We trade commodities. energy.  oil. gas. distillates.  new energies.

Founded in 1985 we are an independent, private and family-owned energy trading company based in Hamburg with offices, subsidiaries, participations and partnerships in various countries.

$1.5B
Revenue
39
Years of history
7
Offices
35+
Countries traded
2M t
Turnover
300M
Credit lines

Securing stability.
Driving change.

With almost 40 years of experience, S.E.T. covers the entire physical value chain – from refining, financing and risk management to logistics and local distribution – to provide a stable energy supply in uncertain times and regions. Since 2021, we are using this expertise to drive various projects and cooperations in the field of green energy in order to help advance the energy transition.

Business footprint

SET Offices

Conventional and
new energies

We source, refine, transport, store, finance, hedge and retail energy. We have specialized teams, trusted partner networks and are active across many energy products and countries.

Crude Oil

We buy and store crude oil of various qualities and quantities worldwide and transport and sell these crude oils by sea, rail, road or pipeline to customers for consumption, further processing and on-sales. A large, familiar network of suppliers, partners and customers ensures independence, flexibility and transparency. Our team continuously monitors and evaluates global and regional supply- and demand trends.

Gas

From an early stage, SET has also been involved in the growing gas market (LNG, LPG, natural gas) through various shareholdings and has since systematically expanded its existing expertise in this market. S.E.T. is paying tribute to the new energy realities at the German and European gas market.

Destillates

We buy, store, transport and sell all oil and gas refinery products like gasoline, naphtha, kerosene, diesel, fuel oil, gasoil, VGO, bitumen, waxes and base oils. In doing so, we can address a wide variety of customer needs through tailor-made logistics solutions and appropriate risk management.

New Energies

Through smaller investments and partnerships, we are also increasingly involved in the field of renewable energies. In parallel, we are developing and implementing new business models and infrastructure partnerships for future energies and fuels such as hydrogen and Bio LNG.

Covering the whole value chain

We have in depth refining expertise, many years of experience in crude oil processing and a dedicated team for the supply and offtake of refinery feedstock and products.

We have highly specialized shipping, chartering and operations teams to cover all transportation solutions. In addition, the group holds participations in several product tankers and entertains long term charter parties.

We control and have access to strategic storage capacity for aggregation, blending and marketing to our clients.

We trade energy commodities for more than 35 years and thereby service our trusted network of suppliers, customers and partners so they can fulfill their business goals.

We have a team consisting of experienced professionals with access to flexible credit facility from premium banks, private investors and trade finance funds to facilitate our expanding business activities.

We have established advanced and independent risk management functions and capabilities to monitor and manage market, operational, financial, liquidity and other exposures on a continuous basis.

S.E.T. has always developed innovative business models leveraging its diverse partner network and energy know-how. Considering the dynamic developments in today energy markets, we are systematically identifying and internally developing adjacent business models and projects (e.g. hydrogen, synthetic fuels, pyrolysis oil, e-mobility focusing on new and sustainable energy sectors) in our key markets.

From Hamburg to the world.

Hamburg is known for internationality, entrepreneurial spirit, professionalism and hard work. As a family business embedded in the global energy markets, we keep these values alive – in every business, partnership and in our offices.

Transparency

We are straightforward, clear and transparent - with our partners, with our goals, with our communication and with ourselves.

Integrity

Integrity is a lighthouse when working in the international energy markets - we worked hard and build a strong reputation in this regard and we expect the same from the partners we work with.​

Agility

Our flexibility, agility and creativity when doing business and servicing our clients is a key differentiator. The unprecedented dynamics of the international energy markets require us to be anticipate risks and opportunities - quickly and continuously.​​

Reliability​

The level of confidence and trust of our partners and clients in us is unique. Our partners can rely on our word and our actions follow our convictions. Reliability and honesty is at the heart of how we work. Every day - since 38 years.

Enhancing our impact

Our greatest asset

S.E.T.’s key differentiator has always been our people and our team collaboration embedded in our strong values, which have been handed over by all SET generations. Our people have significant experience, specialized backgrounds, various nationalities and high degree of dedication, reliability and loyalty to the SET family.

70+
Colleagues
15
Nationalities

Our greatest asset

S.E.T.’s key differentiator has always been our people and our team collaboration embedded in our strong values, which have been handed over by all SET generations. Our people have significant experience, specialized backgrounds, various nationalities and high degree of dedication, reliability and loyalty to the SET family.

50+
Colleagues
10
Nationalities
8+
Years average tenure

Let's work together.

If you're in search of our specialized energy solutions, we are here to assists. Please direct your business inquiries to business@set-energy.de

We are always on the lookout for motivated, ambitious people to join our team. Pleae send us your initiative application to hr@set-energy.de

If you have a groundbreaking idea or initiative, we are eager to collaborate and drive change together. Please reach out to us with details at projects@set-energy.de

S.E.T. Select Energy GmbH Jungfernstieg 34
20354 Hamburg

T: +49 (0) 40 44 18 00 0

E: office@set-energy.de

Let's work together.

If you're in search of our specialized energy solutions, we are here to assists. Please direct your business inquiries to
business@set-energy.de

We are always on the lookout for motivated, ambitious people to join our team. Pleae send us your initiative application to
hr@set-energy.de

If you have a groundbreaking idea or initiative, we are eager to collaborate and drive change together. Please reach out to us with details at
projects@set-energy.de

S.E.T. Select Energy GmbH
Jungfernstieg 34
20354 Hamburg

T: +49 (0) 40 44 18 00 0
E: office@set-energy.de