Transitioning SA's Petrochemical Value Chain


The discussion in this section is aimed at clarifying and communicating the techno-economic complexity of Secunda and Sasolburg and their linked activities, in terms of current structure, technologies and operation, and how these could evolve in future. The section is presented following the value chain structure, recognising inter-connectivity, and that decisions at one point in the value chain have implications elsewhere:  

  • Upstream supply of inputs to the process
  • The Secunda and Sasolburg production facilities
  • Downstream demand for products

Consideration is also given here to financial and macro-economic aspects of the transition required by Paris-alignment. 

Detailed deep dives of the various aspects of the petrochemicals value chain can be found below. Click on the bubbles for Upstream, Process or Downstream, or jump directly into the sub-topics by clicking on the icons.