April 3 World's largest independent energy
trader Vitol's profit rose 25 percent last year, the Financial
Times reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the
The Swiss-based company had a net income of $2
billion in 2016, up from just over $1.6 billion in 2015,
according to the FT. on.ft.com/2nvJIi3
The 2016 net income included $500 million of gains from
asset sales and a $100 million tax bill, the newspaper reported.
The results are unaudited and subject to revision, according
to the FT.
Vitol said last month that annual traded volumes rose 16
percent in 2016 to a new record as it sold more gasoline and
diesel in markets such as the U.S. and Australia.
Vitol's turnover, however, fell to $152 billion in 2016 from
$168 billion in 2015 as a result of lower energy prices.
Vitol was not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Arathy S Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil