Nairobi, Kenya

We refer to the advertisement placed in Daily Nation and The Standard of Monday 21st March 2016 by the Energy Regulatory Commission. 

The matter of the adulterated fuels has been discussed, resolved and finalized with ERC and the stations are now operational after complying with the regulator’s instructions as indicated on the advertisement.  

Given that Kerosene is the main component of adulteration in both Super and Diesel, Vivo Energy Kenya has with effect from midnight tonight stopped selling Kerosene at all Shell Service Stations in order to minimise any chance of fuel adulteration.

We apologize to all our Kerosene customers for this action.

Vivo Energy Kenya, values its customers and always aims to provide quality products and services therefore providing lasting peace of mind for our customers.


Note to editors:

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2012. The Shell brand has been in Kenya since 1900.

Vivo Energy Kenya has a storage capacity of 87,625 m³ and 164 retail stations with a majority offering of Shell Cards and convenience retailing stores.  Vivo Energy Kenya employs 193 people.  The company is recognised as the leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.

Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash).  For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing.  Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,100 people and operates over 1,500 retail stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic meters of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.


Media Contact: 

Vivo Energy Kenya: Communications Manager 

Angela Munyua

Tel: +254 715 828 427  

Email: [email protected]

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