Natref Sasolburg Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Sasol 63,64% / Total 36,36%
  • Website: http://www.sasol.com/
  • Location: Sasolburg, South Africa
  • Capacity: 5.04 million tons/annum & 108,500 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth: 90%

Brief Description

  • Natref, South Africa's only inland crude oil refinery, is a medium sized technologically advanced refinery, highly efficient in refining heavy crude oil

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Fluid catalytic cracking unit, (FCC) - 18,000 bpd
  • Distillate Hydrocracker
  • Black Oil Hydrocracker
  • Platformer - 14,500 bpd

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Heavy Crude Oil

Products Produced

  • diesel, petrol, jet fuel and LPG

Ongoing Projects

  • The refinery has just completed a project to improve refinery depth and expand capacity

Other Information

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History

  • 1971 - Refinery Commissioned
  • 1993 - Refinery upgraded and expanded to 86,000 bpd
  • 1999 - Foster Wheeler chosen for basic engineering for an expansion project
  • 2001 - Fire at the refinery kills 2 people
  • 2004 - Fluor Awarded clean fuels project
  • 2005 - Investment project launched to lower sulphur content in diesel
  • 2009 - The energy regulator awarded a licence for the building of a product pipeline between the refinery and Sasol Secunda Refinery

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery webpage, Total
  2. Natref to reopen next month, Sept 2001
  3. Natref 2000 Refinery Expansion Project - Foster Wheeler Selected To Perform Basic Engineering
  4. Natref refinery's innovative R600 million investment to lower sulphur content in diesel
  5. Fluor Selected By Sasol to Upgrade South African Refinery
  6. Approval of Pipeline Construction Licence

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