The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) fined Gazprom and its subsidiary Gazprom Mezhregiongaz for 221 million rubles. and 412 thousand rubles. respectively, for violation of the antimonopoly legislation. About it it says in the message on the service website.
This is a non-competitive agreement on the gas supply and gasification development program for the Samara Region. In 2011, Governor Vladimir Artyakov and “daughter” of “Gazprom” amounted to a plan for the construction of new gas distribution systems and the development of old ones. The governor made adjustments to the plan without notifying the gas distributing organization – Srednevolzhskaya Gas Company (SSCC). FAS found that SESC had comments on the plan that it had submitted to the Ministry of Energy and Housing of the Samara Region, but they were not taken into account.
In January, against the next governor, Nikolai Merkushkin instituted business, in May 2017 FAS recognized violation of the law on the protection of competition by Merkushkin. In September, President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of Merkushkin, acting. governor of the Samara region was appointed Dmitry Azarov, who served in the Federation Council as chairman of the committee on the federal structure, regional policy and local self-government and the affairs of the North.