Petrochemical giant, Sasol, will be converting a portion of its coal power plants to gas in a bid to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and transition towards cleaner sources of fuel.
The company announced on February 21, 2022, that the first phase of the switch will commence at Sasol’s Secunda plant, with funds having already been approved.
Sasol will be utilizing gas supplied by Mozambique. Despite current gas supplies from the Mozambican Pande-Temane gas fields declining, and expected to be restricted from 2025 onwards, Sasol expects to finalize a contract for new gas supply by the end of 2022. With supply expected to come online in 2026, the company is well positioned to convert to gas.
Sasol is committed to reducing GHG emissions, increasing its initial target of Scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction from 10% for the company’s South African operations to 30% for its energy and chemicals businesses.