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At present, roughly 90 million barrels of crude oil are being produced and consumed around the world each day.

Petroleum
  • Fossil fuel
  • Non Renewable
  • Greenhouse effect

As defined at Section 2 of the BERA Act, Petroleum Products in this context means; oil, petrol, paraffin, liquified petroleum gas (LPG), diesel and any other product as may be specified by BERA. The petroleum industry in Botswana has been in existence for many years. Prior to the BERA Act most of these products were partially regulated by the Department of Energy with the main focus on price regulation.

According to the BERA Act licensing is required for any person that;

  • Undertakes commercial activities relating to the petroleum and gas sector.
  • Has a storage facility for regulated products exceeding 30,000L (including for own use).
  • constructs petroleum and gas infrastructure.

Licensed activities under Petroleum

The following activities are licensed under the Petroleum and Gas Sector as per 37 of the Act;

  • Construction and operation of pipelines.
  • Storage and operation of storage facilities.
  • Operation of loading or discharge facilities.
  • Operation of retail service stations.
  • Manufacturing of products.
  • Transportation of products.
  • Importation and exportation of products.

License Requirements

  • Name and addresses of the applicants.
  • Description of the specific activity that a license is required for.
  • Geographic area where the activity is to be carried out.
  • Financial capabilities (support letter from financiers or bank statements, projections etc.)
  • Technical capabilities (competence or skills, compliance to standards, engineering drawings etc.)
  • Land ownership or usage rights for the land where the activity is to take place (title deeds, lease agreements etc.)

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PRESS RELEASE - Adjustment of Fuel Pump Prices for Petrol, Diesel and Illuminating Paraffin - October 2021

PRESS RELEASE - Adjustment of Fuel Pump Prices for Petrol, Diesel and Illuminating Paraffin - 08 October 2021


Uploaded: 08-10-2021

PRESS RELEASE : BOTSWANA OIL LIMITED APPLICATION FOR A 50% PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IMPORT LICENCE

BOTSWANA OIL LIMITED APPLICATION FOR A 50% PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IMPORT LICENCE REPORT


Uploaded: 26-07-2021

PRESS RELEASE : Fuel Prices Adustment - July 2021

PRESS RELEASE - Adjustment of Fuel Pump Prices for Petrol, Diesel and Illuminating Paraffin


Uploaded: 09-07-2021

MEDIA RELEASE : QUICK GASES OPERATIONS - UPDATE


Uploaded: 15-01-2021

PRESS RELEASE - NATIONAL FUEL SUPPLY UPDATE JANUARY 2021

National Fuel Supply Update January 2021 by Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security (MMGE) and BERA


Uploaded: 13-01-2021

FUEL PRICE ADJUSTMENTS

Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) announces adjustments of fuel pump prices for petrol, diesel, aviation fuel and illuminating paraffin as approved by the Minister.


Uploaded 18th Sept. 2020

Petroleum Sector KPIs

This document covers key performance indicators for petroleum licensees under various licences such as manufacturing, retail and storage facilities.

Star Rating Tool

The Act mandates the Authority to set industry service standards as well as to determine processes and methodologies for monitoring performance of the regulated sector (section 33 (2)). In this premise the Authority is developing a star rating program as a way to encourage high performance and induce competition in the petroleum sector.

Approved Petroleum and LPG Standards

The following standards have been adopted and approved by the Authority and shall be used in setting compliance standards for licensees as well as for monitoring compliance.

PHASING OUT OF DIESEL 500 PPM

Media Release - PHASING OUT OF DIESEL 500 PPM