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Supply of jet fuel to O.R Tambo International Airport

26 April 2022, Johannesburg – The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) can confirm that jet fuel stocks at O.R Tambo International Airport are low but not critical. As at 25 April

2022, stocks were sitting at three days. The available jet fuel at the airport is adequate to accommodate the current demand. 

South Africa depends on jet fuel supply through both local production and imports and there is sufficient product availability in the country. However, the movement of jet fuel is currently challenging due to the impact of the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal. Rail deliveries have been paused as a result of extensive damage to railway lines. This is posing a risk to the supply of product to O.R Tambo International Airport in the coming days. 

SAPIA and its members are looking at alternatives to supply jet fuel to O.R Tambo International Airport and to mitigate the risk of stock outs. Supply to all other airports across the country remains steady.