The Hellenic Competition Commission concludes that a joint purchase agreement between refineries does not restrict competition (Hellenic Petroleum and Motor Oil Hellas)

On 23 March 2010, the Hellenic Competition Commission («HCC») concluded an own-initiative investigation with a ruling that the joint purchase agreement between Hellenic Petroleum («ELPE») and Motor Oil Hellas in relation to the operation of a pipeline to the Athens International Airport does not infringe article 1 of Law 703/1977, which is the equivalent of Article 101 of the TFEU [1]. I. Background The HCC conducted an own-initiative investigation into the implications of a pipeline to deliver aviation fuel to the Athens International Airport. The pipeline runs from the ELPE refinery in Aspropyrgos to the Athens airport and started operations in 2004. ELPE is one of the largest industrial groups in Greece and refining represents its main activity in terms of assets and investments. The

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Federica Maiorano, The Hellenic Competition Commission concludes that a joint purchase agreement between refineries does not restrict competition (Hellenic Petroleum and Motor Oil Hellas), 23 March 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusivity clause, Art. N° 34793

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