Petroleum activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are organized around the exploration / production, refining, transportation, storage and distribution of petroleum products.

Fuel supply and distribution is managed by SEP Congo (Service des Entreprises Petrolières Congolaises).

The stakeholders in the Oil industry are divided as follows:

DRC imports 100% of its petroleum products and 57 suppliers in the sector have been approved by the Minister of Hydrocarbons as of February 2012 (still in 2015). 

(Source: République Démocratique du Congo Ministère des Hydrocarbures)


Fixed installations in the country

Installed capacity 233.911m3 (until 2001) including:

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

For information on Democratic Republic of Congo Fuel contact details, please see the following links:

4.7 Democratic Republic of Congo Fuel Provider Contact List


4.1 Democratic Republic of Congo Government Contact List

Fuel Pricing

Fuel pricing is controlled by the Government. Prices are set by the Ministry of Economy.

There are currently two orders that govern the fuel pricing in DRC:

Fuel Prices as of: December 2015

Petrol (per litre)

Bunia: $1.2 / Isiro $1.7 / Ango $2.3 / Dungu $1.9
Kalemie: $1.3 / Moba $1.6 / Kabalo $2.2

Diesel (per litre)

Bunia: $1.2 / Isiro $1.7 / Ango $2.3 / Dungu $1.9
Kalemie: $1.4 / Moba $1.7 / Kabalo $2.1

Paraffin (per litre)

n/a

Jet A1 (per litre)

n/a

Seasonal Variations 

Seasonal Variations

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? (Yes / No)

Yes

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

Fuel supply and storage throughout the country is done using the following entry points:

Products movement:

Customs clearance:

Transportation in remote areas:

Some transporters used to going to hard-to-access places have equipped their special trucks with tanks. See 3.2 Democratic Republic of Congo Transporters for more information.

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)

Yes

Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory

Company

OCC (Office Congolais de Contrôle)

Address

98, Avenue du Port
B.P. 8806
CD-Kinshasa/Gombe

Telephone and Fax

+243 81 8115737
+243 81 3016668