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The Petroleum Industry in South Africa 2022

Stephen Timm | South Africa | 11 July 2022

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on the manufacture of petroleum products from crude oil and natural gas in South Africa, and the wholesale and retail trade of these products. Information on the manufacture of lubricating oils and greases, primarily from other organic products, as well as the manufacture of other petroleum/synthesised products is also included. There is comprehensive information on the size and state of the sector, import and production statistics, the performance of notable players and relevant developments. There are profiles of 72 companies including major producers, refiners and retailers Sasol, TotalEnergies, Astron, BP, Engen and Shell, gas companies such as Easigas and lubricants companies such as Fuchs.

Introduction

• The liquid fuels sector is dominated by private petroleum companies and state-owned PetroSA.
• High oil and gas prices, which peaked following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, have resulted in oil majors reporting record profits globally, but could lead to a decline in demand.
• Four of South Africa’s six refineries have shut down as rising costs, impending new regulations on clean fuels and power cuts are making it increasingly expensive to operate refineries and more affordable to import refined product.
• However, Karoo shale gas reserves, two recent local gas discoveries and two new finds in Namibia, could transform South Africa’s reliance on depleting local gas reserves and gas imports.

Strengths

• Fuel retail and wholesale sector contributes to black economic empowerment.
• Gas could provide a greener power alternative to produce electricity as South Africa reduces its reliance on coal.
• The manufacturing, wholesale and retail sectors are represented by strong associations.
• The multi-product pipeline provides fuel and lubricants across South Africa.
• The sector is an important job creator.

Weaknesses

• A lack of infrastructure for importing and transporting liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas.
• A shortage of inland fuel storage capacity.
• High operating costs for retailers and refiners are affecting profit margins.
• Incomplete regulatory environment is preventing development of the biodiesel sector.
• Oil majors have high market power over independent wholesalers who struggle to access the national infrastructure used by the oil majors.
• Refinery infrastructure is old and needs investment to be upgraded, with currently just two of the country’s six refineries in operation. In addition, the cost of adapting to clean fuels may cripple refineries.

Opportunities

• Recent Namibian finds may boost South African oil and gas sector services.
• The discovery of new gas resources in the southern Cape and Karoo will attract investment into the sector.
• The increase of liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas imports through newly constructed import terminals with sufficient storage facilities.
• The use of liquefied petroleum gas, green hydrogen and biofuels contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the decrease in respiratory-related diseases.

Threats

• Continued slow pace in the establishment of clean fuel regulations.
• Development of refining capacity in Africa.
• Fuel retail theft and pipeline theft is on the increase.
• Fuel retailers are concerned that proposed deregulation of the petrol price could push many struggling retailers out of business.
• Lack of fuel demand and weak economy in recent years, which worsened during the pandemic.
• Oil majors are shifting to renewable energy sources to cut CO2 levels, while growing global demand for electric vehicles and increasing energy efficiency will reduce demand for fossil fuels.
• Potential reduced demand for lubricants as a result of decreasing vehicle sales.
• South Africa could face a security of supply crisis with the closing of nearly all the country’s refineries.

Outlook

• The outlook for the petroleum sector remains highly uncertain.
• Sasol in January 2022 forecast lower than expected fuel production for the year to end-June as continued energy volatility, increased geopolitical tension and the pandemic could influence volumes and prices.
• Four out of six of South Africa’s refineries remain shut, with investment in renewable energy expected to outpace that of oil in future.
• Fuel consumption remains constrained by high fuel prices, the high percentage of people still working from home, pressure on new vehicle sales and the poor economic outlook.
• Recent oil and gas finds off the southern Cape coastline and shale gas in the Karoo, Mozambique and Namibia make the future of the country’s gas sector more promising.
• However, the gas sector is held back by infrastructure shortages and policy uncertainty, while environmental challenges make it more difficult to take advantage of new finds.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 8
2.2. Geographic Position 9
2.3. Size of the Industry 11
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points 21
3. LOCAL 21
3.1. State of the Industry 21
3.2. Key Trends 22
3.3. Notable Players 35
3.4. Trade 37
3.5. Corporate Actions 42
3.6. Regulations 44
3.7. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 48
4. AFRICA 51
5. INTERNATIONAL 57
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 60
6.1. COVID-19 60
6.2. Economic Environment 61
6.3. Labour 62
6.4. Environmental Issues 64
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 66
6.6. Government Support 67
6.7. Input Costs 68
6.8. Pricing 69
6.9. Carbon Tax 73
6.10. Clean Fuels 73
6.11. New Oil and Gas Finds 74
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIROMENT 74
7.1. Competition 74
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 76
7.3. Barriers to Entry 76
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 77
9. OUTLOOK 78
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 79
11. REFERENCES 80
11.1. Publications 80
11.2. Websites 80
APPENDIX 1 - SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 82
Refiners, Processors, Wholesalers and Retailers 82
Lubricating oils and greases, primarily from other organic products 90
Other Petroleum / Synthesised Products N.E.C. 91
Company profiles - Refiners, Processors, Wholesalers and Retailers 93
African Group Lubricants (Pty) Ltd 93
African Oxygen (Pty) Ltd 95
Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd 100
Avedia Energy (Pty) Ltd 104
Blendcor (Pty) Ltd 106
Blue Chip Lubricants (Pty) Ltd 108
BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd 110
Deojay Petroleum KZN (Pty) Ltd 113
Desamark (Pty) Ltd 115
Diesel Supply Logistics (Pty) Ltd 117
Easigas (Pty) Ltd 119
Econ Oil and Energy (Pty) Ltd 122
Efora Energy Ltd 124
Elegant Fuel (Pty) Ltd 127
Engen Petroleum Ltd 129
Finishing Touch Trading 540 (Pty) Ltd 133
FPS Bulk Diesel (Pty) Ltd 135
Fuchs Lubricants South Africa (Pty) Ltd 137
G U D Holdings (Pty) Ltd 139
Germ Africa (Pty) Ltd 142
Gulfstream Energy (Pty) Ltd 144
Hammertone Fuels (Pty) Ltd 146
HandR South Africa (Pty) Ltd 148
Imbizo Petroleum Traders (Pty) Ltd 150
Makwande Energy Trading (Pty) Ltd 151
Masana Petroleum Solutions (Pty) Ltd 152
Mdubane Energy Services (Pty) Ltd 154
Motolube (Pty) Ltd 156
National Petroleum Refiners of South Africa (Pty) Ltd 158
Omnia Holdings Ltd 161
Oryx Oil South Africa (Pty) Ltd 166
Petregaz South Africa (Pty) Ltd 168
Petroleum Marketing Organization (Pty) Ltd 170
Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa SOC Ltd (The) 172
Petrox (Pty) Ltd 176
Piston Power Chemicals (Pty) Ltd 177
Primagas CC 179
Puma Energy South Africa (Pty) Ltd 181
Quantum Energy CC 183
Quest Petroleum (Pty) Ltd 185
Royale Energy (Pty) Ltd 187
Sasol South Africa Ltd 189
Sebokeng Fuels (Pty) Ltd 193
Shell and BP South African Petroleum Refineries (Pty) Ltd 195
Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Ltd 199
SLG (Pty) Ltd 201
Spanjaard Ltd 203
Sunbird Energy Holdings (Pty) Ltd 206
Tipublox (Pty) Ltd 208
Tosas (Pty) Ltd 210
TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa (Pty) Ltd 212
Totalgaz Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd 216
Tunica Trading 59 (Pty) Ltd 219
TWM Petroleum Services (Pty) Ltd 221
Vaal Truck Inn (Pty) Ltd 222
Valsar Petroleum (Pty) Ltd 224
Vivo Energy PLC 225
Vryheid Petroleum (Pty) Ltd 229
Winkelhaak Verspreiders CC 231
ZAS Petroleum (Pty) Ltd 233
Company profiles – Lubricating oils and greases, primarily from other organic products 234
Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd 234
Tongaat Hulett Ltd 237
Company profiles – Other Petroleum / Synthesised Products N.E.C. 242
African Wax (Pty) Ltd 242
Banzi Trade 39 (Pty) Ltd 243
D H Brothers Industries (Pty) Ltd 244
GN Pearson 247
Goldenglo Candle and Soap Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd 249
HandR South Africa (Pty) Ltd 251
Jars Galore (Pty) Ltd 253
Kapula Candles South Africa (Pty) Ltd 255
Lion Match Products (Pty) Ltd 257
National Candle and Wax (Pty) Ltd 259
Sasol South Africa Ltd 260
Sea Lake Investments (Pty) Ltd 264

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the manufacture of petroleum products from crude oil and natural gas in South Africa, and the wholesale and retail trade of these products. Information on the manufacture of lubricating oils and greases and other petroleum/synthesised products is also included. The report contains comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, developments and corporate actions, and statistics including sales, price and trade stats. There are profiles of 76 companies including state-owned PetroSA, major players such as Sasol and Engen, suppliers such as Easigas and refiners such as Natref.

Introduction

This report focuses on the manufacture of petroleum products from crude oil and natural gas in South Africa, and the wholesale and retail trade of these products. Information on the manufacture of lubricating oils and greases, primarily from other organic products, as well as the manufacture of other petroleum/synthesised products is also included. The liquid fuels sector is dominated by private petroleum companies, as well as the state-owned Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA). According to the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia), the fuel sector contributes about 8.5% to the country’s GDP while supplying about 18% of its primary energy. Investment in South Africa’s aging refineries is necessary to avoid a widening trade deficit for liquid fuels, particularly as half of the country’s six refineries currently remain shut, two because of recent fires and a third because of a shortage of gas feedstock. However, Karoo shale gas reserves and two recent gas discoveries could transform South Africa’s reliance on depleting local gas reserves and gas imports.

Strengths

• Fuel retail and wholesale sector contributes to black economic empowerment.
• The domestic liquid fuels sector is world class and is operated by most of the world’s largest multinational corporations.
• The manufacturing, wholesale and retail sectors are represented by strong associations.
• The multi-product pipeline provides fuel and lubricants across South Africa.
• The sector is an important job creator.

Weaknesses

• A lack of infrastructure for importing and transporting liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas remains.
• A shortage of inland fuel storage capacity.
• High operating costs are affecting profit margins.
• Incomplete regulatory environment is preventing development of the biodiesel sector.
• Oil majors have high market power over independent wholesalers who struggle to access the national infrastructure used by the oil majors.
• Refinery infrastructure is old and needs investment to be upgraded, with currently a third of refining capacity offline. In addition, the cost of adapting to clean fuels may cripple refineries.

Opportunities

• New entrants in fuel retail sector.
• The discovery of new gas resources in the southern Cape and the Karoo Shale Basin will attract investment into the sector.
• The increase of liquefied petroleum gas imports through newly constructed import terminals with sufficient storage facilities.
• The use of liquefied petroleum gas, green hydrogen and biofuels contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the decrease in respiratory-related diseases.

Threats

• Continued slow pace in the establishment of clean fuel regulations.
• Development of refining capacity in Africa may lead to more imports of refined liquid fuels creating competition for South Africa’s ageing refineries.
• Fuel retail theft and pipeline theft is on the increase.
• Lack of fuel demand and weak economy due to the pandemic.
• Peak oil demand may have been reached in 2019, while oil majors are shifting to renewable energy sources to cut CO2 levels.
• Potential reduced demand for lubricants as a result of decreasing vehicle sales.

Outlook

The immediate outlook for the petroleum sector remains uncertain, with half of the country’s refineries shut, uncertainty over whether fuel demand will recover to pre-2019 levels and with investment in renewable energy expected to outpace that of oil in the years going forward. Fuel consumption is likely to remain constrained by the increased number of people working from home, lower new vehicle sales and the poor economic outlook. The future of the country’s gas sector is more promising, following new recent gas finds off the southern Cape coastline and shale gas in the Karoo, provided that infrastructure and policy challenges can be met. Sasol says the pressure for cleaner energy could increase the demand for gas, if affordable, in the South African energy mix. Total in its Total Energy Outlook 2020 says while oil demand has fizzled, gas will likely continue to play a key role for decades in power systems, transport and heat.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 7
2.2. Geographic Position 10
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 11
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 15
4.1. Local 15
4.1.1. Trade 30
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 35
4.1.3. Regulations 36
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 42
4.2. Continental 44
4.3. International 51
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 54
5.1. Coronavirus 54
5.2. Economic Environment 56
5.3. Government initiatives 57
5.4. Pricing 58
5.5. Carbon Tax 61
5.6. Clean Fuels 62
5.7. Fuel Service Station Franchising 63
5.8. Operating Costs 64
5.9. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 66
5.10. Labour 67
5.11. Environmental Concerns 70
6. COMPETITION 72
6.1. Barriers to Entry 73
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 75
8. OUTLOOK 76
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 76
10. REFERENCES 77
10.1. Publications 77
10.2. Websites 78
APPENDIX 1 - Summary of Notable players 80
Refiners, Processors, Wholesalers and Retailers 80
Lubricating oils and greases, primarily from other organic products 86
Other Petroleum / Synthesised Products N.E.C. 87
COMPANY PROFILES - REFINERS, PROCESSORS, WHOLESALERS AND RETAILERS 89
AFRICAN GROUP LUBRICANTS (PTY) LTD 89
AFRICAN OXYGEN LTD 91
ASTRON ENERGY (PTY) LTD 98
AVEDIA ENERGY (PTY) LTD 101
BLACK KNIGHT OIL TRADERS (PTY) LTD 103
BLENDCOR (PTY) LTD 104
BLENDRITE CHEMICALS (PTY) LTD 106
BLUE CHIP LUBRICANTS (PTY) LTD 108
BP SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 110
CAMEL FUELS (PTY) LTD 113
DEOJAY PETROLEUM KZN (PTY) LTD 115
DESAMARK (PTY) LTD 117
DIESEL SUPPLY LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 119
EASIGAS (PTY) LTD 121
ECON OIL AND ENERGY (PTY) LTD 124
EFORA ENERGY LTD 126
ELEGANT FUEL (PTY) LTD 129
ENGEN PETROLEUM LTD 131
FINISHING TOUCH TRADING 540 (PTY) LTD 135
FORCE FUEL (PTY) LTD 137
FPS BULK DIESEL (PTY) LTD 139
FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 141
G U D HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 143
GERM AFRICA (PTY) LTD 146
GULFSTREAM ENERGY (PTY) LTD 148
HAMMERTONE FUELS (PTY) LTD 150
HANDR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 152
IMBIZO PETROLEUM TRADERS (PTY) LTD 154
KZN OILS (PTY) LTD 155
MAKWANDE ENERGY TRADING (PTY) LTD 157
MASANA PETROLEUM SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 158
MDUBANE ENERGY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 160
MOTOLUBE (PTY) LTD 162
NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 164
OMNIA HOLDINGS LTD 166
ORYX OIL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 170
PETROLEUM MARKETING ORGANIZATION (PTY) LTD 172
PETROLEUM OIL AND GAS CORPORATION OF SOUTH AFRICA SOC LTD (THE) 174
PETROX (PTY) LTD 177
PISTON POWER CHEMICALS (PTY) LTD 178
PRIMAGAS CC 180
PUMA ENERGY SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 182
QUANTUM ENERGY CC 184
QUEST PETROLEUM (PTY) LTD 186
ROYALE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 188
SASOL SOUTH AFRICA LTD 190
SEBOKENG FUELS (PTY) LTD 194
SHELL AND BP SOUTH AFRICAN PETROLEUM REFINERIES (PTY) LTD 196
SHELL DOWNSTREAM SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 200
SLG (PTY) LTD 202
SPANJAARD LTD 204
SUNBIRD ENERGY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 208
TIPUBLOX (PTY) LTD 209
TOSAS (PTY) LTD 210
TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 212
TOTALGAZ SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 215
TUNICA TRADING 59 (PTY) LTD 218
TWM PETROLEUM SERVICES (PTY) LTD 220
VAAL TRUCK INN (PTY) LTD 221
VALSAR PETROLEUM (PTY) LTD 223
VIVO ENERGY PLC 224
VRYHEID PETROLEUM (PTY) LTD 228
WINKELHAAK VERSPREIDERS CC 230
ZAS PETROLEUM (PTY) LTD 232
COMPANY PROFILES - LUBRICATING OILS AND GREASES, PRIMARILY FROM OTHER ORGANIC PRODUCTS 234
ILLOVO SUGAR AFRICA (PTY) LTD 234
TONGAAT HULETT LTD 237
COMPANY PROFILES - OTHER PETROLEUM/SYNTHESISED PRODUCTS N.E.C. 242
AFRICAN WAX (PTY) LTD 242
BANZI TRADE 39 (PTY) LTD 244
D H BROTHERS INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 245
G PEARSON 248
GOLDENGLO CANDLE AND SOAP MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 250
HANDR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 252
JARS GALORE (PTY) LTD 254
KAPULA CANDLES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 256
LION MATCH PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 258
NATIONAL CANDLE AND WAX (PTY) LTD 260
SASOL SOUTH AFRICA LTD 261
SEA LAKE INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 265

Introduction

This report focuses on the manufacture of petroleum products from crude oil and natural gas in South Africa, as well as the wholesale and retail trade of the products. Information on the manufacture of lubricating oils and greases, primarily from other organic products, as well as the manufacture of other petroleum/synthesised products is also included. The liquid fuels sector is dominated by private petroleum companies, as well as the state-owned Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA). According to the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia), the fuel sector contributes about 6% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) while supplying some 18% of South Africa’s primary energy needs through annual sales of around 31 billion litres of liquid fuels. Investment in South Africa’s aging refineries is necessary to avoid a widening in the trade deficit for liquid fuels. With advanced technology available in South Africa, biofuels have the potential to contribute towards closing the trade deficit.

Strengths

• Investment from an overseas oil major in refining capacity.
• The domestic liquid fuels sector is world class and is operated by most of the world’s largest multinational corporations.
• The manufacturing, wholesale and retail sectors are represented by strong associations.
• The multi-product pipeline provides fuel and lubricants across South Africa and its closest neighbouring countries.
• The sector is an important job creator.

Weaknesses

• Allegations of corruption and political interference.
• High operating costs are impacting profit margins.
• Incomplete regulatory environment is preventing development of the biodiesel sector.
• Oil majors have high market power over independent wholesalers who struggle to access the national infrastructure used by the oil majors.
• Refinery infrastructure is old and needs investment to be upgraded.
• The use of liquified petroleum gas by households is not optimal and sellers are not benefitting from potential sales.

Opportunities

• New entrants in fuel retail sector.
• The discovery of new gas resources in the southern Cape will attract investment into the sector.
• The increase of liquified petroleum gas imports through newly constructed import terminals with sufficient storage facilities.
• The use of liquified petroleum gas and biofuels contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the decrease in respiratory-related diseases.

Threats

• Collective bargaining agreements have to be negotiated towards the end of 2019 which could lead to labour disruptions.
• Continued slow pace in the establishment of clean fuel regulations.
• Development of refining capacity in Africa may lead to more imports of refined liquid fuels creating competition for South Africa’s ageing refineries.
• Exchange rate volatility and weakening economy.
• Potential reduced demand for lubricants as a result of decreasing vehicle sales.
• Sasol’s divestment in technologies that produce liquid fuels would impact on security of supply in the long run if new capacity for production is not developed.

Outlook

Foreign investment in the petroleum sector will enable refineries to produce clean fuels and enable South Africa to comply with international standards. Investment in biofuels is dependent on a functional regulatory environment. Growth in the electric vehicle market is expected to affect the demand for liquid fuels and lubricants in the long term. Industry role players see the discovery of gas condensate in the southern Cape as a game changer for the petroleum sector that will draw foreign investment, contribute to economic growth and possibly change the petroleum landscape, depending on the required regulatory standard.

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 6
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 6
2.1. Industry Value Chain 11
2.2. Geographic Position 14
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 16
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 19
4.1. Local 19
4.1.1. Trade 24
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 28
4.1.3. Regulations 29
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 34
4.2. Continental 37
4.3. International 42
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 44
5.1. Economic Environment 44
5.2. Government Initiatives 44
5.3. Pricing 45
5.4. Carbon Tax 48
5.5. Clean Fuels 48
5.6. Fuel Service Station Franchising 49
5.7. Operating Costs 50
5.8. Information Technology, Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation 52
5.9. Labour 53
5.10. Environmental Concerns 55
6. COMPETITION 57
6.1. Barriers to Entry 58
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 59
8. OUTLOOK 60
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 60
10. REFERENCES 61
10.1. Publications 61
10.2. Websites 62
APPENDIX 1 64
Summary of Notable players 64
APPENDIX 2 70
Petrol, diesel and paraffin prices as at 5 June 2019 70
APPENDIX 3 71
Customs & Excise Tariff Codes for Mineral Products 71
COMPANY PROFILES 72
AFRICAN OXYGEN LTD 72
AFRICAN WAX (PTY) LTD 78
ASTRON ENERGY (PTY) LTD 79
AVEDIA ENERGY (PTY) LTD 82
BANZI TRADE 39 (PTY) LTD 84
BLACK KNIGHT OIL TRADERS (PTY) LTD 85
BLENDCOR (PTY) LTD 86
BLENDRITE CHEMICALS (PTY) LTD 88
BLUE CHIP LUBRICANTS (PTY) LTD 90
BP SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 92
CAMEL FUELS (PTY) LTD 94
D H BROTHERS INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 96
DA MELROSE 99
DEOJAY PETROLEUM KZN (PTY) LTD 101
DESAMARK (PTY) LTD 103
DIESEL SUPPLY LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 105
EASIGAS (PTY) LTD 107
ECON OIL AND ENERGY (PTY) LTD 110
EFORA ENERGY LTD 112
ELEGANT FUEL (PTY) LTD 115
ENGEN PETROLEUM LTD 117
FINISHING TOUCH TRADING 540 (PTY) LTD 121
FORCE FUEL (PTY) LTD 122
FPS BULK DIESEL (PTY) LTD 124
FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 126
G PEARSON 128
GERM AFRICA (PTY) LTD 130
GOLDENGLO CANDLE AND SOAP MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 132
GULFSTREAM ENERGY (PTY) LTD 134
HAMMERTONE FUELS (PTY) LTD 136
HANDR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 138
ILLOVO SUGAR AFRICA (PTY) LTD 140
IMBIZO PETROLEUM TRADERS (PTY) LTD 143
INDY OIL SA (PTY) LTD 144
JARS GALORE (PTY) LTD 146
KAPULA CANDLES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 148
KZN OILS (PTY) LTD 150
MAKWANDE ENERGY TRADING (PTY) LTD 152
MASANA PETROLEUM SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 153
MDUBANE ENERGY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 155
MOTOLUBE (PTY) LTD 157
NATIONAL CANDLE AND WAX (PTY) LTD 159
NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 160
OMNIA HOLDINGS LTD 162
ORYX OIL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 166
PETROLEUM MARKETING ORGANIZATION (PTY) LTD 168
PETROLEUM OIL AND GAS CORPORATION OF SOUTH AFRICA SOC LTD (THE) 170
PETROX (PTY) LTD 174
PISTON POWER CHEMICALS (PTY) LTD 175
PRIMAGAS CC 177
PUMA ENERGY SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 179
QUANTUM ENERGY CC 181
ROYALE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 183
SASOL SOUTH AFRICA LTD 185
SEA LAKE INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 188
SEBOKENG FUELS (PTY) LTD 190
SETOIL (PTY) LTD 192
SHELL AND BP SOUTH AFRICAN PETROLEUM REFINERIES (PTY) LTD 193
SHELL DOWNSTREAM SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 197
SLG (PTY) LTD 199
SPANJAARD LTD 201
SUNBIRD ENERGY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 205
TIPUBLOX (PTY) LTD 207
TONGAAT HULETT LTD 208
TOSAS (PTY) LTD 212
TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 214
TOTALGAZ SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 217
TUNICA TRADING 59 (PTY) LTD 219
TWM PETROLEUM SERVICES (PTY) LTD 221
VAAL TRUCK INN (PTY) LTD 222
VALSAR PETROLEUM (PTY) LTD 224
VIVO ENERGY PLC 225
VRYHEID PETROLEUM (PTY) LTD 229
WINKELHAAK VERSPREIDERS CC 231
ZAS PETROLEUM (PTY) LTD 233

Report coverage

The South African Petroleum Industry looks at current conditions and refining capacity in the local sector and focuses on factors that influence the success of the industry. Key constraints to the country’s commercial production of biofuels which include the national regulatory environment and very high input costs are also discussed. Profiles for 61 companies involved in all sub-sectors of the industry are provided. Companies range from SMME Blue Chip Lubricants which recently sold 51% of the company to Lutramart Oils Pty Ltd, a black-owned lubricant distributor, and Chevron South Africa which announced its intention of selling 75% of its stake in Calref to China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) for R11.3bn in March 2017.

Report coverage

The South African Petroleum Industry looks at current conditions and refining capacity in the local sector and focuses on factors that influence the success of the industry. Key constraints to the country’s commercial production of biofuels which include the national regulatory environment and very high input costs are also discussed. Profiles for 61 companies involved in all sub-sectors of the industry are provided. Companies range from SMME Blue Chip Lubricants which recently sold 51% of the company to Lutramart Oils Pty Ltd, a black-owned lubricant distributor, and Chevron South Africa which announced its intention of selling 75% of its stake in Calref to China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) for R11.3bn in March 2017.

Introduction

This report focuses on the manufacture of petroleum products from crude oil and natural gas in South Africa, as well as the wholesale and retail trade of the products. Information on the manufacture of lubricating oils and greases, primarily from other organic products, as well as the manufacture of other petroleum/synthesised products is also included. Private petroleum companies, with the exception of the Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) dominate the liquid fuels sector. According to the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA), the fuel sector contributes about 6% to the country’s GDP while supplying some 18% of South Africa’s primary energy needs through annual sales of around 27 billion litres of liquid fuels.

Strengths

• The domestic liquid fuels sector is world class and is operated by most of the world’s largest multinational corporations.
• The manufacturing, wholesale and retail sectors are represented by strong associations.
• The Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP) provides fuel and lubricants across South Africa and its closest neighbouring countries.
• The sector is an important job creator.

Weaknesses

• All refineries are operating at full capacity and more and more imports are necessary.
• High operating costs are impacting profit margins.
• Incomplete regulatory environment is preventing development of the biodiesel sector.
• Oil majors have high market power over independent wholesalers who struggle to access the national infrastructure used by the oil majors.
• Refinery infrastructure is old and needs investment to be upgraded.
• The use of LPG by households is not optimal and sellers are not benefitting from potential sales.
• There has been collusion in the sector in the past.

Opportunities

• Increasing procurement from black-owned fuel companies by mining sector and government.
• Investment in refining and/or import facilities.
• Lower crude oil prices could lead to more petroleum product consumption and efficiency.
• New entrants in fuel retail sector.
• The increase of Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) imports through newly-constructed import terminals with sufficient storage facilities.
• The use of LPG and biofuels contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the decrease in respiratory-related diseases.

Threats

• Continued slow pace in the establishment of clean fuel regulations.
• Depleting gas reserves threaten fuel production.
• Development of refining capacity in Africa may lead to more imports of refined liquid fuels creating competition for South Africa’s ageing refineries.
• Exchange rate volatility and weakening economy.

Outlook

Analysts see investment in the petroleum sector in South Africa being driven by government regulations, clean fuels legislation and the need for petroleum companies to meet air quality and minimum emissions standards. However, the slow pace of government in establishing clean fuel regulations is hampering investment in local refining capacity. As far as biofuels are concerned, Shell believes they will play a valuable part in the changing energy mix in the future, but this too is dependent on the regulatory environment providing the essential support that is required to make the sector profitable.

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1. INTRODUCTION 6
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 6
2.1. Industry Value Chain 11
2.2. Geographic Position 14
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 16
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 26
4.1. Local 26
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 31
4.1.2. Regulations 33
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 39
4.2. Continental 41
4.3. International 46
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 48
5.1. Economic Environment 48
5.2. Government Initiatives 49
5.3. Pricing 50
5.4. The move to Clean Fuels 52
5.5. Operating Costs 53
5.6. Information Technology, Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation 55
5.7. Labour 56
5.8. Environmental Concerns 59
6. COMPETITION 60
6.1. Barriers to Entry 62
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 63
8. OUTLOOK 64
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 65
10. REFERENCES 65
10.1. Publications 65
10.2. Websites 66
APPENDIX 1 68
Petrol, diesel and paraffin prices as of 2 May 2018 68
APPENDIX 2 69
Department of Energy RAS Benchmark Service Station Matrix as of September 2017 69
COMPANY PROFILES 70
AFRICAN WAX (PTY) LTD 70
AVIDITY ENERGY (PTY) LTD 71
BANZI TRADE 39 (PTY) LTD 72
BLACK KNIGHT OIL TRADERS (PTY) LTD 74
BLENDCOR (PTY) LTD 75
BLENDRITE CHEMICALS (PTY) LTD 77
BLUE CHIP LUBRICANTS (PTY) LTD 79
BP SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 81
CAMEL FUELS (PTY) LTD 83
CHEVRON SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 85
D H BROTHERS INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 88
DA MELROSE 90
DEOJAY PETROLEUM KZN (PTY) LTD 92
DESAMARK (PTY) LTD 94
DIESEL SUPPLY LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 96
EASIGAS (PTY) LTD 98
ECON OIL AND ENERGY (PTY) LTD 101
EFORA ENERGY LTD 103
ELEGANT FUEL (PTY) LTD 106
ENGEN PETROLEUM LTD 108
FINISHING TOUCH TRADING 540 (PTY) LTD 112
FORCE FUEL (PTY) LTD 113
FPS BULK DIESEL (PTY) LTD 115
FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 117
G PEARSON 119
GERM AFRICA (PTY) LTD 121
GOLDENGLO CANDLE AND SOAP MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 123
GULFSTREAM ENERGY (PTY) LTD 125
HAMMERTONE FUELS (PTY) LTD 127
HANDR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 129
ILLOVO SUGAR AFRICA (PTY) LTD 131
IMBIZO PETROLEUM TRADERS (PTY) LTD 134
INDY OIL SA (PTY) LTD 135
JARS GALORE (PTY) LTD 137
KAPULA CANDLES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 139
KZN OILS (PTY) LTD 141
MABELE FUELS (RF) (PTY) LTD 143
MAKWANDE ENERGY TRADING (PTY) LTD 145
MASANA PETROLEUM SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 146
MDUBANE ENERGY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 148
MOTOLUBE (PTY) LTD 150
NATIONAL CANDLE AND WAX (PTY) LTD 152
NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 153
OMNIA HOLDINGS LTD 155
ORYX OIL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 159
PETROLEUM MARKETING ORGANIZATION (PTY) LTD 161
PETROLEUM OIL AND GAS CORPORATION OF SOUTH AFRICA SOC LTD (THE) 163
PETROX (PTY) LTD 166
PISTON POWER CHEMICALS CC 167
PRIMAGAS CC 169
PUMA ENERGY SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 170
QUANTUM ENERGY CC 172
ROYALE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 173
SASOL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 175
SEA LAKE INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 178
SEBOKENG FUELS (PTY) LTD 180
SETOIL (PTY) LTD 182
SHELL AND BP SOUTH AFRICAN PETROLEUM REFINERIES (PTY) LTD 183
SHELL DOWNSTREAM SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 186
SPANJAARD LTD 188
SUNBIRD ENERGY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 191
TIPUBLOX (PTY) LTD 193
TONGAAT HULETT LTD 194
TOSAS (PTY) LTD 199
TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 201
TOTALGAZ SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 204
TUNICA TRADING 59 (PTY) LTD 207
TWM PETROLEUM SERVICES (PTY) LTD 209
VAAL TRUCK INN (PTY) LTD 210
VALSAR PETROLEUM (PTY) LTD 211
VIVO ENERGY PLC 212
VRYHEID PETROLEUM (PTY) LTD 215
WINKELHAAK VERSPREIDERS CC 216
ZAS PETROLEUM (PTY) LTD 218

Report Coverage

The South African Petroleum Industry describes the domestic sector, highlights current conditions, including the uncertainty that exists regarding the regulatory environment, and discusses factors influencing the success of the industry. Profiles for 54 companies are included, ranging from South African energy giant, Sasol South Africa (Pty) Ltd to small companies such as Germ Africa (Pty) Ltd and Deojay Petroleum KZN (Pty) Ltd that focus on the blending and wholesale of lubricants.

Introduction

This report focuses on the South African petroleum sector and includes information on the paraffin wax sub-sector. Statistics indicate that the additional economic activity due to revenue generated by South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) members in this sector during 2014 was approximately R308bn or 8.1% of national GDP. Stakeholders believe that important issues facing the industry have the potential to disrupt the country’s supply of refined petroleum products in the short and/or medium-term if not addressed with care and insight.

Strengths

• Strong associations representing stakeholders.
• The domestic liquid fuels sector is world class and is operated by most of the world’s largest multinational corporations.
• The logistics of this sector adequately provides fuel and lubricants across the wide expanse of South Africa and its closest neighbouring countries particularly with the recent completion of MPP.
• This sector abides by international HSSE specifications in terms of its operations.

Weaknesses

• A refinery is capital-intensive and carries high fixed costs and it must therefore be run at high capacity to cover these costs.
• All refineries are operating at full capacity and more and more imports are necessary.
• The industry fails to meet international environmental specifications in terms of emissions from its products and refineries are rapidly becoming obsolete.
• The newest crude oil refinery was built 40 years ago and the oldest 60 years ago.

Opportunities

• Ability for smaller wholesale/retail players to enter the Industry with the segmentation margins and the withdrawal of multinationals
• Crude oil prices have halved, which could lead to more petroleum product consumption and efficiency.
• Ensuring foreign oil and gas companies use South Africa as a base for serving their oil and gas operations in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Investment in refining and/or import facilities.
• New sources of gas from the Karoo now that regulation regarding fracking has been approved.

Threats

• The lower oil prices may see lower investment and the slipping of HSSE standards.
• The use of bio-fuels is likely to increase in the next 20 to 30 years.
• There is a distinct danger that on-going policy uncertainty may see the closure of the domestic refineries in the light of international competition.
• Volatility of the rand.

Outlook

The Liquid Fuels Industry is at an impasse. Significant decisions on investment and security of supply stemming from clean fuels are being left to linger rather than being tackled with vigour and purpose. Maurice Radebe, SAPIA Chairperson, believes that if policy uncertainty on cleaner fuels continues, the current refinery fleet could be “wiped out” in the next five to ten years. The essence of the debate is principally one of security of supply: whether the country needs a fleet of refineries in South Africa or whether the nation should rely on the big international export refineries of the Middle East and India and import finished refined petroleum products.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Paraffin Wax 2
2.2. Biofuels 3
2.3. Petroleum Industry Value Chain 4
2.4. Geographic Position of the Petroleum Industry 6
3. SIZE OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 14
4.1. Local 14
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 16
4.1.2. Regulations 17
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 18
4.2. Continental 19
4.3. International 21
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 21
5.1. Government Intervention 21
5.2. Labour 21
5.3. Economic Environment 23
5.4. Environmental Concerns 24
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 24
5.6. Crime and Security 25
6. COMPETITION 25
6.1. Barriers to Entry 25
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 26
8. OUTLOOK 26
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 27
10. REFERENCES 27
10.1. Publications 27
10.2. Websites 28
COMPANY PROFILES – PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY OF LIQUID AND GASEOUS FUELS AND RELATED PRODUCTS 29
AFRIC OIL (PTY) LTD 29
BAHLALOGA TECHNOLOGY'S CC 31
BLENDCOR (PTY) LTD 33
BLENDRITE CHEMICALS (PTY) LTD 35
BLUE CHIP LUBRICANTS (PTY) LTD 37
BP SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 39
CAMEL FUELS (PTY) LTD 41
CHEVRON SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 43
DEOJAY PETROLEUM KZN (PTY) LTD 46
DESAMARK (PTY) LTD 48
EASIGAS (PTY) LTD 50
ELEGANT FUEL (PTY) LTD 53
ENGEN PETROLEUM LTD 55
FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 58
GERM AFRICA (PTY) LTD 60
GULFSTREAM ENERGY (PTY) LTD 62
H AND R SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 64
INDY OIL SA (PTY) LTD 66
KZN OILS (PTY) LTD 68
MASANA PETROLEUM SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 70
MOTOLUBE (PTY) LTD 72
NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 74
ORYX OIL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 76
PETROLEUM MARKETING ORGANIZATION (PTY) LTD 78
PETROLEUM OIL AND GAS CORPORATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD (THE) 80
PISTON POWER CHEMICALS CC 83
PUMA ENERGY SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 85
ROYALE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 87
SASOL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 89
SHELL AND BP SOUTH AFRICAN PETROLEUM REFINERIES (PTY) LTD 93
SHELL DOWNSTREAM SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 96
SOUTHERN ENERGY TRADING (PTY) LTD 98
SPANJAARD LTD 100
TOSAS (PTY) LTD 103
TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 105
TOTALGAZ SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 107
TUNICA TRADING 59 (PTY) LTD 109
COMPANY PROFILES – PRODUCERS OF BIODIESEL 111
BIOGREEN DIESEL (PTY) LTD 111
DA MELROSE 113
ILLOVO SUGAR (PTY) LTD 115
MABELE FUELS (RF) (PTY) LTD 118
TONGAAT HULETT LTD 120
COMPANY PROFILES – OTHER PETROLEUM/SYNTHESISED PRODUCERS 124
AFRICAN WAX (PTY) LTD 124
BANZI TRADE 39 (PTY) LTD 125
DH BROTHERS INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 126
G PEARSON 128
GOLDENGLO CANDLE AND SOAP MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 129
JARS GALORE (PTY) LTD 131
KAPULA CANDLES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 133
NATIONAL CANDLE AND WAX (PTY) LTD 135
NOBUNTO HAND CRAFTED PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 136
SASOL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 137
SEA LAKE INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 141

Report Coverage

The Manufacture of Biofuels focuses on the current state of the nascent domestic industry, international developments in the biofuels sector and factors influencing its success. The report also profiles five companies, including sugar giants Illovo Sugar Ltd and Tongaat Hulett Ltd which supply the sugar cane for ethanol production, and newcomer Mabele Fuels (RF) (Pty) Ltd, which aims to build a bio-ethanol-from-sorghum plant in Bothaville in the Free State.

Introduction

This report focuses on the biofuels industry. Biofuels are defined as combustible fuels that are derived from biomass from agricultural products. Production of biofuels in South Africa of around 130 barrels per day contributes some 0.1% of estimated world production, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The majority of this is ethanol, produced from sugar cane and by one dominant player at present. The sugar industry as a whole creates 79,000 direct jobs, which is around 11% of the total agricultural workforce and indirect employment is estimated at 350,000 jobs. The biodiesel sector employs only around 200 people at present, not all of them involved directly in the process. The contribution by biofuels to foreign revenues is negligible at under R500m at today’s fuel prices. Environmental concerns have underpinned the development of sustainable, renewable energy sources. Concerns over security of oil supplies and higher oil prices added further impetus to growth in the industry. Major nations have mandated targets stipulating renewable content of fuels. Most of the mandates come from Europe where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) has specified a 5-7.5% renewable content by 2020. Global demand will in the future be driven by targets in other parts of the world. In South Africa delays in finalising biofuels policies have hampered investment in the industry.

Strengths

• It has the potential to create employment, especially in rural areas.
• It is environmentally-friendly, utilising waste to produce fuel.
• Pending legislation is positive for the industry.
• The industry is sustainable as it uses renewable resources.

Weaknesses

• High cost of feedstock and capital investment.
• Potential threat to food stock.
• The government’s delay with the blending mandate legislation.
• Water scarcity and potential of drought.

Opportunities

• Government support for the industry.
• Mandated levels of biofuels in export markets such as Europe which have less land available for crops.

Threats

• Consumer resistance to the blending of biofuels.
• Less expensive oil prices.
• Potential greater sourcing of shale gas for conversion into fuel.

Outlook

Worldwide the biofuels industry is struggling to compete in an environment of falling fossil fuel prices. In South Africa, support for the biofuels industry was initially instigated as a way to reduce reliance on oil imports. However, falling global oil prices have negated the need to some extent. The future of the industry depends on governmental clarity going forward.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4.1. Local 8
4.1.1. Regulations 9
4.1.2. Black Economic Empowerment 11
4.2. Continental 11
4.3. International 13
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 15
5.1. Economic Environment 15
5.2. Input Costs 15
5.3. Labour Resources 16
5.4. Government Policy 17
5.5. Environmental Concerns 17
6. COMPETITION 18
6.1. Barriers to entry 18
6.2. Innovation 18
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 20
8. OUTLOOK 20
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 20
10. REFERENCES 21
10.1. Publications 21
10.2. Websites 21
COMPANY PROFILES 22
FIRST IN SPEC BIOFUELS LTD 22
ILLOVO SUGAR LTD 23
MABELE FUELS (RF) (PTY) LTD 27
MR DA MELROSE 29
TONGAAT HULETT LTD 31

Report Coverage

The Manufacture of Petroleum and Lubricants focuses on the current state of the domestic industry, the challenges it faces and government attempts to support the sector. The report also profiles 38 industry players, including national oil company PetroSA that employs 1,681 people, and multinational subsidiary BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd which is involved in the wholesale and retail of petrol, the blending of lubricants and the production of LPG.

Introduction

This report focuses on the liquid fuels sector of the South African economy which contributes around 3% to the GDP of the country and has R94bn in assets. Of the country’s six ageing refineries, four produce refined petroleum products from imported crude oil, while the remaining two produce liquid fuels synthetically via the Fischer-Tropsch process. As they are all manufacturing at capacity, 20% of the country’s refined petroleum product needs had to be imported in 2013. Analysts confirm that two large investment decisions need to be made in the short-term: the issue of technology and its impact on the environment, and secondly the issue of burgeoning demand and the inability of the refineries to meet this demand. Both issues are expensive.

Strengths

• Government support for the sector in Operation Phakisa, part of the NDP.
• Strong associations representing stakeholders.
• The domestic liquid fuels sector is world class and is operated by most of the world’s largest multinational corporations.
• The logistics of this sector adequately provides fuel and lubricants across the wide expanse of South Africa and its closest neighbouring countries.
• This sector provides fuel and lubricants which meet international specifications in terms of quality and safety.

Weaknesses

• A refinery is capital-intensive and carries high fixed costs and it must therefore be run at high capacity to cover these costs.
• All refineries are operating at full capacity and more and more imports are necessary.
• LPG sales are limited by supply as it is a by-product of the refining process and there is a shortage of import facilities.
• The newest crude oil refinery was built 40 years ago and the oldest 60 years ago.
• The refineries are environmentally backward and there is haggling over who needs to pick up the bill to meet world class health and environmental standards.

Opportunities

• Crude oil prices have halved, which could lead to more petroleum product consumption and efficiency.
• Ensuring foreign oil and gas companies use South Africa as a base for serving their oil and gas operations in sub-Saharan Africa.
• Investment in refining and/or import facilities.
• New sources of gas from the Karoo now that regulation regarding fracking has been approved.
• Oil multinationals are divesting of pieces of their businesses allowing local/BEE companies to enter the oil arena.

Threats

• The introduction of regulations that minimise the appeal of investment in the sector.
• The use of bio-fuels is likely to increase in the next 20 to 30 years.
• There is an unwillingness to invest among established players.
• Volatility of the rand.

Outlook

The Oil & Gas Industry in South Africa is at a cross roads and needs further investment. However, it is clear that investment is dependent on South Africa having a stable and fair regulatory framework as well as a favourable tax regime for companies in the sector. Although some progress has been made in this regard, stakeholders mentioned the uncertainty and a lack of clarity that still exist. An encouraging development is the possibility that oil and gas legislation will be excluded from the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act Amendment Bill because of the unique challenges facing this industry. There are also prospects for South Africa to position itself as a regional hub for the oil and gas industry, promoting its location as ideal for foreign companies to service their operations in sub-Saharan Africa which expects economic growth of 4.5% in 2015 and 5.1% in 2016.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Petroleum Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position of the Petroleum Industry 4
3. SIZE OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 13
4.1.2. Regulations 13
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 16
4.2. Continental 17
4.3. International 18
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 22
5.1. Government Intervention 22
5.2. Labour 22
5.3. Economic Environment 23
5.4. Environmental Concerns 24
6. COMPETITION 25
6.1. Barriers to Entry 26
6.2. Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 26
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 27
8. OUTLOOK 28
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 28
9.1. Publications 28
9.2. Websites 29
APPENDIX 1 30
New RAS Methodologies 30
ORGANOGRAM 35
COMPANY PROFILES 39
AEMCOR SUPPLY AND TRADING (PTY) LTD 39
AFRIC OIL (PTY) LTD 41
ALTIVEX 529 (PTY) LTD 43
ASHLAND SPECIALTIES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 44
BAHLALOGA TECHNOLOGY'S CC 46
BLENDCOR (PTY) LTD 47
BLENDRITE CHEMICALS (PTY) LTD 49
BLUE CHIP LUBRICANTS (PTY) LTD 51
BP SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 53
BRENT OIL (PTY) LTD 55
CAMEL FUELS (PTY) LTD 57
CHEVRON SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 59
DEOJAY PETROLEUM KZN (PTY) LTD 62
EASIGAS (PTY) LTD 64
ENGEN PETROLEUM LTD 67
FUCHS LUBRICANTS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 70
GERM AFRICA (PTY) LTD 72
GULFSTREAM ENERGY (PTY) LTD 74
H&R SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 76
INDY OIL SA (PTY) LTD 78
KAYA GAS (PTY) LTD 80
KZN OILS (PTY) LTD 82
MASANA PETROLEUM SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 84
MOTOLUBE (PTY) LTD 86
NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 88
ORYX OIL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 90
PETROLEUM MARKETING ORGANIZATION (PTY) LTD 92
PETROLEUM OIL AND GAS CORPORATION OF SA (SOC) LTD (THE) 94
PISTON POWER CHEMICALS CC 98
ROYALE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 100
SASOL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 102
SHELL SOUTH AFRICA REFINING (PTY) LTD 107
SHELL AND BP SOUTH AFRICAN PETROLEUM REFINERIES (PTY) LTD 109
SPANJAARD LTD 112
TOSAS (PTY) LTD 115
TOTAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 117
TOTALGAZ SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 119
TUNICA TRADING 59 (PTY) LTD 121