Our Fuels

Mobile Fuel

Total Kenya offers a wide variety of fuel types for both consumer and industrial use. 

Unleaded Premium/Super

Super Petrol also known as Premium Motor Gasoline or Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) or petrol is a product derived from crude and used as fuel in internal combustion engines. This fuel is for spark engines like car engines. In some countries PMS is mixed with ethanol at some predetermined ratios and used as an alternative fuel. PMS is more volatile than Diesel and Kerosene because of its base constituents and additives.

The PMS marketed by Total Kenya conforms to the following critical parameters as set by the Kenya Bureau of Standards;

-       It must have a density @15 degrees centigrade Kg/mof 780 maximum.

-       It must have Research Octane number of 91 minimum and Sulfur content of 0.15% maximum



Illuminating Kerosene (paraffin) is a combustible liquid commonly used as heating fuel and domestically for cooking and lighting. It has several industrial uses for example it is widely used as a solvent.

The following are the parameters set by the Kenya Bureau of Standards for Kerosene sold in Kenya;

It must have a density @ 20 degrees centigrade Kg/m3 of 817 maximum Sulfur content of 0.15% maximum.



Diesel also known as Automotive Gas Oil is the type of fuel used in any diesel engine. The diesel sold in the Kenyan market is petroleum based; a product of crude oil refining. The other types of diesel are synthetic diesel and bio diesel.  The critical parameters set out by the Kenya Bureau of Standards for diesel sold in Kenya are as below: - AGO must have a density of @20 degrees centigrade in Kg per cubic meter of between 820-870- Have Cetane index of 48 minimum and Sulfur content of 0.5% maximum

Industrial Diesel Oil 

Industrial Diesel Oil (IDO) is a blend of diesel and heavy fuel oil and is mainly used for heating, generating power and water/steam boilers in small industrial and hospitality applications. The main advantage of IDO is the lower price over diesel.

IDO sold in Kenya must meet the following critical parameters: Kinematic viscosity @ 400C of 10 cst maximum, pour point of 150C maximum, sulfur content of 1.8% maximum and a gross calorific value of 44.8MJ/kg minimum


Heavy Fuel Oil 

Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) is the residual product that remains after refining crude oil. HFO is used in heaters, boilers, furnaces, kilns and power generators.

HFO sold in Kenya must meet the following critical parameters: Kinematic viscosity @ 500C of 180cst maximum, pour point of 270C maximum, sulfur content of 2.3% maximum and a net calorific value of 41MJ/kg minimum.


Fuel Prices 

In Kenya, fuel prices are controlled by Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) which established under the Energy Act, 2006, with several objectives among them to "regulate the electrical energy, petroleum and related products, renewable energy and other forms of energy". Therefore, through the legal notice no.196, The Energy (Petroleum Pricing) Regulations, 2010 was gazetted that set the maximum wholesale and the retail prices of petroleum products at a wholesale depot or retail dispensing site. The prices are usually set for a month, running from 15th to 14th of the next month. ERC set prices for the first time in December 2010.


For retail site, the price for Super Petrol, Regular Petrol, Kerosene, and Automotive Diesel is set inaccordance with the following formula:




Where: - 
Pr        =
the maximum retail price of Super Petrol, Regular Petrol, Kerosene, or Automotive Diesel applicable in shillings per liter,
Pw       = the maximum wholesale price for Petrol, Regular Petrol, Kerosene, or Automotive Diesel
mr        =
the allowable maximum retail gross margin as set,
z          =
the delivery rate from the nearest wholesale depot to a retail dispensing site in shillings per liter as determined.