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  • Safeguarding our environment
  • Safeguarding our environment
  • Multi-product pipeline
  • The road to cleaner fuels
SAPIA Position on Climate Change

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) recognises the responsibility to transition towards a low carbon economy within a time frame that limits global average warming to well below 20 C above pre-industrial limits. Read More  

Welcome to SAPIA
Welcome to the South African Petroleum Industry Association website. SAPIA is a trade organisation representing the main petroleum and liquefied petroleum gas companies in South Africa.

SAPIA plays a strategic role in addressing a range of common issues relating to the refining, distribution and marketing of petroleum and LPG products, as well as promoting the industry’s environmental and socio-economic progress. SAPIA fulfills this role by proactively engaging with key stakeholders, providing research information, expert advice and communicating the industry’s views to government, members of the public and media.

Our key priorities are as follows:
• Promote industry transformation and skills development.
• Facilitate the security of supply of petroleum products.
• Promote health, safety, security and environment within the industry.
• Provide input into the development of climate change policy and regulations including that pertaining to the monitoring, measuring and reporting of GHG emissions.
• Make the transition to cleaner fuels in a manner that avoids any supply disruptions in the most cost-effective way possible.
• Contribute to policy formulation, implementation and a fair regulatory framework for all.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Market and Regulatory Pricing


Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a generic term applied to propane, butane, and mixtures of these two hydrocarbons often used interchangeably. These compounds naturally occur in crude oil and natural gas from where they are recovered directly from the producing field or produced in oil refineries and then sold. LPG is highly flammable and has a boiling point significantly less than 0 C making it a gas at room temperature. It is stored in pressurised containers as a liquid for ease of handling.

LPG burns cleanly without soot (black carbon), thereby reducing carbon emissions. It is safe and easy to use and can assist in improving ambient air quality which has attendant benefits in the reduction of non-communicable chronic diseases such as bronchitis and asthma. Read More  


Industry overview - statistics and graphs

View all the statistics and graphs of petroleum products consumption, imports & exports, refinery capacity, petrol/diesel consumption ratio, pricing, fuels taxation collection, health, safety and environment indicators and more.

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How petrol prices are calculated in South Africa

The petrol retail price is regulated by government, and changed every month on the first Wednesday of the month. The calculation of the new price is done by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) on behalf of the Department of Energy (DOE).

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SAPIA Master Class October 2021
Competition compliance briefing
SAPIA Members Competition Compliance Briefing
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