South Africa's Largest Refinery Temporarily Shut Down Amid Looting

Reuters, July 15, 2021

SAPREF, South Africa’s largest refinery located in the east coast port city of Durban, has been temporarily shut down as the country struggles with mass looting and the worst violence in years, an industry official said on Wednesday.  A 50/50 joint venture between BP and Shell, SAPREF has a nameplate capacity of 180,000 bpd and accounts for around 35% of the refining capacity in Africa’s most industrialized economy, a net importer of petroleum products.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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