Saudi Arabia
3.1 Saudi Arabia Fuel

Fuel Overview

Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Gulf region with a population of 33 million, and the largest economy in the Arab World with a GDP of $ 782 billion. It is the only G-20-member country in the region. The Saudia Arabian Government (SAG) exercises control over main economic activities of the country’s oil-based economy.  Saudi Arabia has almost 16 percent of the world's proven petroleum reserves, plays a principal role in OPEC, is one of the world’s largest producer and exporter of crude oil, and is a large-scale oil refiner and producer of natural gas. According to Forbes Magazine, petroleum accounts for roughly 87 percent of budget revenues, 32 percent of GDP, and 81 percent of export earnings.

 Saudi Aramco, officially the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, is a Saudi Arabian public petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran. As of 2020, it is one of the largest companies in the world by revenue. Saudi Aramco has both the world's second-largest proven crude oil reserves, at more than 270 billion barrels (43 billion cubic metres),and largest daily oil production of all oil-producing companies. It is the single greatest contributor to global carbon emissions of any company in the world since 1965.

Saudi Aramco operates the world's largest single hydrocarbon network, the Master Gas System. In 2013 crude oil production total was 3.4 billion barrels (540 million cubic metres), and it manages over one hundred oil and gas fields in Saudi Arabia, including 288.4 trillion standard cubic feet (scf) of natural gas reserves. Saudi Aramco operates the Ghawar Field, the world's largest onshore oil field, and the Safaniya Field, the world's largest offshore oil field.

In November 2019 Saudi Arabian- Oil Company (Aramco) announced its plan to list stock for public purchase for the first time in the company’s 86-year history.  It plans to sell 1.5% of its outstanding shares.  In 2018, Aramco made $111 billion dollars in profit, making it the most profitable company in the world (The second-most profitable company, Apple, made $60 billion that year).

For more information on government and fuel provider contact details, please see the following links: 4.1 Government Contact List and 4.7 Fuel Providers Contact List.

Information may also be found at: which is updated monthly. 

Fuel Pricing

Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) – public petroleum and natural gas company– reviews and updates the domestic fuel prices on the 10th of every month.  

Fuel Prices per Litre as of January 2022


2.18 SRL / $ 0.58 - Gasoline 91

2.33 SRL/ $ 0.62 - Gasoline 95


0.63 SRL/ $ 0.17


0.70 SRL/ $ 0.19

Jet A-1

2.40 SRL / $0.64

Seasonal Variations 

Seasonal Variations

Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel? (i.e. are there restrictions or priorities for the provision of fuel such as to the military?)

No (for all fields)

Is there a rationing system?


Is fuel to lower income / vulnerable groups subsidized?


Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs?


Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to directly contract a reputable supplier / distributor to provide its fuel needs?

Yes – if the organization is recognized in the country

Fuel Transportation

Transportation of fuel takes place through a huge fleet of road tankers equipped with the latest environmental, security and safety technologies that can carry different form of petroleum products produced by Saudi Aramco. The fleet of road tankers offers flexible transport options with various tankers sizes and capacities. (18,000 liters / 20,000 liters / 33,000 liters / 36000 liters). Fuel transportation operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week including public and national holidays, in order to fulfil the market needs.

Standards, Quality and Testing

SASO (Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization) is government body with regulatory tasks according to their specializations, which are responsible for the implementation and enforcement of technical regulations, whether in customs, markets, or manufactories. The Technical Regulation for Petroleum Products Transportation Tanks can be found through this link:

Industry Control Measures

Do tanks have adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel?


Are there filters in the system which monitor where fuel is loaded into aircraft?


Is there adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks?


Is there a presence of suitable firefighting equipment?


Standards Authority

Is there a national or regional standards authority?


If yes, please identify the appropriate national and/or regional authority.

National: SASO (Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization)

If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?



Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories?



For the list of the Accredited fuel quality testing laboratory please check the following link


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