National Petroleum Refiners of South Africa operates the Sasolburg cracking refinery, which is located in Free State, South Africa. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by Sasol, TotalEnergies, and others. The refinery started operations in 1971 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 7.02. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 108
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 34
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 25
Hydrocracker (mbd): 13
Reformer (mbd): 18
Hydrotreater (mbd): 59
Alkylation (mbd): 5

The capacity of the Sasolburg refinery is expected to remain the same as 108mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Sasolburg cracking refinery

The Sasolburg refinery cracking witnessed four incidents during the period 2017-2022.

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