Case Opened Against Subsidiary of Russia’s Lukoil in Uzbekistan


The Committee for the Development of Competition and Consumer Protection of Uzbekistan has initiated a case against Lukoil Overseas Supply and Trading Ltd, a subsidiary of Russia’s Lukoil, the Committee’s press service has reported.

The Committee’s staff state that they identified signs of the manipulation of the price of technical sulfur by Lukoil in their selling of products through exchange trading. As a result, the price of technical sulfur rose between 10 to 50%, meaning the company violated the law “on competition.” Additional information will be made available once the Committee reaches a decision on how it will proceed.

Lukoil Overseas Supply and Trading Ltd was established in April 2010 as part of a marketing campaign for the sale of joint products during the implementation of production sharing agreements in respect to several gas fields. It entered the exchange-trade market for technical sulfur in Uzbekistan in 2015. Today, the company and Uzbekneftegaz dominate the technical sulfur market.