ACSA to develop plan to ensure future security of energy supply: Mpofu – SABC News

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) CEO Mpumi Mpofu said the Central Energy Fund will develop a plan to ensure future security of energy supply.

ACSA has detailed jet fuel challenges at OR Tambo International Airport amid fears of a shortage. Mpofu says fuel prices have doubled since the start of Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, but refining constraints are being resolved.

Mpofu, along with other leaders from various organizations involved in the jet fuel value chain, spoke at a press conference in Kempton Park on Monday.

Mpofu says, “Overall responsibility for ensuring energy security rests with the country’s mineral and energy departments. The CEF that we have asked to join the intervention will be able to invoke the legislative instruments available to ensure energy security and provide an additional 1.5 million liters of jet fuel in the event that the mismatch of supply and request would be experienced by an airline.

“In the event that we encounter any challenges, CEF confirms that they will issue guidelines to supply us for what is known as jet fuel swap to ensure supply to all airlines,” adds Mpofu. .

“SA Jet Fuel Supply Stable”

ACSA has confirmed that the country’s jet fuel supply is currently stable. Mpofu says they currently have enough kerosene for three days’ supply for Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport and the situation is not expected to deteriorate further.

“Members of the various institutions represented here have gathered at OR Tambo International Airport to develop a plan to alleviate the jet fuel supply issues that previously led to air flight cancellations and other tinkering and refueling at other airports. other ACSA and Windhoek airports outside the country. ACSA and its partners in the fuel strategy forum confirm that it has decreased but is stable. »

ACSA announced last month that it was facing jet fuel supply constraints following flooding in KwaZulu Natal which destroyed rail infrastructure and caused logistical problems.

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