Johannesburg, South Africa – Sasol Oil declares a Force Majeure on petroleum products as a result of delays in the arrival of crude oil shipments which are beyond Sasol Oil’s control. These delays have impacted availability of crude oil feedstock for processing at Natref which necessitates the shutdown of its Natref refinery.
In the circumstances, Sasol Oil will not be in a position to fully meet its commitments on the supply of all petroleum products from July 2022.
At this stage, it is estimated that the crude oil shipments should start to arrive from 16 July onwards which will see the restoration of crude oil feed to Natref and that Natref should start-up to run at maximum production capability by end July 2022.
Sasol Oil is engaging industry role players as well as affected customers regarding the product shortfalls and will communicate on an ongoing basis on measures taken to stabilise supply from Natref refinery.