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Mongolia Fuel

For information on Mongolia fuel contact details, please see the following link: 4.6 Mongolia Fuel Provider Contact List

Mongolia relies heavily on its northern neighbor for its fuel supply.  90% of fuel is imported from Russia making Mongolia vulnerable to supply shortages.Availability can be  an issue due to temporary limitation/restrictions.  In the first half of 2011 fuel reserves got dangerously low, leading to rationing of fuel and a permit system being introduced. There are approximately 10 large companies that import fuel into Mongolia.  A number of them have depots close to Ulaanbaatar and in aimag centres (see annex - Customs Bonded Warehouses and Temporary Storage for a list of locations and capacity of the fuel storage of various companies). The government does not have any large fuel depots. There are a number of importers and distributors of fuels.  Each company arranges importation of fuel (primarily from Russia) and has their own storage depots from which they arrange distribution around the country.  Most fuel is imported by train and then delivery around Mongolia is done by truck. The main fuel suppliers are NIC, MT, Just, Sod Mongol and Petro Jump.

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Fuel Pricing

Fuel pricing is monitored by the Mongolian Fuel Agency.  There is 15% tax applied to fuel - 10% VAT and 5% import tax.

Fuel Prices as of: Sep 2011 (local currency and US$)

Petrol (per litre)

1560 MNT / 1.25 USD$

Diesel (per litre)

1650 MNT / 1.32 USD$

Paraffin (per litre)


Jet A1 (per litre)n/a

Seasonal Variations 

During Spring (sowing) and Autumn (harvest) there can be shortages in fuel and an increase in price. Local supply (domestic refinery production and imports combined) doen not meet the needs of the country, especially for aviation and ground fuels.

Seasonal Variations

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


Is there a rationing system? (Yes / No)


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


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


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


Fuel Transportation

Most of the fuel that is imported from Russia is transported to local Mongolian depots via train.  Once in Mongolia trucks are used to transport it around the country. The capacity of these trucks is approximately 20mt.  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

Tanks with adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel

(Yes / No)


Filters in the system, monitors where fuel is loaded into aircraft

(Yes / No)


Adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks

(Yes / No)


Presence of suitable fire fighting equipment

(Yes / No)


Standards Authority

Is there a national or regional standards authority? (Yes / No)


If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced? (Yes / No)


Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories? (Yes / No)


Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory –  


State Inspection Agency


Ulaanbaatar City - 211238 Builder's Square-13

Telephone and Fax

  +976 51 263975


Tugsbayar Lkhagvasuren - General Director

Standards Used

  •  n/a

For information on Mongolia fuel contact details, please see the following link: 

4.6 Mongolia Fuel Provider Contact List