Our History

Formerly part of the Royal Dutch Shell group, the Australian business was acquired in 2014 by new owners led by the Vitol Group, and now trades as Viva Energy Australia. Our business has operated in Australia for more than 110 years and became a listed company in July 2018. Today, we proudly supply around 25% of the country’s liquid fuel energy needs. We continue our long association with Shell as the exclusive supplier of quality Shell fuels and lubricants in Australia.


The Vitol Group is the world’s largest independent energy and commodities trading company. Physical trading, logistics and distribution are at the core of the business, but are complemented by refining, shipping, terminals, exploration and production, power generation, mining and retail businesses. Founded in Rotterdam in 1966, today the company has almost 40 offices worldwide and its largest operations are in Geneva, Houston, London and Singapore. Its turnover in 2016 was $152 billion.


One of the world’s most recognised and respected brands. Shell’s reputation for quality and technical innovation is reflected in products that combine performance, efficiency and reliability. Future advancements will come from Shell’s annual global investment of more than $1.3 billion in research and development.