Petroleum Product Pricing

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Petroleum Product Pricing

Petroleum Cap Price

EWURA prepares and publishes cap prices of the petroleum products (petrol, diesel and kerosene) on wholesale and retail basis that are consumed locally. The local pump prices or petroleum retail prices for all regions are computed based on the cost of discharge at Dar es Salaam, Tanga and Mtwara ports. EWURA performs this task pursuant to the EWURA (Petroleum Products Price Setting) Rules 2022-GN 57  and shall be applied with rules.

Currently, the cap prices are published on monthly basis. EWURA started to publish cap prices in January 2009.

EWURA publishes retail cap prices applicable to all region, district and small townships. Operators of retail outlets (petrol stations) are not allowed to sell petroleum products above cap prices in their respective areas. All petrol stations operators should publish petroleum products prices on clearly visible boards. It is an offence to sell or offer for sale petroleum products above the cap prices, and not to have prices published on boards located in clearly visible places in front of petrol stations. These acts will attract punitive measures from EWURA. Dial *152*00# to obtain applicable published retail cap prices for free for specific locations.

Bulk Procurement System (BPS)

Pursuant to Section 168 of the Petroleum Act, 2015, Cap 392  importation of petroleum products in the country has to be conducted through an efficient procurement mechanism, so specified by the Minister responsible for Petroleum affairs. Through this section, The Petroleum (Bulk Procurement) Regulations were made by the Minister responsible for Petroleum Affairs in June 2011 and revised versions in 2013 and 2015. These regulations provide for establishment of a Petroleum Bulk Procurement Agency (PBPA) formerly known as Petroleum Importation Coordinator (PIC) to manage and coordinate importation of petroleum products. Currently petroleum products that are imported through Bulk Procurement System (BPS) are petrol, diesel, Jet- A1 and Kerosene.

As a Regulator, EWURA ensures that the petroleum procurement system operates in accordance with BPS Regulations and hence the country does not starve on key petroleum products that are essential for the economic wellbeing. Therefore, monitoring the security of petroleum supply in the country is a key role of EWURA.

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