The Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition publishes the result of an inquiry in the fuel sector and opens proceedings regarding possible price-fixing cartels and abuse of dominance

On February 25, 2016 the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) in Bulgaria has published its Conclusion of the sector inquiry on the Bulgarian market for the manufacture and sale of petrol and diesel fuels. The sector inquiry was initiated the middle of 2015 as doubts occurred that price changes on the local fuel markets did not follow the global markets trend. The inquiry focused on the petrol and diesel market for automobile usage and covered the period from January 1, 2012 until June, 30 2015. The manufacturing/import market, the wholesale and the retail markets were analysed. CPC indicated in its analysis that three distinct time intervals during the period in scope were distinguished. One of the intervals showed the retail prices followed closely the trends of import

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Kameliya Naydenova, The Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition publishes the result of an inquiry in the fuel sector and opens proceedings regarding possible price-fixing cartels and abuse of dominance, 25 February 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2016, Art. N° 78837

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