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Media Release

Commissioning activities underway at Sasol Lake Charles Chemicals Project

Media Release

Sasol committed to keeping residents informed via text message system

Westlake, Louisiana– Commissioning activities are underway at Sasol’s US$11.13 billion Lake Charles Chemicals Project in Southwest Louisiana with several systems and machinery to be tested over the next few months in advance of startup.

“Beginning in late July, activities will involve testing of safety devices such as flares as well as process, utility, electrical and instrumentation systems,” Sasol spokesperson Kim Cusimano said. “There will be some noise associated with these activities and we will do our best to advise the community in advance.”

Sasol will communicate relevant commissioning activities, including those expected to reach a higher noise level, via the SasolTEXT system. The company encourages community members to register to receive the messages at

As of March 31, the project reached 85 percent complete and a cumulative capital spend of US$9.19 billion. Sasol plans to startup the first three LCCP manufacturing units by the end of CY2018 with remaining units expected to startup in 2019.

“Protecting people and the environment is our priority, and our commissioning process is a safety exercise in itself,” Cusimano said. “A team of experienced engineers, process technologists and industrial safety experts have worked for several years, in parallel to construction activities, to outline in great detail the commissioning activities.”

Community members are encouraged to call Sasol’s Community Information Line at 337.494.5301 with any questions about commissioning activities.

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