3.1 Chad Fuel



The N'Djamena Refining Company is 60% owned by CNPC and 40% by Chad through the SHT. SRN, whose construction cost is estimated at 1 billion US $, was commissioned in 2011 and has a processing capacity of 20,000 barrels per day. Refinery products include gas oil, gasoline, jet A1, kerosene, gas liquefied petroleum, heavy fuel oil and polypropylene.

  • Essence: is mainly used as fuel for automobiles and motorcycles. The sales of gasoline produced by the SRN reached approximately 240 million liters over the year 2012.

  • Gas oil: mainly used for electricity generation by SNE and industry public works, diesel represents the main source of energy in Chad. The sales of diesel fuel produced by the SRN reached about 300 million liters in 2012.

  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (GPL): commonly used as cooking fuel in replacement of wood and charcoal. GPL can however have several other applications not yet exploited in Chad, such as soil conditioning, weeding fields, pest control without chemicals, drying of agricultural products (cotton, cereals, onions), as a fuel substitute to reduce production costs and emissions, or as a refrigerant.

  • Jet A1: used as fuel for airplanes. Its request is largely dependent on-air Transport.

  • Lamp oil (or petroleum distillate): is intended for oil lamps whose combustion is by wick.

  • Heavy fuel: has characteristics like those of diesel, and is used in Chad mainly as fuel for SNE's thermal power stations.

  • Household consumption: kerosene for lighting, GPL as energy of cooking, gasoline and diesel for the car fleet, and diesel fuel has a lesser supply of generators;

  • Transport and construction sector: diesel fuel as a source of energy for the car fleet and public works equipment;

  • Electricity production: gas oil and heavy fuel oil as power source of power plants thermal;

  • Air transport: Jet A1.

The regulations fix subsidies and the percentage of government revenue for each product type. VAT represents 100% of total tax revenue. The following fees are included in the non-tax charges: the sector regulation fee (ARSAT), the FER fee (Road Maintenance Fund) and ADAC fee (Civil Aviation Authority).

The price of gasoil tax is higher than that of gasoline. However, his contribution revenue is the lowest. Indeed, 5.5% of the price of diesel incomes of revenue from the state against 13.84% for gasoline and 13.23% for Jet A1. The small business is disadvantaged because it does not actually use diesel (eg taxis run on gasoline). However, SNE's thermal power plants run on diesel fuel; as well as the equipment of public works and the transport of goods (trucks).

For information on Chad Fuel company contact details, please see the following links:

4.2.5 Chad Fuel Provider Contact List

Fuel Pricing

Fuel Type Currency Date

Petrol (per liter)

 570 Fr CFA Ndjamena

03 /2018

Diesel (per liter)

 590 Fr CFA Ndjamena

03 /2018

Jet A1 (per liter)

Between 580 and 1500 Fr CFA depending the location in the country

Ndjamena 586 FCFA, Abeche 881 FCFA and Gozbeida 1430 FCFA


Seasonal Variations 

Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel, e.g. are there restrictions or priorities for the provision of fuel such as to the military? (Yes / No)


Is there a rationing system? (Yes / No)


Is fuel to lower income/vulnerable groups subsidized? (Yes / No)


Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs? (Yes / No)


Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to contract directly a reputable supplier/distributor to provide its fuel needs? (Yes / No)


Fuel Transportation

The Chadian Petroleum Corporation (SHT) is the Chadian national oil company, created in July 2006. The Chad Hydrocarbons Corporation (SHT) is a national company whose purpose is the exploration, development, production and transport by pipeline of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons, refining, transportation, storage and distribution of finished products and the marketing of hydrocarbons. It also carries out studies related to its activities, training and the promotion of its national staff necessary to control all aspects of the hydrocarbons sector.

Industry Control Measures

Tanks with adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel

(Yes / No)


Filters in the system, monitors where fuel is loaded into aircraft

(Yes / No)


Adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks

(Yes / No)


Presence of suitable firefighting equipment

(Yes / No)


Standards Authority

Is there a national or regional standards authority? (Yes / No)


If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced? (Yes / No)


Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories? (Yes / No)


Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory



Name: Autorite de Regulation du Secteur Petrolier Aval du Tchad (ARSAT): Ministry of Energy and Petrol


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