HUGE EXPLOSION ROCKS SASOL NATREF PLANT- MAIN STREAM MEDIA EERILY SILENT ABOUT IT

 

 

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Article posted  by: White Nation  correspondent Pretoria May 28 2017

 

 

 

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A MASSIVE blast last week at Sasol’s Natref plant, in which about 15 people were injured and millions of rands suffered damage, is kept silent by the South African media.

The cause of the explosion is not known, but  it is speculated that it was incompetent BEEE operators or engineers responsible for it. Meanwhile, the Minister of Defense and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, try to cover it up- saying  the country would be “foolish if he did not believe that he was also threatened with terrorism. “So– shifting the blame of incompetence again. If it was not Alec Irwin’s “ far right wing” whites- it must be nameless “terrorists.” ANYTHING just not to blame their BEEE incompetence.

She says that South Africa is part of the global world and that threats of terrorism also apply to South Africa. The question is now whether the Natref explosion should not be seen in that light, and that is why it is kept so quiet? Sasol has quickly covered their turf and denied that a video distributed on social media is that of the explosion of Natref. However, there was no denying that there was an explosion.

Chemical conglomerate Sasol closed part of the Natref inland crude oil refinery in Sasolburg following an explosion early on Monday morning, which affected 14 people. Through its subsidiary Sasol Oil, the group owns 63.64% of Natref, with the remainder owned by Total SA. According to the 2015 South African Petroleum Industry Association annual report, Natref is the fourth-largest of SA’s six refineries and has a capacity of 108,000 barrels a day.

Since January 2016, the refinery has been producing low-sulphur diesel graded as 50 parts per million. It also produces a number of other products, including petrol, jet fuel and liquid petroleum gas. Sasol said the explosion occurred at about 7.45am near the plant’s hydrogen compressors and resulted in a fire that was extinguished by 8.45am. Eight people were treated for shock, three for dust inhalation and three for minor injuries. Commentators on social media said the blast was heard and felt in Vereeniging, about 30km away. Sasol said operating units near the hydrogen compressors were shut down.

The company was investigating the cause of the incident as well as the effect it would have on production. Natref processed 15.6-million barrels of crude oil in the nine months to March, less than the 15.9-million barrels processed in the same period in 2016 as a result of a planned shutdown. The last serious incident at Natref was in November 2004 when contractors working on gas pipes caused a leak which resulted in a fire. Two people died in that incident and several others were treated for gas inhalation.

Sasol’s share price dipped up to R3 or 0.17% to R407 after the incident, which was countered by continued strength in the spot price for Brent crude oil. Brent crude was at $54.12 a barrel by mid-afternoon as expectation rose that members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia would agree to extend production cuts for another nine months. The parties are meeting in Vienna later this week. In its latest Monthly Cost Forecast Report, economists at Afriforesight predict that oil prices will be volatile and increase gradually over the next 18 months, because of rising production costs and growth  in demand. Afriforesight sees the price of Brent crude oil at about $57.10 a barrel by the fourth quarter  of 2018.

 

 

SOURCE- Business Day

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