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Jul 03, 2015
South Africa’s second-largest oil refinery, Engen Refinery (Enref), is set to undergo a three-day planned maintenance outage from July 9 as part of an ongoing maintenance programme to ensure that the facility, which delivers a significant portion of South Africa’s...
Jul 03, 2015
Pan-African multinational energy corporation Oando has appointed Dr Tanimu Yakubu Muhammad to its board, effective immediately, following the resignation of nonexecutive director Nana Appiah-Korang. Appiah-Korang tendered her resignation owing to increasing demands...
Jul 03, 2015
Nigeria's Transcorp plans to spend $1.575-billion from 2016 to 2018 to raise its power generation capacity to 2 500 megawatts (MW) from 610 MW now, the company said on Thursday. Transcorp, which also has interest in hotels, oil and gas, said it expected the...
Jul 03, 2015
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Strong economic growth in Mozambique is supported by major investments in the coal mining and natural gas sectors but stricter control over state-run firms is necessary, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. "Mozambique's continued strong growth...
Jul 03, 2015
DEPENDABLE SUPPLIER Tswelopele Engineering has established itself as a supplier of voltage regulators, surge arresters and auto-reclosers
Black-owned engineering specialist Tswelopele Engineering is taking part in Power-Gen Africa (PGA) “to enter new markets and to reach potential solution seekers in all of Africa,” says company CEO Bongane Madondo. PGA, which Madondo describes as a product-awareness...
Jul 03, 2015
ENERGY-EFFICIENT PETROCHEMICALS Engen supplies energy-saving hydraulic fluids and synthetic lubricants to the industrial sectors and provides products for petrol and diesel engines
Responding to the energy sector’s need to reduce energy consumption, African energy multinational Engen will be exhibiting new energy-saving hydraulic fluids and synthetic lubricants, which will soon be introduced into the company’s product offering, at this year’s...
Jul 03, 2015
KEY SUPPORT BASE Howden supports its installed base of equipment through comprehensive maintenance contracts, spares supply and repair services
Boiler and cooling fan, airheater and gas cleaning equipment manufacturer and supplier Howden Africa will be participating in this year’s PowerGen Africa (PGA) event to emphasise its aftermarket capabilities and customer support services for African utilities,...
Jun 30, 2015
Integrated energy solutions group Oando will sell a 60% economic interest, as well as 51% of the voting rights, in its downstream businesses to HV Investments II (HVI) for $276-million. HVI was a joint venture between Africa-focused investment firm Helios Investment...
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Jun 26, 2015
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Petrol will cost between R13.34 a litre at the coast and R13.77 a litre in Gauteng from next Wednesday if you're using 95 octane, the Department of Energy (DoE) announced on Friday. Petrol (93 ULP and LRP) will increase by 44c/ℓ and Petrol (95 ULP and LRP) will...
Jun 26, 2015
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Spring Lights Gas CEO Nkosinathi Solomon
Spring Lights Gas (SLG), one of the two largest piped gas suppliers to KwaZulu-Natal industry, will commission a new compressed natural gas (CNG) plant in the south of Durban by year-end. Newly appointed CEO Nkosinathi Solomon on Thursday revealed that construction...
Jun 26, 2015
FUEL RETAIL Africa’s fuel demand is forecast to increase by 50% in the next ten years, driven by economic developments happening on the continent
The profitability of the fuel retail industry has increased steadily before and after the global recession, while prospects remain robust for the industry throughout Africa, says Barclays Africa local division Absa fuel industry business development manager James...
Jun 25, 2015
Kenya aims to decide by the end of 2015 whether a gas discovery in the north of the country could fuel a power plant and wants to start using its own coal in about six years' time for a power station being built, a senior energy official said. Kenya, which has...
Jun 25, 2015
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Tsholofelo Molefe
Shedding yet another member of its executive management team, energy utility Eskom said on Thursday that it and FD Tsholofelo Molefe had “mutually agreed to part ways on an amicable basis”. “Both parties believe that the agreement to separate is in the best interest...
Jun 25, 2015
Based on unaudited daily fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund, fuel price increases are set to continue in July, the Automobile Association (AA) said on Thursday. It expects the price of petrol to increase by between 43 cents and 46c cents a litre,...
Jun 24, 2015
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Following the recent announcement of the 13 preferred bidders for 1 121 MW of capacity under the enlarged bid window 4 of the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), the May issuance of a request for...
Jun 24, 2015
Tullow Oil has awarded international oilfield services company Expro new contracts worth in excess of $100-million. The contracts, to be carried out over three years, would see Expro work across Tullow Oil’s assets in Ghana, including the Jubilee and the...
Jun 23, 2015
Viable opportunities for South African companies in Africa were increasingly emerging around so-called development ‘hot spots’ that were anchored by a central megaproject that triggered demand in the local downstream and ancillary markets, the Gas Africa conference...
Jun 23, 2015
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While the extent of South Africa’s shale gas reserves remains unproven, the development of a local natural gas market remains impeded by an “old” energy mindset that favours economies of scale through the construction of large power stations, rather than through the...
 
 
 
 
Jun 23, 2015
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The growing complexity of global megaprojects is increasingly impacting on the ability of global engineering, procurement and construction management groups to meet projects’ original deliverables, with a recent survey suggesting that the bulk of these projects...
Jun 22, 2015
The Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA’s) November 2014 judgment, ordering steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) to hand over the 2003 Environmental Master Plan for its Vanderbijlpark steel plant to environmental pressure groups, confirmed the right of civil...
Jun 22, 2015
Egypt has agreed a liquefied natural (LNG) supply deal with British oil major BP through 2015 and 2016, but for less than first proposed, Egyptian officials and trade sources said. BP will supply 16 cargoes under a deal with the state-run Egyptian Gas Holding...
Jun 22, 2015
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Nosizwe Nokwe Macamo
The PetroSA board has suspended its group CEO Nosizwe Nokwe Macamo and CFO Lindiwe Bakoro with immediate effect. This followed the national oil company’s decision, last month, to request its top three executives to take gardening leave, owing to poor performance....
Jun 22, 2015
Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG) is sponsoring the construction of the first major ship yard in Africa's biggest economy at the cost of $1.5-billion, in its attempt to turn the country into a hub for maritime operations on the continent. Nigeria is the...
Jun 19, 2015
IMPROVING EFFICIENCY The SAGCC's building, in Forest Town, Johannesburg, has been fitted with solar panels to improve energy efficiency
With South Africa seeking ways of mitigating the country’s ongoing power challenges, the Southern African–Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC), in cooperation with the Germany Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, hosted a South African delegation...
Jun 17, 2015
Tanzania will cap royalties for the production of oil and gas at 12.5% under the terms of a long-delayed petroleum bill expected to be passed by parliament within the next three weeks, a senior lawmaker said on Wednesday. East Africa has become a new oil and gas...
Jun 17, 2015
Nigeria's privatisation of ten independent power plants (IPPs) that could fetch up to $5.6-billion is stalling due to a lack of gas supply, the chief executive of Aiteo Power and Gas said. Africa's biggest economy broke up its monopoly on power generation and...
Jun 15, 2015
The South African government on Monday committed to redoubling efforts to deal with the challenges identified by ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P’s) after the nation’s credit rating was held steady last week. S&P’s on Friday affirmed South Africa’s long- and...
Jun 15, 2015
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A peak in global energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 if governments implemented five key policy measures, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday. In its new ‘World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate Change’...
 
 
 
 
Jun 12, 2015
Construction of Cape Town’s new independent fuel storage and distribution facility is imminent after Burgan Cape Terminals secured the required environmental authorisation this week. The approval of the final environmental-impact assessment (EIA), which was submitted...
Jun 12, 2015
The sharp decline in oil prices over the last year has resulted questions being raised about the wisdom of South Africa’s aspiration to pursue an aggressive roll-out of an oil services hub in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape. Prior to the decline, there was...
Jun 12, 2015
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Steinmüller Africa replaced the Synthol Reactor internal coil U section and structurally replaced and welded the pipe components at PetroSA's GTL refinery, in Mossel Bay
Engineering company Steinmüller Africa, a subsidiary of Germany-based international engineering and services group Bilfinger, completed a planned maintenance project in March for State-owned national oil company PetroSA’s Mossel Bay-based Gas-To-Liquids refinery, in...
Jun 12, 2015
DECIDING FACTOR Fabricon was awarded the new multiproduct pipeline and Vopak projects because of its project execution methods, adaptability and rapid delivery
Following the completion of several local projects showcasing engineering and labour-broking services provider Fabricon Pipe & Labour Hire’s knowledge about welding processes and its swift project execution methods, the company has been awarded several new contracts...
Jun 11, 2015
Temporary power generation services provider Aggreko announced on Thursday that it had appointed Dr Sixtus Mulenga as nonexecutive chairperson of Aggreko Zambia, a move it believed was integral to the ongoing expansion of its operations in Zambia and the rest of Africa.
Jun 11, 2015
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Liquid petroleum (LP) gas suppliers will soon be back in business after an interruption in supply left them and their customers without stock. Technical problems led to unit failures at both the Chevron and PetroSA refineries on Thursday and Friday respectively.
Jun 11, 2015
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
The power crisis is something that South Africa would have to bear with for at least the next two years, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. "That is going to be a problem that will stay with us for... two years. We can't run away from that," he said...
Jun 10, 2015
BP chief economist Spencer Dale has described the stalling of Chinese coal consumption in 2014 as “perhaps the single most striking number” in the group’s latest statistical review, which was published in London on Wednesday against a backdrop of major energy-market...
Jun 10, 2015
Russia added the most oil and gas reserves during the past year while the United States overtook it as the top energy producer, oil company BP said on Wednesday in its benchmark annual review of world energy. The BP Statistical Review of World Energy, first published...
Jun 10, 2015
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The board members of South Africa’s national oil company PetroSA should lead by example and resign, the Portfolio Committee on Energy has suggested. The committee, which met with representatives of the Department of Energy (DoE) and the Central Energy Fund (CEF) at...
 
 
 
 
Jun 10, 2015
State-owned oil company PetroSA is expected to announce a massive loss when it releases its financial statements at the end of July‚ the newspaper reported. This is due to the dismal failure of Project Ikhwezi‚ which aimed to extend the life of Mossgas‚ its...
Jun 09, 2015
JSE-listed SacOil has received $10-million from Pan-African banking conglomerate Ecobank, associated with the cash collateral that secured the performance bond on Energy Equity Resources Norway’s offshore oil concession block OPL 233, near Niger. The cash collateral...
Jun 08, 2015
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Despite an ongoing two-year strategic environmental assessment (SEA) into domestic hydraulic fracturing (fracking) by the Department of Environmental Affairs and claims from the environmental community that the consultation process around the formulation of fracking...
Jun 08, 2015
David Constable
Sasol president and CEO David Constable has decided not to extend his contract of employment with the company, which expires on May 31, 2016, for a further term beyond June 30, 2016 – the company’s financial year-end. To support its megaprojects, Sasol entered into a...
Jun 08, 2015
Tanzania's current natural gas reserves are at about 55-trillion cubic feet (tcf) following new deep sea discoveries off its southern coast, the east African nation's energy minister said. East Africa is a new hotspot in hydrocarbon exploration after substantial...
 
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