3.1 Sudan Fuel

The Ministry of Energy and Mining regulates the industry. The Ministry of Finance and Planning is also involved in the energy sector. Its representatives are members of the Petroleum Affairs Board that is responsible for final approval of petroleum contracts. However, the Exploration and Production Authority, a state owned entity, exercises day-to-day control of the oil industry. 

Fuel prices are managed and published by the Ministry of Finance and Planning in consultation with the Ministry of Energy and Mining, and the Cabinet.    

For information on Sudan Government contacts details, please see the following link4.1 Sudan Government Contact List

For information on Sudan Fuel Provider contact details, please see the following link4.7 Sudan Fuel Providers Contact List

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

Fuel Pricing 

The price of fuel fluctuates based on prevailing exchanges rates, locations and prevailing conditions. 

Fuel Prices as of August 2016 (local currency and US$) 

Petrol (per litre) 

SDG  8.50                USD 1.34 Litre 

Diesel (per litre) 

SDG  6.50               USD 1,03 Litre 

Paraffin (per litre) 

SDG      -                  USD   

Fuel Supply 

The supply of fuel (Petrol, diesel and Jet A1) is consistent, and shortages are usually for a short duration. Darfur and the rest of Sudan experience delivery delays during the rainy seasons (May – October) and in some instances due to security, and long waiting time due to escorts. Fuel is delivered in 210-litre drums. 

Seasonal Variations  

Seasonal variation may affect the delivery and supplier of fuel. To circumvent any shortage of diesel, petrol, aviation fuel, it is important to have deliveries planned in advance.  Jet A1 fuel shortages may cause UNHAS to reduce payload and carry extra fuel, which adversely impacts on the movement of freight and people. 

Seasonal Variations 

Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel?  


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 contract directly a reputable supplier/distributor to provide its fuel needs?  


Standards, Quality and Testing 

Industry Control Measures 

Tanks with adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel 


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


Adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks 


Presence of suitable fire fighting equipment 



Standards Authority 

Is there a national or regional standards authority?  


If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?  



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