A new low-cost technique to produce low-sulphur diesel may prove to be the saving grace for Sasol’s Natref refinery, which it runs in partnership with TotalEnergies.

This is welcome news for SA’s troubled oil refinery industry, after the closure of several facilities over the past two years. Earlier in 2022, BP and Shell announced an indefinite freeze of operations at their Sapref refinery in Durban that accounted for 35% of SA’s oil refining capacity, leaving the Natref refinery as the only one operating in the country at the time...

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