The German Competition Authority imposes multi-million fines against liquefied gas suppliers (Westfalen / Münster / Propan Rheingas / KG / Brühl)

Background In December 2007 and February 2008, the German Competition Authority (Federal Car-tel Office, "FCO”) imposed fines totalling close to € 209 million against seven suppliers of liquefied gas and their managing directors for entering into customer protection agree-ments. The companies concerned are active in the supply of liquefied gas in small tanks (up to 5.6 t) and bottled gas to private and commercial customers. Among the companies involved are German subsidiaries of major oil and gas

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  • Mutze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (Düsseldorf)

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Kerstin Pallinger, The German Competition Authority imposes multi-million fines against liquefied gas suppliers (Westfalen / Münster / Propan Rheingas / KG / Brühl), 15 April 2009, e-Competitions April 2009, Art. N° 26210

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