M/15/061 – East Cork Oil / Tara Oil

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition by East Cork Oil Company of M.W. Fuels Company Limited (t/a Tara Oil) and Tara 24/7 Service Station, has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Wednesday November 4, 2015 Monday, December 14, 2015
Parties Involved Business activities
East Cork Oil Company

The principal activity of East Cork Oil is the distribution of fuel products in the Munster region (plus Callan (Kilkenny) and Enniscorthy (Wexford)) through a network of 22 company owned depots.

MW Fuels Company Limited (t/a Tara Oil)

The principal activities of MW Fuels (t/a Tara Oil) is the distribution of fuel products for commercial, industrial and domestic use from its Company owned depot on the Dock Road in Limerick and the operation of a retail service station, also located on the Dock Road, Limerick.

Economic sector Media merger
(i). Wholesale fuel distribution to smaller independent forecourt operators; (ii). Wholesale distribution to independent fuel distributors (mainly heating oil, agri-diesel, etc.); and (iii). The operation of an un-manned retail forecourt in Limerick. No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Joseph Walser

Tel: 01-470 3678, e-mail: josephwalser@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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