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Romania authorized rental of distribution stations of Aral M.T.B. by Socar Petroleum

Christian Fernsby |
The Competition Council authorized the transaction through which Socar Petroleum S.A. takes over the use right of six fuel distribution stations currently operated by Aral M.T.B. SRL.

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The six fuel distribution stations, located in Arad, Timiș and Sibiu counties, are to be operated by Socar based on a rental contract.

Socar Petroleum S.A. is a company belonging to Socar Group that operates on the fuel market, both on the retail and wholesale segment and owns a national gas station network.

Following the analysis, the Competition Council found that this operation does not raise significant obstacles to effective competition on the Romanian market or a substantial part of it and that there are no serious doubts about its compatibility with a normal competitive environment.

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