The European Commission has closed the abuse of dominant position case against Distrigas, the largest gas importer and supplier in Belgium and accepted the gas company’s commitments for remedies. In 2004 the Commission launched an investigation into Distrigas’ supply of gas to large customers, including industrial customers, electricity producers and resellers. The Commission investigated long-term supply contracts and restrictions on the use of gas. Under the commitments, Distrigas will reduce the volumes of gas tied under long-term contracts sold in Belgium. The maximum duration of new contracts will be two years with gas resellers and five years with industrial consumers. Breach of these commitments, which are binding until 31 December 2010, would expose Distrigas to a potential fine of up to 10 per cent of its total turnover.