The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection clears a merger on the LPG distribution market in Poland and imposes a set of remedies, including behavioural (Gaspol / Orlen Gaz)

I. The Facts On 25 July 2012 Gaspol S.A. with its seat in Warsaw (“Gaspol”) notified the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (“OCCP”) of its intention to acquire the business of bottled liquified petroleum gas (“LPG”) from Orlen Gaz Sp. z o.o. with its seat in Plock (“Orlen Gaz”). Gaspol is the largest distributor of LPG in Poland and belongs to the Dutch group of SHV Energy, a world leader of the LPG market. Orlen Gaz belong to the group of PKN Orlen S.A., the leading Polish producer and distributor of oil and gas products, controlled by the Polish State Treasury. On the LPG market, Orlen Gaz operated through 3 bottling stations and 4 distribution bases located in different parts of Poland. The notified concentration consisted in an

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Jaroslaw Sroczynski, The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection clears a merger on the LPG distribution market in Poland and imposes a set of remedies, including behavioural (Gaspol / Orlen Gaz), 20 May 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Energy & Mergers, Art. N° 67676

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