung, Tree Energy Solutions, JSC Skulte LNG Terminal, Gastrade, LNG Medgas and HEH (Fluxys, Buss Group, Partners Group) in which the EU’s response to Ukraine invasion, particularly the RePowerEU communication was discussed.

3 - list of meetings since since since 1st February 2022 between with representatives from the oil and gas industry, namely ENTSO-G and ENTSO-G members such as SNAM, Enagas, Gazsystem, Engie, Thüga, Bulgartransgaz, Fluxys, Gasunie, Ontras, Conexus Baltic Grid, Amber Grid,Ren gasodutos and Reganosa as well as Plinacro, Alexela, HEP, Gasunie, Buss Group, Trafigura, Vopak, Enel, Mediterranean Gas, Nord-West-Ölleitung, Tree Energy Solutions, JSC Skulte LNG Terminal, Gastrade, LNG Medgas and HEH (Fluxys, Buss Group, Partners Group) in which the EU’s response to Ukraine invasion, particularly the RePowerEU communication was discussed.

4 - minutes of the meetings mentioned above

5 – any briefings prepared ahead of meetings between Commissioner Simson, and/or her cabinet and/or officials from DG Energy with representatives from the oil and gas industry, namely ENTSO-G and ENTSO-G members such as SNAM, Enagas, Gazsystem, Engie, Thüga, Bulgartransgaz, Fluxys, Gasunie, Ontras, Conexus Baltic Grid, Amber Grid,Ren gasodutos and Reganosa as well as Plinacro, Alexela, HEP, Gasunie, Buss Group, Trafigura, Vopak, Enel, Mediterranean Gas, Nord-West-Ölleitung, Tree Energy Solutions, JSC Skulte LNG Terminal, Gastrade, LNG Medgas and HEH (Fluxys, Buss Group, Partners Group) in which the EU’s response to Ukraine invasion, particularly the RePowerEU communication was discussed.
I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis.

At no point should the Commission’s search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.

To the extent possible, we prefer the documents in electronic format. Documents that cannot be sent in electronic format should be sent to Food & Water Action Europe, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

I reserve the right to appeal.

Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.

Please find my postal address here:

Frida Kieninger
Rue d’Edimbourg 26,
1050 Ixelles
Belgium

Thank you for your assistance.

Kind regards,
Frida Kieninger

Sg-Acc-Doc@ec.europa.eu, Énergie

Your message has been received by the Transparency Unit of the
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Requests for public access to documents are treated on the basis of
[1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
The Secretariat-General will reply to your request within 15 working days
upon registration of your request and will duly inform you of the
registration of the request (or of any additional information to be
provided in view of its registration and/or treatment).
 
 
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SG ACCES DOCUMENTS, Énergie

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail of 11/04/2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
12/04/2022 under reference number GESTDEM 2022/2127.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days.

The time limit will expire on 06/05/2022. In case this time limit needs to
be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union.
Therefore, the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any
technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

Please note that the private third party running the AsktheEU.org website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission.
For further information on your rights, please refer to the third party’s
privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).

Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the AsktheEU.org website.

If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
Privacy statement – access to documents.

Yours faithfully,

Access to documents team (cr)
SG.C.1
Transparency

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ENER-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Énergie

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Dear Ms Kieninger,

 

We refer to your e-mail of 11 April 2022, in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the 12 of April under the above
mentioned reference number. Your application is currently being handled.

However, we will not be in a position to complete the handling of your
application within the time limit of 15 working days, which expires on 06
May 2022.

An extended time limit is needed as the application concerns documents
held by different Services, which must be consulted.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 01 June 2022.

We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

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European Commission

 

DG Energy

DG ENERGY – Access to documents team
Email: [2][email address]

 

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Frida Kieninger

Dear [email address],

I would like to know by when I will receive an answer to my request "Correspondence and meetings fossil fuel industry and Commission on RePowerEU" - as the deadline mentioned by your services has passed. Please let me know when I will get the requested information. Thank you.

Best,

Frida Kieninger

Dear DG Energy,

Please pass this on to the person who reviews confirmatory applications.

In conformity with Article 7(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (hereafter “the Regulation”), I hereby submits a confirmatory application regarding the Commission's implied refusal to provide the information I requested on 11 April 2022, registered as GESTDEM 2022/2127.

The deadline for response passed long ago.

I accordingly urge you to disclose the requested information in the shortest time possible.

Kind regards,
Frida Kieninger

A full history of my request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/corre...

SG-DOSSIERS-ACCES@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your confirmatory request for case
2022/2127, sent on 04/10/2022 and registered on 05/10/2022.

We will handle your confirmatory request within 15 working days as of the
date of registration. The time-limit expires on 26/10/2022. We will let
you know if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working
days.

Yours faithfully,

Secretariat-General - Access to Documents
European Commission

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Ms Kieninger,

We are writing concerning your confirmatory request for access to
Commission documents for case 2022/2127 registered on 5/10/2022.

We are currently working on your confirmatory request. However, we have
not yet been able to gather all the elements necessary to carry out a full
analysis of your request. We will not be able to send you the reply within
the prescribed time limit expiring on 26/10/2022.

Therefore, in line with Article 8(2) of [1]Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 we
need to extend this time limit by 15 additional working days. The new time
limit expires on 18/11/2022.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

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sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Ms Kieninger,

We are writing to you concerning your confirmatory request for access to
Commission documents for case 2022/2127, registered on 05/10/2022.

On 25/10/2022, we extended the time-limit for replying to your
confirmatory request to 18/11/2022.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to send you the reply within this
extended time limit as the internal consultions between the concered
Commission services are still ongoing.

However, we assure you that we are doing our best to send a reply to your
confirmatory request as soon as possible.

We regret this additional delay and sincerely apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

Dear Ms Kieninger,

We are writing to you concerning your confirmatory request for access to
Commission documents for case 2022/2127, registered on 05/10/2022.

On 25/10/2022, we extended the time-limit for replying to your
confirmatory request to 18/11/2022.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to send you the reply within this
extended time limit as the internal consultions between the concered
Commission services are still ongoing.

However, we assure you that we are doing our best to send a reply to your
confirmatory request as soon as possible.

We regret this additional delay and sincerely apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS, Énergie

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[4]Your request to access to documents - EASE 2022/2127 - reply to the
initial request - Ares(2023)20538  (Please use this link only if you are
an Ares user – Svp, utilisez ce lien exclusivement si vous êtes un(e)
utilisateur d’Ares)

Dear Ms Kieninger,

 

We refer to your e-mail of 11/04/2022, in which you made a request for
access to documents, registered on 12/04/2022 under the above mentioned
reference number.

 

Please find attach the reply to your initial request.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

DG Energy

 

DG ENERGY – Access to Documents Team

 

Email: [5][email address]

 

 

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5. mailto:[email address]

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

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Dear Madame,

Please find attached a message concerning your request for access to
Commission documents registered under the above case number 2022/2127.

Kind regards,

Access to document team SG.C1

ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS, Énergie

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[5]ATD 2022/2127 - integration and fair solution proposal -
Ares(2023)5538929  (Please use this link only if you are an Ares user –
Svp, utilisez ce lien exclusivement si vous êtes un(e) utilisateur d’Ares)

Dear Ms Kieninger,

 

Please find attached a message concerning your request for access to
Commission documents registered under the above case number 2022/2127.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

DG ENERGY – Access to Documents Team

 

Email: [6][email address]

 

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ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS, Énergie

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[5]Kind reminder - ATD 2022/2127 - integration and fair solution proposal
- Ares(2023)5657688  (Please use this link only if you are an Ares user –
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Dear Ms Kieninger,

 

On 10/08/2023 we sent you a message concerning an integration to the
initial reply to your request for access to Commission documents
registered under the above case number 2022/2127.

 

Since we haven’t received a reply to the attached request, could you
please clarify whether you are still interested in the documents
requested?

 

We would kindly ask you to inform us by Monday 21/08/2023 COB whether you
are still interested in the documents requested.

In that case, in order to narrow the scope of your application down to a
more manageable number of documents, we kindly ask you to select a maximum
of 20 documents from the list provided.

 

If we do not receive any response from you, we will consider that you are
no longer interested in receiving an integration to the reply to your
initial request for access to Commission documents.

 

 

Thank you and kind regards,

 

DG ENERGY – Access to Documents Team

 

Email: [6][email address]

 

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Dear ENER ACCES DOCUMENTS,

Please find a list of the requested 20 documents below:
1, Enagas, 14 Enel, 39 Engie, 55 ENTSOG, 61 Fluxys, 65 Gasunie, 68 Hydropower Alliance, 71 Snam, 80 Trafigura as well as documents 3, 7, 13, 16, 23, 25, 26, 45, 58, 73 and 88

Best,
Frida Kieninger

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

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Dear Ms Kieninger,

Please find attached a message concerning your request for access to
Commission documents registered under the above case number 2022/2127.

Please acknowledge the receipt of this message by return email.

Kind regards,

DG ENER Access to Documents Team

sg-acc-doc@ec.europa.eu,

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Dear Ms Kieninger,

Please find attached a message concerning your request for access to
Commission documents registered under the above case number 2022/2127.

Please acknowledge the receipt of this message by return email.

Kind regards,

DG ENER Access to Documents Team