About Us - Oilco
OilCo Group is a distributor of Petroleum Fuels & Lubricants operating in KZN and Mpumalanga.

Originally established thirty five years ago in Empangeni, Oilco then expanded to Nelspruit, Vryheid and Durban. The head office was relocated to 50 Electron Road, Springfield Park, Durban, in 2008. The South African petroleum industry is fast changing and the major oil companies are seeking to reduce operational risks and focus on their core businesses.
To this end they have delegated several of the functions they have traditionally performed in the market to resellers. With over 100 employees across our 5 retail and 4 wholesale sites, powered by BlueBird Logistics, Oilco is well placed to meet not only the needs of our suppliers, but our growing customer base as well.

The Group Fuel operations are conducted by two trading companies, namely Oilco Retail and Oilco Wholesale, with all logistics by Bluebird Logistics (Pty) Ltd. All the lubricants are traded through Lubeco.

Oilco Retail

The Retail Company operates from sites in Nelspruit, Pongola, Vryheid, Empangeni and Durban with its client base comprising mainly customers in the transport industry.

Oilco Wholesale

The Wholesale division operates from sites in Nelspruit, Empangeni, Pongola and Durban and services a variety of clients operating in a number of industries including Agricultural, Industrial, Transportation and Marine.


Lubeco is a fully committed, functional Shell Lubricants supplier. Our goal and aim is to supply and assist Global and national customers with best practice solutions.

Mission Statement

"To facilitate petroleum product consumers having access to products readily which are available in a reliable manner."

Oilco delivers its mission by:

  • Ensuring that quality products are available to consumers at all times, focusing on reliability and service excellence.
  • Advising consumers on appropriate types of fuels for their needs.
  • Penetrating and securing markets originally inaccessible, because of geographical and/or competitor positioning.
  • Ensuring that technical and managerial skills are abreast with technology developments and international best practices through continuous training
  • Strictly monitoring and maintaining delivery systems and processes.
  • Erecting, managing, and maintaining a distribution infrastructure, to internationally acceptable standards.
  • Complying with environmental and regulatory requirements.
  • High Level of HSSE compliance in line with Shell’s guidelines

Environmental Standards

Oilco is required to adhere to very strict code of health and safety standards applicable to the industry. These standards are addressed at every management meeting, to ensure the highest levels of compliance and to ensure all potential risks that the company faces in carrying out its day to day operations are managed and minimised.

The major oil companies also address this risk compliance with Oilco on a monthly basis, by doing inspections and audits of its sites. In the event Oilco fails any of these inspections, the oil companies have the right to cancel their supply agreements.
Oilco was awarded a Batho Pele citation by the Chairman of Shell for its continued excellence in improving its Health and Safety Standards, as well as being ranked 2nd overall in Health and Safety Standards amongst all Shell Branded Resellers.

Legislation and regulations which Oilco requires to comply with include:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Dangerous Goods Transportation Act
  • Department of Minerals & Energy Affairs licensing Requirements

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