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discussion document on the riview of fuel specifications and standards for south africa.
Click here to view the draft Discussion document on the review of fuel specifications and standards for South Africa.
indigenous oil and gas resources
The Department of Energy is committed to the promotion of liquid petroleum gas (LPG), which is cleaner and safer and can serve as an efficient burning energy source.

It is better-burning fuel for cooking and heating and does not generate smoke, dust and choking fumes like most other hydrocarbon fuels. The government is committed to making liquid petroleum gas more affordable for cooking and heating to reduce the need for large investments in power generation.

The LPG Association undertook to connect 250 000 low-income households by March 2005 and a further 3-million by 2008. However, only 23 000 households were connected by March 2005. The department is addressing the problems of this project.

For example, among the obstacles encountered was the price of LPG and the cost of cylinders. Once these become affordable, a large market will open up. Eskom is also supporting the initiative.
importing and exporting
The import of refined products is restricted to special cases where local producers cannot meet demand. It is subject to state control to promote local refinery utilisation.

When overproduction occurs, export permits are required and generally granted, provided that both South Africa's and other Southern African Customs Union members' requirements are met. More diesel than petrol is exported, owing to the balance of supply and demand of petrol and diesel relative to refinery configurations.

Although petrol and diesel make up 55 percent of total liquid-fuel exports, South Africa is also the main supplier of all other liquid fuels to Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.

To read the guidelines governing the recommendations by the Department of Energy to the International Trade Commission in respect of the importation and exportation of crude oil, petroleum products and blending components, click here.
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