The Vitol Group is a multinational organization dealing in energy and commodity trading. Vitol has two head offices in Netherlands and Switzerland. It is a private company consisting of all 3200 employees as its shareholders. The company distributes more than 270 million tonnes of crude oil per year and stands as the largest energy trader in the world.
The chief areas of operations of Vitol are Houston, Geneva, Singapore and London. With its chief business concerns in energy and commodity trading, the company also trades coal, natural gas, power, agricultural products, gasoline, methanol, ethanol, and LPG and carbon emissions. Vitol's operations are complemented by oil storage terminals and exploration and production projects around the world. The company’s exploration and projection projects extend to Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Ghana and Ivory Coast among others.