Competition Council checks possible abuse of dominant position of Engie Romania branch Distrigaz Sud Retele SRL

Georgeta Gheorghe 27/03/2017 | 17:56

The Competition Council is undergoing checks for possible abuse of dominant position at Distrigaz Sud Retele SRL, a branch of Engie Romania.

The Competition Council made unannounced checks at the headquarters of Distrigaz Sud Retele SRL and at its Sfantu Gheorghe, Brasov, Targoviste, Blejoi (Prahova), Galati, Pitesti and Craiova offices. The purpose of the investigation is to assess whether increased/unfair tarrifs were imposed for services to consumers that joined the natural gas supplies in the localities and geographical areas the company holds distribution licenses for. Distrigaz Sud Retele is the distribution branch of Engie Romania, which holds a 99.97 participation.

The checks were carried as part of the investigation of a possible abuse of dominant position of Distrigaz Sud Retele SRL on the market of technical approval of projects, reception and running of installations for the use of natural gas.

The unannounced checks are authorized by the Bucharest Court of Appeals and are justified by the need to obtain all information and documents necessary to clarify the possible anticompetitive practices.

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