The Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA) has concluded the road fuel price analysis requested by the Portuguese Government in June 2018. In this analysis, the PCA has concluded that almost half of its previous recommendations to promote competition in this sector have not been implemented or have only been partially implemented.

The PCA has identified a high degree of concentration in this sector and the existence of barriers to entry in the refining and storage activities, as well as the failure to implement the measures recommended by the PCA for sub-concession contracts of service stations on motorway, especially with respect to award procedures and length of contracts.