DCC Energy’s oil distribution business supplies transport fuels, heating oils and fuel oils to commercial, retail, domestic, agricultural, industrial, aviation and marine customers in Britain, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark and Austria. In Britain, DCC Energy sells oil under a portfolio of brands including Bayford, Butler Fuels, Brogan, Carlton Fuels, CPL Petroleum, Gulf, Pace Fuelcare, Scottish Fuels, Shell and Texaco. Outside of Britain, DCC Energy sells oil under the leading brands of Emo Oil (Ireland), Swea (Sweden), DCC Energi (Denmark), Energie Direct (Austria) and Top Oil (Austria).
DCC Energy is one of the leading sales and marketing businesses for branded fuel cards in Britain. The business sells in excess of 500 million litres of transport fuels annually through its portfolio of fuel cards under the BP, Esso, Shell, Texaco and Diesel Direct brands. Fuel cards are now an essential tool for commercial organisations to manage their transport fuel costs. DCC Energy provides its customers with access to the breadth of the British retail petrol station and bunker network through its portfolio of branded fuel cards, while giving them detailed information on fuel utilisation to assist in minimising their spend on transport fuels.
DCC Energy has acquired a number of companies in the highly fragmented oil distribution market in Britain having first entered the market in September 2001 with the acquisition of BP’s business in Scotland and is now the largest oil distributor in Britain. DCC’s addressable market in Britain has been for transport fuels and heating oils to commercial, industrial, domestic, agricultural and the smaller independent petrol stations. This market is a total of circa 32 billion litres and DCC will sell circa 5.3 billion litres of product to this market, giving a market share of approximately 16%. In addition, with the acquisition of the Total assets, which included supply to larger independent dealers, DCC has now entered the market to supply the broader retail petrol station market which comprises approximately 9,000 retail sites selling circa 35 billion litres of fuel. On a combined basis DCC is now supplying circa 1,350 sites throughout the country with a total volume of circa 1.3 billion litres, giving DCC approximately 4% of the overall retail petrol station market.
Emo Oil is one of the leading oil distributors in Ireland with a market share of 9%. DCC’s addressable oil market in Ireland is estimated at 9 billion litres.
Swea is the market leader in Sweden with a share of circa 17% of the addressable market which is estimated at 3 billion litres. The addressable oil distribution market in Denmark is estimated at 2 billion litres of which DCC Energi Danmark has a market share of 13% and is the number two oil distributor. The addressable oil distribution market in Austria is estimated at 5 billion litres and DCC’s business Energie Direct is the number two in this market with a share of 12%. With the oil majors continuing to divest oil distribution assets, DCC Energy is well placed to continue its growth by acquisition.