European Union (EU) energy ministers will likely weigh proposals for natural gas price caps and other protective measures after weeks of questions from members, but researchers expect a consensus will be hard fought.

Leaders from the 27 EU member countries are expected to meet Thursday and Friday to possibly implement a price cap on gas, an alternative benchmark to the Dutch Title Transfer Facility (TTF) price and solidarity agreements, according to a leaked draft document detailed by Reuters and Bloomberg.

Members agreed last week on proposals to jointly buy natural gas as a part of an emergency safety net, but disagreements and confusion on whether or how to propose a price cap led leadership to postpone considerations. A week later, experts are still having difficulty