Polish oil and gas company PGNiG has lodged a second appeal against a 2018 decision by the European Commission to accept commitments made by Russian gas export giant Gazprom to refrain from abusive market behaviour in European Union countries.

Gazprom’s commitments were made as part of a legal settlement that supposedly brought EC antitrust proceedings to a conclusion, but PGNiG contends that the measures have failed to restore competitive gas market conditions.

“PGNiG hopes that the (European Court of Justice) will concur with the arguments presented in the appeal, and that Gazprom’s practices involving abuse of its dominant position will meet with strong reaction from the European Commission to really provide a level playing field for competitors in Europe’s gas market,” the Polish company said.