Vitol is an energy and commodities company; its primary business is the trading and distribution of energy products globally – it trades over six million barrels a day of crude oil and products and has 200 ships at sea at any one time. Our customers include national oil companies, multinationals, leading industrial and chemical companies and 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: over 18.1mm3 of storage across six continents, five refineries worldwide and Shell-branded downstream businesses in 16 African countries, as well as Australia. Revenues in 2015 were $168 billion.
Established by the Vitol Group, the Vitol Foundation aims to enable children living in deprivation to reach their potential in life. It supports projects that fall under four areas critical to a child’s development: health, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), education and livelihoods. The Vitol Foundation is proud to support organisations that use sport to enhance the life-opportunities of disadvantaged children.