The German Federal Cartel Office prohibited Total from acquiring OMV’s petrol station network in East Germany. Post-transaction, Total, Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil would have jointly controlled up to 85% of the regional diesel and motor gasoline retail market. The FCO found that the transaction would have reinforced the suppliers’ collective dominant position. The decision takes into account the interim findings of the FCO ’s inquiry into the functioning of the German fuel sector.