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Sasol Update: Early-stage Investigation Of Potential Gtl And Ctl Projects In

Release Date: 11/10/2005 12:29:02      Code(s): SOL
Sasol update:  Early-stage investigation of potential GTL and CTL projects in   
               Algeria and USA                                                  
Sasol Limited                                                                   
(Incorporated in South Africa)                                                  
(Registration number: 1979/003231/06)                                           
ISIN Code: ZAE000006896                                                         
Share Code: SOL                                                                 
NYSE Code: SSL                                                                  
("Sasol")                                                                       
Sasol update: Early-stage investigation of potential GTL and CTL projects in    
Algeria and USA                                                                 
South African oil, gas and petrochemical company Sasol today announced that it  
is evaluating several new gas-to-liquids (GTL) and coal-to-liquids (CTL)        
opportunities over and above the ventures it is currently developing with       
partners in Qatar and Nigeria. One of Sasol"s strategic growth drivers is the   
commercialisation of GTL & CTL.                                                 
One such opportunity is in Algeria. The Algerian Ministry of Mines & Energy and 
Sonatrach, the Algerian national oil company, are soliciting bids for a 34 000  
barrel per day GTL project at Arzew using potential gas reserves in the Tinrhert
area. Sasol Chevron, the joint venture between Sasol and Chevron Corporation,   
headquartered in the USA, submitted a non-binding technical proposal at the end 
of September 2005.  The Algerian authorities have set the middle of 2006 as the 
date for commercial submissions.                                                
Another opportunity is the USA. Recent changes to the USA"s Energy Policy Act   
resulted in renewed interest in CTL projects in the US. Sasol is currently in   
the early stages of evaluating several potential CTL ventures in the USA. Again,
these studies are in pre-feasibility stage and Sasol has taken no decision      
whether or not to pursue any of these opportunities.                            
11 October 2005                                                                 
Johannesburg                                                                    
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA) (Proprietary) Limited               
Date: 11/10/2005 12:29:12 PM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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