Pakistan State Oil (PSO) is a Karachi-based Pakistani state-owned multinational petroleum corporation involved in marketing and distribution of petroleum products. It has a network of 3,689 filling stations, out of which 3,500 outlets serve the retail sector and 189 outlets serve bulk customers.
It controls a market share of over 60% of the total oil market with customer portfolio including dealers, government agencies, autonomous bodies, independent power projects and other corporate customers. It is involved in import, storage, distribution and marketing of a range of petroleum products including gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, jet fuel, LPG, CNG and petrochemicals.
It was founded on December 30, 1976, after Pakistan’s government took over the management of Pakistan National Oil (PNO) and Dawood Petroleum Limited and renamed into POCL (Premier Oil Company Limited) under marketing of Petroleum Products. PSO is the first public company in Pakistan to pass the PKR 1 trillion revenue mark.