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Fiji Fuel

Overview

Three international oil companies (Mobil, Pacific and Total) import petroleum products into Fiji, distribute their products at wholesale and retail levels, and re-export to other Pacific countries (PICs). Supply is provided by medium-range tankers from refineries in Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.

The Ministry of Commerce regulates wholesale and retail prices of motor spirit (also called gasoline or petrol), kerosene and automotive diesel oil (ADO), and influences to some extent the technical specification of fuels. The prices of fuel are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Prices vary in different geographical areas. Large consumers such as the FEA negotiate bulk contracts. 

For information on fuel consumption, fuel supply and storage and fuel marketing and local distribution, please select the following document:

Logistics Services - Fuel Additional Information

Fuel Pricing

Fuel prices are set and regulated by Government and vary depending on location.

Fuel Prices as of Feb 2017  (local currency )

Petrol (per litre)

FJD 1.8

Diesel (per litre)

FJD 1.47

Kerosene  (per litre)

FJD1.57

For a more detailed fuel pricing list that includes also wholesale prices, please select the following document:

Logistics Services - Fuel Additional Information

Seasonal Variations 

Seasonal Variations

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

Yes

Is there a rationing system? (Yes / No)

No

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)

Yes

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

Yes

Fuel Suppliers

Mobil

Mobil now owned by the Tappoo group maintains 16 retail stations throughout Fiji. Mobil although having a strong presence in Fiji are the smallest of the 3 major suppliers

TOTAL 

TOTAL entered the Fiji market through the acquisition of Shell’s assets in November 2006 and has quickly established itself as a market leader in the inland and marine fuel markets in Fiji. Total Fiji business consists of a full suite of ground activities that include retail service stations, commercial and bulk fuels, marine activities, and lubricants.

Pacific Energy

Pacific Energy SWP Ltd distributes and provides storage of petroleum products in Fiji and, under Pacific Petroleum Company, service 3 other Pacific markets. Pacific Energy SWP Ltd is one of Fiji's most recognized brands in the Fuel and Energy Industry. PE has service stations across the country to cater to Fiji's needs.

Fiji Gas

Fiji Gas is the largest supplier of Gas in Fiji and has a network providing industrial and domestic gas supplies. The gas industry formerly supported by Mobile is now fully supported and part owned by Origin energy in Australia providing bulk gas supplies to Fiji and being rebottled in country.

Gas tanks now include 5x 250 mt tanks in Lami and Malau as well as the original 3 x150 mt tanks built in 1973

Gas supplies are plentiful and easily available

Fuel Transportation

Bulk Fuel is transported using rigid tankers throughout the Fiji islands. Tankers are loaded onto ferries along with general traffic and freight vehicles. It is also common for fuel to be transported to smaller remote locations in 200 lt drums to remote areas where shipping in smaller boats and barges cannot handle bulk fuel supplies

Total has a fleet of 20 trucks utilized for all ground fuel deliveries. They also operate 25 service stations and service approximately 300 commercial accounts including the Fiji government, Fiji Electricity Authority, Vatukoula Gold Mine and most bus and transport companies.

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

If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?

n/a

Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories?

Yes, University of South Pacific

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory

Name

University of South Pacific

Address

Suva

Telephone and Fax

-

Contact

-

Standards Used - Gas Industry follow the Australian standards

 

 

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