Caltex Capetown Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Astron (Glencore)
  • Website:
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Capacity: 5.5 million tons/annum & 110,000 bbl/day
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Products Produced

  • gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, fuel oil, asphalt and other products

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  • 1965 - Refinery commissioned with 30,000 bpd capacity. EPC contractor Fluor
  • 2004 - Foster Wheeler Awarded EPC Contract for Low-Sulfur Diesel Project
  • 2017 - Deal agreed with Sinopec to acquire the refinery, but deal not completed
  • 2019 - Glencore acquires refinery along with retail and distribution network in South Africa and Botswana

Relevant Links

  2. Caltex (now Chevron) Grassroots Oil Refinery - EPC, Fluor
  3. Foster Wheeler Awarded EPC Contract for Low-Sulfur Diesel Project by Caltex in South Africa
  4. Sinopec acquires Chevron’s downstream assets in South Africa and Botswana

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