Sources: 1. Boston Consulting Group 2. IEA—World Energy Outlook 2012 3. Business Day Live (SA Newspaper) 4. SelectUSA Source: Sasol Domestic energy production revolution 1 Driven by Shale gas discovery and development 10 trillion cubic feet projected to be produced by 2030 U.S. features existing pipelines and other infrastructure (vs. China) A global energy player 2 Estimated to overtake Saudi Arabia in oil production by around 2020 Estimated to overtake Russia in gas production around 2015 Dramatic decline in prices 3 Prices set locally, rather than globally 1/2 to 1/3 of cost compared with Japan, Italy, Germany Significant impact on industrial energy prices as well (with positive outcomes for industry) Dramatic investment successes 4 Johannesburg-based Sasol Limited announced plans to establish a Gas-to-Liquids plant in Louisiana Expectation of follow-on investment in related chemicals manufacturing Total project investment $21 billion Expectation that project will create 1,200 permanent jobs and 7,000 temporary jobs Sasol has stated its active exploration of the U.S. market for the company’s future growth in areas like petrochemicals and fertilizer manufacturing. U.S. Strengths in Oil & Gas
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