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Measurable Effects of Metropolitan Gas Purchasing Group in the Light of Gas Market Functioning in Poland
Department of Management, WSB University, ul Cieplaka 1c, 41-300 Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland
Resources 2020, 9(4), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources9040036 (registering DOI)
Received: 30 January 2020 / Revised: 27 February 2020 / Accepted: 25 March 2020 / Published: 26 March 2020
As a result of the gas market liberalization, new business models are emerging and one that brings positive effects to market players is purchasing group functioning. This paper adopts the approach of gas market review and provides a synthesis of its functioning in Poland. The review focuses first on the frameworks of the process of gas market liberalization. Next, the author presents gas market structure and lists and comments on its components. Then, the main characteristics of the market are discussed. The author presents a case study of the Metropolitan Gas Purchasing Group—the largest gas purchasing group in Poland with the volume reaching almost 225 GWh of purchased gas. As a result, the author highlights the effects of this coopetitive strategy which reached a value of PLN 3,000,000.
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