Operations 2019-10-13T11:46:28+00:00


Transnet Pipelines owns, operates, manages and maintains a network of some 3 800 kilometres of crude oil, refined product and gas pipelines and associated pump stations, accumulation facilities and a terminal.

The pipeline network is managed through a Master Control Centre, located in Durban, which operates on a 24 hour 7 day a week basis.

The company owns and operates a 30 million litre tank farm with road and rail loading facilities in Tarlton to facilitate cross border deliveries via road and rail to Botswana. The company also owns and operates a refractionator plant at Tarlton for the management of intermixture generated.

The company transports approximately 17 billion litres of product per annum and the product slate includes:

  • Crude Oil
  • Diesel 50ppm and 500ppm
  • Unleaded Petrol – 93 Octane
  • Unleaded Petrol – 95 Octane
  • Jet Fuel
  • Gas 600 cubes


The pipeline network is managed through a technology driven National Operating Centre which functions as a planning, control and security hub and operates on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis.

The NOC features state-of-the-art electric video walls which monitor and display SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) information, security access control and CCTV feeds from around the network and general information related to the entire pipeline process.

The size and complexity of the video system is one of the largest and most unique installations in African.