CEO of Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), Mpumi Mpofu says the Central Energy Fund will develop a plan to address future energy supply safety.
ACSA has detailed the challenges of jet gas at OR Tambo International Airport amid fears of a scarcity. Mpofu claims that gas costs have doubled because the starting of Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, however that refinery constraints are being addressed.
Mpofu, together with different executives from numerous organisations concerned within the jet gas worth chain, addressed a media briefing in Kempton Park on Monday.
Mpofu says, “The general accountability of offering gas safety lies with the minerals and energy departments for the nation. The CEF which we now have requested to be part of the intervention shall be in a position to invoke accessible legislative devices to guarantee energy safety and supply an extra 1.5 million litres of jet gas within the occasion that the mismatch of supply and demand is skilled by an airline.
“In the event that we face challenges the CEF confirms that it will issue directives to supply us for what is known as jet fuel swap to ensure supply to all airlines,” Mpofu provides.
‘SA’s jet gas supply secure’
ACSA has confirmed that the nation’s jet gas supply is presently secure. Mpofu says they presently have sufficient jet gas for 3 days supply for Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport and the state of affairs is unlikely to deteriorate additional.
“Members of the various institutions represented here met at OR Tambo International airport to develop a plan to mitigate the challenges to jet fuel supply which previously led to airline flight cancelations and others tinkering and refuelling at other ACSA airports and Windhoek outside the country. ACSA and its strategic fuel forum partners confirm has decreased but is stable.”
ACSA introduced final month that it was going through jet gas supply constraints because of floods in KwaZulu Natal, which destroyed rail infrastructure and brought about logistical points.
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