Regasiﬁcation of liqueﬁed natural gas and high-pressure gas transportation fall outside the scope of Galp Energia's activities. However, importing, storing, medium and low-pressure distribution, and marketing of gas fall within the scope of its operations.
The liberalization of the sector
Decree Law nº 30/2006 of 15 February saw the Portuguese Government transposing the EU directive about liberalising the natural gas market into Portuguese law. This government decree introduced market liberalisation through free access of third parties in equal conditions and separated marketing activities from infrastructure management. This government decree also scheduled the sector liberalization, which occured until the begining of 2010.