The EU Commission imposes heavy fines in the long-lasting candle wax cartel (ENI / ExxonMobil / Hansen & Rosenthal / Tudapetrol / MOL/ Repsol / Sasol / RWE / Total)

"Bringing light into the dark: Commission fines long-lasting candle wax cartel more than EUR 676 million"* With its fifth cartel decision in 2008 the Commission imposed heavy fines on several producers of paraffin waxes and slack waxes. The decision adopted on 1 October established that these producers had been involved in anticompetitive arrangements in the paraffin wax and slack wax industry for up to thirteen years. The investigation that started off with a leniency application by Shell lasted three and a half years from the moment conditional immunity was granted until the adoption of the decision. I. Introduction Nine groups of companies - namely ENI, ExxonMobil, Hansen & Rosenthal, Tudapetrol, MOL, Repsol, Sasol, RWE and Total, all active or formerly active in the

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  • Delegation of the European Union to the United States (Washington D.C.)
  • European Commission - DG HR (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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Rainer Wessely, Lars Albath, Cecilia Nilsson-Bottka, The EU Commission imposes heavy fines in the long-lasting candle wax cartel (ENI / ExxonMobil / Hansen & Rosenthal / Tudapetrol / MOL/ Repsol / Sasol / RWE / Total), 1er octobre 2008, e-Competitions October 2008, Art. N° 35133

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