Durban–Sasolburg Oil Pipeline

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Durban–Sasolburg Oil Pipeline is an operating crude oil pipeline in South Africa.[1]


The pipeline runs from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province, to the NATREF refinery at Sasolburg, Free State, South Africa.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Transnet[1]
  • Parent Company: Government of South Africa
  • Current capacity: 125,000 barrels per day
  • Length: 580 kilometers[1]
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Start Date: 1971[1]


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.[2][3][1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Durban–Sasolburg, South Africa". Offshore Technology. November 1, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Pipeline Development Plan, 30-Year Long-Term Planning Framework, Transnet, 2017, p. 330.
  3. Operations, Transnet Pipelines, accessed June 2020.

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