All rights reserved. The Caltex mark is owned by Chevron Africa – Pakistan Services (PTY) Ltd. Under License to Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd.


All rights reserved. The Caltex mark is owned by Chevron Africa – Pakistan Services (PTY) Ltd. Under License to Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd.


All rights reserved. The Caltex mark is owned by Chevron Africa – Pakistan Services (PTY) Ltd. Under License to Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd.


All rights reserved. The Caltex mark is owned by Chevron Africa – Pakistan Services (PTY) Ltd. Under License to Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd.

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New times, new energy

Astron Energy, a Glencore group company, is a leading supplier of petroleum products in Southern Africa, with a vast network of service stations (over 850 being converted in the next 4 years) that will make us the second-largest petroleum network in the region.

We are strongly committed to being a responsible corporate citizen, promoting education, health and economic development in an effort to build stronger communities and drive sustainable economic growth. 

We own and operate the country’s third-largest crude oil refinery in Cape Town, which has a daily nameplate crude processing capacity of 100,000 barrels and a lubricant manufacturing plant in Durban. 

Part of South Africa’s history for over 100 years 

Although Astron Energy entered the South African market in 2018 (through a majority acquisition of the former Chevron South Africa Pty (Ltd) by Glencore South Africa Oil Investment (Pty) Ltd) the legacy company has been around for ages!  

For more than a century, we have played a significant role in South Africa’s economy and heritage, a journey that started when our first crude oil cargo was imported into South Africa in 1911 to help meet the country’s fuel needs. 

In 1936, motorists were first introduced to the Caltex brand and the Caltex star logo, the result of a joint venture between the former owners Standard Oil of California (later Chevron) and Texaco. 1955 saw the establishment of the Caltex Lubricant Manufacturing Plant in Durban. In 1966, we further strengthened our position as a key investor in South Africa with the construction of our refinery in Cape Town. 

Since 2018, Astron Energy has been operating the Caltex brand under a license agreement with Chevron. Over the next few years, all Caltex branded service stations in South Africa and Botswana will be rebranded to Astron Energy in a phased manner.  This makes Astron Energy the overarching brand across the corporate, commercial, and retail channels of the business. 

Company Overview
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New times, new energy

Astron Energy, a Glencore group company, is a leading supplier of petroleum products in Southern Africa, with a vast network of service stations (over 850 being converted in the next 4 years) that will make us the second-largest petroleum network in the region.

We are strongly committed to being a responsible corporate citizen, promoting education, health and economic development in an effort to build stronger communities and drive sustainable economic growth. 

We own and operate the country’s third-largest crude oil refinery in Cape Town, which has a daily nameplate crude processing capacity of 100,000 barrels and a lubricant manufacturing plant in Durban. 

Part of South Africa’s history for over 100 years 

Although Astron Energy entered the South African market in 2018 (through a majority acquisition of the former Chevron South Africa Pty (Ltd) by Glencore South Africa Oil Investment (Pty) Ltd) the legacy company has been around for ages!  

For more than a century, we have played a significant role in South Africa’s economy and heritage, a journey that started when our first crude oil cargo was imported into South Africa in 1911 to help meet the country’s fuel needs. 

In 1936, motorists were first introduced to the Caltex brand and the Caltex star logo, the result of a joint venture between the former owners Standard Oil of California (later Chevron) and Texaco. 1955 saw the establishment of the Caltex Lubricant Manufacturing Plant in Durban. In 1966, we further strengthened our position as a key investor in South Africa with the construction of our refinery in Cape Town. 

Since 2018, Astron Energy has been operating the Caltex brand under a license agreement with Chevron. Over the next few years, all Caltex branded service stations in South Africa and Botswana will be rebranded to Astron Energy in a phased manner.  This makes Astron Energy the overarching brand across the corporate, commercial, and retail channels of the business. 

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At Astron Energy, we believe in driving sustainable economic growth in South Africa and STEAM education is our key focus area where we believe we can make a significant contribution and positively affect the lives of the communities we touch. 

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At Astron Energy, we believe transformation is key to South Africa’s future - a belief that is evident in our business objectives. Our intent is to lead change, not as a short-term project but as an ongoing deeply rooted process, in all we do. 

We value our communities

At Astron Energy, we believe in driving sustainable economic growth in South Africa and STEAM education is our key focus area where we believe we can make a significant contribution and positively affect the lives of the communities we touch. 

At Astron Energy, we believe transformation is key to South Africa’s future - a belief that is evident in our business objectives. Our intent is to lead change, not as a short-term project but as an ongoing deeply rooted process, in all we do. 

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The Refinery

Our Cape Town refinery produces petrol, diesel, jet fuel and liquefied gas for the Western Cape and for export to other African countries. Our lubricant manufacturing plant in Durban maintains a laboratory and blending plant. 

The Refinery

Our Cape Town refinery produces petrol, diesel, jet fuel and liquefied gas for the Western Cape and for export to other African countries. Our lubricant manufacturing plant in Durban maintains a laboratory and blending plant. 

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From our refineries to our head office, there are always more positions becoming available for skilled, dedicated candidates who want to join the Astron Energy family.

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