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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Brogan Fuels acquistion by GB Oils

The OFT have now framed their questions and issued an email or letter to many customers of Brogan, which make interesting reading.

The covering message read as follows:
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is currently considering the above acquisition under the merger control provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002. This will enable the OFT to form a view as to whether this merger should be referred to the Competition Commission.

As part of any investigation, the OFT seeks comments from competitors and customers of the merging parties. This is also your opportunity to raise with the OFT any concerns that you may have regarding the merger. I have attached the questions and would very much appreciate a response to my colleagues Dimitrios Sinaniotis and Alistair Love by 17:00 on 10 February 2010.

If you have any questions, please call Dimitrios on 020 7211 8911 or Alistair on 020 7211 8853.

The OFT recognises that respecting the confidentiality of commercially sensitive information provided to the OFT is vital to the effective performance of its merger review functions. The OFT will not therefore publicly disclose any information that you supply to us unless we are required by law to do so.
So if you are interested in commenting on this matter, then you have until Wednesday next week to make your feelings known. Not much time, but I am sure that many people have already worked out what they want to say.

Responses can be emailed to


Flirty Gerty said...

My response is already in: it won't be good for us and they will have us over an (oil) barrel again.

I'm not sure what good it will do - nobody can force Brogan to go on trading in the islands if they've decided to take the money and run.

Anyone out there fancy starting a fuel co-op?

JohnnyD said...

Hi We're starting up The Fuel Co-op down here near Lewes (not Lewis, but pronounced the same)
for the same set of reasons.

If I can help you set up or join up I'm at

in solidarity, etc