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BURUNDI Fuel

For information on Burundi Fuel Provider contact details, please see the following link: 

4.8 Burundi Additional Service Provision Contact List

There are two oil refineries in East Africa – Great Lakes region, one in Kenya and the other in Tanzania. The Mombasa refinery has a daily crude processing capacity of 90,000 barrels per day and the Dar-es-Salaam refinery can process 14,900 barrels per day.

Burundi has no known oil or gas resources, so all petroleum products are imported from Kenya (via Kampala) or from Tanzania. As imported petroleum products are supplied via the neighbouring countries, their supply is costly and often irregular. The petroleum sector is under the control of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism which supervises oil imports.

Commercial trade and humanitarian assistance to Burundi, the eastern DRC, parts of northern Tanzania and southern Sudan also rely on the Port at Mombasa. These countries are therefore at risk of being with any disruption in supplies.

Air traffic between Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya declined because of the high cost of aviation fuel.

Fuel Pricing

The price of fuel is controlled by the government. The government’s oil price policy is used to keep the selling price constant while adapting the level of taxation to compensate for changes in the world market. The price of fuel at the pumps varies throughout the country. Fuel prices( Burundi main towns)

Valid prices as of 15/06/2015

TOWN

GASOIL(BIF)

DIESEL(BIF)

BUJUMBURA

1880

1880

GITEGA

1910

1910

NGOZI

1918

1918

KAYANZA

1907

1907

KIRUNDO

1944

1944

MUYINGA

1946

1946

Updated fuel prices in Burundi at following link

My Travel Cost - Burundi Gas PRices

Indicative exchange rates in following link

Operation Rates - Burundi Exchange Rate

Seasonal Variations 

There are shortages but this is more to do with actual refining performance in Kenya and the lengthy road transport required to deliver fuel to the distributors in Burundi. Local supply (domestic refinery production and imports combined) does not consistently meet the needs of the country, especially for aviation and ground fuels

Seasonal Variations

N/A

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

N/A

Is there a rationing system? (Yes / No)

N/A

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

N/A

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

N/A

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

N/A

Fuel Transportation

Fuel is transported by road from Tanzania and Kenya by fuel tankers. Oil products in the region are distributed using two main routes that include the Northern and Southern corridors.

The Northern corridor serves Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern DRC and Southern Sudan through the Mombasa port. The Southern Corridor serves Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Eastern DRC through the Dar es Salaam port.

Fuel distribution by road is well organized but fuel shortages do occur due to the fuel pipeline having insufficient capacity to meet demand.

 Standards, Quality and Testing

 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)

Adequate

Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories? (Yes / No)

No refinery in Burundi thus the country

relies on Kenya for laboratory and testing services

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory #1 

Name 

Shell-BP Kenya Ltd

Address.

Shimanzi Oil Terminal Laboratory, P.O. Box 90250 – 80100, Mombasa, Kenya.

Telephone and Fax

Telephone +254 0 41 249 5051, Fax +254 0 41 249 5054

Contact

Nicholas Ochieng

Standards Used

  • ASTM Aviation Fuel Methods
  • IP Aviation Fuel Methods
  • Jointly Operated Systems (AFQRJOS), MIL, MOD, GOST and other protocols, standards and methods.

Standards Authority

Testing Laboratories #2

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory  

Name 

Caltex Kenya Ltd

Address.

Kismayu Road, P.O. Box 90431 – 80100, Mombasa, Kenya.

Telephone and Fax

Telephone +254 0 41 249 4751, Fax +254 0 41 249 4204

Contact

John Mwangi

Standards Used

  •  ASTM Aviation Fuel Methods
  • IP Aviation Fuel Methods
  • Jointly Operated Systems (AFQRJOS), MIL, MOD, GOST and other protocols, standards and methods.

 

Information may also be found at the My Travel Cost website, which is updated monthly. Also, see:

4.1 Burundi Government Contact List

4.6 Burundi Fuel Provider Contact List