The OECD holds a roundtable on competition in road fuel

Executive summary, by the Secretariat * Considering the discussion at the roundtable, delegates’ written submissions, and the Secretariat’s background paper, several key points emerge: (1) In a number of OECD countries, road fuel markets are considered competitive at the retail level, with price levels and volatility reflecting fundamental demand and supply factors and not lack of competition or anticompetitive conduct. However, road fuel markets in other countries seem to have suffered from a lack of competition, particularly when the market structure is characterized by a small number of vertically integrated players with high barriers to entry. A recent concern has been that retail road fuel market prices can be distorted even in seemingly competitive markets as important industry

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on competition in road fuel, 1 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 85595

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