The Italian Competition Authority accepts commitment from the energy incumbent to remedy concerns about its position in gas markets (ENI)

The energy company ENI, the former legal monopolist in the natural gas market, has been involved in a number of competition cases before the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) in the recent past. The most recent proceedings were closed in March 2007, without the breach having been assessed, because ENI offered undertakings. This was made possible under a new provision of the Italian Competition Law (Law 287/90) which entered into force in August 2006. The proceedings were opened in November 2005. In them the ICA alleged an abuse of a dominant position by ENI, and its subsidiary GNL Italia, in the markets for access to the continuous regasification capacity and for the supply of natural gas delivered in Italy. The liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal at Panigaglia, managed by GNL

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Francesca Morra, The Italian Competition Authority accepts commitment from the energy incumbent to remedy concerns about its position in gas markets (ENI), 6 March 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin Energy & Access to facilities, Art. N° 13672

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