|2021-01-14 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据彭博社1月11日报道，能源咨询公司Citac预计，嘉能可(Glencore Plc)和南非国家石油公司(Petroliam Nasional Bhd)拥有的占南非炼油产能43%的炼油厂将至少关闭产能至2022年。
嘉能可(Glencore)旗下的Astron Energy公司尚未重启开普敦(Cape Town)日产10万桶的炼油厂，该炼油厂7月份发生了致命爆炸和火灾。此外，马来西亚国家石油公司旗下的恩根控股有限公司(Engen Holdings Ltd.)在德班的工厂也在去年12月发生火灾后停产。
荷兰皇家壳牌公司(Royal Dutch Shell Plc)和英国石油公司(BP Plc)的合资企业Sapref炼油厂也面临着不确定性，因为壳牌正在评估其在该业务中的持股。Sasol Ltd.对炼油厂进行审查以来，也一直在犹豫不决。
王佳晶 摘译 彭博社
Almost Half of South Africa’s Oil Refining Seen Shut Until 2022
South African plants owned by Glencore Plc and Petroliam Nasional Bhd that make up 43% of the nation’s oil-refining capacity are expected to stay shut until at least 2022, according to energy consultant Citac.
Astron Energy Ltd., a unit of Glencore, has yet to restart the 100,000 barrel-a-day Cape Town refinery after a deadly explosion and fire in July. Petronas unit Engen Holdings Ltd.’s Durban plant also stopped production in December after a fire.
The closures will force South Africa to rely heavily on fuel imports. All four of South Africa’s oil refineries -- with a total capacity of more than 500,000 barrels a day -- have had accidents or are under review, with the industry already hit hard by the Covid pandemic. A pending national clean-fuels policy is also likely to increase costs to upgrade machinery.
The Astron Energy Ltd., a unit of Glencore Plc, oil refinery stands beyond residential housing blocks in Cape Town, South Africa, on Thursday, July 2, 2020. At least three people died in an explosion and a fire at a South African oil refinery owned by a unit of Glencore.
Engen said options are being considered for its 120,000 barrel-a-day plant after a local news website reported it’s expected to shut in 2023 and may be converted into a fuel-storage terminal. If the plan is to close in two years, “it would not make economic sense to invest into bringing it back up,” said Elitsa Georgieva, an analyst at Citac.
Astron and Engen didn’t immediately reply to emailed requests for comment.
The Sapref refinery, a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc, also faces uncertainty as Shell reviews its shareholding in the business. Sasol Ltd. has also been deciding on plans for its Natref refinery since conducting a review of the plant.