M/22/015 – East Cork Oil/Misty Lane

Transaction details

East Cork Oil Company Unlimited Company has informed the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) that it has decided not to proceed with acquiring Misty Lane Holdings Limited and considers the proposed transaction to be withdrawn. The CCPC will now close its investigation into the proposed transaction and no determination will be issued.

Notification date Decision date
Wednesday March 30, 2022
Parties Involved Business activities
East Cork Oil Company Unlimited Company

The principal activity of East Cork Oil is the distribution of fuel products primarily in the Munster, Leinster and Connacht region through a network of 32 company owned depots and eight service stations. The fuel product range includes home heating oil,
agricultural diesel, marine diesel, auto diesel and unleaded. Customers range from domestic, farmers, agricultural contractors to haulage companies and large industrial users and service stations.

Misty Lane Holdings Limited

Misty Lane is the ultimate parent company of the trading entities Atlantic Oils Limited and Geaney Oil Limited. The principal activity of Atlantic and Geaney is the distribution of fuel products primarily throughout Co. Kerry
through a network of three depots. Atlantic operates from the primary depot in Ardfert and Geaney operates from the Dingle and Castlemaine depots. Atlantic and Geaney’s product offering includes home heating oil (Kerosene), auto diesel, sulphur free gas oil, unleaded, lubricants, oil storage tanks and fuel cards.

Economic sector Media merger
Energy and Utilities No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Monday, August 15, 2022
Date of Requirement for Information Date Information Received
Friday, August 5, 2022
Current status: Completed
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Tiernan Shaw


Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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