The Competition Council (CC) had carried out unannounced inspections at Gaz Sud S.A. and at its working points in Bucharest, Ilfov, Ialomita and Brasov, a press release informs.
The inspections were carried out within the framework of the investigation on a possible abuse of a dominant position of Gaz Sud S.A. on the market for projects technical approvals services, reception and putting into function of natural gas facilities.
“The investigation will examine the possible imposition of unfair tariffs to consumers who have connected to the gas supply system in the localities and geographical areas where the company has a distribution license,” the release reads.
CC points out that the unannounced inspections are authorized by the Bucharest Court of Appeal and are justified by the need to obtain all relevant information and documents in order to clarify the possible anticompetitive practice. This does not represent a prior decision of the Competition Council as concerns the final result of the investigation triggered.
The documents gathered during these inspections are analysed by the Romanian competition authority according to specific procedure. The unannounced inspection is a preliminary step with in the investigation procedures on a possible anti-competitive behaviour.
Performing these inspections does not represent a prior decision of the Competition Council as concerns the final result of the investigation triggered.