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Fuel Overview

All petroleum products need to be imported, with the exception of natural gas, as Mozambique started to produce natural gas late last century in the province of Inhambane. Current, privately-operated gas production holds proven reserves of 2.6 trillion cubic feet (tcfTCF). The natural gas is produced and processed at a central facility, and then transported via an 865 km pipeline to South Africa, with a link to southern Mozambique for domestic use.

New sites are being developed in the Rovuma basin (Cabo Delgado) that holds over 180 tcf TCF of liquified natural gas (LNG) reserves . Production is was due to start in 2022, and however, due to security constraints in the sites surrounding areas it was postponed to 2023. Mozambique is expected to become a major natural gas exporter in 2023one of the major LNG exporters in 2024.

In terms of other fuelfuels, the ports of Matola (Maputo), Beira and Nacala all have import terminals. Plans are underway to establish a fuel refinery at Nacala, however work has not yet started and it may be some time before it is operational. The extent to which it will provide fuel for the Mozambique domestic market also remains questionableundetermined.

For more information on government and fuel provider contact details, please see the following links: 4.1 Government Contact List and 4.

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

Fuel Pricing

The cost of the fuel imported into Mozambique fluctuates according to world prices and currencies. Information may be found at: www.mytravelcost.com/Mozambique/gas-prices/After approximately one year without variation, on 21 October 2021, the GoM readjusted the fuel prices. Diesel was the least affected with 7% increase, while cocking gas (GLP) suffered the major increase (22%). To minimize the impact, the Government continues to  subsidise the diesel prices for the public transport

Fuel Prices per Litre as of:

25 July 2018

(local currency and USD - $)

21 October 2021

Petrol

MZN 6669.55 04 (USD 1US$1.1509)

Diesel

MZN 6661.92 71 (USD 1US$0.1598)

Paraffin

MZN 5047.33 95 (USD 0US$0.8776)

Jet A-1

 

US$0.87

Seasonal Variations 


Seasonal Variations

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?)

No

Is there a rationing system?

No

Is fuel to lower income / vulnerable groups subsidized?

YesNo

Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs?

Yes

Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to directly contract a reputable supplier / distributor to provide its fuel needs?

Yes

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Standards, Quality and Testing

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, please identify the appropriate national and/or regional authority.

National: Instituto Nacional
de Petróleo
(www.inp.gov.mz/)

If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?

Yes

Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories?

Yes

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory

Company

SGS (www.sgs.co.mz/en)

Address

Avenida da União Africana, n.º 7666
Cidade da Matola - Matola Língamo

Telephone and Fax

Tel.: +258 21 728 090
Fax: +258 21 723 499

Contact

 

Standards Used

ASTM Aviation Fuel Methods
IP Aviation Fuel Methods
Jointly Operated Systems (AFQRJOS)
MIL, MOD, GOST and other protocols, standards and methods

 

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.

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