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 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

               

* 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