1968–1987 1987–1997 1997–2012 2012–present
1968–1987 1987–1997 1997–2012 2012–present



Repsol 1968

The origins of the Repsol brand go back to 1948; in this year, Repesa (an abbreviation of Refinería de Petróleos de Escombreras) was incorporated to install an oil refinery in Cartagena's Escombreras valley, which would become operational in 1951. In 1968, a logo was adopted for Repsol, at that time a Repesa-owned brand of motor oil.



Repsol 1987
Designer:  Wolff Olins
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  1987

In 1987, a new logo was adopted by the brand, developed by Wolff Olins; this coincided with the formation of Repsol as a group of companies, comprising of former companies in which the Spanish government had a majority stake in;

  • exploration and production (formerly Hispanoil),
  • refining (formerly Enpetrol),
  • chemical and liquefied natural gas (LNG), and
  • butane (formerly Butano SA).


Repsol logo
Designer:  José María Cruz Novillo
Typography:  1997
Launched:  Unknown

A new design of the 1987 logo was adopted, putting the oval inside a dark-blue square; this coincided with the completion of the company's privatisation, with the last government stake (10%) being sold off at an initial public offering. In 1999, Repsol acquired a near-total stake of 97% in the Argentinean oil company YPF, changing its official name to Repsol-YPF SA in the process.


Repsol 2012

On May 29, 2012, Repsol updated its logo, giving it a three-dimensional look.