Petroleum Pipelines Overview


The Energy Regulator is responsible for regulating the petroleum pipelines industry in accordance with the provisions of the Petroleum Pipelines Act, 2003 (Act No. 60 of 2003). It is supported by the Hydrocarbons Division.
The Hydrocarbons division of the support staff, provides support from the following departments:

Licensing and Infrastructure Planning which is responsible for:
  • Issuing of licenses  for  the construction and operation of petroleum pipeline facilities
  • Gathering information on all petroleum pipelines activities throughout the country to assist with planning and to ensure orderly infrastructure distribution as well as development and security of supply
  • Producing annual reviews on the status of the petroleum pipelines industry
  • Collaborating with the Department of Minerals and Energy and contributing towards the integrated Energy Plan for the energy sector
  • Monitoring the developments in terms of possible new energy sources
  • Identifying instruments and tools to facilitate investment in the  petroleum pipelines industry
  • Facilitating the promotion of the interests of HDSA’s in the petroleum pipelines industry
Petroleum Pipelines Tariffs and Compliance which is responsible for:
  • Setting tariffs for petroleum pipelines
  • Approving tariffs for storage facilities and loading facilities
  • Ensuring compliance of licensees as stated in the licence conditions
  • Promoting equitable access to petroleum pipelines, loading facilities and storage facilities
  • Ensuring the safe, efficient, economic and environmentally responsible transport, loading and storage of petroleum