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Winter Diesel

Over the winter months in South Africa, the low-temperature operability of diesel fuel becomes increasingly important. During this period, and for the most part only in the coldest...
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Understanding Gear Oils

There’s often confusion about the American Petroleum Institute (API) classifications used for gearbox or transmission oil specifications. Therefore, individuals responsible for sel...
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The life of diesel

Diesel begins its life as a crude oil fraction, which undergoes a number of processing steps starting with fractional distillation. The crude oil is heated and pumped into a tall d...
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Busting the myths on diesel fuel – Part 5

Diesel density and stability - In this blog, the last in our five-part Myth Buster series, we explore the myth that diesel density is too close to petrol to justify claims that it ...
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Paying Attention to the Future

If there is one takeaway from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the fact that we’d better start paying attention to something beyond what happens daily. It’s very easy to fall into the ...
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Learning from the Pandemic

Looking back over this past year, there are some key learnings regarding how the pandemic has impacted customer behaviour. In our last article we spoke about the need to take time ...
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Factors affecting the price of lubricants

Finished lubricants keep the world running, ensuring performance and safety in a vast range of dynamic, high-temperature applications. But as dynamic as these applications are, so ...
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Understanding South Africa’s Carbon Tax

Despite the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 remained the hottest year on record globally, tied with 2016. It's clearer than ever that now is the time to ...
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A day in the life of a commodity trader

Keeping the economy turning through sourcing essential resources. Behind every liter of diesel used to transport goods, is a team of commodity traders. Commodity traders source ref...
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Preventing Your Engine From Overheating

Say your driver is out on the road and notices something wrong—liquid is leaking from the engine area. The driver suspects a coolant leak, but how can he or she know for sure? It’s...
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