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Focus on Trading

Petraco has long term contracts and established relationships with numerous crude oil producing companies around the world. Among others, crude oil origins include Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Libya, and Algeria. We trade in excess of 350,000 bbls/day and market our crude oil petroleum products, feedstocks blending stocks, and finished products worldwide. Our sourcing is also based on offtake agreements which we have in place with various refiners. Our extensive expertise and our flexible financial conditions enable us to provide a variety of transactional structures providing valuable solutions to our clients.
In the process, our traders, operators, risk management and finance teams provide creative solutions to overcome the pricing, logistical, and financial barriers that may stand in the way of such transactions.

Their dedication and commitment to providing solutions that benefit all parties to a transaction creates the long-lasting relationships that enable us to maximise opportunities.

While the essence of our trading is sourcing shipping and marketing, we have evolved in numerous ways to assist our counterparties and meet their most specific requirements. We are regularly involved in consignment stock transactions enabling us to grant our counterparties maximum flexibility. The volume of oil required is decided on a weekly basis improving cash flows and we are also able to offer extended payment terms as well as pre-export financing. Our lean structure helps us to make rapid decisions in today’s fast evolving world.

Originally founded in 1972 in Milan, Italy by Mr. Branko Srenger, the company has been both independent and private since its foundation. It is today one of the oldest independent trading companies in Europe, priding itself on great expertise and strong connection with its customers.

Over the many years of its existence, Petraco has developed a diverse, global customer base and an extensive network with strong long term relationships. With offices in Lugano, Moscow, Singapore and Guernsey, Petraco’s team offers a full range of services tailored to meet the needs of its clients.

By using our in house market intelligence which helps us to anticipate market trends as well as a liquid capital structure, we are always able to provide competitive solutions.

Shipping and Transportation

Petraco is proud of its worldwide relationships which enables it to move oil almost anywhere around the globe. We regularly charter vessels of all sizes to transport our cargoes, such as Suezmaxes, Aframaxes and Panamaxes. Cargoes are only insured with first class insurance companies granting us and our receivers the security they are looking for.
Chartering is done spot as well as on a contract for affreightment basis. Time charters are also regularly used to hire vessels.
Our dedicated staff ensures that all is done with utmost professionality and dedication. Our logistics team operates seamlessly with our trading desks to manage freight exposures and to add safety and efficiency to our physical transactions.


Oil storage, for both crude and products, is regularly used as a trading tool by our company. Oil storage facilities are made available to the trading desks through long term agreements with first class storage companies.

Petraco currently holds significant storage capacity in the Mediterranean which is strategically placed to take advantage of flows from the Black Sea and Arabian Gulf regions.

Risk Management

Petraco operates in all risk management tools, including the futures market, over the counter (OTC) swaps and a range of other derivatives. We bring high standards of risk management and operational excellence to our customers while maintaining sophisticated risk management systems, processes and controls.

Financial, operational and market risks are an integral element of commodities trading and physical supply. They cannot be wholly avoided, but can be planned for and managed. We take a comprehensive approach to hedging and marketing to help our clients achieve their goals and objectives.

Financial Overview

Our in depth expertise, combined with our extensive credit lines as well as our own strong financial condition allows us to offer a variety of transactional structures enabling us to provide valuable solutions to our counterparties.
Our strong liquid capital structure enables us to provide our clients the working capital they require by extending payment terms using a variety of structures. We are also able to provide our crude oil and petroleum products producers pre-export financing.
Petraco regularly works with its suppliers to develop structures that provide them with maximum access to liquidity as well as giving us the financial transparency and security we require. We bank with all the major trade financing banks.

Our Offices


Mill Court
La Charroterie
St. Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 3XH


Via F. Pelli 13
6900 Lugano


Viale Carlo Cattaneo 17
6900 Lugano


Bolshoi Kozlovskiy per dom.12, app.31
107078 Moscow


12 Marina Boulevard
Marina Bay Financial Centre
Tower 3, Level 17-01
Singapore 018982


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