There is no refinery in the country nor domestic production of oil. A National Import Committee is responsible for launching international bids to import fuel in the country. The HFO fuel for the centrals is managed separately from the other common fuel such as petrol, diesel and JET A1. The Société Guinéene de Pétrole (SGP) is the only entity authorized to import fuel and it is the main authority in this field. The SGP has the following nominal storage capacity; 73,000 m3 for diesel, 33,000 m3 for petrol and 3,700 m3 for JET A1. Two tankers arrive at Conakry port on a monthly basis to be offloaded and stocked at SGP facilities. After receiving the fuel in SGP tanks, the private distributors (17 different distributors including Total and Vivo Energy) can withdraw the quantities allocated to each one of them by submitting an order form. The companies can transport the fuel either using their own fleet or via their sub-contractors. It is strictly prohibited to import fuel without the authorization from the SGP or to use any other entry point except of Conakry Port. It is possible to find service stations in the main cities and towns and along the national roads. There are more than 150 Total stations and around 60 Vivo Energy (Shell), which have storing capacity of 40,353 m3. Total Ltd offers various services including payment with their NIMBA card and they also have a partnership with Orange to pay by Orange Money.
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Information may also be found at: http://www.mytravelcost.com/petrol-prices/ which is updated monthly.
The importation of the fuel is done by transparent bidding which is collectively managed by a tripartite committee composed of representatives of the administration, distribution companies and the Guinean Petroleum Corporation. The fuel prices are determined on a monthly basis according to the variations of the international prices. According to The SGP, the fuel in Guinea is subsidized.
Fuel Prices as of: 15.09.2015 (local currency and US$)
Petrol (per litre)
8,000 GNF (US $0.95)
Diesel (per litre)
8,000 GNF (US $0.95)
Jet A1 (per litre)
9,539 GNF (US $1.231)
7,359 GNF (US $0.950)
Some delays in offloading a tanker during the rainy season might occur but does not disturb the availability of fuel in the country. Gas stations close their operations in the evening at around 22h00 and reopen at 06h00 in the morning. Inside the country, there are individuals selling fuel at higher prices as service stations are scarce.
Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel?
Is there a rationing system?
Is fuel to lower income/vulnerable groups subsidized?
Subsidized for all
Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs?
Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to contract directly a reputable supplier/distributor to provide its fuel needs?
Fuel transportation is either ensured by the distributors or by their sub-contractors. Some service stations in the country might face shortage in supplies due to the bad roads and the delays that might occur during the rainy season. During the Ebola crisis, there was an agreement between the Logistics Cluster and Total to have an emergency stock of 5,000 litres in different locations. In addition to that TOTAL Guinée provided JET A1 at Kissidougou airfield.
Standards, Quality and Testing
There are national standards regulating the quality in the country. Currently, there are two companies authorized to test the fuel; Société Générale de Guinée (SGS) tests petrol and diesel while Veritas Guinée tests JET A1.
Industry Control Measures
Tanks with adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel
Filters in the system, monitors where fuel is loaded into aircraft
Adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks
Presence of suitable fire fighting equipment
Is there a national or regional standards authority?
If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?
Are there national testing laboratories?
Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory – Société Générale de Surveillance SGS
SGS GUINEE CONAKRY S.A.
Cité Chemin de Fer C/Kaloum
Telephone and Fax
t: +224 30 45 47 90/45 47 91
f: +224 30 45 44 25/21 76 27
Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory – Veritas Guinée
Bureau Veritas Conakry
Immeuble Boké Cité Chemin de Fer
RDC & 1er étage
Telephone and Fax
Tél.: + (224) 664 20 22 20