CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS - FRANCE – PRELIMINARY RULING – INTERPRETATION OF EUROPEAN LAW

Regulated tariffs on natural gas: The Court of Justice of the European Union gives an interpretation of the directive 2009/73, which aims to establish a competitive internal market for natural gas in a preliminary ruling about the French regulated tariffs on natural gas (ANODE)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This reference for a preliminary ruling was brought by the Conseil d'État in the context of an action brought by the Association nationale des opérateurs détaillants en énergie (ANODE) against Decree No 2013-400 of 16 May 2013 on natural gas TRVs. By way of exception, the ANODE claimed that Articles L. 445-1 to L. 445-4 of the Energy Code, which relate to natural gas TRVs, disregard the objectives of Directive 2009/73. As the Conseil d'État points out, "French regulations require the incumbent supplier and, for the parts of the territory they serve, the local distribution companies and, for certain customers connected to the transmission system, the company

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Emmanuel Guillaume, Regulated tariffs on natural gas: The Court of Justice of the European Union gives an interpretation of the directive 2009/73, which aims to establish a competitive internal market for natural gas in a preliminary ruling about the French regulated tariffs on natural gas (ANODE), 7 September 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82089, pp. 176-178

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