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In terms of fuel distribution in Belize there are two terminals with a combined storage capacity of 26,300 m³, 14 retail sites and one airport dedicated to this purpose. Puma Energy is the sole importer of petroleum products in the country. It currently operates 14 branded retail sites and two convenience stores. Puma Energy has also invested in offshore mooring systems.

For more information on government and fuel provider contact details, please see the following links:

4.1 Government Contact List

4.7 Fuel Providers Contact List

Information may also be found at: http://www.mytravelcost.com/petrol-prices/ which is updated monthly. 

Fuel Pricing

The Ministry of Finance in Belize controls the price of the fuel in the country, the taxes on fuel are approximately 45.25% and the commercial margin for the fuel retailers is 13.46%. Gasoline is imported as oil production in the country is not sufficient to build a local refinery. Taxes already include import tariffs. The numbers in the table represent the prices from the plant. Prices at gas stations might vary. (Source: PUMA Energy)

More information can be found here: https://mof.gov.bz/index.php/2012-08-30-03-42-02/2012-10-04-16-57-37

Fuel Prices per Litre as of: 16 DEC 2016

(USD - $)

Premium Gasoline

USD $5.175

Diesel D-2

USD $4.510

Regular Gasoline

USD $4.840

Jet A-1

USD $2.830

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

Is there a rationing system?

Yes

Is fuel to lower income / vulnerable groups subsidized?

No (Only sugar cane farmers are subsidized)

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

Fuel is imported via barge in a two-to-three-week cycle.  Some products if needed are transported via trucks from other Puma facilities, although barges are preferred. Fuel is distributed in the country via trucks. Each distributer outsources trucks to do the deliveries to their clients at a regulated price set by the government.

Standards, Quality and Testing

Foreign independent surveyors (OTI or Intertek) are in charge of fuel sampling. The Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS) is the regulatory agent and has approved both laboratories. 

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?

Yes (JET-A1)

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: Belize Bureau of Standards

If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?

Yes

Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories?

No

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory

Company

Intertek

Name 

Intertek Guatemala

Address

Calle 21-53 Zona 12 Expo 46. Edificio No. 10

Guatemala City, Guatemala 01012

Telephone and Fax

(502)-2303-5800

Contact

Products Division

Standards Used

N/A

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory

Company

Oiltest

Name 

Oiltest, Inc.

Address

67 Walnut Avenue Suite 107

Clark, NJ 07066-1640

USA

Telephone and Fax

+1-(732)-396-0585

Contact

Cetral Laboratory

Standards Used

N/A

 

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Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider.

 

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