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The OECD holds a roundtable on competition policy for vertical relations in gasoline retailing

Executive summary, by the Secretariat Considering the discussion at the roundtable, the delegates’ submissions, and the background paper, several key points emerge. (1) Distribution and retailing in the gasoline industry operate under a wide variety of vertical relationships with refiners, ranging from full integration to complete vertical separation. In recent years, the structure of gasoline retailing has changed significantly in many jurisdictions. Vertical relationships between retailers and refiners range from full vertical integration to complete independence of gasoline retailers. In some jurisdictions, refiners continue to own a large portion of retailers or have strong, restrictive contractual relationships with most gasoline retailers. Two examples are Portugal and Italy.

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on competition policy for vertical relations in gasoline retailing, 1 October 2008, e-Competitions October 2008, Art. N° 85663

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