The Liquid Fuels Wholesalers Association Of South Africa (LFWA)
“The wholesaler – moving product from the refinery to the market, this includes
retailers and the commercial market.“
THE LIQUID FUELS WHOLESALERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (LFWA)
Through lobbying, advising and advocacy, promote an efficient, compliant, and vibrant liquid fuels wholesaling industry in South Africa by;
And being committed to programmes that are focused at reducing carbon emissions
To be recognised as the most proactive, professional, well managed association that represents the liquid fuels wholesalers in South Africa, ensuring that a conducive operating environment prevails for the liquid fuels wholesalers ,governed by all relevant legislation.
Why set up THE LIQUID FUELS WHOLESALERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
Task 141 was started as far back as 2004, the reason for this was to create a set of Regulatory accounts for downstream liquid fuels in SA. The Moerane commission of 2006 made some very significant and still extremely relevant in-puts into the changes needed to the regulations regarding liquid fuels. The current lack of real new entrant who are “buy in” to the liquid fuels market and the results achieved by those brave souls who did enter the market give clear indications that the current situation needs to be examined and revised. Whilst it is accepted that a vast amount of work has gone into the Petrol Markets (through the RAS Technical Committee), it has been accepted that the Independent Wholesalers have not been consulted in the process and that the assumption made that if you fix Petrol then the other products will fall into place is not correct. The Department of Energy’s modus operandi of open and transparent communications with all stakeholders must be commended as they have has given the opportunity to role players to present a submission to clarify the thinking on the issues of the unintended consequences that the RAS model for Petrol will have on the sustainability of the Diesel and Illuminating Paraffin markets. Diesel and Illuminating Paraffin are treated as seen as requiring the self same interventions. The Regulatory environment has a substantial influence in attracting Investors. Independent Wholesalers don’t have protection from regulated price like Fuel Retailers.