Theft may cause fuel shortages

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Transnet pipelines have already suffered 21 incidents of tampering by perpetrators hoping to steal fuel. Picture: Tehillah Niselow, Fin24
Transnet pipelines have already suffered 21 incidents of tampering by perpetrators hoping to steal fuel. Picture: Tehillah Niselow, Fin24

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Motorists in the interior of South Africa may experience ongoing fuel shortages this week due to damage to a Transnet pipeline carrying fuel from Durban to Gauteng.

In the current financial year, Transnet pipelines have already suffered 21 incidents of tampering by perpetrators hoping to steal fuel. The 61cm diameter multiproject pipeline in question stretches from Durban to Jameson Park in Johannesburg.

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