The German Competition Authority clears a merger in the energy market with remedies, including the divestiture of gas stations, pipeline supply contracts and the granting of infrastructure access for aviation fuel delivery at Frankfurt airport (Shell / DEA)

The operation On 10 July 2001, Shell Deutschland GmbH (Shell) notified the European Commission of its intention to merge its downstream oil business with DEA Mineralöl AG (DEA) by acquiring 50% of the shares of DEA, as a first step to acquiring a majority stake later on. At the request of the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO), the European Commission derogated the merger case to the FCO on 23 August 2001 according to Regulation n° 4064/89 [1] . Shell is engaged in all stages of the mineral oil and gas sectors and the production and sale of chemical products and energy. DEA belongs, via its holding company RWE-DEA Aktiengesellschaft, to RWE AG (RWE). It produces and sells mineral oil and petrochemical products. Gas station market Oil producers and importers sell their fuel to

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Michael Rauber, The German Competition Authority clears a merger in the energy market with remedies, including the divestiture of gas stations, pipeline supply contracts and the granting of infrastructure access for aviation fuel delivery at Frankfurt airport (Shell / DEA), 19 December 2001, e-Competitions December 2001, Art. N° 25731

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