As an attempted insurrection took hold of parts of SA this month, the security of fuel supply was brought into sharp focus. With the largest refinery in Southern Africa — Sapref in Durban — declaring force majeure and shutting down production, fears of fuel shortages sparked panic-buying around SA.

Security of fuel supply is a top priority for governments. Fuel is, after all, the life blood of any modern economy, critical for basic activities ranging from planting crops to moving goods...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now