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Apr 17, 2014
Renewable-energy projects, such as this Northern Cape solar farm, seen as key to low‐carbon energy supply.
Upfront investment costs will and should remain a critical consideration as South Africa moves to upscale and accelerate its infrastructure programmes. But one of the lead authors of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argues that the...
Apr 17, 2014
France's Total said on Thursday it had discovered oil in a deep offshore area in the west of Ivory Coast, the company's second oil find in a year in the West African country. "This well is the first discovery in the San Pedro Basin, a frontier exploration area in...
Apr 16, 2014
A 344.5 t wax reactor has arrived at petrochemicals giant Sasol’s Fisher-Tropsch wax expansion project, in Sasolsburg, in the Free State, after five weeks of road travel from Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal. The reactor was transported through Pongola, in...
Apr 16, 2014
The ultra-deep Angolan offshore oil project called Kaombo generated the third huge contract in three days on Wednesday when French group Total picked two firms to carry out underwater engineering worth $3.5-billion. The latest groups to win a share of the mega...
Apr 15, 2014
Majuba
Regulations governing the application for and awarding of prospecting rights and mining rights for underground coal gasification (UCG) in South Africa have been included in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill, accelerating the...
Apr 14, 2014
France's Total said it had decided to go ahead with the Kaombo oil project offshore Angola after reducing its cost by $4-billion to $16-billion, an advance that could help Angola keep up oil output over the long run. The decision to invest in the ultra-deep sea...
Apr 11, 2014
As Mozambique's “world-class” gas resources are developed and coal bed methane (CBM) increasingly offers potential, Zimbabwe could seemingly leverage gas opportunities to meet its rising energy demands. Mozambique's gas finds are expected to fuel the southern...
Apr 11, 2014
The global energy outlook is that energy demand will double by 2050 and the world’s population will grow to nine-billion, creating a need for increased energy supply with reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
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Apr 09, 2014
CIG CEO Raoul Gamsu
JSE-listed Consolidated Infrastructure Group (CIG) reported on Wednesday that more than half of its profits were now arising from outside of South Africa, following its recent acquisition of a stake in an Angolan oil services company. The company reported a 36% rise...
Apr 07, 2014
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Saldanha Bay
Newly formed oil group Oiltanking MOGS Saldanha (OTMS), a joint venture (JV) between Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (OTGC) Holdings and Mining, Oil and Gas Services (MOGS), has been granted environmental authorisation for the development and construction of a R2-billion...
Apr 04, 2014
The price of fuel in South Africa has increased more than double the consumer price index (CPI) year-on-year and has cumulatively surpassed the index by 247% over the past 15 years, a White Paper by Eqstra Fleet Management has revealed. The past decade-and-a-half had...
Apr 02, 2014
This publication contains insight into progress at the delayed Medupi and Kusile coal-fired projects, in Mpumalanga and Limpopo respectively, as well as at the Ingula pumped-storage scheme, which is under construction on the border between the Free State and...
Mar 31, 2014
Independent oil and gas group SacOil and the Public Investment Corporation have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Instituto De Gestão Das Participações Do Estado (IGEPE) aimed at regulating a long-term partnership that will look to develop...
Mar 28, 2014
The price of petrol is once again set to rise in April, increasing 5c/l for 93 octane and 7c/l for 95 octane in the Gauteng zone, while inland diesel will drop by between 7.8c/l and 8.8 c/l, the Department of Energy announced on Friday. The increase in the petrol...
Mar 28, 2014
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The global energy outlook is that energy demand will double by 2050 and the world’s population will grow to nine-billion, creating a need for increased energy supply with reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Mar 28, 2014
Liezl Smith
The perception of the supply chain profession is in the main; all about conveyor belts, forklifts, procurement and logistics yet the opportunities for engineers to make their mark and enhance their scope of work is great. The answer to the question as to where...
Mar 28, 2014
South African company SacOil Holdings and the UK’s Surestream Petroleum have reported progress in their hydrocarbon prospecting work northern Malawi. In its yearly presentation to Malawi’s Ministry of Mining, SacOil, which was awarded an exclusive prospecting...
Mar 27, 2014
Oil theft looks set to push Nigeria off its spot as top African crude oil exporter in May and exports could fall to their lowest since records began in 2009, data indicated on Wednesday. Nigerian exports in May are set to be at around 1.59-million barrels a day,...
 
 
 
 
Mar 26, 2014
Independent oil and gas exploration and production company Camac Energy on Wednesday announced that the Parliament of Ghana had ratified an agreement, between the government of Ghana, Camac Energy Ghana, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Base Energy...
Mar 26, 2014
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An independent study commissioned by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has confirmed a long-argued position of shale gas and hydraulic fracturing proponents – that the volume of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted during the production and use of shale gas...
Mar 24, 2014
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Implementation of the much debated gas price restructuring will proceed despite a legal challenge to the arrangement that has been launched by seven large gas consumers, including Consol, Dawn, Illovo, Mondi, Nampak, PG Group and South African Breweries. The new...
Mar 21, 2014
While the food-versus-fuel dilemma remains, South Africa is moving ahead with the roll-out of its much debated biofuels strategy, which even received a mention in President Jacob Zuma’s February State of the Nation address, when he confirmed that biofuels...
Mar 21, 2014
While the food-versus-fuel dilemma remains, South Africa is moving ahead with the roll-out of its much debated biofuels strategy, which even received a mention in President Jacob Zuma's February State of the Nation address, when he confirmed that biofuels...
Mar 21, 2014
Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) launched engineering products manufacturer and supplier Omsa’s L–shaped 920 ℓ tank, at the end of 2013. Through BMG’s acquisition of OMSA in 2012, BMG’s Fluid Power division has secured several...
Mar 20, 2014
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Nelisiwe Magubane
Department of Energy (DoE) director-general Nelisiwe Magubane will vacate her post at the end of March, eight months ahead of her official November 30 contract expiry date, owing to health reasons. In a surprise statement released on March 20, Minister Dikobe Ben...
Mar 19, 2014
Vuyo Kahla
The Rhodes University council has elected Rhodes alumnus Vuyo Kahla its new and first black chairperson, the Grahamstown-based university announced on Wednesday. Kahla, who had served the university as a member of both its council and board of governors, took over...
Mar 19, 2014
Caracal Energy, Glencore Xstrata's partner in Chad, said it will export its first cargo of crude oil from the Central African country in late March as production at the new Badila oilfield ramps up. For years, an ExxonMobil-led consortium in the country's south...
Mar 19, 2014
Workers in Chad's oil exploration sector have ended a strike after securing a 20% wage increase and better conditions from their Chinese employers, a union leader said on Tuesday. The eight-day strike by 1 500 workers, which ended on Monday, did not affect the...
 
 
 
 
Mar 17, 2014
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Amid increasingly heated debates over the impact of mooted shale gas extraction in the Karoo, Water Research Commission water research manager Dr Shafick Adams said it was time South Africa gave science a chance to speak. Speaking during a question and answer session...
Mar 17, 2014
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Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell said on Monday that it had halted crude exports from a key terminal in southern Nigeria because of a leak in a supply pipeline. Shell said its Nigerian subsidiary SPDC was working to repair a leak on one of its pipelines under the sea from...
Mar 14, 2014
ROOM CONTROL The new SE8000 series of room controllers can enhance operational efficiency
Global energy management specialist Schneider Electric last month introduced a new series of room controllers, which provides a solution that integrates a thermostat/temperature sensor and programmable room controller in a single unit. “The SE8000 series room...
Mar 13, 2014
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa on Thursday granted State-owned company Transnet a petroleum pipeline tariff increase that would allow the realisation of a 5.08% rise in revenue for the next year – well short of the nearly 20% applied for. The new...
Mar 13, 2014
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Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu
Controversial changes to South Africa’s mineral laws have been passed in the National Assembly, despite warnings that they could deter investors and damage the country’s mining and energy industries. The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act Amendment...
Mar 12, 2014
Two deals worth a combined R14.7-billion led by the Corporate and Investment Banking division of Barclays Africa have secured four top international awards. The banking firm was awarded Overall African Deal of the Year for 2013 as well as Africa Power Deal of the...
Mar 11, 2014
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The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) said this week that their baseline study on shale gas aimed to put to bed evident uncertainties as South Africa moved to...
Mar 10, 2014
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South Africa-based independent African oil and gas company SacOil has reported “satisfactory” progress at its existing portfolio of exploration and appraisal assets in Nigeria and Malawi, further confirming that it continued to evaluate several opportunities to...
 
 
 
 
Mar 10, 2014
West African State Gabon and North African counterpart Morocco have signed two agreements which establish foundations for the development of an ambitious common policy for the enhancement of each country’s respective natural resources. The first agreement was...
Mar 10, 2014
Energy and chemicals group Sasol reported a 26% rise in headline earnings to R30.19 a share for the six months to December 31, 2013 – results that were supported by the weaker rand and higher production from its Synfuels unit. Cash generated from operations rose...
Mar 07, 2014
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier Petredec has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a leading terminal operator comprising the construction and leasing of LPG storage facilities in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, and Johannesburg, in Gauteng....
Mar 06, 2014
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The City of Cape Town will be signing an agreement with a Japanese consortium comprising Japanese firms CFP Corporation and Kanemiya, as well as the Japan International Cooperation Agency, for the establishment of a pilot plastics-to-oil plant at its Kraaifontein...
Mar 06, 2014
DCD wind tower facility
The official commissioning of key projects this weekend represents the “coming of age” of the Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) as the 11 500 ha Eastern Cape-based space “primed” for the transition to a special economic zone (SEZ). Trade and Industry...
 
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