Fuel Prices Tunisia

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

Fuel Pricing Policies

Local Currency: TND
Exchange Rate: 1.40172


Last Update:

Up to January 2009 a system of ad hoc price changes as in place. But in the wake of the crude oil price peaks the government decided to cap the subsidies at the level they reached when oil cost 52$ per barrel. Whenever the international price (international benchmark not defined) of oil exceeded the reference price 52$ per barrel by 10$ over a period of three consecutive months, prices of petroleum products increased by an a priori fixed amount. These amounts are 50 millimes for a liter of gasoline, diesel and kerosene, and 200 millimes for a 13 kg bottle of LPG. The last adjustment under this system took place on the 21.2.2010. In February 2010 the reference price was raised to 60$ per barrel.

"Pricing policy: Government controls, subsidizes, and infrequently adjusts fuel prices. The prices of gasoline, diesel, and fuel oil were frozen between Dec 2010 and Sep 2012. The kerosene price has not been adjusted since Dec 2010. The price of LPG for household use was lowered in Jan 2011 and has not been adjusted since."

(Source: Kojima, Masami. (2013, forthcoming). “Petroleum product pricing and complementary policies:Experience of 65 developing countries since 2009.” Washington DC: World Bank.)

March 2013: Price increase for petrol to 1.570 dinars (Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/tunisia-raises-petrol-prices-trim-budget-gap); Diesel to 1.4 Dinars (Source: http://www.businessnews.com.tn/Augmentation-des-prix-des-carburants,-mardi-5-mars-2013-%C3%A0-minuit,520,36699,3)

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.

No information available.

At a Glance

Transparency of
Price Composition
Transparency of Pricing
Mechanism / Monitoring
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Only poor information on the amount of subsidies for one liter of diesel, kerosene and LPG available. No information on margins.

Sources to the Public

Type of Information Web-Link / Source
Price Composition http://www.industrie.gov.tn/fr/directdoc.asp?docid=281
Pricing Mechanism http://www.industrie.gov.tn/fr/directdoc.asp?docid=281
Pump prices and margins http://www.tunisieindustrie.nat.tn/fr/doc.asp?mcat=3&mrub=58&msrub=191&dev=true
Pump prices and margins http://www.tn.total.com/Os/ostunisia.nsf/VS_OPM/_CCE9E20F6FE9BDDEC1256F460033A2FC?OpenDocument


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