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In North America, Sasol has operations in Arizona, Louisiana and Texas. Collectively, these sites employ a workforce of approximately 1,200 and manufacture the primary ingredients in detergents, personal care products, waxes and specialty products used as abrasives, catalysts, thickeners, ceramics and more.

Sasol is building a world-scale petrochemical complex near its existing site in Southwest Louisiana. The project will roughly triple the company’s chemical production capacity in the U.S. and enable it to build on its strong positions in robust and growing global chemical markets.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sasol is listed on the Johannesburg and New York stock exchanges.


Lake Charles Chemicals Project reaches completion


Sasol Founded to Make Oil from Coal in South Africa


Sasol, Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, Expanded into North America with the Purchase of CONDEA Vista’s Assets


Sasol Limited Listed on the New York Stock Exchange in April, Shares Opened at $10.90 USD


Sasol North America’s Research and Development Resources move from Austin, TX to the Lake Charles Chemical Complex


Sasol Limited Board announced plans to build a new unit at the Lake Charles Chemical Complex. A first-of-a-kind technology designed by Sasol engineers to produce hexene and octene from ethylene.


In September of 2011, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the Managing Director of Sasol Synfuels, Ernst Oberholster, visited the Lake Charles Chemical Complex for a special announcement. They jointly announced that Sasol had approved a feasibility study to build a gas-to-liquids plant adjacent to the existing complex. Two months later, it was announced that the company would also study building a world-scale ethane cracker for the same area.

In November of 2011, Sasol began construction on the world’s first tetramerization unit to manufacture co-monomers at the Lake Charles Chemical Complex. Beneficial operation is expected in early 2014.


In December of 2012, Sasol announced that both the world-scale ethane cracker and GTL projects would move into the front-end engineering design phase of the project studies.


Sasol acquired full share ownership of Merisol, which includes plants in Texas and Pennsylvania. Merisol was previously a joint venture between Sasol and Merichem.


Sasol announces final investment decision for ethane cracker and derivatives complex on October 27.
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