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Lebanon Fuel

In Lebanon, fuel is provided by private companies. Currently, there are no supply constraints. Fuel is primarily imported into Lebanon from neighbouring Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Information may also be found at the Ministry of Energy and Water which is updated weekly. - http://energyandwater.gov.lb/ as well as Website of Mytravelcost on Lebanon which is also updated monthly. 

The by-products of oil prices is given by the Ministry of Energy and Water in weekly bases depending on the international oil prices. http://www.energyandwater.gov.lb/pages.asp?Page_ID=44

Contact information can be found at the following links:

4.1 Lebanon Government Contact List

4.7 Lebanon Fuel Provider Contact List 

Fuel Pricing

(as of 5 September 2016) 

 

Fuel Prices  (local currency and US$)

Petrol (per litre)

98 Octane: 1.090 LBP / 0.720 USD

95 Octane: 1.060 LBP / 0.700 USD

Diesel (per litre)

635 LBP / 0.419 USD

Paraffin (per litre)

 N/A

Jet A1 (per litre)

 3.12 USD

 

Seasonal Variations 

Seasonal Variations

Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel?

Yes

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 contract directly a reputable supplier/distributor to provide its fuel needs?

Yes


Fuel Transportation

Fuel transport is carried out via fuel tankers owned by private companies. Current capacity is sufficient for local needs, as well as potential increases in demand from the humanitarian community. In case of an emergency/conflict the main challenge would be to maintain a supply route via air/sea as the country is a net fuel importer.

Standards, Quality and Testing

The Industrial Research Institute (IRI) situated in Baabda, was established in 1953 and is an internationally accredited Lebanese institution for studies, industrial research, and scientific testing and analysis.

The Institute operates laboratories and scientific equipment in fields including Petroleum and Derivatives, Physical Chemistry, Water, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metrology and Calibration, and others.

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 firefighting 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)

 Yes

Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories? (Yes / No)

 Yes

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory – Industrial Research Institute (IRI)

Name 

 IRI Building

Address

Lebanese University Campus 
Hadath (Baabda), Lebanon

Telephone and Fax

PABX / Fax: +961 (5) 467831

Contact

 pr@iri.org.lb

 The Industrial Research Institute http://www.iri.org.lb/about-us.html