Slovenia downstream oil long-term outlook
With no domestic refining capacity, Slovenia is entirely dependent on oil product imports to satisfy demand. The fuels marketing sector is dominated by Petrol d.d., OMV and MOL. The fuel price is fully deregulated since 2020. In the past, price regulation has acted as a barrier to new market entrants, also limiting the attraction of investment in fuel storage and distribution infrastructure. Low historic fuel margins provided incentive for fuel retailers to develop the non-fuel revenue segments at their service stations, such as convenience stores. In 2021, MOL acquired OMV's downstream business in Slovenia, including its fuel retail network and wholesale business.