37 XTL Plants in Operation; More Under Construction

10 May 2017
The South African refiner Sasol has been producing hydrocarbon fuels and specialty products from coal-derived synthesis gas at Secunda and Sasolburg, South Africa, since 1955. The company’s combined XTL capacity amounts to 164,000 b/d. Sasol has connected a natural gas pipeline between central Mozambique and Sasolburg, where the imported gas is added to the coal feedstock to produce chemicals and diesel. During the first half of 2012 Sasol announced expansion of coal mines and added the “Thubelisha” shaft at the Twistdraai colliery in Mpumalanga, South Africa. With the new shaft, the life of the Twistdraai colliery is expected to be extended beyond 2039.