Vitol is an energy and commodities company; its primary business is the trading and distribution of energy products globally – it trades over 8mbpd of crude oil and products and, at any time, has 250 ships transporting its cargoes.
Vitol’s clients include national oil companies, multinationals, leading industrial and chemical companies together with the world’s largest airlines. Founded in Rotterdam in 1966, today Vitol serves clients from some 40 offices worldwide and is invested in energy assets globally including circa 16mm3 of owned storage capacity, 480kbpd of refining capacity and a downstream footprint which includes some 7,000 service stations across Africa, Australia, Brazil, Eurasia and in NW Europe.
From our office in Buenos Aires, Argentina we serve the regional market, offering a wide range of services including the supply of fuels, predominantly diesel and gasoline. We work closely with our customers to identify regional market opportunities and are able to offer them advice and administrative support, including coordinating with customs.
Our storage terminal in Zárate is operated by our subsidiary Vitco S.A. Its strategic location, on the banks of Paraná de las Palmas River, enables it to receive imports and to supply the growing inland markets of South America. We have invested in the terminal’s expansion and its total storage capacity is now 230,000 m3. Vitco S.A. is able to handle a full range of products and its two jetties and a loading rack capable of handling twelve trucks simultaneously, enables oil products to be distributed efficiently throughout the region by barge, vessel or truck.