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 PRESS STATEMENTS
Press Statement - Reduction of Fuel Prices

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has reviewed the wholesale and pump prices of fuel for the most recently imported cargo of petroleum feedstock and finished petroleum products, and determined that a reduction be made. ...

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No Adjustment of Fuel Prices IN December 2018

The Energy Regulation Board has determined that there will be no adjustment in the Fuel Pump prices in December 2018. ...

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PRESS STATEMENT - ADJUSTMENT OF FUEL PRICES.

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has reviewed the current petroleum feedstock cargo together with the finished products component of the consignment, and determined that there shall be an upward adjustment ...

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Press Statement - ERB Commences Enforcing Fuel Marking

Through the ongoing Fuel Marking programme, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has established ...

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Press Statement - Adjustment of Fuel Prices

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has revised upwards fuel pump prices following changes in the two main variables that influence the price of the commodity at any one given time ...

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Press Statement - Fuel Prices Unchanged

In line with Government policy to review fuel prices every sixty days, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has completed the process and made a determination. ...

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Press Statement - Kalomo Fuel Shortages

Following media reports of a shortage of fuel at Kobil Service station in Kalomo, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) ...

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Press Statement - No Adjustment of Fuel Prices

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has reviewed the recently imported petroleum feedstock cargo and finished products and determined that there will be no adjustment of fuel prices for this consignment. ...

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Press Statement - Fuel Smuggling Risks Petroleum Product Quality

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) is concerned at the rise in the reported incidents of fuel being smuggled into the country ...

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Press Statement - Fuel Price Adjustment (October 2017)

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has reviewed the wholesale and pump prices of fuel based on the most recent importation of petroleum feedstock and finished petroleum products. The last price review was on 7th August, 2017. ...

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Press Statement - Kasama Total Filling Station Fire Incident

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) is investigating a fire incident which occurred at Total Filling Station in Kasama last Friday, resulting in a technician sustaining burns on his body. ...

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Press Statement - Mount Meru LPG Fire accident

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has as a matter of urgency, instituted investigations to conclusively ascertain the cause of the fire that occurred at Mount Meru Filling Station in Emmasdale township of Lusaka at the weekend ...

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Press Statement - Fuel Price Adjustment.

In line with the Cost-Plus Model that is currently used to set fuel prices, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has reviewed the current wholesale and retail prices based on the most recent importation of petroleum feedstock and finished petroleum products ...

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ERB Fines 6 Licensees for Breaching License Conditions

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has fined six (6) energy companies a total of K108, 000 for breaching various license conditions including the unauthorised sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) ...

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Mr. Raymond Mpundu Heads New Board At ERB

Former Deputy Minister, Mr. Raymond Mpundu and renowned media activist, Mr. Ngande Mwanajiti have been elected Board Chairperson and Board Vice Chairperson of the Energy Regulation Board (ERB), respectively. ...

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Energy Regulation Board Announces Its Decision on ZESCO's Tariff Application

Following ZESCOs application in March 2017 to adjust tariffs for the year 2017/2018... ...

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Fight Against Illegal Fuel Vending Stepped Up

The ERB would like to warn illegal fuel vendors that efforts to curb the vice have been stepped up while raids will continue to be undertaken in collaboration with security agencies ...

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Update on ZESCO's Tariff Application

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) would like to advise that a Public Hearing on the application by ZESCO Limited to review electricity tariffs by 75% will be held on 5th May 2017 in Lusaka ...

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ERB Introduces KPI System for Petroleum Industry

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has introduced Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for non-state owned petroleum enterprises in order to enhance their efficiency and compliance to regulatory requirements ...

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Joint Press Statement - ERB, ZABS, ZWMA & RTSA Inspect 69 Fuel Tankers for Compliance At Lusaka and Ndola Fuel Depots

A joint fuel tanker inspection conducted by four Government agencies has revealed that the most common anomaly on fuel tankers is faulty fire extinguishers which pose a great fire risk given the flammable nature of petroleum products ...

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ZESCO TARIFF APPLICATION - MARCH 2017

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has received an application to vary electricity tariffs by ZESCO Limited with effect from 1st May 2017. In its application, ZESCO proposes to increase tariffs by 75% on average, in two phases starting with 50% on 1st May and a further 25% in September 2017. ...

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No Adjustment of Fuel Prices

In line with the Cost-Plus Model that is currently used to set fuel prices, The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has determined that there will be no adjustment of fuel prices. The decision is also in line with the policy guidance at the last price adjustment that fuel prices shall be reviewed after every 60 days ...

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ERB Conducts Load Shedding Impact Study

Preliminary results of a study by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) have revealed that Small and Medium Sided enterprises were the most adversely affected sector by unprecedented load shedding that the country has recently experienced ...

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Graded Filling Stations not Prioritising Consumer Issues

The Energy Regulation Board is concerned that only 18 out of 160 graded filling stations country wide have been scored Grade A for prioritising the provision of compressed air and working toilets. ...

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ERB Warns Filling Stations Charging Motorists to Use Toilets

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has observed with concern that some filling stations are charging motorists for use of toilets when license conditions clearly stipulate that convenience services must be provided to the public free of charge. ...

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ERB Suspends 2 Kobil (Kitwe) Filling Stations

The Energy Regulation Board has temporarily closed two Filling stations belonging to Kobil Zambia in Kitwe following investigations which revealed that petrol being sold at the sites did not comply with technical specifications ...

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ERB Suspends Fuel Importation Licences

The Energy Regulation Board has suspended fuel importation Licences for Oil Marketing Companies in public interest to allow for a smooth transition before the Private Sector takes over procurement of petroleum products ...

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Press Statement - ERB Reduces Fuel Prices

The Energy Regulation Board has reduced wholesale and pump prices for petroleum products... ...

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Press Statement - Solar Licensing Regime Revised

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has introduced a license requirement for all importers of solar equipment with effect from 1st January 2017. ...

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PRESS STATEMENT - ELECTRICITY TARIFFS HAVE NOT BEEN REVISED

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) would like to advise the public to disregard a notice currently circulating on social media calling for comments on a purported application to revise electricity tariffs ...

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Press Statement - No Adjustment Made to October 2016 Fuel Prices

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) would like to assure members of the public that the recently announced fuel pump prices have not been revised ...

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PRESS STATEMENT - REVISION OF FUEL PRICES

The Energy Regulation Board has revised fuel prices upwards. Petrol has increased by K3.83; Diesel by K2.81; Kerosene by K1.91; and Low Sulphur Diesel (LSG) by K2.81. Full details are contained in the Press Statement. ...

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ERB Monitoring fuel supply situation in Kabwe

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) would like to inform the general public that following reported fuel shortages at some filling stations in Kabwe, the fuel situation in the provincial capital is expected to normalise today ...

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Press Statement - Kasama Filling Stations Operating Normally

Contrary to reports that Kasama has been gripped by a fuel shortage, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has established that all four filling stations in the district are operating normally and no site had been shut down ...

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Press Statement - National Fuel Status

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to caution Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to guard against fuel attendants taking advantage of perceived fuel shortages by selling fuel to illegal fuel vendors at unauthorised prices, while denying motorists fuel. ...

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Press Statement - National Fuel Supply Update

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has waived the requirement for petroleum tankers to transport fuel only between 06:00hrs and 18:00hrs. This is to ensure quick movement of fuel following the recent shortages in some parts of the country. ...

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ERB embarks on Electricity Tariff verification exercise

The Energy Regulation Board has embarked on a verification exercise to determine whether ZESCO Limited has implemented new electricity tariffs in accordance with the board’s approval. ...

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Electricity Tariff Adjustment - 2015

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has adjusted electricity tariffs upwards in line with the Electricity Act – Section 8(2), Chapter 433 of the Laws of Zambia. ...

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PRESS STATEMENT - THE FUEL SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) would like to reassure the general public that there are adequate fuel stocks in the country ...

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INVITATION TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON ZESCO's APPLICATION TO REVIEW ELECTRICITY TARIFFS FOR THE YEAR 2015

The ERB is calling for Public Comments on ZESCOs application to revise electricity tariffs for the Year 2015. Comments should be submitted to the Executive Director ERB by 31st October 2015 ...

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FUEL PRICES HAVE NOT INCREASED

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has noted with great concern rumors that have been circulating that the price of fuel has been increased. The ERB would like to advise that the price of petroleum products has neither been revised nor have the prices changed. The price announced on 13th July 2015 are still in effect. To this effect the official pump prices are as follows: ...

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ERB APPEALS TO MINING COMPANIES TO FREE SOME POWER

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) is appealing to Mining Companies to implement Demand Side Management (DSM) initiatives to help free up power in the wake of enhanced load shedding ...

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ERB Conducts Enforcement Hearings for Erring Licensees

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) summoned four (4) Licensees to answer to allegations against therm ranging from breach of licence conditions, technical standards and violations of the provisions of the Energy Regulation Act ...

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ERB NODS QUALITY OF FUEL BEING SOLD ON THE MARKET

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) recently received a complaint from the general public and the Media concerning an unfamiliar smell emanating from the fuel being sold at filling stations in Livingstone ...

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Petroleum Pump Prices Revised

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has adjusted the pump price of petroleum products by K1.13 for petrol; K1.00 for diesel; K0.72 for kerosene and has maintained the price of low sulphur diesel (diesel), effective midnight of 13th July 2015. Consequently, the prices will now be as follows ...

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LOW SULPHUR GASOIL (LSG) PRICES REVISED DOWNWARDS

The Energy Regulation Board has reduced the pump price for Low Sulphur Gasoil by K0.83 per litre; which translates into 7.74 percent. The wholesale price for LSG has been reduced by K11.53 per m3 or 0.16 percent ...

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Petroleum Pump Prices Revised Downwards (2015)

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has reduced the pump price of petroleum products by K2.29 for petrol; K2.59 for diesel; and K2.08 for kerosene, which translates into 23.13%, 28.22% and 30.76%, respectively ...

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THE ERB ADJUSTS FUEL PUMP PRICES DOWNWARD

The Government procured feedstock in September when the international oil prices had continued to fall. This feedstock docked on 1st December 2014. The exchange rate associated with this cargo is k6.40 per us dollar. The cost of this latest procurement has fallen by a significant margin which has triggered a price review. Consequently, the following price adjustments have been determined by the ERB ...

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PETROLEUM PUMB PRICES ADJUSTED DOWNWARDS

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has reduced the pump price of petroleum products by K0.25 for petrol; K0.28 for diesel; and K0.27 for kerosene; while wholesale price of petroleum products have been reduced by 3.66% with effect from midnight 28th November 2014. ...

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ERB POSITION ON FUEL PRICES

The Energy Regulation Board response to press queries on fuel prices following oil price reductions on the international market. ...

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THE ENERGY REGULATION BOARD INTRODUCES FILLING STATION SCORING CRITERIA

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has introduced a grading system for filling stations to alert consumers about the state of infrastructure at retail sites. ...

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ENERGY REGULATION BOARD DECISION ON THE APPLICATION BY ZESCO LIMITED TO VARY ELECTRICITY TARIFFS FOR THE YEARS 2012/2013 TO 2015/2016

On 27th July, 2012 ZESCO Limited, applied to the ERB to increase electricity tariffs, over a periodof four years,by an average of 26%, 31%, 34% and 13% across all customer categories (except mining and exports) in 2012/13; 2013/14; 2014/15; and 2015/16 respectively. ...

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Petroleum Pump Prices revised upwards

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has increased the pump price of petroleum products by 7.22% for petrol, 8.75% for diesel and 9.54% for kerosene, while wholesale prices have been adjusted by 11.15% with effect from midnight 17th April 2014. ...

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ERB Board Decision on Ajustment of Mining Tariffs in 2014

The Energy Regulation Board has allowed a 28% tariff adjustment of the Bulk Supply Agreement between ZESCO and Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC), while the Power Supply Agreement between CEC and its mining customer will rise by an average of 17%. ...

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STATEMENT BY THE ERB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MS. LANGIWE H.LUNGU AT THE MEDIA BREAKFAST HELD AT THE SOUTHERN SUN HOTEL IN LUSAKA ON FRIDAY 27TH DECEMBER 2013

The ERB undertook a number of activities during 2013 in line with our mandate under the Energy Regulation Act, Cap 436 of the Laws of Zambia. My team was during this past year occupied with major activities such as consumer complaints handling, issuing licences, technical audits, guideline review, development of Enforcement Procedures and enforcement action ...

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ERB COMMISSIONS ELECTRICITY COST OF SERVICE STUDY

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has commissioned a Cost of Service Study of the entire electricity supply industry to establish the cost of providing power to different categories of consumers. ...

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Board appoints ERB Executive Director

The Board of the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has appointed Ms. Langiwe Hope Lungu, 45, as Executive Director with immediate effect ...

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Petroleum Products Prices Adjusted Upward

Prices of petroleum products have been adjusted by an average of KR1.69 per litre at the pump to ensure cost recovery in the price of fuel and guarantee security of supply in the medium to long term ...

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ADDRESS TO THE MEDIA BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY REGULATION BOARD OF ZAMBIA, DR. G. GEORGE CHABWERA

The Minister Mines, Energy and Water Development appoints Board Members of the Energy Regulation Board. The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson are elected from among the members. All board members operate on a part time basis. ...

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Dr. George Chabwera elected ERB Chairperson

Dr. George Chabwera and Mr. Robinson Mwansa have been elected Board Chairperson and Board Vice Chairperson of the Energy Regulation Board (ERB), respectively ...

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ERB Approves Power Purchase Agreement Between Maamba Collieries Limited & ZESCO Limited

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has granted regulatory consent for ZESCO Limited (ZESCO) and Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) to enter into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), under which 265.5MW of the 300MW from the coal powered thermal plant will be sold to ZESCO for a period of 20 years ...

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ERB Approves the ZESCO/CEC Application to Review Tariffs

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has granted regulatory approval for a 30% increase in ZESCO's Bulk Supply Tariff to Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) with effect from 1st January 2011. This follows successful negotiations between ZESCO and CEC to increase the Bulk Supply Tariff by 30% ...

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Maamba Collieries Limited & ZESCO Limited Power Purchase Agreement

Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) has submitted a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to sell about 300MW to ZESCO Limited (ZESCO), for regulatory consent by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB). MCL intends to sell power generated from its upcoming coal powered plant to ZESCO ...

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Speech on signing and handover of the approved Investment Endorsement to Itezhi-tezhi Power Corporation Limited

Speech by the Energy Regulation Board Executive Director, at the signing and handover of the approved Investment Endorsement to Itezhi-tezhi Power Corporation Limited ...

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Energy Regulation Board major activities Quarter one 2011

In line with its mandate as stipulated under the Energy Regulation Act, Cap 436 of the Laws of Zambia, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) conducted a number of activities during the period 1st January 2011 - 31st March 2011. The major activities included regulatory approval for a Power Purchase Agreement between ZESCO and Kariba North Bank Extension Power Corporation, Licensing of 327 tankers and resolution of consumer complaints, among other issues ...

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ERB Approves Power Purchase Agreements and Issues new Licences

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has approved two Power Purchase Agreements which will give ZESCO access to an additional 410 Mega Watts (MW) from two new power plants. In addition, the ERB has also approved 26 licences in the petroleum and solar sub sectors ...

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Ndola Energy Company Limited and ZESCO Power Purchase Agreement

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has received for regulatory approval a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for ZESCO Limited to buy 50MW power to be generated by Ndola Energy Company ...

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ZESCO Limited and Kariba North Bank Extension Power Corporation Limited Power Purchase Agreement

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has granted regulatory approval for a Power Purchase Agreement between ZESCO Limited and Kariba North Bank Extension Power Corporation Limited to supply power to ZESCO at peak hours for a period of 20 years ...

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Pump Prices increased due to High Oil Prices

Following increases in the price of crude oil on the international market, amid other factors affecting the global oil industry, fuel prices have been increased by an average of K866.66 countrywide ...

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ZESCO Key Performance Indicators: January 2008 to Second Quarter 2010

The ERB is concerned that ZESCO's overall performance with regard to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the period 2008 to June 2010 is below the set targets. The utility is therefore implored to redouble effort in improving its performance in relation to KPIs before April 2011, especially in light of the tariff increases approved by ERB for 2008, 2009 and 2010 ...

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Itezhi Tezhi Power Corporation and ZESCO Power Purchase Agreement

A new electricity company Itezhi Tezhi Power Corporation (ITPC) has submitted a Power Purchase Agreement to the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) for regulatory approval to sell power to be generated from its 120MW Power Station to ZESCO Limited. ITPC has further applied for a license to Generate Electricity at the said Power Station ...

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Uniform Petroleum Pricing Mechanism

In line with Government Policy to charge uniform prices for petroleum products countrywide, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has started implementing the Uniform Petroleum Pricing Mechanism with immediate effect. The Uniform Petroleum Pricing (UPP) mechanism will specifically relate to prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene. ...

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The Energy Regulation Board has revises ZESCO tariffs by an Average of 25.60%

The Energy Regulation Board has revised ZESCO tariffs by an average of 25.60% for the year 2010/2011 effective from 1st August 2010 ...

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Speech By The ERB Board Chairman On The Application From North Western Energy Corporation Limited To Effect Electricity Tariffs

The Energy Regulation Board remains cognisant of the need for utilities to charge cost-reflective tariffs. However, this process should be managed with prudence by the utilities with minimal shock to the consumers and the economy. In arriving at its decision, the board considered the following issues ...

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Upward-Adjustment of Petroleum Products Prices

As the global economy is slowly moving out of the recession and the demand for energy/petroleum products is beginning to increase, the international prices of oil have begun to surge upwards. As such, the Government cannot continue to absorb the high costs associated with keeping pump prices artificially low. ...

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Zambia Sugar Plc Advised to Apply for a License to Generate Electricity

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has advised Zambia Sugar Plc to apply for a licence for its electrical power plant, which has a capacity to generate 40MW of electricity and when fully operational is adequate for factory operations and the estateâs electricity demand. The company has installed five (5) generators, with a total capacity of 40MW (40,000kW). ...

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Reactions to Petroleum Products Prices Increase by 15%

Following the 15% fuel price increase of 12th January 2010, there have been mixed reactions from various stakeholders. While some have observed that the increase was inevitable, others have sought to attribute the price increase to reasons that tend to suggest the price increase could have been avoided. ...

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Petroleum Products Prices Increase by 15%

Fuel prices have been increased in Zambia for the first time in more twelve months. The 15% increase in prices for Diesel, Petrol and Kerosene was announced after a Board resolution of 12th January 2010. Zambian fuel prices were last increased in December 2008. ...

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ZESCO Key Performance Indicator Assessment

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) evaluates ZESCO's performance on the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on a quarterly basis in order to monitor ZESCO's progress in improving efficiency and quality of service as agreed under the Multi Year Tariff Framework (MYTF). As such for the period January to September 2009 ZESCO performance has improved from 37% in the first quarter to 86.59% in the second quarter and 75 % in the third quarter. ...

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Safety Concerns at Service Stations

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) would like to encourage petroleum products consumers to take safety precautions as they buy fuel from service stations during this period of fuel supply challenges. This is in light of the high number of consumers found at service stations where fuel is available ...

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SPEECH BY THE BOARD CHAIRMAN ON THE ZESCO APPLICATION TO VARY ELECTRICITY TARIFFS

On behalf of the energy regulation board, I wish to inform the public that the process of considering the application by zesco limited (zesco) to vary electricity tariffs by an average of 66% for all customer categories, submitted by the utility on 2nd march 2009 has been concluded ...

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POWER OUTAGE OF MONDAY 15TH JUNE, 2009

The Energy Regulation Board has engaged Zesco Limited to establish the full extent of the causes and effects of the nationwide blackout that occurred on Monday 15th June, 2009, at around 20:00hrs ...

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ERB Yet to Consider and Decide on ZESCO Tariff Application

Reference is made to the news item broadcast on ZNBC Television 19:00hrs main evening news on Sunday 29th March 2009 and repeated on ZNBC Radio, 07:00hrs news on Monday 30th March 2009, in which it was reported that the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Water Development Mr. Peter Mumba, had stated that the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) had agreed to award ZESCO a 66% increase in electricity tariffs following ZESCO's application for a tariff review ...

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ERB Suspends Sable Transport Tanker Fleet

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has with immediate effect directed Sable Transport Limited to cease the use of its entire tanker fleet for the transportation of petroleum products due to its failure to renew its licence to transport petroleum products which expired on 25th August 2008. ...

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ERB REFUTES CLAIMS RELATING TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SHORTAGE AT BP SERVICE STATIONS

The Energy Regulation Board has refuted media claims that the petrol shortage being experienced in the country at BP service stations is as a consequence of the decision by the ERB to ground the entire BP Zambia plc tanker fleet, of about 14 trucks, for operating illegally ...

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Assessment of ZESCOâs Performance Against Set Key Performance Indicators

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) would like to inform the public that ZESCO scored 42% in the first quarter, 41% in the second quarter and 51% in the third quarter of 2008 in implementing Key Performance Indicators ...

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BP Transportation Licence Suspended

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has with immediate effect directed BP Zambia Plc to cease the use of its entire tanker fleet for the transportation of petroleum products due to failure to renew its licence to transport petroleum products which expired on 25th August 2008 ...

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Petroleum Product Prices Revised Downwards

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to inform the public that prices of petroleum products have been revised downwards by K1, 873 for Petrol, K1,786 for diesel and K1, 166 for kerosene, based on Lusaka pump prices, with effect from midnight tonight (23rd December 2008) ...

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ERB Renews Licenses in the Energy Sector

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has approved licences for nine Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) and one licence for electricity generation ...

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ERB SUSPENDS KAFCO OIL COMPANY LICENCE

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has suspended the license for Kafco Oil Company, to distribute Petroleum products for failure to submit information on quantities of petroleum products sold and non remittance of Strategic Reserve Fund receipts ...

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Petroleum Product Prices Unchanged

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to inform the public that there is no adjustment in prices of petroleum products, despite reductions on the international market, because the cargo being refined was purchased in September 2008 at a cost of US$104.35 per barrel. It should be noted that the Cost plus pricing methodology sets prices on a cargo by cargo basis ...

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OMCs FACE ENFORCEMENT ACTION

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has observed that some Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have to date not effected the reduced pump prices announced on Tuesday, 23rd September 2008 ...

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ERB Announces Reduction of Petroleum Products Prices

The Energy Regulation Board has announced a reduction in average pump prices of Petroleum Products country wide with effect from midnight 23rd September, 2008 ...

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BRIEF ON THE REVIEW OF THE TAX REGIME ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS JUNE 2008

Members of the public will be aware that, in the past three (3) years, the world as a whole has experienced unprecedented increases in oil prices. These increases have been as follows ...

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Bio Diesel and Lead Replacement Petrol Standards Adopted

Following the phasing out of leaded petrol in Zambia on 31st March 2008, and recognizing the potential for production of bio fuels, the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has approved the standard for Biodiesel and Lead Replacement Petrol (LRP) ...

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Statement on Committee of Inquiry into the Nationwide Power Blackouts Findings and Recommendations

The Committee of Inquiry, commissioned by the Energy Regulation Board to investigate the nationwide blackouts that the country experienced on 19th, 21st and 22nd January 2008, has completed its work and submitted its report to the ERB on Wednesday 09 April 2008 ...

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Chairman Sikota Wina's Statement at the 2008 Africa Power and Electricity Congress and Exhibition

This afternoon I wish to share with you some of my thoughts, from a regulatory perspective, on the severe electric energy challenges that face sub Saharan Africa and also give you a sense of how the energy regulator in Zambia is doing its part in alleviating these challenges ...

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Upward Adjustment of Petroleum Products Prices

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to inform the public that petroleum product pump prices have been revised upwards by 7% countrywide with effect from midnight tonight ...

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ERB Board tours Tazama crude oil Facilities

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) Board Members will embark on a familiarisation tour of Tazama Pipeline facilities in Tanzania from 31st March to 4th April 2008. ...

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National Address By The President Of The Republic Of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Levy P. Mwanawasa, S.C., On Measures To Minimise Load Shedding Of Electricity

National Address By The President Of The Republic Of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Levy P. Mwanawasa, S.C., On Measures To Minimise Load Shedding Of Electricity ...

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CEC/ZESCO Directed to Resolve Dispute by Arbitration

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has directed the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) and ZESCO Limited to resolve their dispute by way of arbitration, over ZESCO's alleged attempt to provide power in an area where CEC claims exclusivity rights ...

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Committee of Inquiry Press Statement

As you are aware, following the unprecedented nationwide power blackouts of 19, 21 and 22 january 2008, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) decided to commission a committee of inquiry to examine the causes of the blackouts and recommend measures that would prevent their reoccurrence ...

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January 2008 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to inform the public that there is no change in the pump prices of petroleum products, despite an unprecedented rise on the world market that has been exhibited over the last several weeks ...

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Board Decision on Zesco's Application to Revise Tariffs and Other Charges

The Energy Regulation Board has concluded its review on ZESCO's application to revise other charges, fees, and penalties and the ZESCO application to vary electricity tariffs. The DECISIONs of the Board on these matters were delivered in Lusaka on 26th December 2007 by the Chairman of the Energy Regulation Board Mr Sikota Wina. For additional details click here ...

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December 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to inform the public that there is no adjustment in pump prices of petroleum products throughout the country this month ...

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November 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) would like to inform the public that there is no adjustment in pump prices of petroleum products through out the country this month, despite very high oil prices on the international market ...

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October 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to inform the public that there is no adjustment in pump prices of petroleum products throughout the country for this month despite increases on the international market ...

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Fuel Shortage - ERB Statement

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) regrets the intermittent supply of some petroleum products currently being experienced in the country, particularly on the Copperbelt and in Lusaka. ...

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September 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to inform the public that changes in domestic and international factors have necessitated an upward adjustment of petroleum product prices. Since May 2007, the petroleum product prices have been kept stable by subsidisation from the Strategic Reserves Fund ...

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ERB Suspends ZOT and Petrotech Licences

The Energy Regulation Board has suspended the licenses for Zambezi Oil and Transport Company Limited and Petrotech Oil Corporation limited with immediate effect, for non remittance of Strategic Reserve Funds collections. ...

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August 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to inform the public that pump prices of petroleum products remain unchanged throughout the country this month, while the waiver on Strategic Reserve Fund on diesel is maintained to enable Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) continue to import stocks to supplement Indeni production ...

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July 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to inform the public that there is no adjustment in pump prices of petroleum products throughout the country ...

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June 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to announce that the prices of petroleum products will remain unchanged for the month of June 2007 owing to a subsidy of about K5.93 Billion, which will be paid to INDENI from the Strategic Reserve Fund ...

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May 2007 Week 4 - International Oil Prices

As at the fourth week of May 2007, the prices of Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene on the international market increased when compared to the average prices for the month of April 2007 ...

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ERB DIRECTS OMCs HOLDING ON TO SRF RECEIPTS TO REMIT THEM

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has directed some Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) which have not been remitting the Strategic Reserve Fund (SRF) Receipts to pay the outstanding moneys within specified periods of time, failure to which they risk having their licences suspended or revoked ...

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May 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The maintenance of the prices of diesel and kerosene has been achieved through a subsidy from the Strategic Reserve Fund (SRF). Petrol has also been partially subsidised. Without the subsidy, the pump prices would have increased by K669/L for Petrol, K200/L for Diesel and K97/L for Kerosene ...

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April 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The pump prices of Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene have all been adjusted owing to factors beyond the control of the Zambian market, whose petroleum products requirements are all imported ...

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Appointment of New Energy Regulation Board Members

Pursuant to Section 3 of the Energy Regulation Act Chapter 436, of the Laws of Zambia, the Minister of Energy and Water Development Hon. Felix C. Mutati has appointed a new Board for the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) ...

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Adjustment of Margins in the Pricing of Petroleum Products

Following the conclusion of a Study of Margins in the Retail Downstream Petroleum Industry, comprising oil marketing companies, fuel transporters and filling station dealers, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has revised the margins built into the pricing of petroleum products with effect from the March 2007 price adjustment. The new margins are in Zambian Kwacha terms and not in United States Dollars as has been the case ...

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March 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to advise that the prices of petroleum products for the month of March 2007 remain unchanged from the last price adjustment in February 2007, owing to subsidisation of prices using the Strategic Reserve Fund (SRF) ...

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February 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The downward changes are largely attributed to trends in international oil prices and the exchange rate of the Kwacha against the US Dollar, since the last monthly review of prices in January 2007 ...

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January 15th, 2007 Fuel Price Adjustments Clarification

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to make the following clarifications regarding petroleum product pricing in Zambia ...

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January 2007 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to advise that the prices of petroleum products have been revised upwards with effect from midnight of the 15th January 2007 ...

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December 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board, at a Board Meeting held on 14th December 2006, after taking into account factors impacting on the prices of fuel, determined that it is inevitable that pump prices of petroleum products be increased ...

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June 4, 2006 Power Outage

On 4th June 2006, the country experienced a nation wide power failure from about 14 48hrs to, in some cases, 19 43hrs when the power was fully restored ...

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ZESCO Pre-Paid Meters

Following ZESCO Limited's (ZESCO) installation of pre-paid meters in some parts of Lusaka starting in April 2006, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has received several complaints from numerous customers regarding, especially, the apparent increase in the cost of electricity at identical consumption patterns, and the multiple payment or charging of fixed charges each time a customer purchased units ...

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Chingola Fuel Crisis

Following the reported fuel shortage in Chingola, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has conducted investigations at various service stations in the district. Results from the investigations indicate that the shortage of petroleum products has been addressed after five of the six service stations received their allocations from the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). ...

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November 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The changes have been attributed to the trends in international oil prices and the exchange rate of the Kwacha against the US Dollar ...

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October 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The changes have been attributed to the trends in international oil prices and the exchange rate of the Kwacha against the US Dollar. ...

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September 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board has maintained the current prices of petroleum products for the month of September 2006 ...

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August 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The Energy Regulation Board would like to advise that there are no changes in the prices of petroleum products for the month of August 2006. As such, the pump prices of Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene for the month of August will remain the same as those for July 2006 ...

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July 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The oil markets remained very volatile in the month of June, 2006. The Oil prices continued being driven by rising global demand and worries that the world's limited supply cushion would not be adequate to offset a lengthy disruption to output by geopolitical factors ...

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June 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

Crude prices on World Texas Intermediate (WTI) were over US$71/barrel. The high crude prices were due to the increasing global demand for key transport fuel and the continued political tensions in Nigeria and Iran ...

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May 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

Overall, there was a marked rise in international oil prices in the month of April 2006. In the third week of April 2006 for instance, prices rose sharply, surpassing records set after hurricane katrina ...

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April 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

Petroleum Product Prices on the international market generally went up in the month of March 2006. This was mainly triggered by a number of factors ...

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March 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

The prices we are announcing today are based on movements in both international oil prices and the exchange rate of the Kwacha to the US Dollar in February 2006. ...

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February 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

On 15 June 2004, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) introduced a pricing mechanism for petroleum products based on Import Parity Pricing (IPP). The method achieves this by a monthly adjustment of prices in such a way that they reflect international cost trends of production, refining and transportation of petroleum products. ...

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January 2006 - Monthly Bulletin on Import Parity Pricing of Petroleum Products

As the public is fully aware, wholesale prices of petroleum products are announced every second wednesday of each month. you will recall that at the last announcement, made on 14th december 2005, prices were adjusted downwards due to reductions in international oil prices and the appreciation of the Kwacha during the month of November 2005. ...

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Speech By RERA Chairman Mr Silvester H. Hibajene at the close of the 2nd Institute Of Infrastructure Services (IIS) Course on Utility Price Review

The Chairman of the Institute of Infrastructure Services (IIS), Professor Jorry Mwenechanya, the distinguished team of speakers, and all esteemed course participants. On behalf of the Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA), it gives me great pleasure to officiate at the close of this course that has been running since the 10th of july 2006. ...

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Speech by Mrs F Mwangala Zaloumis - Chairperson, ERB, at the Opening of the UTILITY PRICE REVIEW

Mr. Chairman, allow me, first and foremost, to invite all the zambian colleagues present here to join me in extending a very warm and special welcome to all the speakers and course participants who have travelled from various countries of africa, europe and the united states of america to take part in this programme. ...

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Launch of the Lusaka Consumer Watch Group

Speech by ERB Executive Director, Mr Silvester H Hibajene on behalf of Communications Authority of Zambia and National Water Supply & Sanitation Council on the official Launch of the Lusaka Consumer Watch Group on Saturday, 10th June 2006. ...

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Statement by Mr. Siseho Simasiku on the Handover of the Chairmanship of RERA to the Energy Regulation Board of Zambia (ERB)

Statement by Mr. Siseho C. Simasiku, Chief Executive Office of the Electricity Control Board of Namibia & Out-going Chairperson of the Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA) at the Press Conference on the Handover of the Chairmanship of RERA to the ERB ...

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Statement by Mr. Silvester H. Hibajene on the Handover of the Chairmanship of RERA to the Energy Regulation Board of Zambia (ERB)

Statement by Mr. Silvester H. Hibajene, Executive Director of the Energy Regulation Board of Zambia & Incoming Chairperson of the Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA) at the Press Conference on the Handover of the Chairmanship of RERA to the ERB of Zambia ...

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Appreciation of the Kwacha and Fuel Prices

Arising from the appreciation of the Kwacha and the concerns of the public on the impact of the strengthening of the Kwacha on current fuel prices, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to inform the public that fuel prices are ...

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Professor Jorry M Mwenechanya Leaves ERB

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) wishes to inform the general public that Professor Jorry M Mwenechanya has relinquished his position on the Board and has been replaced by ...

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