We've got news for you.

Register on BusinessLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

It should cause hardly a ripple when SA’s fourth-largest oil refinery is forced to declare force majeure, warning it may not be able to meet all its obligations to deliver petrol, diesel and jet fuel to its clients because of a temporary shortage of crude oil feedstock. But when the fourth-largest refinery is also the only functioning refinery it’s hardly surprising that an outage causes anxiety.

And when that dearth of local refining capacity is primarily the result of a long period of policy paralysis rather than any clear decision-making on the part of the government, it makes for more anxious times still — especially in a world in which global supply chains for fuel and feedstocks have turned out to be far more fragile than expected...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.