The information that the Polish regulator UOKiK requested from Gazprom had nothing to do with the antitrust investigation into “Nord stream-2,” the company told reporters.
“Earlier, PJSC Gazprom in its response asked UOKiK to provide a justification for the legality of the request for relevant information, but did not receive such justification,” Gazprom clarified, adding that they received a notification of the fine from UOKiK and plan to appeal this decision in court after studying it.
Today it became known that UOKiK fined Gazprom 213 million zlotys (approximately 50 million euros, the maximum sanction) for refusing to cooperate in the “Nord stream-2” case. As explained by the regulator, it is a question of investigating the financing of the construction of the gas pipeline without the consent of the Director of Uokik.
In 2018, he accused six companies of this: Gazprom, Engie Energy from Switzerland and the Netherlands ‘ Uniper, OMV, Shell, and Wintershall. During the proceedings, the Chairman requested documents related to the case, including to Gazprom, but the company refused to provide them, the Agency said.
At the same time last year, UOKiK ordered to pay 172 million euros to Engie Energy, Which refused to provide the requested information.