Oil Treating & Refining News in South Africa

S.Africa's SAPREF Refinery to Pause Operations Indefinitely in March
2/10/2022 - South Africa’s largest SAPREF refinery, a 50/50 joint between oil majors BP and Shell will pause operations indefinitely from March 22 as they consider selling the plant.
South Africa's SAPREF Refinery to begin Restart
7/20/2021 - South Africa's largest crude oil refinery, SAPREF, will begin restarting, after temporarily shutting down as a wave of violent looting swept across the country. The refinery, situated in the east coas...
Engen RTT to Shape the Future of RSA’s Liquid Fuels Industry
4/23/2021 - Engen, a proudly South African brand and a progressive energy and solutions partner committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, announced that it will be proceeding with its Refinery to Ter...
Saudi Arabia Plans Oil Refinery, Petchem Plant in South Africa
1/18/2019 - Saudi Arabia plans to build an oil refinery and petrochemicals plant in South Africa as part of $10 billion of investments in the country, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Friday after ta...
LCK Plant Equipment to be Leased for African Syngas Project
1/16/2019 - Leigh Creek Energy (LCK) will lease its Pre-Commercial Demonstration plant and equipment following a commitment from an South African Syngas company. LCK has signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with Afr...
Natref Refinery to Reach Full Output after Disruption
8/4/2017 - South Africa's 108,000 barrel-a-day Natref refinery, operated by Sasol and Total will reach full output this weekend after an explosion and power cuts the last three months, a spokesman said. ...
South Africa's Largest Oil Refinery Operating, No Strike Impact
7/28/2016 - South Africa's largest oil refinery, jointly operated by Shell and BP, has not shut down due to a workers' strike over wages, a spokeswoman said, contradicting an earlier union claim. "The plant has n...
No Impact on Sasol’s Refineries from Strike
7/28/2016 - South African energy firm Sasol said there was no impact on its oil refinery or coal-to-liquid plant after a union went on strike over wages. "Operations continue as normal and there is no impact on p...
S.African Refineries Make Contingency Plans to Secure Supplies
7/27/2016 - Operators of South African refineries have taken contingency measures to secure supplies ahead of an industry strike due to start on Thursday, the National Petroleum Employer's Association (NPEA) said...
South Africa Oil Workers' Strike Could Hit Refineries
7/27/2016 - South African energy workers plan to strike indefinitely from Thursday over pay, the union representing them said, a stoppage that will potentially hit oil refineries of companies including Shell, BP ...
Chevron's S.African Refinery Cuts Output after Mechanical Fault
8/18/2015 - A mechanical fault at Chevron's 110,000 barrel a day South African refinery has forced a reduction in output by almost a third, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, but expects to resume full output by end-...
South Africa Turns to China for Refinery Project
5/21/2012 - PetroSA said it had partnered with China's Sinopec Group to push along the building of its Coega refinery, originally slated to cost $9-$10 billion and produce 400,000 barrels a day. The Mthombo proje...
S.Africa's Engen Partially Shuts Durban Refinery
5/9/2012 - Engen Petroleum has partially shut its 125,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) refinery in South Africa as maintenance cuts crude oil supplies, a company spokeswoman said. The Durban single buoy mooring, which ...
BP to Focus Refining and Marketing Investment
3/2/2010 - BP has announced to governments and employees in the countries of Namibia, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana that it is to sell the marketing businesses in these countries. ...
Petrosa Cautions on Availability of Some Products
9/21/2009 - PetroSA, South Africa’s National Oil Company (NOC) announces that due to the statutory planned maintenance shutdown of its GTL Refinery and offshore platform operations, the NOC will not able to produ...

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