Oceanography South Africa Oceanography SA Website
Oceanography in South Africa
Main Navigation Menu

Cracked pipe causes Mossel Bay GTL Refinery to shut down

by Selwyn Bergman
on 28 Feb 2008
Oceanography SA
Oceanography SA

The gas-to-liquid (GTL) refinery at Mossel Bay has been shut down for safety reasons after a 10cm crack was discovered in the inlet pipe over the past weekend.

Sipho Mkhize, Chief Executive Office for PetroSA said that: "We have decided to close it as we are not prepared to place the lives of about 1 000 people as well as the community at risk."

It is expected to take approximately one week for the repairs to be completed.

Mkhize further went on to state that: "We have enough stock for the next two weeks, but the supply of industrial gases and heavy fuel oil to customers will unfortunately be disrupted until commissioning activities commence."

Further reading:

Website Search

Search the Site

From our Business Directory
Use the Oceanography SA Website to spread the word about your local marine related business or ocean news event. Call SeaScience for help on 0837198781.
Related Content