Total South Africa was established in 1954 and is 50.1% owned by multi-national Paris-based Company, Total Group. Total South Africa plays a significant role within the Total Group. Total South Africa’s business focus is on manufacturing, sales and marketing of a range of petroleum products for the retail, commercial, agricultural and industrial markets. With a portfolio of 547 service stations located throughout South Africa. Total are a key player in the country’s petrochemical market, with products ranging from jet fuel, liquid petroleum gas to lubricants, grease and kerosene. The company enjoys a 36.6% share in the Natref Refinery.
Shell is one of the world’s leading energy companies & plays a key role in helping to meet the world’s growing energy demand. Shell South Africa (Pty) Ltd, has been active in South Africa since 1902 & employs over 1500 people. Their main business activities in South Africa include the Retail and Commercial Fuels, Lubricants and Oils, Chemicals and Manufacturing Sectors, with their head offices based in Johannesburg.
With over 500 BP service stations, BP SA is one of the largest oil companies in the country. BP SA focuses on the refining and marketing of fuels and lubricants. We process crude oil at the SAPREF refinery and manufacture lubricants at an oil blending plant located in the city of Durban. In addition to a national network of BP-branded service stations, we operate nine depots and three coastal installations, as well as the largest rail gantry in Africa located in Pretoria. BP Southern Africa employs more than 1 000 people. Our main centers of employment are Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. As well as co-owning the SAPREF refinery with Shell, through Masana Petroleum Solutions, BP has a 45% minority stake in a commercial and industrial fuels marketing business, alongside our black empowerment partners. Masana Petroleum Solutions is the first black-owned and managed energy company of its kind in South Africa.
Engen is an Africa-based energy company focusing on the downstream refined petroleum products market and related businesses. The company’s core functions are the refining of crude oil, the marketing of our primary refined petroleum products and the provision of convenience services via our extensive retail network. The Engen Refinery based in Durban, SA, has a capacity of 135 000 barrels per day, Lubricating Oils Blending Plant which produces 40 tons of product per hour, totalling 320 000 litres per day/on a single shift, approximately 1 500 service stations across sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, convenience stores at approximately 600 Engen service stations, extensive storage and distribution infrastructure, including: depots, terminals, lubricant warehouses, a bitumen plant and aviation facilities at leading airports, a transport fleet consisting of approximately 180 bulk fuel tankers.