Sapia Congratulates New TNPA Board and Reaffirms Commitment to Ports Transformation.

16 October 2023, Johannesburg –The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA), the association representing the collective interest of the South African petroleum industry, welcomes the appointment of the inaugural board of directors of Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA).

The South African petroleum industry is a key contributor to the country’s economy and energy security. SAPIA members operate in a highly regulated environment, subject to various legislative and policy frameworks that govern their activities. To that end, SAPIA recognises the vital role that the ports play in ensuring the security of supply, as they are the main gateway for the import of petroleum products and export of other commodities – they need to be efficient, reliable, and competitive to meet the demands of the market.

SAPIA Championing Eco-Friendly Fuels in the Battle Against Climate Change

12 October 2023, Johannesburg – As part of the unwavering dedication of the South African petroleum industry to address climate change, the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) is proud to back the government-enforced Clean Fuels 2 initiative for its potential to decrease detrimental tailpipe emissions. The Clean Fuels 2 program, mandated by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) starting 1 July 2027, directs consumer sales of petrol and diesel with a maximum of 10 ppm sulphur content and imposes stricter limits on some compounds present in petrol, such as benzene, aromatics, and olefins. According to Avhapfani Tshifularo, Executive Director of the SAPIA, “The initiative is crucial for several factors like reducing tailpipe emissions and playing a role in combating climate change.”