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EU: Commission accuses Bulgarian Energy Holding of gas market abuse

 |  March 23, 2015

The European Commission said on March 23 that its investigation of the Bulgarian Energy Holding, the umbrella corporation for state-owned companies in the energy sector, reached preliminary conclusions that BEH may have breached EU antitrust rules by hindering competitors access to key gas infrastructures in Bulgaria.

“At this stage, the Commission has concerns that BEH and its subsidiaries have refused to give competitors access to the gas transmission network and the gas storage facility, as well as reserved capacity they do not need on the gas import pipeline,” the EC said.

The Commission’s statement of objections was also sent to Bulgaria’s state-owned gas company, Bulgargaz, which is fully owned by BEH, and Bulgargaz’ infrastructure subsidiary Bulgartransgaz.


Full Content: The Economic Times


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