About the Company
Petrol, the leading Slovenian energy company, is the principal strategic supplier of oil and other energy products to the Slovenian market. Through an extensive distribution network of proprietary service stations, Petrol provides drivers on Slovenia's roads and highways with a broad range of automotive goods and services and a wide selection of household and food products and other merchandise.
The core area of operations of the Petrol Group is oil trading activities. Petrol’s principal competitive advantage over potential competitors is its extensive network of 464 modern service stations in Slovenia and abroad.
The principal development direction of the Petrol Group is the introduction of new energy activities, in particular the sale of gas, heat and electricity, but in the long run also renewable energy sources.
Our comprehensive offers of energy-environmental products and services ensure a reliable, economic and environmentally friendly consumer supply in Slovenia and on the markets of South Eastern Europe. Our widespread gas station network provides drivers with everything they need for a safe and comfortable trip.
The economy and local communities are provided with a comprehensive energy supply and households are provided with all the energy they need for their homes – at their doorstep.
To become the leader in quality and development of a comprehensive energy supply and the “convenience” gas station model in South Eastern Europe with above-average satisfied customers.
- Respect: we respect our fellow humans and the environment.
- Trust: we build partnerships by being honourable.
- Excellence: we want to be the best in everything we do.
- Creativity: we create progress through our ideas.
- Courage: we work with commitment and courage.
Petrol feels a special responsibility towards its customers, suppliers, business partners, owners and society as a whole. Their expectations are realised through motivated and entrepreneurial-oriented staff, through compliance with the basic legal and moral rules of Slovenian society and broader European criteria as well as through environmental care.
The company is distinguished primarily by the quality of its goods and services, by its high reputation, by established brands and by its stable financial standing. Including the staff at our franchise gas stations, at the end of 2009, the Petrol Group employed 3556 people. Its EUR 2.33 billion in turnover makes the Petrol Group the largest business entity in Slovenia.
Basic business activity
We are primarily active in the oil and trading sector, and our main competitive advantage lies in the modern and widespread network of 436 gas stations in Slovenia and beyond the Slovenian border. 2.2 million tons of oil products were sold in 2009. Revenue from the sale of the complementary assortment of products and the remaining trading goods amounted to EUR 382 million. Development policies
The main development area of the Petrol Group lies in the introduction of new energy business activities, which includes the marketing of gas, heating and electricity, managing larger environmental projects and the marketing of renewable energy in the long-term. In 2009, the Group sold 99.88 million m3 of natural gas and 227,826 MWh of electricity. In 2009, the Group managed 28 gas supply concessions. From the end of 2009, our customers have also been supplied with gas via more than 2,200 gas tanks for selling liquified petroleum gas.
In 2009, environmental activities were conducted through three concessions for managing communal waste water treatment plants and for rendering the public service of communal waste water treatment. That included the Murska Sobota Municipality, with a capacity of 42,000 population equivalents, the Mežica Municipality, with 4,000 population equivalents, and the Sežana Municipality, with 6,000 population equivalents. All waste water treatment plants performed successfully. As an important partner in Aquasystems, d.o.o., Petrol d.d., Ljubljana, also participates in communal waste water treatment in the Maribor Municipality, with a capacity of 190,000 population equivalents.
How business is done
The entire business of the Petrol Group is based on promoting business excellence and on following and complying with modern market demands regarding services, IT and environmental care.
Future of the business
Petrol Group is growing from the Slovenian oil trader to a comprehensive regional provider of energy and environmentally-friendly services. Our clear strategic policies and development priorities significantly co-shape not only the Slovenian energy field but also make us an important player on the energy field of South Eastern Europe.