Russia challenges EU energy market rules

Sponsored by

GENEVA (AP) — Russia has filed a dispute challenging the European Union's energy market regulations, saying they violate international trade rules.

The World Trade Organization says Russia's case takes aim at an EU policy that bans suppliers from owning transit facilities such as pipelines. Europe gets about a quarter of its natural gas from Russia.


WTO officials said in a statement Thursday that Russia claims the EU regulations are "inconsistent" with international trade rules on subsidies, services and other measures.

At stake in the dispute is how much control Russia's state-controlled Gazprom gas company can exert over European pipelines.

The WTO says Russian-EU consultations at the Geneva-based organization would examine production, supply and transmission of natural gas or electricity, alleged discriminatory certification requirements and access to network capacity by transmission service operators.

Sponsored by

Get All the Utility Products News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to Utility Products or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


October 2015
Volume 19, Issue 9

Utility Products Topics

Transmission & Distribution
                       Vehicles & Accessories
Tools & Supplies   Safety
Line Construction & Maintenance   Test & Measurement

How to deploy mobile forms + devices to speed up field service processes & reporting

Overcoming the pain points associated with any process is much simpler and more cost effective than you think. This webinar will detail the benefits of switching to mobile forms for field data collection and reporting.
We'll examine real use cases and ROI of integrating mobile forms within a given field service process, including for work orders, inspections, checklists and proposals.
A quick AT&T Mobile Forms demo will reveal the feature rich, user-friendly nature of the solution. You'll see why it’s a must-deploy to speed up data collection, eliminate invoicing/data entry lags and auto-generate/deliver insightful reports.



Industry Company Pages

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and articles from some of the prominent utility product companies and resources.


Everlast Substation signs

Everlast safety signs and Everlast Substation signs meet all ANSI and OSHA requirements and continue to be readable for the life of the substation. When most signs fail ours shine.

Everlast pole tags

Everlast pole tags for distribution poles have been used all over the world in this great earth's worst environment's proving it is the longest lasting product to use on pole's!

Swage Bus Accessories

Swage Bus Accessories use a compression technology process called "swaging" that enables installation of aluminum bus accessories without the need of a welder.