PKN Orlen/Grupa Lotos (M.9014) [Archived]
PKN Orlen/Grupa Lotos (M.9014) [Archived]

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ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 14 July 2020; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline European Commission merger investigation into the proposed acquisition by PKN Orlen of Grupa Lotos (Case M.9014). The transaction principally involved overlaps in the refining and marketing of fuels (including retail) and related products in Poland.

Latest developments On 14 July 2020, the Commission cleared the transaction subject to commitments.

To address the Commission’s concerns, PKN Orlen offered seven commitments. These included a mixture of divestments and other commitments such as building a new jet-fuel terminal near Szcescein and releasing most of the capacity booked by Grupa Lotos at independent storage depots.

Parties PKN Orlen (PKN): PKN is a Polish integrated oil and gas company. It owns one of the two refineries existing in Poland as well as refineries in Lithuania and in Czechia. PKN is active on the wholesale and retail markets for refined oil products in Poland, Austria, Czechia, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia. It also has activities in the upstream