WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - Seven & I Holdings Co Ltd's
announcement it had pressed forward in its deal to buy
3,900 Speedway gas and convenience stores from Marathon
Petroleum Corp is potentially illegal and may raise
significant competitive concerns in hundreds of local gasoline
and diesel fuel markets across the United States, two U.S.
Federal Trade Commission officials said on Friday.
"The parties have closed their transaction at their own
risk. The Commission will continue to investigate to determine
an appropriate path forward to address the anticompetitive harm
and will also continue to work with State Attorneys General,"
said Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, the FTC's acting chairwoman, and
Rohit Chopra, an FTC commissioner, in a statement.
(Reporting by Makini Brice
Editing by Chris Reese)