Natural gas

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Vitol has been trading natural gas for over 15 years
Natural gas is a hydrocarbon gas mixture largely made up of methane and some other gases. The gas is typically removed from deep underground rock formations with drilling rigs, processed to remove impurities such as water and carbon dioxide, and sold as consumer fuel for heating, cooking or generating wholesale electricity. It is also used to power vehicles and in the manufacture of plastics and chemicals.

We have been trading natural gas for over 15 years. Global contracted sales in 2019 were 733TWh. Our gas teams operate across continents – Europe, Asia and the Americas – in both pipeline product and LNG.

We work with producers, importers, wholesalers, distributors and industrial users, and supply gas both as a pipeline product and in liquefied form, under a variety of fixed and floating gas hub indexations, oil indexed formulae and other related commodity pricing structures.

We are happy to commit to long-term supply and sales contracts, plus we can respond swiftly and innovatively whenever our customers need us to. Our natural gas business is part of an integrated cross-commodity solution that makes us an ideal partner for both producers and end users.

Where we trade natural gas in Europe


Worldwide location

We understand that every market is different and that our customers and their requirements are as diverse as the world in which we live. With 40 offices worldwide our colleagues comprise over 60 nationalities...