Most The Republic of Iraq is the second biggest oil extracted in Iraq is exportedproducer in OPEC. Iraq has a production capacity of 5 million barrel/day of crude oil, exporting capacity is around 3.5 M barrel/day and the remaining is for country consumption. Oil incomes represents 92% of Iraq annual budget. Meanwhile, Federal Government of Iraq is importing gasoline, gas oil and kerosene for internal consumption. Iraq has 14 oil refineries, with a total capacity of 922K barrel/day, distributed in different provinces in addition to four (4) refineries are under constructions. Some of those refineries will produce high octane benzene to reduce the need to import.
Since 19 July 1999, according to national legislation order 66 of 1999 issued by the Committee on Economic Affairs, the fuel prices are managed by the Government of Iraq.
In KRI the fuel from internal national refineries provenience does not cover 100% of fuel consumption needs. Privately owned gas stations are authorized to import fuel and sell at a higher price compared to government privet or owned gas stations . According to our cross checking with Ministry of Petroleum on 09.12.2018 Petrol and Diesel is sold at 650 ID in government-owned gas stations. Until now, private gas stations in the KRI are allowed to sell the standard Beiji fuel and imported fuel at around 850 Iraqi Dinars, and diesel at 700 ID/l, Petrol Super at 950 IQ/L and Kerosene at 705 IQ/L while government-owned outlets offer price of ID/l
The current different price, and importation liberalization might terminate.
“The Kurdistan Regional Government is the sole supplier to all petrol stations in the Kurdistan Region. This move will benefit consumers, introduce a uniform standard of petrol quality in Erbil, and will help to protect Kurdistan’s environment,” stated a Ministry of National Resources directive from March 2015.
“The Kurdistan Region under the responsibility of federal government.
The KRI has two main refineries, Bazian and Kalak, and Kurdistan now is self-reliant in petrol as the new benzene processing facilities at these plants has come on line.Governmental online. KRI governmental petrol station can only be used by government vehicles, while private petrol stations are used by the rest of the population for private or business use. In the third quarter of 2021, KRI had an issue with securing vehicle fuel internally which led to increase the cost of fuel products.
For more information on government and fuel provider contact details, please see the following links: HQ staff will input links to sections 4.1 Government Contact List and 4.7 Fuel Providers Contact List here.
Information may also be found at: http://www.mytravelcost.com/petrol-prices/ which is updated monthly.
In Federal Government, Prices are fixed as per below table for civilians however, wholesales price for international entities in Iraq might cost more equals to the export price.
Fuel Prices per Litre as of 01 Nov 2020
Octane 95: 650 IQD - 0.44 $/Litre
Octane 92: 450 IQD - 0.30 $/Litre
400 IQD - 0.27 $/Litre
250 IQD - 0.17 $/Litre sell price for Iraqi Airways
Fuel Prices per Litre as of 01 Aug 2021
Octane 98: 1200 IQD - 0.81 $/Litre
Octane 95: 975 IQD - 0.66 $/Litre
Octane 92: 750 IQD - 0.51 $/Litre
650 IQD - 0.44 $/Litre
700 IQD - 0.47 $/Litre
Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel? (i.e. 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?
Federal Government of Iraq is subsidizing the fuel price for citizens including distribution of 100 Litre/month of white oil with a price of 150 IQD/ Litre
In KRI there are not any specialized price for the vulnerable groups, however the fuel prices are different from location to another where the vulnerable groups usually resorting to fuel stations that offer a suitable price as clarified in the types of fuel with prices.
Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs?
Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to directly contract a reputable supplier / distributor to provide its fuel needs?
Provinces under the Federal Government of Iraq (all Iraq except KRI) are provided with oil products and gas through Oil Products Distribution Company (OPDC). The company is responsible for supply citizens, Power Plants, government and civil generators with oil gas, discharge of refineries production of liquid gas, benzene, Jet fuel, diesel, and gas oil. it supervises the distribution activities of 1352 fuel station and 2070 gas and oil yards in Iraq. Additionally, it has a fleet of 1287 distribution trucks.
Industry Control Measures
Do tanks have adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel?
Are there filters in the system which monitor where fuel is loaded into aircraft?
Is there adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks?
Is there a presence of suitable firefighting equipment?
Is there a national or regional standards authority?
If yes, please identify the appropriate national and/or regional authority.
If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?
Are there national testing laboratories?
Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory
Oil Products Distribution Company.
Telephone and Fax
ASTM and IP
Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory
Ministry of Environmental Resources (Governmental entities)
Hawbash Khaleel Mahmoud – Head of Testing laboratories.
Erbil – Adala Qtr
Telephone and Fax
ASTM and IP
For contact information, please see the following link: 4.7 Iraq Fuel Provider Contact List.
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