Gas2Liquids appeals exemption given to oil companies

Gas2Liquids, a wholesaler that imports petroleum products, has filed an appeal against the exemption granted by the Competition Commission to the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) and its members last year.

In its application to the Competition Tribunal, Gas2Liquids alleges that the Commission should not have granted the exemption as only a limited number of industry participants could benefit from the exemption. It claims that the information sanctioned by the exemption enables large oil companies to maintain their allocated markets and market share without the need to improve infrastructure.

The Commission's response to the application is that the exemption does not give SAPIA's members carte blanche to cooperate with one another.


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