SASOL AT A GLANCE
Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company Through our talented people, we use selected technologies to safely and sustainably source, produce and market chemical and energy products competitively.
For over 65 years, Sasol has been a pioneer in the inventive monetisation of Hydrocarbons. Using coal, crude oil and natural gas, along with the skills of our people and our technological advantage, we have become one of the world’s largest producers of synthetic fuels and a global chemicals player.
We employed 31 270 people worldwide in 32 countries. The company is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (South Africa) and on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States of America.
As an active corporate citizen we are committed to delivering social value beyond our factory fence to neighbouring communities where we participate in development programmes, promote employee volunteerism, contribute to charities and support local businesses where possible.
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES US
• Our highly skilled people with technical, upstream and engineering capabilities Strong global customer relationships
• Our ability to manage complex integrated value chains and production facilities
• Our highly cash generative diverse asset portfolio
• Strong energy brand in South Africa
• Strong US and EU presence in specialty chemicals
SASOL OVER THE YEARS I HISTORICAL TIMELINE
Our business is global but our technological innovations and regional focus assists with our growth aspirations and our foundation businesses which has greatly contributed in reaching distinct milestones in our 68-year journey.
SOME OF THE MILESTONES ARE LISTED BELOW
The original coal-to-liquids (CTL) complex at Sasolburg, starts producing synthetic fuels and chemicals and the first eight drums of Creosote-the first Sasol product-are dispatched in March. In August, the Synthol reactor completes its first reaction.
South African Gas Distribution Company (now Sasol Energy) is formed to market and distribute pipeline gas.
Joint venture, Natref oil refinery, starts fuel production and Sasol petrol, developed for Formula One motor racing, is supplied for the first time.
Construction of R2,3 billion Sasol Two commences on Secunda site. Anew South African town is established – Secunda. Its Latin name meaning second, is appropriate as it was the second town established by Sasol following Sasolburg.
Sasol privatises and lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Sasol Two synfuels and chemicals complex is completed and the first product, ammonia, is dispatched to the fertiliser industry.
Sasol Three-a replica of the Sasol Two complex-starts production.
First Sasol Advanced Synthol reactor come on line at Secunda.
• Sasol lists on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States.
• Construction of pioneering and environmentally-friendly gas-to-liquids (GTL) venture outside South Africa at Ras Laffan, Qatar commences.
• First natural gas from Mozambique arrives in Secunda through the cross border Pipeline.
• Sasol Oil (now Sasol Energy) merges with Exel Petroleum and enters the South African retail fuel market.
• ORYX gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar is commissioned and first product available.
• Sasol expands its chemicals business in China with the opening of office in Shanghai to market diverse range of chemical solvents in the region.
• Announces South Africa’s single largest broad-based BEE ownership transaction to date.
New R1 billion limestone ammonium nitrate granulation plant inaugurated at Secunda plant.
Sasol takes decision to proceed with Lake Charles Cracker Project (LCCP) in Louisiana, USA.
• Sasol and Air Liquide inaugurated a €200-million (about R2.9bn) air separation unit (ASU) at Secunda Synfuels Operations.
• Sasol Mining officially inaugurated the Shondoni Colliery as part of its R14 billion mine replacement programme.