Sasol will need as many as 18 months to decide on the best option for the Natref refinery ahead of SA’s anticipated cleaner-fuel standards.

“The technical solution doesn’t currently make the adequate returns we need, so more work is required as to what are the solutions,” Sasol co-CEO Bongani Nqwababa said in an interview on Friday at the opening of the company’s Impumelelo coal mine.

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