The UK Competition Authority decides it has no grounds to take further action against fuel card operator over alleged abuse of dominance (CH Jones)

The facts CH Jones is a subsidiary of Fleetcor Inc and in the course of its practice it issues fuel cards under its ‘Keyfuels’ brand. The latter are payment cards to access diesel on the road and are often used by firms with a fleet of large goods vehicles. CH Jones’ customers purchase diesel wholesale and the fuel is arranged to be delivered to a network of service stations. The customer’s driver can then access the fuel at the station by using the fuel card (pay-as-you-go) rather than by credit card or cash. In April 2010, a competitor made a complaint that CH Jones was engaging in exclusionary conduct, aimed at removing competition, preventing inter alia its main rival, UK Fuels Limited (UK Fuels), from providing diesel bunker cards. The case dealt with issues such as the agreements

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  • Manchester University (Manchester)

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Dorota Galeza, The UK Competition Authority decides it has no grounds to take further action against fuel card operator over alleged abuse of dominance (CH Jones), 31 October 2013, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 63582

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