EU raids German natural gas suppliers over antitrust fears

By Lucia Osborne-Crowley (March 31, 2022, 1:30 p.m. BST) – The European Union’s antitrust watchdog has raided several players in the German natural gas market over concerns they were abusing their dominance, a the authority said Thursday, as sanctions on Russian energy companies continue to drive up global fuel prices.

The European Commission has carried out several surprise raids on the offices of German natural gas companies that may have breached the bloc’s competition laws. Some companies source natural gas from compressor stations, like this one in Bavaria. (Photo by -/picture alliance via Getty Images) The European Commission said it carried out a number of surprise searches…

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