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South Africa's LPG Market

South Africa's LPG Market

South Africa is a middle-income, emerging market with abundant natural resources. Mining, mineral processing, and manufacturing are the main sectors driving industrial growth in the country. Globally, South Africa has one of the largest coal reserves; its use is limited to power generation and heating applications in industrial processes. The country has no major gas reserves, with its LPG demand being met through production at local refineries and imports. LPG is employed in certain processes across the industrial sector in South Africa. Its use and uptake have been largely constrained due to inadequate supply, lack of storage and transportation facilities, and relatively higher costs when compared to other energy sources, such as coal, natural gas, and heavy fuel oil. In future, LPG demand in South Africa will be driven by the domestic and small commercial sector as the government looks to diversify the country’s energy mix, steering away from electricity. Rising electricity costs will prove to be a major driver for domestic and commercial consumers switching to LPG in South Africa.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Introduction
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Scope of the Study
  • Country Overview
    • South Africa-Country Overview
    • South Africa Energy-Economic Outlook
    • South Africa-Sector-wise GDP Contribution and Growth
  • Energy Sector Overview
    • Primary Energy Supply
    • Primary Energy Consumption by Sector
    • Primary Energy Consumption by Fuel Type
    • ESKOM-Installed Capacity and Peak Demand
      • Table Installed Capacity and Peak Demand, South Africa, 2011-2015
    • ESKOM-Electricity Output by Fuel Type
  • Energy Consumption by Industrial Sector
    • Industrial Energy Consumption
    • Energy Consumption by Industry Type
    • Energy Consumption by Fuel Type
      • Table Energy Consumption by Fuel Type, South Africa, FY 2012-FY 2013
    • Energy Consumption by End Use
  • Energy Consumption by Commercial Sector
    • LPG-Commercial Sector
    • South Africa-Energy Sector Overview
  • Current State of LPG
    • LPG in South Africa-An Introduction
    • LPG Supply Chain
    • LPG Production, Import, and Export
      • Table LPG Market: Production, Import, and Export Statistics, South Africa, 2010-2014
    • LPG Consumption
    • LPG Consumption by Region
    • LPG Pricing
    • Maximum Retail Price of LPG-Zonal Basis
      • Table Maximum Retail Price of LPG-Zonal Basis
    • LPG Price Breakdown
    • Switchover to LPG
    • LPG Service in South Africa
    • Key Market Participants in the LPG Space
  • LPG Opportunity Analysis
    • Opportunity Analysis
    • Opportunity Analysis-Concept of Anchor Tenant
    • Anchor Tenants-Potential Hotspots in South Africa
  • Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
      • Table Average Fuel Price, South Africa, 2015
  • Conclusion
    • Strategic Recommendations
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations

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