The Future of Refining and Storage in South Africa

The refining sector in South Africa has changed significantly in the past five years. In 2018, South Africa’s refineries produced 21.8mn mt of products and in 2022, this is forecast to be only 10.9mn mt.

A Biofuel Perspective for Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa’s oil product storage landscape is highly diverse, with both state and private players as well as ageing and state of the art facilities.

Managing the refinery risk of price volatility

Living with the risk of daily oil price volatility on both crude oil and products is part of the life of any refinery. While margin risk can—and has—forced many refiners out of business, the process is generally a slow one.

LPG uptake strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa

LPG consumption in SSA has experienced tremendous growth over the past 10 years, averaging a compound annual growth rate of 9.6%. Consumption has more than doubled since 2010, reaching 4.0mn mt in 2019.

Crude Oil Pricing in West Africa

Crude trading in West Africa has been battered over the past five years by shifts in trade patterns, low oil prices and now by rapidly changing relative values for crudes as new IMO rules for bunker fuels loom.

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