Orlen Lietuva to face competition council investigation

Orlen Lietuva
DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The Competition Council said on Friday that Orlen Lietuva, the refinery in northern Lithuania owned by Poland’s Orlen, could have abused its market dominance when selling diesel fuel to Imlitex, disadvantaging other petrol retailers.

Petrol station operators complained several years ago that Imlitex was enjoying better terms for buying diesel fuel from Orlen Lietuva, which allowed the company to sell it to farmers at discount prices.

The Competition Council then decided not to open an investigation, but the Union of Lithuanian Petrol Stations appealed the decision in the Lithuanian courts.

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