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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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Our total commitment

to safety, quality and Protection.

Astron Energy is completely committed to safety, quality and the environment

Many things have changed over the years, but one thing has not: our commitment to protecting both people and the environment. For us, it goes beyond merely paying lip service.

Our commitment is evidenced in the fact that we have made it policy while investing significantly to make sure we put our money where our mouth is. 

Our total commitment

to safety, quality and Protection.

Astron Energy is completely committed to safety, quality and the environment

Many things have changed over the years, but one thing has not: our commitment to protecting both people and the environment. For us, it goes beyond merely paying lip service.

Our commitment is evidenced in the fact that we have made it policy while investing significantly to make sure we put our money where our mouth is. 

Emergency response

For refinery related queries, SMS the word ‘Info‘ to 30786 and we will call you back.  For our Client Services, please email CRM@astronenergy.co.za.

Contact us on (021) 403 7911.

Emergency response

For refinery related queries, SMS the word ‘Info‘ to 30786 and we will call you back.  For our Client Services, please email CRM@astronenergy.co.za.

Contact us on (021) 403 7911.

We focus on quality improvement

Our Quality Improvement Programme is an integral part of Astron Energy‘s commitment to producing the finest fuels.

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Our Quality Improvement Programme is an integral part of Astron Energy‘s commitment to producing the finest fuels. Through mutual respect and teamwork, we create an environment that fosters continual improvement. 

The programme is designed to ensure that we produce transportation fuels that not only meet performance expectations and are delivered on time but are always manufactured safely and in an environmentally sound way. 


We are totally committed to safety

At our refinery, all our employees take responsibility for, and work together towards achieving our overall objective of zero safety and environmental incidents.

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At our refinery, all our employees take responsibility for and work together towards achieving our overall objective of a safe working environment.

We take the health and safety of all our employees very seriously and are always looking at ways to ensure their well-being, constantly implementing programmes to maintain and create ever-improving safety records.


We have a 24/7 emergency response team

Our refinery has a full-time, on-site industrial fire department with a fire chief and fully trained and certified firefighters and EMTs.

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Our refinery has a full-time, on-site industrial fire department with a fire chief and fully trained and certified firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) Their training ensures that we are equipped to deal with all types of emergencies. 

We also have operations based Shift Emergency Response Team (SERT) members, who are trained to work closely with the fire department to further manage emergency situations.

A key focus of our fire department is prevention-related activity and ensuring that firefighting systems are maintained in an optimal state. 

Our fire department also regularly trains and performs drills with local fire departments to evaluate and improve firefighting procedures specific to potential refinery emergencies. 


We protect our environment in every way we can

We are constantly working to improve our efforts to protect the environment in which we live and work, through numerous programmes and policies.

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We are constantly working to improve our efforts to protect the environment in which we live and work, through numerous programmes and policies. Our refinery is located between residential communities in the Cape Town area, so we take extra care to make sure we take the necessary steps to protect our employees, their families and our neighbouring communities.

Petroleum refining is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. We comply with the required national and local laws that protect human health and the environment, and regularly engage with oversight agencies to make sure we stay abreast of global regulations.


We are committed to sustainability

We are committed to sustainability across all areas of our business, in particular as it relates to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

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We are committed to sustainability across all areas of our business, in particular as it relates to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). We take our responsibility to heart when it comes to reducing our carbon footprint and seek to transition to a low carbon economy and a better future for generations to come.


Renewable and efficient energy is one of the key focus areas in our approach to sustainability. We have implemented an energy efficiency program to reduce the energy requirements at our refinery by between 10-20% by 2023.


Water is essential to our operations and we are committed to the responsible use and conservation of water. 80% of the water needed for our refinery process comes from recycled water from a local treatment plant. We have installed and operate an onsite reverse osmosis unit that purifies the water to the level required for use in the refinery. We also have a programme in place to reduce the amount of water released to the ocean after effluent treatment. At present we are able to recycle between 60-70% of the water destined for the ocean, using technology imported from abroad.


Another important initiative is waste management. We have been segregating general waste at source for a decade, thereby diverting potential recyclable material away from sensitive and overused landfill sites. This has resulted in social and economic benefits by providing raw material to third party recycling facilities.


We focus on quality improvement

Our Quality Improvement Programme is an integral part of Astron Energy‘s commitment to producing the finest fuels.

Quality Improvement 2 (1)

Our Quality Improvement Programme is an integral part of Astron Energy‘s commitment to producing the finest fuels. Through mutual respect and teamwork, we create an environment that fosters continual improvement. 

The programme is designed to ensure that we produce transportation fuels that not only meet performance expectations and are delivered on time but are always manufactured safely and in an environmentally sound way. 


We are totally committed to safety

At our refinery, all our employees take responsibility for, and work together towards achieving our overall objective of zero safety and environmental incidents.

Refinery 1013 Resized V0.1

At our refinery, all our employees take responsibility for and work together towards achieving our overall objective of a safe working environment.

We take the health and safety of all our employees very seriously and are always looking at ways to ensure their well-being, constantly implementing programmes to maintain and create ever-improving safety records.


We have a 24/7 emergency response team

Our refinery has a full-time, on-site industrial fire department with a fire chief and fully trained and certified firefighters and EMTs.

Screenshot 2021 08 23 At 09.14 1 (4)

Our refinery has a full-time, on-site industrial fire department with a fire chief and fully trained and certified firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) Their training ensures that we are equipped to deal with all types of emergencies. 

We also have operations based Shift Emergency Response Team (SERT) members, who are trained to work closely with the fire department to further manage emergency situations.

A key focus of our fire department is prevention-related activity and ensuring that firefighting systems are maintained in an optimal state. 

Our fire department also regularly trains and performs drills with local fire departments to evaluate and improve firefighting procedures specific to potential refinery emergencies. 


We protect our environment in every way we can

We are constantly working to improve our efforts to protect the environment in which we live and work, through numerous programmes and policies.

Microsoftteams Image (49)

We are constantly working to improve our efforts to protect the environment in which we live and work, through numerous programmes and policies. Our refinery is located between residential communities in the Cape Town area, so we take extra care to make sure we take the necessary steps to protect our employees, their families and our neighbouring communities.

Petroleum refining is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. We comply with the required national and local laws that protect human health and the environment, and regularly engage with oversight agencies to make sure we stay abreast of global regulations.


We are committed to sustainability

We are committed to sustainability across all areas of our business, in particular as it relates to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

Comitted To Safety (1)

We are committed to sustainability across all areas of our business, in particular as it relates to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). We take our responsibility to heart when it comes to reducing our carbon footprint and seek to transition to a low carbon economy and a better future for generations to come.


Renewable and efficient energy is one of the key focus areas in our approach to sustainability. We have implemented an energy efficiency program to reduce the energy requirements at our refinery by between 10-20% by 2023.


Water is essential to our operations and we are committed to the responsible use and conservation of water. 80% of the water needed for our refinery process comes from recycled water from a local treatment plant. We have installed and operate an onsite reverse osmosis unit that purifies the water to the level required for use in the refinery. We also have a programme in place to reduce the amount of water released to the ocean after effluent treatment. At present we are able to recycle between 60-70% of the water destined for the ocean, using technology imported from abroad.


Another important initiative is waste management. We have been segregating general waste at source for a decade, thereby diverting potential recyclable material away from sensitive and overused landfill sites. This has resulted in social and economic benefits by providing raw material to third party recycling facilities.


Here's how our refining

process works.

At our Cape Town refinery we are dedicated to producing the finest fuels through our refining process: 

Crude oil arrives

At our Cape Town refinery we are dedicated to producing the finest fuels through our refining process:

Crude oil arrives at the Astron Energy refinery in its rawest form – whether pumped through pipelines or shipped in tankers. 

Crude Oil Arrives

Converting the crude oil

Our team is then responsible for converting the crude oil into fuel that can be used – petrol for cars, jet fuel for airplanes, diesel for trucks and trains, propane and butane for home heating and braais, fuel oils, and certain chemicals for industrial use.

All Sectors Aviation

The refining process

Starts in the distillation towers, where liquids and vapors are separated into components according to weight and boiling point, with lighter, more valuable fuels separated from heavier products. Nearly all of the products are then hydrotreated to remove sulphur and nitrogen, by using hydrogen to bind with sulphur and nitrogen.

Refining Process

The resulting sulphur

The resulting sulphur is recovered and sold for industrial use while the nitrogen is converted to ammonia for sale to the fertiliser industry and for use in the refinery. The remaining nitrogen is converted back to harmless nitrogen gas, which is a key component of the air we breathe.

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Here's how our refining

process works.

At our Cape Town refinery we are dedicated to producing the finest fuels through our refining process: 

Crude Oil Arrives
All Sectors Aviation
Refining Process
All Sectors Agriculture

Crude oil arrives

At our Cape Town refinery we are dedicated to producing the finest fuels through our refining process:

Crude oil arrives at the Astron Energy refinery in its rawest form – whether pumped through pipelines or shipped in tankers. 


Converting the crude oil

Our team is then responsible for converting the crude oil into fuel that can be used – petrol for cars, jet fuel for airplanes, diesel for trucks and trains, propane and butane for home heating and braais, fuel oils, and certain chemicals for industrial use.


The refining process

Starts in the distillation towers, where liquids and vapors are separated into components according to weight and boiling point, with lighter, more valuable fuels separated from heavier products. Nearly all of the products are then hydrotreated to remove sulphur and nitrogen, by using hydrogen to bind with sulphur and nitrogen.


The resulting sulphur

The resulting sulphur is recovered and sold for industrial use while the nitrogen is converted to ammonia for sale to the fertiliser industry and for use in the refinery. The remaining nitrogen is converted back to harmless nitrogen gas, which is a key component of the air we breathe.


Only about 40% of crude oil

produces high-quality fuels

when processed.

The remaining components of crude oil give rise to heavy, poor performing fuels which need to be converted to usable transportation fuel through a process known as “conversion” or “cracking”:

  • The Fluidised Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCC), or “cat cracker,” cracks the heavy material into petrol
  • The Hydrocracking Unit, or ISOMAX Unit, makes use of our patented hydrocracking process to crack heavy material into jet fuel
  • Once cracked, the molecules must be arranged and rearranged to burn cleanly and with better performance, which is done via the Catalytic Reforming process to produce higher octane fuels.
  • Finally, more than 200 hydrocarbons and additives are blended into the fuel.

The finished products are held in storage tanks, ready to be shipped via tanker, truck or pipeline to our customers throughout South Africa.

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