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EU: EC opens Romania antitrust gas probe

 |  June 1, 2017

EU antitrust regulators will investigate whether Romanian state-owned gas pipeline operator Transgaz is hindering gas exports to other EU countries, a move which could result in a hefty fine for the company if found guilty of breaking EU rules.

The European Commission’s investigation followed raids a year ago which targeted Transgaz, Romanian state-owned gas producer Romgazand gas firm OMV Petrom.

The Commission’s statement on Thursday did not mention any firms other than Transgaz in its investigation.

Transgaz may have used interconnector transmission fees, under investment in building relevant infrastructure and unfounded technical arguments to prevent exports, the Commission said.

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