Envisory had the pleasure of organising the 2nd Pacific Islands Petroleum Pricing and Procurement Conference in Chapman Tripp’s Auckland offices on 19-20th September 2018. The conference was a great success with attendees and guest speakers getting across many of the main issues concerning petroleum pricing in the Pacific within a short space of time.

Some of the key themes include: market structures for petroleum and LPG; fuel pricing and specifications; policy and legal challenges; oil security.

Apart from delivering expertise, a strong focus for these conferences is to promote discussion and share information between countries. The notable outcomes and discussions points from the conferences are summarised below:

  • The need for a similar forum to assemble annually
  • Pacific Island countries’ requirement for specific petroleum and logistics expertise
  • The need for market information (price monitoring, market trends)
  • Building a common understanding of pricing templates
  • Use as a central forum for gathering relevant information
  • Platform for coordination and/or interaction with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Leveraging acquisition of common services (e.g. pricing and market data)
  • Training and capacity building
  • Working, where appropriate, with regional organisations
  • Policies and procedures for managing fuel security during emergencies
  • Representation to other stakeholders (donors, sovereign interests)

Download Programme Agenda (PDF)