Identify the Right Stakeholders
When deploying a fuel authentication program, several government ministries / departments as well as the oil companies are key stakeholders in the process of selecting the right technology and committing to the success of the program.
As part of the process in developing requirements for the program, take care to include stakeholders with expertise that can provide solid, scientific guidance, which may rest in a different ministry or organization. An often overlooked group are those responsible for ensuring that the country is meeting its national and international commitments to protect the environment. When marking fuel, any program will involve the addition of some new material into the fuel supply chain. Countries that are signatories to international environmental treaties need to ensure that anything added to the fuel sold and combusted in their country is compliant with the terms of that treaty.
Who should be part of the requirements and deployment process?
- Ministry / Minister of Energy and / or Hydrocarbons
- Energy Regulation Board / Commission
- Revenue / Tax Collections Service
- Environmental agencies
- Customs / Border Security
- Law Enforcement