Fuel oil

Fuel oil

fuel oil

Diesel (Automative Gas Oil - AGO) is fuel used in any diesel engine. The diesel sold in the Tanzania market is petroleum based; it is product of crude oil refining. The other types of diesel oil are synthetic diesel and bio diesel.

The critical parameters set out by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards for diesel sold in Tanzania are as below:

  • AGO must have a densiy @ 20 degrees centigrade in Kg/m3 of between 820-870
  • Have Cetane index of 48 minimum and Sulphur content of 0.05% 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 Tanzanian Bureau of Standards (TBS) for Kerosene sold in Tanzania: It must have a density @ 15 degrees centigrade Kg/m3 of 776-840 maximum

Sulphur content of 0.15% maximum