The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Shell's Danish retail and wholesale fuels business, Dansk Fuels, by Alimentation Couche-Tard (Canada), which operates in Denmark under the Statoil brand, via its subsidiary Statoil Fuel and Retail, subject to an extensive commitments package including the divestment of over 200 petrol stations and Shell's commercial fuels business. The Commission’s investigations focused on the Danish petrol station market and the Danish wholesale markets for diesel, gasoline, light heating oil and heavy fuel oil. The divestiture will create a national player which is capable of replacing the lost competitive constraint resulting from the transaction both at the national level and at the local level.