EU Energy Policy

Brussels fines Bulgarian energy firms €77 mln in antitrust case

The European Commission has fined Bulgarian Energy Holding for blocking competitors from accessing key gas infrastructure
By Staff reporter 17 December 2018 0 33693

The European Commission has fined Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) and its subsidiaries around €77 million ($87.3 million) for blocking competitors from accessing key gas infrastructure in Bulgaria, it said on Monday.

The commission said BEH, its gas supply subsidiary Bulgargaz and gas infrastructure subsidiary Bulgartransgaz breached EU antitrust rules by foreclosing entry into the country’s gas supply markets by unduly restricting access to the infrastructure it owns and operates.

“For years, Bulgarian natural gas consumers have been denied a choice of suppliers because the...