Petroleum Products



Procurement / Distribution
STC is responsible for the importation of all the country’s requirements of Petroleum Products. These include the demands for the running of public transport, industrial and commercial activities, private motor vehicles, the needs of the Central Electricity Board in fuel oils for its power plants, the needs for aircraft refueling at the SSR International Airport and the needs of bunker fuels for international shipping.


Annual demand in Petroleum Products to meet domestic and international demand has reached 1,135,054 metric tons in 2015/2016.


Upon arrival of the tanker at the New Oil Jetty of Port Louis Harbour, the products are pumped out of tanker and delivered through pipelines into shore tanks situated in the Port Area. Those tanks are owned and operated individually or jointly in the Port Area by local oil companies. They also operate a Jet Fuel tank near SSR Airport.


The local oil companies are represented by:
1. Vivo Energy (Mauritius) Ltd
2. Total Mauritius Ltd
3. Engen (Mauritius) Ltd
4. Indian Oil (Mauritius) Ltd


The Oil Companies market, distribute and retail the products through their respective networks of about 135 filling stations across the country. Some also operate barges to carry out their bunker supply operations at sea.


STC had been procuring its Petroleum Products through annual open tender process. Following high-level discussions at Government level STC entered into longer term negotiated contract of supply on FOB terms based on specific Mean of Platt’s Oilgram European Marketscan in respect of each category of product.


The last three-year contract for the supply of Petroleum Products ended in July 2016 and has been renewed for a further for a period of 3 years to end July 2019.


Facts and Figures
The table below shows the contract quantities and suppliers for the past years:

WHITE OIL
FUEL OIL
YEAR
SUPPLIER
MOGAS
DPK
GASOIL 2500 PPM S
GASOIL* 500
PPM S
180 CST CC
180 CST SR
380 CST SR
MT
MT
MT
MT
MT
MT
MT
2015-2016
MRPL India
135,000
270,000
150,000
250,000
275,000
130,000
150,000
2014-2015
MRPL India
135,000
270,000
150,000
250,000
275,000
130,000
150,000
2013-2014
MRPL India
135,000
270,000
150,000
250,000
275,000
130,000
150,000
2012-2013
MRPL India
125,000
270,000
125,000
250,000
175,000
75,000
130,000
2011-2012
MRPL India
125,000
270,000
125,000
250,000
225,000
130,000
140,000
2010-2011
MRPL India
110,000
270,000
100,000
250,000
175,000
75,000
130,000
2009-2010
MRPL India
90,000
270,000
350,000
-
165,000
60,000
120,000
2008-2009
MRPL India
90,000
270,000
350,000
-
165,000
60,000
120,000
2007-2008
MRPL India
90,000
270,000
350,000
-
110,000
60,000
120,000
2006-2007
MRPL India
90,000
350,000
260,000
-
100,000
70,000
160,000
2005-2006
VITOL SA
40,500
185,500
117,000
-
LITASCO
49,500
164,500
143,000
-
100,000
70,000
160,000
2004-2005
Vitol Bahrain EC
31,500
100,000
245,000
-
Addax BV (Geneva)
58,500
150,000
105,000
-
LITASCO (Geneva)
-
90,000
60,000
160,000

* STC has started importing GO 50 PPM S as from March 2012


An estimated annual requirement of petroleum products for 2016/2017 is as follows:

PRODUCT
QUANTITY (MT)
White Oil
Unleaded Motor Gasoline 95 RON
160,000
Gas Oil 50 PPM S
200,000
Gas Oil 2500 PPM S
100,000
Jet Aviation Fuel
240,000
Fuel Oil
Fuel Oil 180 CST Catalytic-Cracked product
75,000
Fuel 180 CST Straight-Run product
125,000
Fuel Oil 380 CST Straight-Run Product
250,000