European Union competition regulators have cleared DCC's acquisition of the Danish energy business of Danish agricultural company DLG Group, the European Commission said in a statement. 

Both businesses sell petrol, diesel, heating oil, fuel oil, biofuels and lubricants in Denmark.

But the Commission concluded that the merger would not harm competition since the companies supply different customer groups.

Earlier, the international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group said that it had completed the acquisition of Esso's unmanned and motorway retail petrol station network in France. 

The network of nearly 400 Esso-branded petrol stations in France cost DCC €106m.

The deal was first announced in August last year.

It was finalised after DCC received the necessary clearances and completed the implementation of an IT and operational infrastructure.