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SASOL LIMITED - Sasol's LCCP Ethane Cracker Successfully Replaces Acetylene Catalyst and Increases Ethylene Production Rates

Release Date: 17/12/2019 08:10
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Sasol's LCCP Ethane Cracker Successfully Replaces Acetylene Catalyst and Increases Ethylene Production Rates

Sasol Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)
Sasol Ordinary Share codes:              JSE: SOL          NYSE: SSL
Sasol Ordinary ISIN codes:               ZAE000006896      US8038663006
Sasol BEE Ordinary Share code:           JSE: SOLBE1
Sasol BEE Ordinary ISIN code:            ZAE000151817
(“Sasol” or “Company”)


SASOL’S LAKE CHARLES CHEMICALS PROJECT (LCCP) ETHANE CRACKER
SUCCESSFULLY REPLACES ACETYLENE CATALYST AND INCREASES
ETHYLENE PRODUCTION RATES

Sasol is pleased to announce that the LCCP Ethane Cracker is increasing production
rates following the successful replacement of the acetylene reactor catalyst. The
Ethane Cracker achieved beneficial operation in August 2019 but has run approximately
50 - 60% of nameplate capacity due to underperformance of the plant’s acetylene
removal system. This issue has now been resolved.

The outage to replace the catalyst was successfully completed on schedule and within
budget. Following the outage, the unit was started up smoothly and ethylene production
rates are approximately 85 - 90% of nameplate capacity and are increasing. Ethylene
quality meets US Gulf Coast ethylene pipeline specifications.

Sasol also looks forward to the completion of the LCCP Low Density Polyethylene
(LDPE) Unit which is being commissioned with beneficial operation expected later in
December 2019. The remaining three downstream units under construction to complete
the integrated LCCP site, Ziegler Alcohols and Alumina, Alcohol Ethoxylates, and
Guerbet Alcohols, remain on cost and schedule as per our previous guidance.

17 December 2019
Sandton

Sponsor: Merrill Lynch South Africa Proprietary Limited

Date: 17-12-2019 08:10:00
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