R/€ = 13.70
R/$ = 10.96
Au 1197.67 $/oz
Pt 1228.50 $/oz
Jul 09, 2014
Esor Pipelines has one of the most impressive track records in the South African pipeline industry, including several prestigious projects that required specialised expertise. These include the recent completion of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest water pipeline — the...
Nov 01, 2013
The petrochemicals sector plays a major role in the South African economy and often, scheduled shutdowns of key sites are necessary in order carry out planned maintenance and upgrades to ensure that capacity in the sector is not compromised. This was the case with...
Jun 25, 2013
US engineering group Fluor Corporation announced on Tuesday that it had been awarded the basic engineering services contract associated with the upgrade of the Natref refinery, in the Free State, to produce fuels in line with South Africa’s impending Cleaner Fuels 2...
Jun 12, 2013
Energy Minister Dipuo Peters has indicated that work on the cost-recovery mechanism for the upgrade of South Africa’s oil refinery to the cleaner fuels 2 (CF2) specifications should be finalised by the end of June. The specifications for petrol and diesel were...
Jun 07, 2013
Energy and chemicals group Sasol estimates that it will need to invest R11.7-billion at the Natref refinery JV and at Sasol Synfuels, in Secunda, to comply with the South African government’s Clean Fuels 2 (CF2) specifications. The Natref crude oil refinery, in the...
May 17, 2013
Fluor Corporation has been awarded the front-end engineering and design contract for South African Petroleum Refineries Clean Fuels II project.
Apr 16, 2013
Feb 24, 2012
Why is Engen exporting bitumen, when there is a severe shortage of the product in South Africa, asks Much Asphalt CEO Phillip Hechter.
Feb 20, 2012
JSE-listed aluminium products producer Hulamin on Monday reported a 7% increase in headline earnings to R80-million, while its turnover for the 2011 financial year, ended December 31, was up by 20%, at R6.96-billion. Operating profit, before the metal price lag...
Feb 08, 2012
Why is Engen exporting bitumen, when there is a severe shortage of the product in South Africa, asks Much Asphalt CEO Phillip Hechter. “The current bitumen situation is critical. We are lucky to get 30% of our requirements,” he tells Engineering News Online. “Engen,...
Nov 16, 2011
The local bitumen and asphalt industry was “eagerly awaiting” what was probably the first bulk shipment of bitumen to be imported into the country, said Much Asphalt CEO Phillip Hechter on Wednesday. Colas, a binder supplier, was importing around 4 000 t of 60/70...
Oct 28, 2011
A disaster is looming in the local asphalt industry as supply of bitumen from South African refineries has all but dried up, says Much Asphalt CEO and Southern Africa Bitumen Association chairperson Phillip Hechter.
Oct 20, 2011
South Africa's 180 000 barrels-per-day Sapref refinery will be operating at maximum capacity within days after a major maintenance shutdown, easing a nationwide shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and bitumen, an official said on Thursday. The Ministry of...
Mar 08, 2011
Energy group BP would invest $200-million in infrastructure development in South Africa over the next two years, CEO Sipho Maseko said on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the company’s rail gantry expansion in Pretoria. “We will be spending this money on things...
Jan 18, 2011
South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) has denied that it has received a proposal from oil groups BP Africa and Shell for government to take up a position in the Sapref refinery, in Durban, in preference to proceeding with a proposed investment into a new...
Jul 14, 2009
Attached please find a press release on: As a service to the community the Sapref refinery assists local municipalities with specialist training in firefighting for their emergency response personnel. Trainees from the eThekwini Fire Service and staff from the rural...
May 15, 2009
It is common cause that the fuel industry in South Africa is characterised by complex locational economics. The Natref refinery, which is jointly owned by Sasol and Total, and Sasol’s Secunda, supply the inland area. The Sapref refinery, owned by BP and Shell, and...
May 23, 2008
The South African lubricants market has tracked the economic growth the country has been experiencing over the past few years.
Sep 20, 2006
The Sapref refinery located in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, which has been undergoing planned maintenance shutdown since June 2006, started up major units last week.
Sep 08, 2006
Safety is one of the key issues when working in oil refineries. Grinaker LTA M&E has taken this to heart. Spending about 1,2 million manhours per month on various projects including oil refineries, the company has brought its disabling injury frequency rate (DIFR) to...
Sep 01, 2006
Unprecedented demand for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) continued unabated as a result of the cold weather experienced this winter, which hampered all efforts to normalise the supply position in the inland area, Afrox said in a statement in July.
Aug 04, 2006
The HIV/Aids pandemic is exacerbating the local skills shortage and causing a humanitarian crisis in South African society.
Apr 21, 2006
The Large Increase In Octane Number (Lion) plant at the Sapref refinery, in Durban, was offcialy opened early this month.
Jan 24, 2005
The first shipment of large equipment for Sapref's R700-million cleaner fuels project, called Large Increase in Octane Number (Lion), has arrived at port after a 15-day voyage from Malaysia.
Jul 09, 2004
THE Southern Unity, a new R250-million ship designed to transport refined fuel around the Southern African and Namibian coasts, was officially named in Cape Town on June 29 by South Africa’s first lady Zanele Mbeki.
Nov 15, 2002
Local company Heaton Valves Africa was established in 1992, as agents in Southern Africa for Heaton Valves UK, with the aim of providing a first-class stockholding and distribution service to the oil, petrochemical, and associated industries.
Sep 13, 2002
The South African oil refinery industry is at a cross-road – refineries will have to spend about R10-billion before January 2006 to convert to technology that will enable them to change their entire production of leaded petrol to unleaded petrol and produce...