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Fuel Overview 

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce formulates policies relating to fuel market. It controls and monitors the implementation of these policies and compliance with the rules, regulations and provisions governing that market. The Ministry calculated through pricing formulas import parity fuel approved for that purpose and, based on international reference prices, the resulting domestic prices that should govern in the national market, which are reported to the public by means of mass communication. Through its Hydrocarbons Directorate receives, analyses and recommends, prior to commissioning, any request for import, storage, production, packaging, refining, purification, mixing, processing, transformation, transportation, distribution and marketing of hydrocarbons verifying that comply with applicable technical and quality standards, taking into account the standards of environmental protection and ecological protection. 

The fuel supply to Dominican Republic is through imports by the State through the refinery and delivery to distribution companies, regulated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, who sets prices weekly by mandate. 

Fuel provision can be impacted negatively by hurricanes, as transportation are unable to reach final destinations and supply reserves on local stations. 

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

4.1 Dominican Republic Government Contact List

4.7 Dominican Republic Fuel Providers Contact List

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

Fuel Pricing 

The official retail price of fuel in Dominican Republic fluctuates and is fixed on Friday of each week. The prices are regulated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which to establish it applies a formula that includes the international price of oil to this week the taxes imposed by the Government for each fuel type. 

Fuel Prices per Litre as of: 01 DEC 18 

(local currency and USD - $) Exc. Rate Dec 2018: USD 1 = DOP 50.31  

Petrol  

DOP 204.40 = USD 4.06 p/Gallon 

Diesel 

 

Paraffin 

DOP 168.60 = USD 3.35 p/Gallon 

Jet A-1 

 

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? 

No 

Is fuel to lower income / vulnerable groups subsidized? 

No 

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? 

There are fuelling companies that have reserves and can meet the requirements of the humanitarian community, with the support of the SSSI. At present NGOs and other fuel are provided directly from major distributors, where fixed by agreement between an operating part marketing process. 

Fuel Transportation 

Internal transportation of fuel products is carried out by land with tankers. Large fuel companies have their own fleet of trucks and local consignees there that can give shuttle service on demand. The transportation infrastructure and fleet are sufficient to handle current domestic needs as well as increased demand from the humanitarian community.

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? 

Yes  

Is there a presence of suitable firefighting equipment? 

Yes  

 

Standards Authority 

Is there a national or regional standards authority? 

No 

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


If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced? 

 

 

Testing Laboratories 

Are there national testing laboratories? 

Yes  

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory

Company

Intertek

Name 

Angel de Leon, Adm Manger

Address

Socorro Sanchez No. 9 Gascue.

Telephone and Fax

809.688.1012

Contact

Angel.leon@intertek.com

Standards Used

These tests must meet the international technical specifications accepted in the industries of the oil sector and petroleum products such as ISO, ANSI, API, ASME, API, ASTM, NFPA among others.

  

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory 2

Company

Altol Dominicana, S.A.©

Name 

Pablo Tillero (Director General de Operaciones)

Address

Calle Pablo Pumarol No. 2. Esquina Nicolás Ureña de Mendoza, Sector Los Prados

Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.

Telephone and Fax

 809-473-4077 (Fax)

Contact

ptillero@altolrd.com

Standards Used

These tests must meet the international technical specifications accepted in the industries of the oil sector and petroleum products such as ISO, ANSI, API, ASME, API, ASTM, NFPA among others.

 

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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.