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EU: Gazprom calls antitrust charges ‘groundless’

 |  December 15, 2015

Gazprom officials argued at an oral hearing Tuesday that European Union antitrust charges against the Russian energy giant are “groundless and based on significant methodological errors,” Gazprom said.

The move, requested by the Russian company, indicates it is using every legal avenue to defend itself against the EU’s charges, which were filed in April after a multiyear investigation. Companies are entitled to request an oral hearing to better make their case to regulators but don’t always request one.

A spokeswoman for the European Commission confirmed the hearing took place Tuesday “in line with standard antitrust procedures.” The hearing was closed to the public, but Gazprom provided its statements in an email to The Wall Street Journal.

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