Court confirms antitrust law violation by Gazprom subsidiary
MOSCOW, November 14 - RAPSI, Dmitry Shchitov. A commercial court has upheld the antimonopoly service's decision that a Gazprom regional subsidiary violated antitrust law, the service reports.
The court has confirmed the watchdog's decision and order to cease actions leading to such breaches.
The violation was exposed during an investigation launched upon the request of an individual gas consumer whom the company charged at an imputed rate while he had a gas meter.
Having no information about the date of meter reading since January 1, Gazprom Mezhregion Kursk began to bill the consumer at imputed rates although the gas-meter readings were to be provided no earlier than April 26.
However, the subsidiary did not wait until the decision was passed and recalculated its invoices for January and February to write off the wrongfully billed amount.