UK fuel retail market review

The CMA conducted a swift high-level review of competition in the fuel retail market following a request by the Business Secretary.

Administration timetable

Date Action
8 July 2022 Review findings published and market study opened
7 July 2022 Date the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has asked for the initial report
11 June 2022 Project opened

Case information

On Saturday 11 June 2022, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) wrote to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) requesting that it conduct an urgent review of competition in the fuel market, and to provide advice to the UK Government on steps that might be taken to improve outcomes for consumers across the UK.

The CMA provided its findings to the Secretary of State on 7 July and published these on 8 July 2022 when it announced the launch of a road fuel market study.

Personal data

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Published 13 June 2022
Last updated 8 July 2022 + show all updates
  1. Review of road fuel and launch of road fuel market study published.

  2. First published.