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BRUSSELS, September 21. /TASS/. The European Commission received proposals of the Russian gas holding Gazprom on settlement of regulator’s claims within the antimonopoly probe case framework, the press service of the European Commission told TASS on Monday.
"We can confirm the receipt of the Gazprom’s proposals," the press service said. Gazprom submitted its response within the framework of the antimonopoly probe launched against the Russian gas holding.
Consultations between the EC and the management of the Russian company will take place in October after review of proposals by the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission, the European source told TASS.
Gazprom and the European Commission agreed to reach a pretrial settlement in the EC’s antimonopoly probe in July 2015. Gazprom is to formally respond to European Commission’s claims by September 28.
Gazprom has not yet presented request for the Opal gas pipeline capacity use, EC Vice President Maros Sefcovic said on Monday.
Sefcovic added the gas pipeline system is idle because the Russian side has not presented the request for its capacity use.
Opal gas pipeline is the onshore extension of the Nord Stream gas pipeline delivering gas from Russia to the European Union states. Opal is the Germany’s largest infrastructural energy project for the time being.