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Nov 28, 2014
The retail price of 95-grade petrol in South Africa will drop by 69 cents or 5.2% a litre from next Wednesday, while wholesale diesel will decrease by 4.6%, local radio said on Friday. Petrol will cost R12.47 ($1.13) a litre while the wholesale diesel price will be...
Nov 28, 2014
Plunging world oil prices have dealt a blow to Africa far greater – in purely economic terms – than Ebola, setting back investment in exploration and plans to industrialise. The highest profile victim so far has been Africa's top producer, Nigeria, which was forced...
Nov 28, 2014
All development policies in Mozambique are focused on two major issues: poverty reduction and social and economic infrastructure development. This was recently affirmed by the Rector of Mozambique's Higher Institute of International Relations, Dr Patricio José....
Nov 27, 2014
The Central Energy Fund (CEF) has backtracked on its decision to appoint Tshepo Kgadima as a director and chairperson of national oil company PetroSA following the public “controversy” dogging the new appointee. Nonhlanhla Jiyane had now been appointed as interim...
Nov 27, 2014
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HySA facility at the CSIR
The work of the newly launched Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Infrastructure facilities located at the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria, would promote South Africa’s hydrogen economy, as well as the beneficiation of platinum-group...
Nov 27, 2014
Gulf oil producers led by Saudi Arabia are expected to press the case on Thursday for not yet cutting Opec output, despite calls from several members of the group to bolster sagging prices by removing surplus crude from the market. Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi and...
Nov 27, 2014
Petrochemicals giant Sasol’s industrial sludge bioremediation project will move into full commercial scale over the next two years to treat its 200 000 t/y of industrial sludge. The project made use of aerobic composting to convert sludges from Sasol’s Bioworks water...
Nov 27, 2014
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Nigeria's National Assembly said on Wednesday oil major Shell should pay $3.96-billion for a 2011 spill at its offshore Bonga oilfield in the latest assessment of damage to the environment. The non-binding decision comes after years of analysis by various Nigerian...
Nov 26, 2014
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Nov 26, 2014
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Nov 25, 2014
 
 
 
Nov 25, 2014
Namibia's 885 MW Kudu gas-to-power project is still on track with a final investment decision expected by June 2015, the mines and energy ministry said. Despite objections by an energy lobby group against the generation licence application by the government power...
Nov 24, 2014
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Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has misled Parliament and should be suspended pending an investigation, the DA said on Monday. "Reports indicate that the minister was involved in recommending and appointing Mr Tshepo Kgadima as chairman of the board of...
Nov 24, 2014
Ghana's government has given Italian energy firm Eni the final green light to develop gas resources in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) block, expected to begin production in 2017, it said on Monday. The government, hoping to boost oil and gas production, said...
Nov 24, 2014
Independent power producer Ipsa has missed a November 21 deadline to pay Ethos Energy Italia – formerly Turbocare – an initial €3-million payment as part of a dispute settlement reached last month in relation to the sale and purchase agreements and refurbishment...
Nov 21, 2014
Russia's second-largest oil company, privately controlled Lukoil, said on Friday it planned to invest in Nigeria with US oil major Chevron Corp, part of its push to seek opportunities away from Russia's state-dominated oil sector. "We have decided to enter a joint...
Nov 21, 2014
STEVE BLUEN Between 2008 and 2010, only 4% of students in sub-Saharan Africa graduated with engineering and construction degrees
The skills shortage in the oil and gas development sector in Southern Africa was hampering economic development in the region, said University of the Witwatersrand Business School head and director Steve Bluen at a skills development seminar, in Johannesburg, earlier...
Nov 21, 2014
MARAIS ‘SPYKER’ VAN HEERDEN 3D Draughting’s MD flanked by Bentley Systems' global marketing director Anne-Marie Walters and building, electrical plants and plant products VP Ken Adamson
South Africa was again recognised for excellence in engineering earlier this month, when Cape Town-based computer-aided design draughting (CADD) specialist 3D Draughting took top honours at global infrastructure software manufacturer Bentley System’s Be Inspired...
Nov 20, 2014
Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday it had completed the sale of its 30% stake in Nigeria's onshore Oil Mining Lease (OML) 24 in the Eastern Niger Delta to Newcross Exploration and Production for $600-million. French partner Total and Italy's Eni also sold their...
Nov 19, 2014
Nigeria's long-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is not expected to be voted on by parliament before a planned general election in February 2015, the finance minister said on Tuesday. The bill, which is expected to reform Africa's top oil producer's oil taxes and...
Nov 18, 2014
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State-owned power utility Eskom was no longer targeting 2017 for the commercialisation of underground coal gasification (UCG) at its Majuba power station, in Mpumalanga, owing to delays in receiving regulatory approvals. The utility said in October last year that it...
 
 
 
 
Nov 18, 2014
African building materials maker Uganda Clays Ltd (UCL) expects its costs to fall by up to 40% in 2015, helped by a switch to cheaper, local biofuels from imported oil to fire more of its furnaces, its managing director said on Tuesday. George Inholo, who took over...
Nov 17, 2014
Petroleum products supplier Gulfstream Energy and independent wholesaler Tipublox Petroleum have formed a new company G&T Tsela to focus on logistics within the South African fuel industry. Gulfstream noted that, as one of the nine companies collectively awarded a...
Nov 17, 2014
Slumping prices for oil and other commodities and the prospect of rising global interest rates threaten to return some of the biggest emerging market (EM) nations to "junk" credit ratings, laying bare many countries' failure to reform in the good times. Emerging...
Nov 17, 2014
Outgoing Group Five CEO Mike Upton
Construction company Group Five has welcomed the decision of the Competition Commission to refer a collusive tendering case to the Competition Tribunal in respect of the construction of 2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums, with outgoing CEO Mike Upton arguing that the move...
Nov 17, 2014
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is in talks with commodities trader Trafigura and banks for a $700-million five-year loan at 4.43% to fund oil and gas projects, GNPC and a source close to the deal said on Friday. The deal would be Trafigura's first in...
Nov 17, 2014
Nigeria will use about half of its $4.11-billion oil savings Excess Crude Account to meet ongoing expenditures, its finance minister said on Sunday. "We are not trying to deplete it. But we might go to tap about half of it or slightly less than half to be able to...
Nov 14, 2014
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Algeria and Venezuela will join forces to defend crude oil prices, Venezuela's Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said in remarks broadcast on Thursday, ahead of an OPEC meeting later this month. "We talked about the international oil market and reaffirmed our position...
Nov 13, 2014
A planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant to develop Tanzania's vast gas reserves could cost up to $30-billion, the energy minister said, but declined to reveal the proposed site for the liquefaction facility. East Africa has become one of the world's...
Nov 13, 2014
Independent power producer Ipsa on Thursday announced the sudden death of its CEO Phil Metcalf. Ipsa said former CEO Peter Earl had agreed to take on the role of acting CEO in the interim.
Nov 12, 2014
Falling oil prices may cut investment in US shale oil by 10% next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said, slowing growth in a sector that has turned the United States into a major global producer. The recent drop in oil prices "should not blind us to the...
 
 
 
 
Nov 12, 2014
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Econometrix MD and senior economist Rob Jeffrey said on Wednesday that the “fundamental weaknesses” of renewable-energy sources currently precluded these projects from being able to provide affordable, reliable power to the national grid. Despite emphasising that all...
Nov 12, 2014
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The existing Lake Charles facility where Sasol already has a 455 000 t/y operational ethane cracker
In a reversal of traditional foreign-investment flows, an African company is poised to make the largest-ever capital investment into the southern US State of Louisiana, with a second, even bigger, investment under investigation. JSE-listed energy and chemicals group...
Nov 12, 2014
Africa-focused oil and gas explorer Tullow Oil said it will concentrate its investment focus on its producing assets and existing discoveries because of weak oil prices and poor offshore drilling results. The company is reviewing its operations in French Guiana and...
Nov 11, 2014
World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) on Tuesday launched the 2014-15 round of the organisation’s international Climate Solver Awards platform, providing an opportunity for small businesses to showcase innovative technologies that reduce carbon emissions...
Nov 10, 2014
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Advocacy group Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) has called for the revisiting of an intensive public consultation process before licences are issued for exploratory drilling for shale gas in South Africa’s central Karoo region. This followed reports by Engineering...
Nov 07, 2014
PLASTICS TO DIESEL DEMONSTRATION The demonstration plant converts oil-containing plastics to diesel and multifuel
Small-scale plastics-to-diesel plants can be used by communities and in cooperation with municipalities to derive value from waste plastics, says Plastic Diesel cofounder and entrepreneur Deon Bester. With the help of a research partner in New Zealand, the plant has...
Nov 06, 2014
South African petrochemicals group Sasol expects full production at a gas-to-liquids plant in Nigeria it is developing with Chevron by mid-2015, a senior official said on Thursday. The Escravos GTL plant in the Niger Delta has suffered multiple delays and its...
Nov 05, 2014
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Shell South Africa Marketing chairperson Bonang Mohale
Energy group Shell confirmed on Wednesday that the company had received notification from the Petroleum Agency South Africa (Pasa) that its applications for three exploration rights in the Karoo, which had been submitted in 2009, were being processed. But Shell South...
Nov 05, 2014
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Shell LNG business development manager John Shoobridge
Energy multinational Shell says South Africa would be able to recoup the capital costs associated with a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal within three to four years by using the gas to replace diesel at Eskom’s open-cycle gas-turbines (OCGT) in the Western...
Nov 04, 2014
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Medupi power station
State-owned power utility Eskom is in very real danger of a ratings downgrade, with the energy system on knife-edge at the moment, warns Professor Anton Eberhard, a member of the National Planning Commission (NPC). South Africa has been plunged into an energy crisis,...
 
 
 
 
Nov 03, 2014
Angola's Sonangol is hoping to start supplying crude oil to Indonesia's state oil firm early next year in a possible joint venture, company officials said on Monday. Indonesia has struggled to attract sufficient investment to halt declining domestic output, which has...
Oct 31, 2014
The retail price of 95-grade petrol in South Africa will drop by 45 cents or 3.3 percent a liter from next Wednesday, while wholesale diesel will decrease by 4.9 percent, the government said on Friday. Petrol will cost 13.16 rand ($1.20) a liter while the wholesale...
Oct 31, 2014
Countries across Asia are quietly reaching deals to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Mozambique, which could transform its economy and give it a front-row seat in tapping rising global gas demand. The unannounced agreements, five in total, show how war-scarred...
Oct 31, 2014
GREEN INDIFFERENCE Companies are focusing more on short-term investments and returns to reduce upfront investment costs, which negates the “green impact”
The South African market tends to be indifferent towards the green industry trend, with the current market seemingly not valuing buildings that practise green management or that have been designed with green principles, says integrated facilities management solutions...
Oct 31, 2014
GENERATION CAPACITY Trigeneration can be up to 40% more energy efficient, and helps to reducing operating costs, fuel expenses and environmental pollutants
Trigeneration technology as a green technology is receiving more interest locally, resulting in its increased implementation. Trigeneration technology has the same components as a cogeneration plant – a gas engine, electricity generator and a heat exchanger – but...
 
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