Tricon
What we do

Fuels

We are structured globally with offices in Houston, Sao Paulo, Zurich and Singapore.In increasingly competitive market conditions, our flexibility and response time is a key advantage vis a vis our competition as we are capable of offering tailor made solutions to very complex supply problems.Our key strength is competitive supply through 1) speed to market in sourcing from the lowest replacement cost origin and 2) economies of scale through the freight combination with other Tricon productsIn Brazil we are one of the largest importers of fuels, maintaining smooth commercial and operational relationships with most of the fuel distribution companies within the country. We optimized our trading system, turning it into one of the most reliable for the global supply chain of producers and customers.

Statistics

30% Sales

The fuels' business unit comprised 30% of total sales in 2017.

3.9m Physical Volume (MT)

In 2017, fuels sold nearly 4 million metric tons.

9 Products

The fuels' business unit sold 9 distinct products in 2017.

23 Countries

In 2017, Tricon sold petrochemcials to fuels to 23 countries worldwide.

Managing Director

Pierre Baron

Barcelona

Pierre is a chemical engineer from University of São Paulo, Brazil, with specialization in international trade and an MBA from ESPM in Brazil. He has over 20 years of experience in trading of different commodities from petrochemicals to biofuels, and polymers to liquid fuels. Along with his responsibilities of managing the Fuels’ business unit, he is also responsible for the oversight of the Brazilian office.

Frequently asked questions...

  1. What are the primary products that make up this business unit?

    Our liquid fuels business unit trades gasoline and gasoline blendstocks (MTBE, Naphtha, Mixed aromatics, Reformate, Raffinate, etc) diesel, biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel) and fuel oil.

  2. How experienced is Tricon’s team?

    Our team accumulate over 100 years of international trade experience having worked with majors like Exxon and trading companies like Mercuria, AOT, Trafigura, etc.

  3. How large is Tricon’s ethanol book?

    The ethanol team manages one of the world’s largest seaborne ethanol books; with logistics setup in all major global ethanol export hubs including US Gulf, Santos, and Far East Asia. We can offer the full spectrum between fuel grade to extra neutral grade

  4. What are our activities in the MTBE market?

    Today we are amongst the largest trading companies involved in the purchase and sales MTBE. We are focused on sourcing from competitive producers, mainly in the middle east and selling through a network of blenders and distributors in Asia, Americas and Europe.

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