Romania downstream oil long-term outlook
Despite the setback caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Romanian fuel market is expected to grow over the next decade. The economic growth and the rising car ownership will both underpin the positive trend. The market is dominated by the four most significant players, including the three domestic refiners and MOL. The removal of special taxes by the government is likely to put retail fuel margins on a positive trajectory. The level of electric car ownership is shallow, and, despite the current purchase incentives, we anticipate it to remain low during our forecast period.