3.1 Egypt Fuel

3.1 Egypt Fuel

Fuel Overview 

Egypt has a considerable number of fuel suppliers and storage service providers spread all over the country.  Many international services providers have agents operating in the country such as: Chevron, Total, Shell, PetrominCatlex, Mobile, etc. 

On 12th February 2019, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources signed a strategic cooperation agreement between Arab Petroleum Pipelines Company (SUMED) and Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company (ATC), to provide storage capacities for trading and storing high quality gas oil, (Euro Standard), with total capacity of 222,000 m3 at the company site, in Sidi Kerir, to be re-exported to the European market. During October 2019, the project has started operation, and it is considered one of the axes implementing the Ministry of Petroleum’s strategy for transferring Egypt into a regional hub for trading oil and gas.  

On the other side, another agreement with Saudi Aramco Trading was signed, to benefit from SUMED’s offshore platform in Ain El- Sokhna and its facilities, by providing storage capacities for receiving, storing and trading fuel oil, with total capacity of 165,000 m3 at the company site, in Ain El-Sokhna, for supplying the power plants in Saudi Arabia, or re-exporting it, or meeting the Egyptian local market needs, or providing fuel for ships in the region. 

For more information on government and fuel provider contact details, please see the following links: 

4.1 Egypt Government Contact List

4.7 Egypt Fuel Providers Contact List

Information may also be found at: https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/Egypt/gasoline_prices/  and  http://www.petroleum.gov.eg/en/Search/Pages/Results.aspx?k=sidi%20kerir%20storage  which is updated monthly.  

Fuel Pricing 

Fuel pricing has fluctuated however the government of Egypt kept subsidising the selling price of fuel as a way to leverage the purchasing power of the citizens. 

Gasoline prices:the average value for Egypt during that period was 8.95 Egyptian Pound with a minimum of 8.75 Egyptian Pound on 07-Oct-2019 and a maximum of 9.00 Egyptian Pound on 15-Jul-2019. For comparison, the average price of gasoline in the world for this period is 23.90 Egyptian Pound. 

Diesel prices: The average value for Egypt during that period was 6.75 Egyptian Pound with a minimum of 6.75 Egyptian Pound on 15-Jul-2019 and a maximum of 6.75 Egyptian Pound on 15-Jul-2019. For comparison, the average price of diesel in the world for this period is 21.75 Egyptian Pound. 

Fuel Prices per Liter as of: 21/10/2019 

(local currency and USD - $) 

Petrol / Gasoline 

6.75 L. E / 0.41 $ leaded 80 

8 L.E / 0.49 $ leaded 92 

9 L.E / 0.55 $ leaded 95  


6.75 L. E / 0.41 $ 



Jet A-1 

10.2 L. E / 0.625 $ 

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?) 


Is there a rationing system? 


Is fuel subsidised for households with lower income / vulnerable groups? 


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? 


Standards, Quality and Testing 

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? 


Standards Authority 

Is there a national or regional standards authority? 


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

Egyptian Organization for Standards & Quality 

If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced? 



Testing Laboratories 

Are there national testing laboratories? 



Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory 


Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (EOS) 


As above 


16 Tadreeb El- Modarrebeen st.,Ameriya,Cairo 

Telephone and Fax 

Tel: +202 2284 5524,  +202 2284 5522 

Fax: +202 2284 5501 



Standards Used 

Egypt is adopting the following standards, relevant to this areas: · Engineering Industries: 1087 standards · Chemical Industries: 769 standards · Measurements: 441 standards · Documentation: 38 standards 


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.  

Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider.