SA's largest crude oil refinery implements temporary shutdown owing to unrest

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Sapref will implement a force majeure due to the unrest.
Sapref will implement a force majeure due to the unrest.
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Shell and BP South African Petroleum Refineries (Sapref), responsible for 35% of South Africa's refinery capacity, has implemented a force majeure due to ongoing unrest.

The refinery, headquartered in Durban, is the largest crude oil refinery in South Africa. It processes 24 000 tons of crude per day and produces 2.7 billion litres of petrol per year.

However, due to riots affecting Sapref's supply routes, it has decided to implement a temporary shutdown.

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