S-Oil Corporation SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of S-Oil Corporation with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

S-Oil Corporation

Parent Company

S-Oil Corporation


Oil and Gas



Tagline/ Slogan

The most competitive Oil refining and marketing company


The first Asia Pacific refiner listed in DJSI World for three consecutive years



Corporates and individuals in South Korea, Singapore, China, the Netherlands, and Japan looking to fulfill energy needs

Target Group

Enterprises and people who depend who depend on  unleaded petrol, diesel, furnace oil, and aviation fuel as well as plastics and other petrochemical related products for business, vehicles and domestic uses


Full filing the energy and petrochemical products needs of in South Korea, Singapore, China, the Netherlands, and Japan

SWOT Analysis


1.One of the most competitive oil refiners in the Asia Pacific region by establishing profitability oriented management strategies and nurturing dynamic and progressive spirit in the management
2.Produces best quality oil products based on the world.class Bunker C Cracking Center(BCC) and the Xylene Center
3. Leading quality competition and producing eco.friendly products
4.S.OIL’s gasoline and diesel products have received 5 grade, meaning the best environmental quality in the world, in the environmental quality assessment by Ministry of Environment.

5.High recognition for excellence in its carbon recognition system and GHG emission reduction performance

6.Ranked on the Fortune Global 500 as a prominent industry company and one of the biggest Korean companies


1.S.Oil’s financial performance is subject to financial risks associated with the fluctuation of foreign currency exchange rates

2. Limited global presence means market share growth is slow


1.Strengthening the foundation for sustainable growth
2.The integration  of refining business with petrochemical business and the foray into renewable energy business
3.Attain highest level of competitive efficiency


1.Intense competition can put downward pressure on the margins of the company in the future.

2.Fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas prices could affect level of production and lead to decline in overall top.line growth for the company

3.Operational hazards and uninsured risks
4.Changes in commodity prices could negatively or positively affect the Company’s results of operations.



1.SK Energy

2.GS Caltex

3.Hyundai Oil Bank

The table above concludes the S-Oil Corporation SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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