The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has found that Dwr Cymru, the Welsh water and sewerage provider, has abused a dominant position in the market. Albion Water Limited (Albion) successfully appealed against a decision by the Director General of Water Services (now the Water Services Regulation Authority or "Ofwat"), which had earlier cleared the company of allegations of abuse. The CAT ruled, on 7 November 2008, that prices Dwr Cymru had quoted to Albion were both excessive and unfair, as they materially exceeded the costs attributable to the services provided. The CAT concluded that this unfair pricing policy did amount to an abuse of a dominant position.