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The Ministry of Petrol (MINPET) is the government body which supports the President who is responsible for all legislation and political control related to the sector of Petrol, Gas and Biofuel. 

The state company SONANGOL once with the monopoly for the commercialization of petrol derivatives in Angola Sonangol today with the liberalization there two more companies PUMANGOL and SONA GALP.

Except for GALP (through subsidiaries Petrogal & SONANGALP) both PUMANGOL (Private) and SONANGOL (state company) are nationwide competitors with large coverage of pumping stations around the country.

Majority of road distribution for fuel in country are done through private trucking companies (some of the most important in the sector are mentioned in our transport module).

See websites of the 3 companies with details regarding their fuel pumping stations coverage in Angola.

Information may also be found at: My travel cost Website which is updated monthly. 

Fuel Pricing

Fuel Prices are subsidised and fixed nationwide by the government. Price below collected at the local pumping stations / exchange rate as of 17/11/2017 (1 USD =165,919) 

Fuel Prices per Litre as of: DD MMM YY

(local currency and USD - $)

Petrol

160 Kwanzas/per liter

Diesel

135 kwazas/per liter

Paraffin

132,950.86 kwanzas per 200 lt drum

Jet A-1

127.75 kwanzas; per liter

Seasonal Variations 

Noticed all large transport companies with large storages for fuel to accommodate contingency stocks. As per transporters involved in fuel distribution confirmed that rations are rare but distribution problems may occur in unpredictable fashion e.g. price speculation, delays in transport payments, etc…are isolated cases but referred as common.

As per the above the arrangement to have before truck departure with sufficient provision of fuel for the round trip is a common practice to avoid possibilities of truck stand-by during voyage due to unavailability of fuel and/or driver to be engaged in price speculation or negotiation.

Constraints which may lead to temporary unavailability of fuel have not being reported as seasonal but unpredictable as well located to specific territory/location therefore, replies in the questionnaire below to be taken in this context.

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?)

Yes

Is there a rationing system?

Yes

Is fuel to lower income / vulnerable groups subsidized?

Yes

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

Yes

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

Yes

Fuel Transportation

The transport has been reported as sufficient and majority is transported using reasonable and/or good quality trucks. Not aware of negative feedback regarding selling of bad quality stocks at pumping station level. 

Standards, Quality and Testing

Industry Control Measures

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

Yes

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

Yes

Is there adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks?

Tanks on truck for JET 1 transportation of aluminium therefore said to be sufficient to ensure quality as per standard.

Is there a presence of suitable firefighting equipment?

Yes

Standards Authority

Is there a national or regional standards authority?

Yes

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

National: Ministry of Petrol

If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?

Yes – Executive Decree nº 288/2014 which approves regulation for quality standards required for commercialization of petrol products in Angola Ministério dos Petróleos

Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories?

Yes 

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory (information below can be collected in the websites and LCA with no expertise to assess quality of lab)

Company

SGS ANGOLA LDA

Name 

SGS ANGOLA LDA

Address

Morro Bento, S/N Municipio da Samba
Luanda
Angola

Telephone and Fax

t: +244 225 300 400
t: +244 225 300 401

Contact

SGS Contact details

 

Standards Used

ISO, EN and GOST norms or to specific contract limits

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory

Company

Intertek Angola

Name 

Intertek Angola

Address

Rua General Roçadas Nº 47
Ingombotas
Luanda
Angola

Telephone and Fax

T: +244 916990941
T: +244 924055151
E: info.africa@intertek.com

Contact

Mateus Bartolomeu  Intertek Mateus.Bartolomeu@intertek.com

or dilu.luzolo@intertek.com

Laboratory Manager

Cargo and Analytical Assessment

 Direct       +244 923791171

Mobile    +244 917606091

Standards Used

ASTM, ISO, and other industry standards.

Intertek Contact details

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory

Company

BUREAU VERITAS DE ANGOLA

Name 

BUREAU VERITAS DE ANGOLA

Address

BUREAU VERITAS DE ANGOLA
Rua João de Barros, n° 56
Bairro das Ingombotas
LUANDA

Telephone and Fax

+ 244 227 280 431 ou + 244 227 280 432

 

Contact

BUREAU VERITAS DE ANGOLA

 

Standards Used

ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 17025

 

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