The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Gazprom alleging that some of its business practices in Central and Eastern European gas markets constitute an abuse of a dominant position in breach of Article 102.  On the basis of its investigation, the Commission's preliminary view is that Gazprom is pursuing an overall strategy to partition Central and Eastern European gas markets, for example by reducing its customers’ ability to resell gas cross-border, and that this may have enabled Gazprom to charge unfair prices in certain Member States.  The Commission is also concerned that Gazprom may have abused a dominant position by making the supply of gas dependent on obtaining unrelated commitments from wholesalers concerning gas transport infrastructure. Click here