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Petroleum Industry Supply Chain in South Africa, 2015

Petroleum Industry Supply Chain in South Africa, 2015

The petroleum value chain in South Africa is quite complex and is made up of many capital-intensive processes that often require costly infrastructure. Strategic management and appropriate infrastructure is vital to ensure an optimal flow throughout the petroleum supply chain. The challenge for petroleum companies is to maintain a balance between the stock of scarce products and production output in way that minimises costs and puts lesser risk on the security of supply. The South African petroleum industry, although well-defined, is gradually moving towards growing inefficiencies in its supply chain. The study focuses on the South African petroleum supply chain and evaluates its current and potential challenges. The aim of the study is to analyse the supply chain efficiency on a national level, assessing infrastructure from the transport system to refineries, as well as profiling major oil companies in South Africa that focus on the downstream refined petroleum products market and related businesses.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Introduction
    • Scope
    • List of Acronyms
    • Market Definitions
    • Introduction-Petroleum Industry, A Global Context
  • South African Petroleum Industry Supply Chain
    • The South African Market
    • Landscape of South African Petroleum Industry
    • Petroleum Supply Chain Flow Chart
    • South African Petroleum Industry-Upstream
    • South Africa's Strategic Stock Supply
    • South African Petroleum Industry-Downstream
      • Table Petroleum Industry Supply Chain: Refinery Capacity, South Africa, 2015
    • South African Petroleum Industry-Supply
    • South African Petroleum Industry-Supply-demand Balance
  • South African Petroleum Industry-Transport Infrastructure
  • South African Petroleum Industry-Industry Challenges and Inefficiencies
    • Industry Challenges
    • Infrastructure Limitations and Outdated Technology
    • High Operational Costs and Inflation
    • Oil Price Decline
    • Limited Local Supply of 50ppm Diesel
      • Table Petroleum Industry Supply Chain: Volume Forecast of 50ppm Diesel Demand, South Africa, 2013-2020
    • Impending Environmental Regulations
    • Insecurity of Supply and Access to Supply
    • Transport System Inefficiencies
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Upgrading Refining Capacity
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Full Product and Service Offering
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Optimise Raw Material Accessibility
    • Growth Opportunity 4-Improved Maintenance Planning at Refineries
    • Growth Opportunity 5-Sustainable Solutions
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Company Analysis
    • Goals for an Optimal PSC
    • Market Share Petroleum Companies
    • Competitor Analysis
    • Aviation Fuel Sales Market Share
    • Competitor Analysis-Truck Stops and Service Stations
    • Market Share Retail Stations and Truck Stops
    • Competitor Analysis-Truck Stops and Service Stations
      • Table Petroleum Industry Supply Chain: Overview of Fuel-branded Service Stations and Truck Stops, South Africa, 2015
    • Competitor Analysis
    • Competitor Analysis-Retail Stations
    • Competitor Analysis-Shell
    • Shell Outlets
    • Competitor Analysis-Engen
    • Engen Outlets
    • Competitor Analysis-BP
    • BP Outlets
    • Competitor Analysis-Total
    • Total Outlets
    • Competitor Analysis-Caltex
    • Caltex Outlets
    • Competitor Analysis-Sasol
    • Sasol Outlets
    • Puma Energy Outlets
    • Scenario Analysis of Crude Price on Markets
    • South African Fuel Market
      • Table Petroleum Industry Supply Chain: Percentage Decrease in Price of Petrol Between 2014 and Q1 2015, South Africa, 2015
      • Table Petroleum Industry Supply Chain: Increase in Price of Petrol and Diesel Between January and December 2015, South Africa 2015
  • Insights

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