PetroSA intervenes in LPG shortage
PetroSA will convert a percentage of its mogas (motor gasoline, used to make petrol) to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to help alleviate the shortage, says board chairman Benny Mokaba.
This was being done because the LPG shortage affected the motor industry and those who used the gas for heating in winter, he was quoted saying in a statement.
"It is our fervent hope that our efforts will go a long way towards easing the situation and warming South Africans in these chilly days."
PetroSA would reduce its propane and mogas production by about 1500 cubic metres and 2000 cubic metres per month respectively, in the process increasing monthly LPG production by about 3000 cubic metres.
Mokaba said PetroSA was concerned the current LPG shortage was negatively affecting the motor and related industries in the country, particularly in the Eastern Cape.
South African Petroleum Industry Association executive director Fani Tshifularo said the LPG shortage was reported last week Wednesday.