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India: CCI refuses antitrust case against gas company

 |  March 5, 2015

The Competition Commission has refused charges against Indian Oil Corporation and Mahanagar Gas that they indulged in unfair business practices with respect to distribution of CNG.

In a complaint, Bharat Garage, a partnership firm engaged in distribution of Compressed Natural Gas, had alleged that an agreement executed between IOC and Mahanagar Gas is anti-competitive and limits the production/supply of CNG and causes an appreciable adverse effect on the competition.

Finding no prima facie case, the Competition Commission of India in an order released recently noted that the agreement wherein IOC would be selling the product of the Mahanagar Gas through its outlets “is not exclusive in nature, thus such an agreement does not seem to be anti-competitive in nature”.


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