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Revision as of 17:34, 2 December 2012

Part of: GIZ International Fuel Price database
Also see: Tanzania Energy Situation

Fuel Pricing Policies

Local Currency: TZS
Exchange Rate: 1475.90


Last Update:

The „Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority“ (EWURA) is the economic regulator of the downstream petroleum sub-sector (importation, marketing and distribution).

Since the year 2000, Tanzania has a lieberalized petrol market. EWURA monitors import, wholesale and pump prices and makes all information available to the public twice a month via newsletter ads and internet. EWURA accurately examines possible defects of the liberalized market and also publishes corresponding documents. EWURA gives concessions / licenses to wholesale vendors and retail vendors. Every vendor has the obligation by law to submit their prices to EWURA. There are no subsidies for petrol in Tanzania. About 30% of the retail pump price are taxes and levies.

Fuel Prices and Trends

Gasoline 95 Octane Diesel
in USD*

in Local Currency

* benchmark lines: green=US price; grey=price in Spain; red=price of Crude Oil

Fuel Price Composition

Price composition for one litre of Gasoline 95 Octane as of 2008/09/01.

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(* including distribution and transport margins)

All values shown base on the source given below, basing on the pump price for the city of Arusha. Petrol market is liberal in Tanzania. Commercial Mark-Ups and import prices vary over time.Taxes and levies are constant per litre for the last three years; thus, the percentages shown also vary depending on the import/refinery price.


At a Glance

Transparency of
Price Composition
Transparency of Pricing
Mechanism / Monitoring
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Some information is difficult to find; the arrangement of information on EWURAs web page might be improved.

Sources to the Public

Type of Information Web-Link / Source
Other Information
Price Composition
Pump prices and margins
Pump prices and margins (Cap prices February 2013)
Wholesale Prices


Please find more information on GIZ International Fuel Price Database and

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