Transnet Pipelines is responsible for the transport of liquid fuels: petrols, diesel, jet fuel, crude oil and gas (methane rich gas)
The total product throughput is about 16bn litres per annum, and the gas throughput is 450 million cubic metres per annum.
Given the many parallels that exist between liquid fuel pipelines and gas pipelines and the 43 year track record, serious consideration has been given to a similar approach for the development of gas pipeline network with Transnet Pipelines playing a major role in the formulation of the policy and the future transportation of gas in Southern Africa.During 1995 Transnet Pipelines, in line with it's vision to be the national gas transporter of choice in Southern Africa, decided to reconfigure and convert sections of the existing network to allow for the transportation of methane rich gas (MRG) from Secunda to KwaZulu-Natal, with possible link up to, amongst others, Pande gas from Mozambique, in the future.
The transportation of fuel in a multi-products pipeline is made possible by careful planning and batching of the product to minimise contamination. Product will be tested at three stages – at intake, in transit and on delivery, and will at all times conform to specifications as agreed to between Transnet Pipelines and Industry.