South Africa will ban 50ppm diesel from September 2023

Hanno Labuschagne

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South Africa will ban 50ppm diesel from September 2023

South Africa published regulations that lower the sulfur content allowed in the country’s diesel fuel, which may force some oil refineries to upgrade in order to meet the standards.

Diesel grades allowed for sale may not exceed 10 parts per million, or ppm, according to a government notice on petroleum product regulations dated Aug. 31.

The rules will come into effect in September 2023.

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RedViking

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Reminds me when i still drove the golf which took LRP. Became more and more difficult to find it. So glad I don't need to worry about it anymore. Wonder what the poor chaps do that still drive vehicles for these fuels.
 

powermzii

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Luckily both mine can take 10... let's hope other oilcos start selling 10 as well
 

system32

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Does this mean we will import 10ppm diesel instead of using the 50ppm local stuff
 

Gordon_R

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Does this mean we will import 10ppm diesel instead of using the 50ppm local stuff

The OP is very clear on the hard choices:
Many of South Africa’s oil refineries will need to upgrade equipment in order to meet new standards, and may not be competitive operating with their current configurations.

Some plants are evaluating their options, while others are converting to terminals capable of importing cleaner fuels.
 

bwana

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As said above, the engine doesn't need the extra sulphur. No additives required for cleaner fuel
Maybe read the post I responded to. He's asking about vehicles that use leaded petrol. Sulphur doesn't really come into play. :)
 

cr@zydude

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Sasol and BP provide currently 10pp

As I have it, only Sasol Secunda produces 10ppm and only Sasol stations sell it.

My post in the other thread about this:

South Africa sets rule to lower sulfur in diesel fuel by 2023

South Africa published regulations that lower the sulfur content allowed in the country’s diesel fuel, which may force some oil refineries to upgrade in order to meet the standards.

“10 ppm production may present a severe challenge.”

A challenge is a huge understatement. Only 1 SA refinery can make diesel at that grade. It looks like SA is heading down the Australian path of closing domestic refineries and importing finished products from Asia.
 
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epah

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poor land cruisers, how will they survive without 500ppm and 50ppm.
 

grantduke

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Any fuel stations in Cape Town that sells 10ppm yet? Last time I heard, it costs too much to transport 10ppm from Secunda to Cape Town by truck
 

Craig_

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Now I wonder if my diesel car will be able to take 10ppm.
 
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