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Fuel Overview 

The country is not an oil producer. All the fuel is imported through the Israeli ports of Ashdod and Haifa.  

Within Israel there are many fuel stations and no problem with access to fuel. Within the West Bank there is fuel available in major towns and cities. In the Gaza Strip the main issue is the overall supply of fuel from Israel to Gaza which has been hindered by the Government of Israel since June 2007. 

In the Gaza Strip, the UN receives emergency fuel through UNRWA or UNSCO in times of crisis; however, there is also a possibility to make a deal with the local fuel supplier in Gaza to cover emergency needs.  

During time of crises, the WFP-awarded commercial transporters inside the Gaza Strip don’t have problems with getting fuel from the UNRWA fuel station for transportation of humanitarian cargo, but this should be coordinated with UNRWA in advance. 

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

4.1 Palestine Government Contact List

4.7 Palestine Fuel Providers Contact List (Israel)

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

Fuel Pricing 

On the 1st day of each month the Israeli Authorities advertise the rates of all the fuel for the Israeli Market. The rates in the West Bank and Gaza are always lower than the rates in Israel and that according to Palestinian Authorities rates. 

Fuel Prices per Litre as of 01 January 2019 

 

local currency - ILS 

USD - $ 

Remarks 

Gaz Propane Tank / 12 kg 

64.00 

16.96 

in West Bank 

Diesel (per litre) 

4.99 

1.32 

in West Bank 

Excellent Gasoline 95 (per litre) 

5.77 

1.53 

in West Bank 

Gaz Propane Tank / 12 kg 

64.00 

16.96 

in Gaza Strip 

Diesel (per litre) 

4.99 

1.32 

in Gaza Strip 

Excellent Gasoline 95 (per litre) 

5.86 

1.55 

in Gaza Strip 

Gaz Propane Tank / 12 kg 

100.00 

26.50 

in Israel 

Diesel (per litre) 

5.54 

1.47 

in Israel 

Excellent Gasoline 95 (per litre) 

6.04 

1.60 

in Israel 

Exchange rate: 3.774 ILS / 1 USD 

Fuel Transportation 

Fuel tanks collect the fuel at the various ports and all internal transportation is done by the fuel trucks. 

Standards, Quality and Testing 

In Israel, the Israeli authorities are responsible for the fuel quality in all the fuel stations. The authorities also inspect all fuel stations to make sure that they are operating according to the standards. In the large cities of the West Bank, the Palestinian Authorities check fuel quality. 

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? 

Yes

If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced? 

Yes  

 

Testing Laboratories 

Are there national testing laboratories? 

Yes 

 

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory 

Company 

ICT Oil Laboratories 1995 Ltd. 

Name  

Seth Sommer 

Address 

Yad HarutzimP.O.Box 2278,  Kfar Saba 44425, Israel 

Telephone and Fax 

Tel 972-9-7662113, 

Fax: 972-9-7662114, 

Contact 

ictlabs@ictlabs.com 

Standards Used 

The company operates its own laboratory facilities and performs most standard fuel and lubricant analyses. The company provides its clients with a vast spectrum of information, including product quality and condition of the overall system. 

 

Disclaimer: Inclusion of company information in the LCA does not imply any business relationship between the supplier and WFP / Logistics Cluster, and is used solely as a determinant of services, and capacities.  

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.