Atmospheric Emission License

Notice is hereby given of the renewal of an Atmospheric Emission Licence (AEL) to Chevron Refinery, Cape Town (remainder of Erf 936, Milnerton, Cape Town) in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (Act No. 39 of 2004) (NEM:AQA). The licensing authority, the City of Cape Town, issued the  AEL subsequent to a renewal process undertaken in terms of Section 47 of NEM:AQA.  The AEL is valid until 31 March 2019.

The following Listed Activities, as published in terms of Section 21 of the NEM:AQA (GN 893 dated 22 November 2013), are applicable to activities
currently conducted at the Refinery and have been licensed as part of the AEL:

  • Category 1 - Liquid Fuel Combustion Installations:
    • Sub-category 1.2 - Liquid fuel combustion installations; and
    • Sub-category 1.4 - Gas combustion installations.
  • Category 2- Petroleum Industry, the production of gaseous and liquid fuels as well as petrochemicals from crude oil, coal, gas or biomass:
    • Sub-category 2.1 - Combustion installations:
    • Sub-category 2.2 - Catalytic Cracking Units;
    • Sub-category 2.3 - Sulphur Recovery Unity; and
    • Sub-category 2.4 - Storage and handling of petroleum products.

The AEL as well as a letter from the City of Cape Town explaining the decision are available for download below.

Should the applicant or an interested and affected party wish to appeal any
aspect of the decision to grant the AEL, written notice of intention to appeal with reasons, must be lodged in terms of Section 62 of the Municipal Systems Act (Act No. 32 of 2000) to the City Manager by 06 November 2014.

Post: The City Manager
 P.O. Box 298
 Cape Town

Any queries relating to the issuing of the Cape Town Refinery AEL may be
submitted to Ian Gildenhuys of the City of Cape Town at the
following email address: [email protected]

Please use the following reference number on all correspondence:


Atmospheric Emission Licence (2Mb PDF)

City of Cape Town Letter (2Mb PDF)

Contact Information

Claire Alborough
ERM Southern Africa

T: +27 21 681 5400
E: [email protected]

2nd Floor, The Great Westerford
240 Main Road
Rondebosch, Cape Town