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Papua New Guinea Fuel

Papua New Guinea is a petrol producer, even if the capacities are limited and the reserves decreasing Companies’ exploration and production are mainly located on the New Guinea Island. For example, InterOil has 3 onshore exploration licenses in Papua New Guinea.

Information on oil refining, facilities and major subcontractors can be found in the following document:

Papua New Guinea Fuel Additional Information

Fuel Pricing

The ICCC plays an active role in monitoring the ex refinery price of petrol, diesel and kerosene prices in PNG and also domestic transport costs. The wholesale and retail margins component of fuel prices is price controlled in PNG and the margins are determined by the ICCC following a public inquiry.

The level of fuel prices in PNG is determined by a combination of factors, These include:

  • international refined petroleum products prices
  • the PNG kina / Unites States dollar exchange rate
  • international shipping freight rates
  • domestic shipping and road freight rates
  • wholesale and retail margins
  • excise duties
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Information on main influences on fuel price movements can be found in the following document:

Papua New Guinea Fuel Additional Information

Seasonal Variations 

Seasonal Variations

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

No

Is there a rationing system? (Yes / No)

No

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

No

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 Transportation

How is internal transportation of fuel products carried out?

  • Essentially by boat from Napa Napa to the main provvincial ports.
  • From POM and Lae sea ports, land transport is ensured to reach the Highlands areas

The road networks is such that the demand is lower that what it could be. On the other hand, the unreliable supply of electricity lead all the major companies and residences to have their own electricity production capacity, from generators to real fuel power plants of several MegaWatts.

Is the transportation infrastructure and fleet sufficient to handle current domestic needs as well as increased demand from the humanitarian community? Yes

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)

No

Standards Authority

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

Yes

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

n/a

Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories? (Yes / No)

Yes

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory – Testing laboratories are privately owned at the Napa Napa refinery

Name 

n/a

Address

n/a

Telephone and Fax

n/a

Contact

n/a

Standards Used

  •  n/a