The Antimonopoly Committee examines the compliance of business entities in the fuel retail market with the requirements of the legislation on the protection of economic competition.
This is reported press office AMCU, reports Ukrinform.
“The Antimonopoly Committee has begun research on compliance by business entities in the fuel retail market with the requirements of legislation on the protection of economic competition. The goal is to find out whether there were / are objective reasons for the critical situation that has developed in the retail fuel markets, in particular, regarding the restriction of supply during April-May 2022, whether the crisis could have been caused by a conspiracy of the largest market players. message.
The AMCU notes that for the past two weeks they have been monitoring the situation on the fuel markets from public sources, receiving information from consumers and authorities.
In addition, a working meeting was held with representatives of the largest networks of gas stations in Ukraine.
The AMCU notes that the measures taken will make it possible to find out the reasons for the shortage in the fuel market and give the society an objective, impartial picture of this situation.
As reported, one of the consequences of the Russian aggression was the fuel crisis – there is a shortage of fuel materials in Ukraine. Since before the war, the country met a significant part of the demand for gasoline and diesel fuels through supplies from Russia and Belarus. It takes time to reorient the market towards fuel purchases in Europe – in particular, due to problems with transportation. According to First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economy Yulia Sviridenko, by the end of May, Ukraine expects to receive 350-360 thousand tons of fuel from various logistics routes.