Togo depends on imports to meet its hydrocarbon requirements. Imports of petroleum products are subject to an authorization issued by the Minister responsible for trade. Petroleum products are imported, stored and distributed by two companies with a total storage capacity of 260,000 m3. Products are from various origins (Africa, Asia, Europe) and are imported based on a bidding procedure organized by a Petroleum Product Management Committee.
Both structures importing hydrocarbons in Togo are linked to the oil terminal to receive tankers:
- The Togolese Warehouse Company (STE), which deals only with local distribution
- Togolese Storage Company of Lomé (STSL), which stores products for re-export (to hinterland) as well as for domestic consumption.
Fuel distribution is privatised and several companies both international and local are operating in Togo. Total Togo has the most extensive network followed by TOGO OIL who has taken up the network formerly managed by SHELL. The provision of diesel, petrol and Jet A& is regular without any major issues.
For more information on fuel companies in Togo, please see the following links:
The prices of petroleum and gas products at the pump are determined monthly by the Government, by means of an automatic adjustment mechanism based on international prices and intended to absorb marked fluctuations over time.
Fuel Prices as of: 03 September 2018 (local currency and US$)
Petrol (per litre)
US $ 0.94 / XOF 548
Diesel (per litre)
US $ 0.95 / XOF 550
Paraffin (per litre)
US $ 0.86 / XOF 500
Jet A1 (per litre)
There is no seasonal variation in the availability of fuel.
Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel, e.g. are there restrictions or priorities for the provision of fuel such as to the military?
Is there a rationing system?
Is fuel to lower income/vulnerable groups subsidized?
Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs?
Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to contract directly a reputable supplier/distributor to provide its fuel needs?
Standards, Quality and Testing
The Hydrocarbons Directorate controls quality, the conformity of the infrastructure and safety measures.
Industry Control Measures
Tanks with adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel
Filters in the system, monitors where fuel is loaded into aircraft
Adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks
Presence of suitable fire fighting equipment
Is there a national or regional standards authority?
If yes, please identify the appropriate national and/or regional authority.
National: Hydrocarbon Directorate
If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?
Are there national testing laboratories?
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