Shell returns to Portugal


Oil giant Shell is planning a return to the Portuguese market this year, 13 years after selling its petrol stations in the country to Repsol.

The news came today in an interview with the fuel company’s spokesman Ahijs Van Vezken in Jornal de Negócios.

“The first petrol stations with the Shell brand are opening (in Portugal) in 2017,” he said.

The goal is to branch out into a “new market”, dominated by Galp, Repsol and BP.

Though the new stations will sport the well-known Shell logo, they will be operated by Spanish group Disa – which took over Shell’s petrol stations in Spain in 2004 – and supplied by Portuguese fuel company Prio.