November 2007
Utility Week;11/16/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p19
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The article reports that four big energy suppliers in Germany have denied further allegations of price-fixing contained in a leaked report from the Federal Cartel Office (FCO). The report found that management at Eon, RWE, Vattenfall Europe and EnBW met regularly in the period 2003-2006 to agree on prices, supply regions and overall strategy. The study was prepared by the European Commission (EC) and the report also backed suspicions that the industry had manipulated German Electricity exchange by buying and selling power.


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