Romania’s energy watchdog ANRE fined several natural gas suppliers for increasing the price of gas delivered under fixed-rate contracts.
The government recently liberalised the country’s electricity and natural gas markets for households. Suppliers started providing a wide range of offers, but energy prices have since risen abruptly on global markets.
The Romanian units of Engie and E.ON, plus two other firms, were fined because customers complained that the suppliers notified them of gas price increases during the contractual period although they had signed fixed-rate contracts.
ANRE also requested that the companies notify all their customers who accepted fixed rate offers that they would keep the price unchanged for the entire period included in the offer.
Engie Romania, E.ON Energie Romania, and Restart Energy One were fined a few days ago by the Romanian Consumers Protection Authority for various problems related to their contractual offers and pricing.
(Bogdan Neagu | EURACTIV.ro)