Durban–Sasolburg Oil Pipeline

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

Durban–Sasolburg Oil Pipeline is an existing crude oil pipeline, running from Durban to Sasolburg, South Africa.


The pipeline runs from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province, to the NATREF refinery at Sasolburg, Free State, South Africa.

Loading map...


The 580-km, 18-inch Durban–Sasolburg crude oil pipeline was commissioned in 1971. It transports crude oil from the port at Durban to the NATREF oil refinery at Sasolburg, near Johannesburg. It has a capacity of 7.3 billion liters per year, or 125,000 barrels per day. It is owned by Transnet.[1][2]

Project Details

  • Operator: Transnet
  • Parent Company: Government of South Africa
  • Current capacity: 125,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 580 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Date: 1971

Articles and resources


  1. Pipeline Development Plan, 30-Year Long-Term Planning Framework, Transnet, 2017, p. 330.
  2. Operations, Transnet Pipelines, accessed June 2020.

Related articles

External resources

External articles