Top Oil Companies in Kenya

For years, the world has run on oil, and oil companies have dominated the market. However, as an increasing number of countries have pushed for renewable energy, the future of oil has become uncertain. Oil companies must redefine themselves as staying at the top.
Despite the uncertainties in the industry, oil companies still dominate the energy sector. They constitute approximately 31.2% of the world’s energy mix. In 2021 alone, the oil and gas sector brought approximately $2.1 trillion in revenue. Oil companies constitute approximately 3.8% of the global economy.

Top Oil Companies in Kenya

1. TotalEnergies

Top Oil Companies in Kenya

The company commenced operations in Kenya in 1955, and has since played a key role in the Kenyan economy. TotalEnergies produces and markets energy on a global scale, including oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables, and electricity.
The Company has a wide infrastructure with a network of approximately 220 service stations and is deeply rooted in Kenya’s economy and society with long-term investments.


2. Vivo Energy

Established in 2011, Vivo Energy is the company behind the Shell and Engen brands in many African markets. They source, distribute, market, and supply high-quality fuels and lubricants through service stations, and directly to commercial customers.
The company operates in 23 countries in Africa with over 2500 petrol stations, and in 2021, the company sold 10.30 billion liters of oil. In their service stations, they offer much more than just fuel, with a range of shops, food outlets, and other services to meet the needs of customers.

3. Rubis Energy Kenya

Established in 1990, Rubis is an independent French operator specializing in three business areas: the distribution of petroleum products, support and services through their downstream products, and storage through their subsidiary Rubis Terminal.
Since 2000, the presence of Rubis has expanded across Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean. Rubis is now a major player in the fuel distribution business in Kenya after the acquisition of Kenol Kobil PLC, and later Gulf Energy Holdings in November 2019, making them formidable competitors in the downstream business.

4. National Oil

National Oil was incorporated in April 1981. The National Oil Corporation of Kenya is a fully integrated State Corporation involved in all aspects of the petroleum supply chain covering upstream oil and gas exploration, midstream petroleum infrastructure development, and downstream marketing of petroleum products.
National Oil is among the few African national oil companies that are directly involved in the search for oil and gas. National Oil operates its own exploration acreage in Block 14T, which is located within the Tertiary Rift Basin and runs from the shores of Lake Bogoria down to the Lake Magadi Basin on the border of Kenya and Tanzania.

5. Hashi Group

With almost three decades of experience, Hashi Group has grown into a leading integrated solution provider, focusing on turnkey solutions. Hashi Energy’s operations extend from Kenya to Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Southern Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, and the DRC.
The Hashi Group is one of the leading importers, marketers, and distributors of bulk Jet A1, Diesel, Gasoline, Kerosene, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), AF Gas, and Bitumen. Provide quality fuel products of international standards to the eastern, central, and horn regions of Africa.

Other oil companies\’ alternatives

  • Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited
  • Tosha Energy
  • Ola Energy Kenya

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