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Senegal Fuel

Senegal depends on crude oil import that is refined in country. There is only one Refinery, Société Africaine de Raffinage (SAR), of which Senegal Government shares the ownership with Total and Shell. The refinery is based in Mbao 25km from Dakar. SAR is Senegal’s biggest company. Crude Oil comes mostly from Nigeria. The SAR refines 1 200 000 MT of crude oil per year but Senegal needs are around 1 600 000 and so extra 400 000 MT of already refined hydrocarbons are imported especially in the form of Butane Gas (of which Senegal is a great consumer) and Fuel Oil for electricity production. Regarding butane gas (mostly used for cooking), Senegal refines internally less than 10 000 Mt (corresponding to around 1% of the crude material imported) but the country need is around 1 000 000 MT.

So the needs are met with imported quantities. Except for two dams on Senegal River that produce small amount of energy, Senegal totally dependent from crude oil also for its electrical energy needs. Assessment studies for a local exploitation are made since the early eighties trough The Senegalese National Oil Company, PETROSEN, was created in May 1981 to serve as the implementing tool for the State's petroleum policy. Information may also be found at: http://www.mytravelcost.com/petrol-prices/ which is updated monthly. 

For details on Senegal government contacts, please see the following link: 4.1 Senegal Government Contact List

For details on Senegal fuel provider contacts, please see the following link4.6 Senegal Fuel Provider Contact List

Fuel Pricing

Fuel Prices as of: Jun 2013 (local currency and US$)

Petrol (per litre)

852 FCFA / 1.72 $USD

Diesel (per litre)

792 FCFA / 1.59 $USD

Paraffin (per litre)

n/a

Jet A1 (per litre)n/a

Seasonal Variations 

Seasonal Variations

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

n/a

Is there a rationing system? (Yes / No)

n/a

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

n/a

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

About 25 licenses have been granted to independent operators for road transport of oil products. There are about 250 active road tankers in Senegal with a total capacity of over 6500 m3. The 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)

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)


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)

No

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory – n/a

Name 

n/a

Address

n/a

Telephone and Fax

n/a

Contact

n/a

Standards Used - n/a

 

For additional information on Senegal Fuel supply, storage and distribution, please see the following document: Senegal Fuel Supply, Storage & local distribution additional information

'Note: The information provided in the attached document, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.'