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2009-12-03 07:13:00

JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 1. Introduction Sasol's (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL) financial results for the year ended 30 June 2009 were characterised by the dramatic decline and volatility in oil and commodity prices. Headline earnings per share for the first half of the 2009 financial year were at a record high of R21,92 while the second six months realised only R3,50. Oil prices and commodity prices experienced in the 2010 financial year to date are much lower than the peak...

2009-11-24 05:00:00

PRETORIA, South Africa, November 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sasol and Gassnova SF, the Norwegian state-owned enterprise responsible for managing governmental interests related to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Union Buildings in Pretoria that will enable Sasol to explore the possibility of becoming a participant in the European CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) currently under construction in Norway. The signing of the MoU by...

2009-11-20 07:13:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sasol (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL) released its annual Sustainable Development Report ("The report") today, Friday, 20 November 2009. The report focuses on Sasol's economic, environmental and social sustainable development performance for the year 2009. The report is published on Sasol's website at www.sasol.com/SDR2009. Sasol Investor Relations Tel.: +27 11 441 3113 / 3745 / 3321 investor.relations@sasol.com About Sasol:...

2009-11-11 17:41:05

It is currently estimated that natural gas resources will be exhausted in 130 years; however, those reserves where extraction is cost-effective will only flow for another 60 years or so. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research and at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces might be helping to make it worthwhile to tap into previously unused resources. They have developed a catalyst that converts methane to methanol in a simple and efficient process. Methanol can...

2009-10-14 08:28:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sasol (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL) announced today that Dr Benny Mokaba has resigned as director of Sasol Limited with effect from 14 October and will leave the employment of the company on 1 January 2010. However, Dr Mokaba has agreed to make some of his time available in 2010 to render consultancy services to Sasol on selected projects. The Sasol chief executive, Pat Davies said, "I would like to thank Benny for his contribution...

2009-10-12 05:32:00

JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sasol's (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL) annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2009, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, have been issued and have been posted on the Sasol website at www.sasol.com. An abridged report will not be published as the information previously published in the preliminary report is unchanged. Copies of the annual report will be sent to holders of securities and the JSE...

2009-09-03 10:55:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The gas-to-liquids (GTL) business is involved in the chemical conversion of stranded natural gas feedstocks to liquid products such as transportation fuels and chemicals. Insofar as beneficial processing of the world's huge resource base of stranded natural gas is concerned, GTL processing is a relatively recent R&D focus of the petrochemical industry. Development of commercial-scale GTL plants, utilizing stranded natural gas is a relatively recent...

2009-08-18 07:59:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America, Inc. (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced today that eight of its member airlines have signed an unprecedented agreement with Rentech, Inc. and Aircraft Service International Group (ASIG) to purchase up to 1.5 million gallons per year of renewable synthetic diesel fuel (RenDiesel) for use in ground service equipment at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)...

2009-08-11 09:13:51

A Fischer Tropsch (FT) microchannel reactor developed by Velocys Inc, combined with a new highly active FT catalyst developed by Oxford Catalysts, has been short-listed in the Best Innovation by an SME category of the 2009 ICIS Innovation Awards.The reactor, which can achieve productivities that are orders of magnitude greater than for conventional FT reactors, can operate economically when processing just 500-2000 tones of waste per day. Diesel and jet fuels produced using the microchannel...

2009-08-06 15:12:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ASTM International's final approval of jet fuel blended with synthetic paraffinic kerosene from the Fischer-Tropsch process marks a critical step on the path to everyday use of alternative jet fuel by commercial, private and military aviation. "AIA is very pleased at the speedy approval of this new jet fuel blend by ASTM," said AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey. "This is another step forward in our industry's efforts to reduce our...