CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS – EUROPEAN UNION – ENERGY – PUBLIC SERVICE OBLIGATIONS – REGULATED TARIFFS

Energy: The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies its case-law on the conditions for the imposition of public service obligations relating to regulated natural gas prices (Overgas Mrezhi)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 30 April 2020 specifies the conditions to be met by Member States when imposing public service obligations in the natural gas sector under Article 3(1) to (3) of Directive 2009/73/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas and repealing Directive 2003/55/EC (OJ 2009 L 211, p. 94). The dispute which gave rise to the reference for a preliminary ruling concerned the natural gas storage obligation imposed on Bulgarian energy undertakings in order to ensure security of supply, the cost of which was passed on to final

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Louis Navé, Energy: The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies its case-law on the conditions for the imposition of public service obligations relating to regulated natural gas prices (Overgas Mrezhi), 30 April 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96339, p. 156-157

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