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England, UK: DCC Acquisition Cleared by Regulators

DCC has announced that its acquisition of the UK heating and transport fuel distribution business previously run by Total has been provisionally cleared by the Competition Commission. The deal, announced in September 2011, saw DCC subsidiary GB Oils buy the business from Rontec LLP, which itself purchased the assets from Total in June of that year.


Italy: Kuwait Petroleum To Build 110 New Stations

The head of Kuwait Petroleum International has said that the company’s Italian business will soon be putting a plan into place that will see the establishment of 110 carbon dioxide-free eco-friendly fuel service stations. Esam Al-Marzouq, managing director and chief operating officer of Kuwait Petroleum International, said that his company will be looking at the possibility of integrating solar power into the stations’ systems and that the company is looking to further reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. 

UK: FPS Introducing New Certification Scheme

The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers has announced that its is introducing a new method of approving fuel for sale that will soon be put to the test on oil, diesel, gas and kerosene products across the country. The Fuel Certification scheme will be implemented across the entire FPS member base, which comprises of 200 delivery companies that transport to homes, marine, agricultural and commercial customers. 


Germany: OMV CEO Rules Out Withdrawal

The CEO of OMV, Gerhard Roiss (pictured), has insisted that the firm will not withdraw from Germany, but that it is continuing to downsize in Eastern Europe. The Austrian firm announced plans earlier this year to sell several retail assets, including its 230-station network in the Czech Republic, where it is the second-largest fuel retailer.

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