The European Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding the commitments offered by RWE to address concerns raised in the course of an investigation under EC antitrust rules. The Commission had concerns that RWE may have abused a dominant position on its gas transmission network in restricting its competitors' access to the network, thereby violating Article 82 of the EC Treaty. RWE will divest its entire Western German high-pressure gas transmission network. The sale will be carried out under the supervision of a trustee and all buyers will have to be approved by the Commission.