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ZERA introduces e-licenses for the petroleum sector


The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has said in a tweet that players in the petroleum sector will now receive their licences via email or as ZERA has dubbed them, “e-licenses”.

The statement reads as follows:



The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) is delighted to announce to stakeholders that, with effect from 25 January 2021, the Authority will start to issue Electronic Licenses (E- Licenses) for the Petroleum sector.

Initially, E-licenses will be issued for the following license categories:

1. Petroleum Retail

2. Petroleum Wholesale

3. Petroleum Production (Blending)

4. LPG Retail

5. LPG Wholesale

All E-licenses will be delivered by email and will have the following security features:

• 2D Data Matrix

• 1D Linear Barcode

• Unique license number

• Watermark

E-licenses can be verified upon request via

Please note that once the E-license has been received, it should be printed and displayed in a prominent place as provided in the law.


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One thought on “ZERA introduces e-licenses for the petroleum sector

  1. And this is news why exactly? What have they been doing all this time? Seriously any parastatal that still needs you to come to their offices for all but the most complex inquiries should be questioned.

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