Sapref Durban Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Sapref (Shell / BP)
  • Website:
  • Location: Durban, South Africa
  • Capacity: 8.5 million tons/annum & 170,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Visbreaker
  • Diesel Desulphurisation
  • Catalytic Reformer

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude is supplied from the Middle East, Africa and Europe
  • Oil is discharged by tankers at the single buoy mooring (SBM), about 2.5 kilometres off the coast near Prospecton and enters the refinery through an underground pipeline.

Products Produced

  • Diesel, paraffin, aviation fuel, liquid petroleum gas, base oil, solvents and marine fuel oil.

Ongoing Projects

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Other Information

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  • 1960 - Construction of refinery began
  • 1963 - Refinery is commissioned

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