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POLITICO politico.eu 13 Jan, 2022 15:00 am

EU competition chief questions Gazprom’s gas supply strategy – POLITICO

EU competition chief questions Gazprom’s gas supply strategy – POLITICO
Margrethe Vestager says Russian firm’s tactics are ‘thought-provoking.’

The EU is conducting a preliminary investigation into anti-competitive behavior in the sector.Brussels then said it would collect evidence of possible anti-competitive behavior by the bloc’s major natural gas suppliers.We have got a lot of responses, but we are still waiting for responses, among others, from Gazprom," she said, adding she was "eagerly awaiting the information ."We have sent questionnaires to a number of energy suppliers in this field.

International Energy Agency head Fatih Birol on Wednesday said the tightness in the European gas market was likely due to Russia’s behavior, which coincided with "heightened geopolitical tensions over Ukraine.EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager Thursday questioned Gazprom's strategy to limit gas supplies at a time of increased demand.

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