DOWNSTREAM DEALS FORGED IN E. EUROPE
Downstream deals are cropping up in eastern Europe with western companies. British Petroleum Co. plc, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Total Cie. Francaise des Petroles have disclosed new developments in the region. BP Chairman Robert Horton opened the company's first service station in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. BP plans to have four more outlets operational by the end of the year. The company declined to comment on plans for further investment in gasoline marketing.