CASE COMMENTS: PUBLIC ACTIONS - OIL SECTOR - OIL PIPELINE - ESSENTIAL FACILITY - GENERAL INTEREST

Essential facility: The French Competition Authority gives an unfavourable opinion on a draft order controlling oil pipelines of general interest

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Following a referral from the Minister for the Economy, Finance and Recovery, the Competition Authority was asked to give its opinion, in an advisory capacity, on a draft ministerial order strengthening the control of the Minister for Energy over companies operating pipelines in the general interest. These four hydrocarbon transport pipelines are of general interest because they contribute to national or regional energy supplies. The draft reform of public control of operators of pipelines of general interest comes at a time when many asset disposals in the oil infrastructure sector are under way or have been envisaged (in particular, the failure of the

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  • Strasbourg Institute of Political Sciences

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Jean-Philippe Kovar, Essential facility: The French Competition Authority gives an unfavourable opinion on a draft order controlling oil pipelines of general interest, 1 March 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100604, pp. 215-216

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