Two New Precedents in the EU Natural Gas Markets - EU Competition Law and Network Foreclosure

OGEL 1 (2010),
in Antitrust in the Energy Sector

Talus, Kim

Introduction

The European Commission competition law enforcement has over the years both grown bolder and become more sensitive. Where the Commission would previously apply the competition law rather mechanically and without much understanding of the dynamics of the energy markets, the recent case law suggests a clear change in this respect. The first clear signals of a new approach in the energy sector came with the Sector Inquiry and concerned the downstream long-term natural gas contract cases, Distrigaz[1] being the most significant and undoubtedly functioning as the "guidance in an appropriate ...



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K. Talus; "Two New Precedents in the EU Natural Gas Markets - EU Competition Law and Network Foreclosure"
OGEL 1 (2010), www.ogel.org

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