The EU Commission renders legally binding commitments offered by a company active in the fuel distribution in Spain removing concerns of market foreclosure (Repsol)

"REPSOL: Opening up the fuel distribution system in Spain"*Introduction On 12 April 2006, the Commission adopted a decision based on Article 9 of Regulation (EC) 1/2003 addressed to the largest petrol supplier in Spain, REPSOL Commercial de Productos Petroliferos (‘REPSOL‘), making commitments entered into by REPSOL legally binding. This commitment decision concerns the supply of fuel to service stations in Spain and results from the concern that the supply contracts of REPSOL foreclose the market. The decision remedies this concern by changing the market conduct of REPSOL and brings an end to the investigation initiated under Article 81 of the EC Treaty. The decision in particular gives an opportunity for service stations in which REPSOL had made investments to terminate the long

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