LAWS OF KENYA PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT FUND ACT CHAPTER 426C Revised Edition 2012  Published by the National Council for Law Reporting with the Authority of the Attorney-General www.kenyalaw.org [Rev.
426C Petroleum Development Fund CHAPTER 426C PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT FUND ACT ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Section 1.
Petroleum development levy.
Collection of levies from agents.
Recovery of levies by distress.
The Petroleum Development Fund.
Powers and functions of the officer administering the Fund.
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426C Petroleum Development Fund CHAPTER 426C PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT FUND ACT [Date of assent: 23rd May, 1991.] [Date of commencement: 31st May, 1991.] An Act of Parliament to provide for the establishment of a Petroleum Development Fund and the imposition of a petroleum development levy and for connected purposes [Act No.
4 of 1991, Act No.
14 of 1991, Act No.
8 of 1996, Act No.
8 of 1997, Act No.
4 of 2004.] 1.
Short title This Act may be cited as the Petroleum Development Fund Act 2.
Interpretation In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires Commissioner means (a) the Commissioner-General appointed under section 11(1) of the Kenya Revenue Authority Act; or (b) with respect to powers or functions that have been delegated under section 11(4) of the Kenya Revenue Authority Act (Cap.
469) to another Commissioner, that other Commissioner; financial year means the period of twelve months ending on the 30th June in each year; Fund means the Petroleum Development Fund established under section 4; officer administering the Fund means the accounting officer of the Ministry for the time being responsible for matters relating to energy or any person appointed by him in writing for that purpose.
14 of 1991, Sch., Act No.
4 of 2004, s.
Petroleum development levy (1) The Minister may make a petroleum development levy order imposing a levy on all petroleum fuels consumed in Kenya to be collected by the Commissioner and the order may provide for the amendment of a previous petroleum development levy order and may make different provisions in relation to different descriptions of fuel.
(2) A petroleum development levy order may contain provision as to the evidence by which a persons liability to the levy or his discharge of that liability may be established, and as to the time at which any amount payable by way of levy shall become due and manner in which it shall be recovered by the Commissioner.
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8 of 1996, s.
57, Act No.
4 of 2004, s.
Collection of levies from agents (1) The Commissioner may, by written notice addressed to any person (in this section called the agent) appoint him to be the agent of another person (in this section called the principal) for the purposes of collecting levies from the principal where the Commissioner is satisfied that the agent (a) owes or is about to pay money to the principal; (b) holds money for or on account of the principal; (c) holds money on account of some other person for payment to the principal; or (d) has authority from some other person to pay money to the principal.
(2) The Commissioner shall, in the notice issued under subsection (1), specify the amount of levies to be collected by the agent, which amount shall not exceed the amount held owing by the agent for or to the principal.
(3) The Commissioner may, by notice in writing, require any person to furnish the Commissioner, within a reasonable time not being less than thirty days from the date of service of the notice, with a return showing details of any moneys which may be held by that person for or on account of a person from whom levies are due.
(4) An agent who claims to be, or to have become, unable to comply with the notice for any reason shall, as soon as may be practicable, notify the Commissioner accordingly in writing stating the reasons for his inability, and the Commissioner may accept and cancel, amend or reject the notification as he may think fit.
(5) Notwithstanding subsection (4), an agent shall be presumed to be holding sufficient money for the payment of the levies specified in the notice unless his notification under subsection (4) is accepted or amended, and in any proceedings for the collection of those levies he shall be estopped from asserting the lack of those moneys.
(6) Where an agent fails to remit any amount of levies specified in the notice, within thirty days of the date of service of the notice on him or of the date on which any moneys came into his hands for, or become due by him to, his principal, whichever is the later, and he has not complied with subsection (4) then the provisions of this Act relating to the collection and recovery of levies shall apply as if they were levies due and payable by him from the date when such levies should have been paid to the Commissioner.
(7) An agent who has made payment of levies under this section shall for all purposes be deemed to have acted therein with the authority of his principal and of all other persons concerned, and shall be indemnified in respect of that payment against any proceedings civil or criminal and all process, judicial or extrajudicial, notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary in any written law, contract or agreement.
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426C Petroleum Development Fund (8) A person who, in giving a notification under subsection (4), wilfully makes any false or misleading statement, or wilfully conceals any material fact, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three years or to both.
(9) In this section levies means petroleum development levies under this Act.
4 of 2004, s.
Recovery of levies by distress (1) If a petroleum development levy remains unpaid after the time it was required under this Act to be paid, the Commissioner may authorize distress to be levied upon the goods, chattels and effects of the person who should have paid the levy wherever those goods, chattels and effects may be found.
(2) The following provisions of the Customs and Excise Act shall apply, with necessary modifications, with respect to distress authorized under subsection (1) (a) section 225(2), (3) and (4); and (b) the Sixth Schedule.
4 of 2004, s.
The Petroleum Development Fund (1) There shall be established a fund to be known as the Petroleum Development Fund which shall consist of moneys appropriated by Parliament for that purpose.
(2) The Fund shall be administered by the accounting officer of the Ministry for the time being responsible for matters relating to energy or any person appointed by him in writing for that purpose.
(3) All moneys received in respect of the petroleum development levy shall be paid into the Fund.
(4) There shall be paid out of the Fund such monies as are necessary for the development of common facilities for the distribution or testing of oil products and for matters relating to the development of oil industry as the Minister may direct: Provided that the funds are not used for purposes in competition with the private sector.
(5) The expenditure on development programmes to be financed from the Fund shall be on the basis and limited to the annual budget which shall be submitted to the Treasury for approval before the beginning of the financial year to which the budget relates.
(6) All receipts, savings and accruals of the Fund and the balance of the Fund at the close of each financial year shall not be paid to the Consolidated Fund, but shall be retained for the purpose for which the Fund is established.
14 of 1991, Sch., Act No.
8 of 1996, s.
58, Act No.
8 of 1997, s.
Powers and functions of the officer administering the Fund The officer administering the Fund shall (a) supervise and control the administration of the Fund; 7 [Issue 1] CAP.
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14 of 1991, Sch.] 6.
Regulations The Minister may make regulations generally as may appear to him necessary or expedient for the proper carrying out of the intent and provisions of this Act.
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426C Petroleum Development Fund [Subsidiary] CHAPTER 426C PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT FUND ACT SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION List of Subsidiary Legislation Page 1.
Petroleum Development Levy Order, 1992.
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426C Petroleum Development Fund [Subsidiary] PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT LEVY ORDER, 1992 [L.N.
This Order may be cited as the Petroleum Development Order, 1992 and shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 1st September, 1990.
In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires collector means the National Oil Corporation of Kenya: levy means the Petroleum Development Levy imposed by paragraph 3; marketeer means a person who engages in the business of importing, processing and marketing of petroleum products in Kenya and for the time being means any of the persons specified in the First Schedule; petroleum fuels means petroleum products excluding jet kerosene; remitter means a marketeer registered under paragraph 4(1) and (2).
There shall be paid a levy on all petroleum fuels consumed in Kenya with a tariff code and description specified in the first and second columns, respectively, of the Third Schedule, at the rates specified in relation thereto in the third column of that Schedule; Provided that the levy shall not apply to petroleum fuels in the first column purchased by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) and supplied for the generation of electricity to M/S Aggreko International Projects Limited, contracted under the Government of Kenya funded Emergency Power Supply Project before 31st December, 2007.
(1) A person who is a marketeer at the commencement of this Order shall on or before the expiration of thirty days after the commencement register with the collector as a remitter.
(2) A person who becomes a marketeer after the commencement of this Order shall on or before the last day of the month immediately following the month in which he becomes a marketeer register with the collector as a remitter.
(3) Registration under this paragraph shall be affected by furnishing the collector with a completed copy of Form 1 in the Second Schedule.
(4) A person registered as a remitter who ceases either permanently or temporarily to be a marketeer shall, within thirty days of so ceasing, notify the collector accordingly in writing specifying the reasons for his ceasing to be a remitter.
(1) On or before the tenth day of each succeeding month a remitter shall pay to the collector the levy payable by the remitter for the immediately preceding month.
(2) Every remitter shall maintain or cause to be maintained a monthly record of the total volumes of petroleum fuels imported and the levy payable thereon as set out in Form 2 in the Second Schedule in duplicate.
(3) Payment of the levy shall be accompanied by the original of the Form of the monthly return maintained under this paragraph.
Without prejudice to any other form of remedy, any monies payable under this Order that remains unpaid for a period of thirty days after the date that the same ought to be paid shall be recoverable summarily by the collector as a civil debt due and payable to the Petroleum Development Fund.
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Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 5 and 6 if a remitter fails to pay an amount payable by way of a levy within the time prescribed by this Order a sum equal to three per cent of that amount shall be added to the amount for each month or part of a month thereafter that the amount due remains unpaid.
FIRST SCHEDULE [Para.
2.] LIST OF MARKETEERS 1.
Esso Kenya Limited.
Kenya Shell Limited.
Total Kenya Limited.
Caltex Oil (Kenya) Limited.
Agip (Kenya) Limited.
Kobil Petroleum Limited.
Kenya Oil Company.
SECOND SCHEDULE FORM 1 (Para.
4) PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT FUND ACT [Cap.
426C.] Registration of marketeer as required by paragraph 4 (3) of the Petroleum Development Levy Order.
Name of Marketeer.
Place of Business.
Note.This registration form must be forwarded to National Oil Corporation of Kenya, P.O.
Box 58567, Nairobi.
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426C Petroleum Development Fund [Subsidiary] SECOND SCHEDULEcontinued FORM 2 (Para.
5) PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT FUND ACT [Cap.
426C.] NATIONAL OIL CORPORATION OFKENYA Monthly record required under paragraph 5(2) of the Petroleum Development Levy Order.
Name and address of the remitter.
Total volumes imported consumed during the month of ., 20.
Date Amount Imported and Amount Consumed Levy Payable Type of Fuel KSh.
TOTAL I certify that the levy payable to National Oil Corporation of Kenya is KSh.
for which a cheque No.
(Authorized Officer) The levy payable together with the original of this form must reach National Oil Corporation of Kenya, P.O.
Box 58567, Nairobi, on or before the tenth day of the month following the month to which the record relates.
THIRD SCHEDULE [Para.
28/2006.] Tariff Code Description Rate of Levy Ksh 2709.00.10 Condensates 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.21 Aviation spirit (gasoline) 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.22 Motor spirit (gasoline), premium 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.23 Motor spirit (gasoline), regular 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.24 Jet fuel (spirit type) 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.25 Special boiling point spirit and white spirit 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.29 Other light petroleum oils and preparations 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.31 Jet fuel (kerosene type) 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.32 Kerosene 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.39 Other medium petroleum oils and preparations 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.41 Diesel oil (industrial, heavy, black, for low speed 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C marine and stationery engines) 2710.00.43 Other gas oil 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.44 Residual fuel oils (marine furnace similar fuel oils 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C engines) of 125cSt 13 [Issue 1] CAP.
2012] Petroleum Development Fund [Subsidiary] THIRD SCHEDULEcontinued Tariff Code Description Rate of Levy Ksh 2710.00.45 Residual fuel oils of 180cSt 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.46 Residual fuel oils of 280cSt 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2710.00.47 Other Residual fuel oils 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2711.11.00 Liquefied natural gas 400.00 per 1,000 litres at 20C 2711.12.00 Liquefied propane 400.00 per 1,000 Kg at 20C 2711.13.00 Liquefied butanes 400.00 per 1,000 Kg at 20C 2711.14.00 Liquefied ethylene, propylene, butylenes and 400.00 per 1,000 Kg at 20C butadiene 2711.19.00 Other liquefied petroleum gases 400.00 per 1,000 Kg at 20C 2711.21.00 Natural gas in gaseous state 400.00 per 1,000 Kg at 20C 2711.29.00 Other petroleum gases 400.00 per 1,000 Kg at 20C 2713.20.00 Petroleum bitumen 400.00 per 1,000 Kg at 20C 2713.90.00 Other residues of petroleum petroleum oil or oils 400.00 per 1,000 Kg at 20C obtained from bituminous minerals 2714.10.00 Bituminous or oil shale and tar sands 400.00 per 1,000 Kg at 20C 2714.00.00 Bitumen and asphalt or asphalts and asphaltic 400.00 per 1,000 Kg at 20C rocks 2715.00.00 Bituminous mixtures 400.00 per 1,000 Kg at 20C [Issue 1] 14.