PREPARATION OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR CEYLON PETROLEUM CORPORATION, LANKA INDIA OIL CORPORATION AND CEYLON PETROLEUM STORAGE TERMINAL LTD.

Funding Source and Objective

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) responsible for policy formulation and regulates the petroleum resources, electric power distribution, water supply, and other public utilities in Sri Lanka. Consequently, PUCSL countable to follow requirements of the Disaster Management Act, number 13 of 2005 as a part of the regulation and minimize disaster-related disruptions and cut-offs to the provision of utilities in public services.

The petroleum sector plays vast and vital role in regulation of public services due to supply chains of all other commodities are dependent on petroleum fuel supply and being an important energy source for several industries. However, the petroleum sector is more potential to natural disasters like cyclones, floods, landslides etc and to man-made disasters, such as failures in operating and control systems. These disasters drive to the large extent of negative impact on environment, economic and public livelihood. Additionally, restoration time & the restoration cost of the disasters align with petroleum sector is significantly high. Therefore, consequences of a major emergency within or in immediate vicinity in utilities of petroleum sector is important to ensure the regulation of public services. Therefore, with this circumstantial, the project is objective to prepare utility level Disaster Management Plan (DMP) for the utilities of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), Lanka India Oil Corporation (LIOC) and Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminal Limited (CPSTL) in the petroleum sector in collaboration with the PUCSL and other regulate agencies.

Total Cost: Sri Lankan Rupees 2,000,000.00
Contract Period: November 2022 to April 2023

Contract Objective

To conduct Risk assessment for the utilities of the petroleum sector in Sri Lanka & facilitates to develop emergency response plans, restoration plans, mitigation plans, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Resilience Building Plans for utilities of petroleum sector in Sri Lanka which aligned with the policies and legal provisions related to PUCSL, Petroleum and Disaster Management in Sri Lanka.

Final Output

Final outcome of the project is utility level Disaster Management Plan to ensure that consumer receives continued petroleum supply with minimal disruption as possible, when installations or infrastructure of the utilities in supply chain are face of disasters.