The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal concludes that a statutory water provider abused its dominant position by margin squeezing on the market for transportation and treatment of non-potable water (Albion Water)

Facts Albion Water ("Albion") is a statutory water provider based in Wales, which is licensed to provide non-potable water to an industrial client ("Shatton Paper"). The water in Wales is transported through a water transportation faclity ("Ashgrove System"), which is exclusively owned by another statutory water provider - Dŵr Cymru. In order to fill the Ashgrove System with water, Dŵr Cymru acquires it from United Utilities Water plc ("United Utilities"), the owner of a water abstraction point on the River Dee ("Herronbridge Abstraction Point"). Before entering into a supply contact with Albion, Shatton Paper was supplied with non-potable water by Dŵr Cymru at a price of 27.2 p/m3, which enabled the latter to enjoy a very high profit margin. Once the contract between Albion and

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Dominik Piotrowski, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal concludes that a statutory water provider abused its dominant position by margin squeezing on the market for transportation and treatment of non-potable water (Albion Water), 18 December 2006, e-Competitions Interim measures, Art. N° 21095

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