The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) has received concerns from stakeholders on two issues: (i) That TIPER fees paid by Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) for the use of TIPER’s manifold is not justifiable (ii) That charges and fees paid by Petroleum retailers to local authorities and executive agencies such as Weights and Measures Agency (WMA), Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA), National Environmental Management Council (NEMC), Government Procurement Services Agency (GPSA) and Regional Fire Commissioners are not reflected in the pricing formula. Information to justify concerns on charges from various local authorities has been submitted by some Retailers through Tanzania Petrol Station Operators Association (TAPSOA).
EWURA has considered the concerns and analysed the submitted information thereof. Based on the analysis, the Authority is proposing a review of the Petroleum Products (Price Setting) Rules to reflect reasonable rate for TIPER fees and separately allocating fragmented costs for OMCs and Retailers for the payment of city levy and fees to local authorities and executive agencies. This review of the pricing formula will ensure that both OMCs and Retailers recover the prudently incurred costs. Please see attached files below for more details…