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Gazprom GN must pay 3.7 million RUB fine for abusing dominance

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Ingushetia OFAS fined Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Nazran (Gazprom GN) JSC 3.7 million RUB ($56,947) for unlawfully switching off gas supplies to apartment blocks in different districts of Magas.

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Ingushetia OFAS issued a determination to impose the fine on the basis of its decision that Gazprom Gazoraspredelenie Nazran had switched gas to apartment blocks in different districts of Magas contrary to Part 1 Article 10 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition”.

“Power supply industry is being carefully watched by the antimonopoly authority. Under impossibility of replacing, in this case – gas, economic entities should not abuse their monopolistic position in gas distribution”, pointed out Ingushetia OFAS, Batyr Tochiev.

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