For the second time in less
than five years, the Bulgarian Commission for the Protection of Competition
("Commission") has opened investigation proceedings regarding
prohibited agreements and concerted practices against the major fuel companies
in Bulgaria and closed them without issuing penalties.
In this case, the implicated companies were:
- Shell Bulgaria;
- Rompetrol Bulgaria EAD;
- Eko Bulgaria EAD;
- OMV Bulgaria OOD;
- Petrol AD;
- NIS Petrol EOOD;
- Lukoil Bulgaria EOOD; and
- the Bulgarian Gas and Petrol Association.