No petrol or diesel shortages are expected at fuel stations, at this stage, after South Africa has been left without a single operating oil refinery.
All of South Africa’s refineries are now offline, after Sasol closed Natref in Sasolburg following delays in the arrival of crude oil shipments at the Durban port.
Sasol says it does not want to give information about the origin of the oil that has been delayed, but confirmed that a shipment finally arrived on Saturday.
The company says it is “proactive” in finding new sources of oil. It expects that Natref will be running at full capacity by end-July.