The companies that form part of Galp today have contributed to our current positioning as an integrated energy player, through the creation and development of new opportunities. The diversification of our business portfolio reflects the various areas of expertise that we have developed over time.
The origin of Galp dates back to the 19th century.
In 1846, Lisbon saw the introduction of gas lamp lighting. Technical, economic and social evolution has contributed to the switch from gas, to oil and currently to natural gas. The development of these new energy sources was accompanied by the establishment of various companies - CRGE, Sonap, Sacor, Cidla, SPP and Petrosul - mapping the evolution of the energy sector in Portugal and that later give rise to Galp.
Galp was incorporated on 22 April 1999 under the name of GALP - Petróleos e Gás de Portugal, SGPS, S.A. to exploit the oil and natural gas business following restructuring of the energy sector in Portugal.
Galp merged Petrogal, the only refining company and main distributor of oil products, and Gás de Portugal (GDP), an importer, transporter and distributor of natural gas in Portugal.