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Armenia Fuel

For information on Armenia fuel contact details, please see the following link:

4.1 Armenia Government Contact List

Information may also be found at: My Travel Cost Website  which is updated monthly. 

The fuel price is higher than in other countries in South Caucasus due to the transport cost.  There is no government entity controlling the fuel market except for the Customs/Tax office and quality testing laboratories.  Fuel supply in Armenia through the gas station network or through delivery (in drum or tank) directly on the base.   Most of UN agencies and NGOs have a contract with one or two distributors. A coupon system or cash payments is common.  According to the quantity, some distributors can provide tanks to the organization if requested and then deliver fuel on a regular basis. Distributors also provide fuel out of Yerevan, on some remote bases.  Due to high prices many of vehicles are using propane as alternative source of fuel; these systems are installed locally by specialized personal.  Almost all public transportation such as busses, taxis and private vehicles are operated by propane. 

Fuel Pricing

Fuel price at local market is composed from the following, international price, transport cost, taxes.  Taxes are paid during imort clearance at the border.  It is fixed amount per ton.  Due to this factor in recent 12 months fuel price is has not changed 

Fuel Prices as of: February 26,2014 (AMD 408.9=1US$)

Petrol (per litre)

 1.17

Diesel (per litre)

 1.17

Paraffin (per litre)

 n/a

Jet A1 (per litre)

 0.95

Seasonal Variations 

No Major seasonal variation,  suppliers are very well aware when there is a high need of  fuel, for instance at the beginning of  agricultural season and ordering adequate quantity way in advance. 

Seasonal Variations

Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel? (Yes / No)

No

Is there a rationing system? (Yes / No)

 No

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

No 

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

 Yes

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

 Yes

Fuel Transportation

Currently, Armenia is connected to foreign fuel suppliers
through a single transportation corridor - the neighbouring Republic of Georgia A single rail link and natural gas pipeline through Georgia are the only means of importing fuel to energy scarce Armenia Fuel must be shipped to Georgian ports and natural gas must transit the Georgian pipeline system to reach Armenia Reliance on single Fuel and natural gas transportation links reduces the reliability of fuel supplies to the Armenian market.

Standards, Quality and Testing

Quality of fuel is checked during importing process, quality is checked in accordance to former Soviet standard requirement Gost 

Industry Control Measures

Tanks with adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel

(Yes / No)

Yes

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

(Yes / No)

 Yes

Adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks

(Yes / No)

 Yes

Presence of suitable fire fighting equipment

(Yes / No)

Yes

Standards Authority

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

Yes

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

 Yes

Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories? (Yes / No)

 Yes

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory

Name  

Oil products inspection center

Address      

0051, Yerevan, Hovsep Emini St. 31a

Telephone and Fax

+374-10-237202/+374-10-237202  

Contact

n/a

Standards Used - GOST