Delivering Africa’s energy needs, today and tomorrow

We have a long history of partnering with companies across the continent, working with both producers and NOCs to optimise the value of African crudes, as well as working with distributors to provide a reliable supply of high-quality fuels.

Our presence across Africa is growing

Vitol Aviation
30+ locations across Africa
10 offices from Cairo to Capetown
Energy infrastructure
1.6mm3 storage including LPG and products
2600+ service stations in 23 countries: inc on-site solar at newly/rebuilt retail sites where possible
Sankofa OCTP: 500m bbl oil-in-place offshore Ghana
Carbon projects
socially impactful projects in seven countries

We are committed to investing in Africa. Our customers benefit from a network of energy infrastructure, with storage, logistics and distribution facilities in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Building our business for the long-term, we seek to collaborate with our customers to identify and develop optimal solutions.

At ARDA this week; Vitol's perspective on oil demand - click on the link below to download

“African oil consumption sets new highs and we expect continued demand growth for some years to come. The energy sector’s challenge will be enabling continued development by supplying high quality product to support the continent’s future energy needs.”

Simon Warren
Vitol Research Analyst

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A reliable supply of LPG for Africa

Trading circa 10 million mt LPG a year, we have been a reliable supplier and distributor of LPG in Africa for over 20 years. Our investments in LPG infrastructure include 11,000mt storage capacity at the Navgas LPG terminal in Lagos and 26+ LPG tankers including 12 purpose-built pressurised vessels.

Supporting our customers through the energy transition

We are investing in sustainable energy solutions across the continent. With a growing renewables portfolio of solar and carbon projects, we are here to provide our customers with the energy they need for the long-term.

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Investing in socially impactful carbon offset projects

A participant in carbon markets since 2007, last year alone, we traded over 80 million metric tons of carbon. Our growing portfolio of carbon offset projects include mature projects across Africa.

We only pursue projects that have a high social impact and tangible co-benefits for people and the environment. This means that as well as the climate benefits of avoided emissions, our projects seek to improve the quality of life in the local communities we operate in.

Read more about our carbon offset projects below.


Vitol Foundation

Vitol first began making charitable grants in 2002 and established the Vitol Foundation in 2006. The Vitol Foundation aims to make a difference in the lives of people around the world trapped in poverty by supporting organisations and programmes that can take children and families in the poorest communities out of the vicious cycle of multi-dimensional poverty.

In African alone, we fund over 100 projects across 34 different countries. Our efforts are focused on five key themes: education, enterprise and livelihoods, health, humanitarian and emergency relief and water, sanitation and health (WASH).  Visit Vitol Foundation to read more about us.

We invest in high quality socially impactful carbon projects with tangible co-benefits for people and the environment

Built into our trading model is a growing portfolio of carbon offset projects, with mature projects already in action in Africa.

Investing directly in a project is the best way to assure a project’s quality and optimise a project’s design. All of our projects are certified by leading voluntary offset standards ensuring our carbon credits are high-quality.

Read more about our carbon offset projects