BP Oil UK Ltd / Texaco Ltd

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by BP Oil UK Ltd of 25 service stations and 4 closed sites from Texaco Ltd.

Affected market: Petrol retailing

No. ME/1349/03

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the anticipated acquisition by BP Oil UK Ltd of 25 service stations and four closed sites from Texaco Ltd does not qualify for investigation under the mergers provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002, because neither the UK turnover test nor the share of supply test in section 23 of the Act is met. A relevant merger situation has, therefore, not been created.

Published 21 September 2003