HOW IT WORKS
Sasol Chemical Industries was charged with excessive pricing of propylene and polypropylene – used to make hardmoulded plastic products and viewed as one of the key industrial inputs needed to expand local manufacturing.
Similar to other oil refineries, Sasol’s synthetic-fuel facilities create this feedstock for plastics as a by-product.
Unlike normal refineries, it has no means to convert it into other products, making it useless for any other purpose than making plastic.
This “special advantage” allows Sasol to sell the stuff to its chemical subsidiary at very low prices.