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Apr 21, 2015
Updated 3 hours ago With Africa holding 60% of the world’s arable land, agriculture held one of the keys to unlocking economic opportunities for the continent, but could only be achieved through cooperation with other countries in regions such as Asia. Speaking at the Asia–Africa...
Apr 21, 2015
Updated 4 hours ago JSE-listed Consolidated Infrastructure Group (CIG) on Tuesday reported a 26% year-on-year increase in revenue to R1.7-billion for the six months ended February 28, while its aftertax profit grew by 36% year-on-year to R164-million. The higher profit was driven...
Apr 20, 2015
A planned shutdown at South Africa's largest refinery, the Sapref plant co-owned by Shell and BP, will be brought forward to this week after a worker died in hospital following a flash fire, a spokesperson said on Sunday. The worker, one of three hospitalised after a...
Apr 17, 2015
Oil prices repaired early losses to rally above $64 on Friday due to the conflict in Yemen. Brent crude was within sight of its 2015 high reached on Thursday and has rallied 16 percent in April, supported by Yemen and the prospect that lower prices are starting to...
Apr 17, 2015
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Petrochemicals group Sasol has confirmed that it has evacuated 340 South Africans from its operations in Mozambique, following fears of retaliation by local workers amid outbreaks of xenophobic violence against foreign nationals – among them Mozambicans – in South...
Apr 17, 2015
Today’s organisations execute projects within increasingly complex environments – particularly in the engineering sector. The ability to successfully execute these projects is what drives the realisation of successful projects and, ultimately, the achievement of...
Apr 17, 2015
STRANDED POWER It would not be feasible to propose building a thermal plant in a location far from the nearest gas pipeline
Applying for an independent power producer (IPP) licence required extensive planning, with help from various industry-specific companies, said Nigeria-based energy advisory firm Lavayo Energy CEO Lolu Adubifa, who addressed delegates at the ‘How to Get an IPP...
Apr 17, 2015
The need for corporate South Africa to move collectively towards alternative energy sources has been heightened by the recent disruption at Medupi power station, says Energy Partners energy solutions divisional head Alan Matthews. “Unfortunately for corporate South...
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Apr 15, 2015
Infrastructure spend by Africa’s largest oil producing countries, Nigeria and Angola, will be hard-hit by the retreating global oil price, which has more than halved since June last year and is currently at $58/bl, it emerged on Tuesday. “Angola and Nigeria are not...
Apr 14, 2015
Egypt will import around $3.55-billion worth of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the 2015/16 financial year, an official at State-owned Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) said on Tuesday. Egypt moved closer to easing its chronic power shortages this month...
Apr 13, 2015
Shell South Africa upstream GM Jan Willem Eggink
Oil and gas company Shell South Africa has donated R5-million, over a five-year period, to the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) to help fund a Seismology Reflection Centre that would assist in easing the significant skills shortage in the geophysics and...
Apr 13, 2015
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A new World Bank report is forecasting that sub-Saharan Africa’s growth will slow to 4% in 2015 from 4.5% in 2014, owing to the weak commodity prices and the sharp fall in oil prices, which will exact a heavy toll on African oil exporters. Excluding South Africa,...
Apr 10, 2015
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When it opened in 1963, Ghana's oil refinery symbolised pride and hope for the first African country to escape colonial rule. Now the plant stands idle in a sign of the economic shadow that has crept over one of the continent's brightest stars. The discovery of oil...
Apr 10, 2015
Multinational energy infrastructure-focused company CB&I was last month awarded a $60-million contract by JGSK – a joint venture between global engineering company JGC Corporation and general contractor SK Engineering & Construction. The project scope includes the...
Apr 10, 2015
China has successfully localised foreign nuclear technology and has used this as the base from which to develop its own nuclear power plant (NPP) design. So reported by State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) Assistant VP He Weipeng recently.
Apr 10, 2015
POWERING THE CHAMBER OF MINES Mitochondria Energy Company’s fuel cell system will supply an average of between 30 kWh and 80 kWh during periods of peak demand
Energy solutions provider Mitochondria Energy Company (MEC) last month unveiled its 100 kW fuel cell at the Chamber of Mines (CoM) building, in Johannesburg. The new technology promises to be the future of alternative electricity supply, particularly amid escalating...
Apr 08, 2015
SacOil has entered into a settlement agreement with Energy Equity Resources Norway (EERN) relating to outstanding loan amounts owed by EERN and its subsidiaries to the oil and gas explorer. The EERN loans originated from the joint participation in oil prospecting...
Apr 08, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell's $70-billion takeover of British energy firm BG stands out because only two investment banks and a boutique firm were selected for the advisory work. This is in sharp contrast to many so-called megadeals, which have historically involved at least...
 
 
 
 
Apr 07, 2015
Russia is pursuing costly state oil and platinum projects in Africa despite an economic crisis at home, hoping they will bolster sales, including of arms, for businesses hit by Western sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine. Moscow has mostly focused on building ties...
Apr 03, 2015
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is committed to helping all African countries seeking to adopt nuclear energy. This assurance was recently given by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. "Nuclear power has obvious advantages for countries in Africa," he...
Mar 31, 2015
JSE-listed Camac Energy is about two weeks away from its first oil output from the now completed Oyo-8 well in the oil and gas explorer’s prospective Oyo offshore oil- and gasfield, off the coast of Nigeria. Camac on Tuesday announced that it had completed the...
Mar 31, 2015
Sapia chairperson Nobuzwe Mbuyisa
The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) says it is becoming increasingly urgent for government to address the current policy uncertainty surrounding the introduction of cleaner fuels and reports that it is pinning its hopes on a newly announced...
Mar 31, 2015
French energy company Total is seeking international arbitration over a tax disagreement with Uganda which could further delay crude oil production in the east African country. "Total E&P Uganda confirms that it has filed a request for arbitration before the...
Mar 30, 2015
Côte d’Ivoire argued in an international tribunal on Sunday that allowing Ghana to continue oil exploration in a disputed offshore area pending a ruling on their border line would do irreparable damage to its economy and energy policy. The two West African neighbours...
Mar 27, 2015
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The petrol price will increase by R1.62/ℓ next week, while diesel would increase by R1.24/ℓ, the Department of Energy (DoE) revealed on Friday. The DoE said the adjustment was based on local and international factors.
Mar 27, 2015
The agricultural sector has a key role to play in a green economy, which incorporates both an environmental and social dimension, notes Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) senior researcher and/or leader of the Agricultural Green Economy Project Dr...
Mar 27, 2015
The long-term outlook for Nigeria is a country that has the potential to be very strong. So affirmed International Monetary Fund (IMF) Nigeria Mission Chief and Senior Resident Representative Dr Gene Leon on recently. "But we are starting from a point of huge...
Mar 27, 2015
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CARBON EVALUATION Carbon management is key in assisting South Africa to reach its contribution to climate change mitigation goals and the 34% reduction in carbon emissions
Considering National Treasury’s confirmation last month that carbon tax would be introduced in 2016, with a draft Carbon Tax Bill to be introduced later this year to allow for more public comment, industry needs carbon tax experts to assist it in managing carbon tax,...
 
 
 
 
Mar 27, 2015
JSE-listed packaging company Mpact’s basic underlying earnings a share, for the year ended December 31, increased by 15.3% to 269.2c, while revenue increased by 11.9% year-on-year to R8.6-billion, owing to a drop in the oil price, capital expenditure investments and...
Mar 27, 2015
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) earlier this month approved a 6.9% increase in Transnet’s petroleum pipeline tariffs for the period from April 1, 2015, to April 4, 2016.
Mar 24, 2015
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In a recent State of the System update, Eskom indicated that its gas turbine stations Ankerlig and Gourikwa used 148-million litres of diesel in power generation in November 2014. The turbines use diesel fuel in a gasified form. The National Energy Regulatory of...
Mar 24, 2015
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Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has announced the formation of a Ministerial task team – comprising representatives from the community, the business fraternity, labour and government – charged with addressing challenges in the oil and gas industry,...
Mar 23, 2015
The establishment of a new loading and storage facility at the Port of Cape Town will ensure security of supply as demand for petroleum products in South Africa rises. This was the view of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa), which, despite oil...
Mar 23, 2015
Oil prices dropped over a%age point on Monday after Saudi Arabia said over the weekend that the market defined prices and the kingdom would not unilaterally cut its output to defend prices. Since oil prices started to fall in June 2014, many analysts have expected...
Mar 20, 2015
The fifth Petro.t.ex exhibition and conference, which is supported by the 20 petroleum corporations that are members of the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia), will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre, in Midrand, from May 20 to 22, as part of...
Mar 20, 2015
OIL DEPENDENT With oil serving as the marginal production cost and price-setter for many chemicals, a decline in the oil price typically leads to lower product prices
The recent decline in global oil prices is not only prompting supply chains to destock their petrochemical inventories but is also sowing the seeds for better economic conditions, lower petrochemical prices and improved global petrochemical demand, says information...
Mar 20, 2015
GUY LUNDY Industry needs to work more closely with research institutions and universities to encourage and support local research and development
International executive search firm Odgers Berndtson describes the current state of the South African chemicals and petrochemicals industry as stagnant, if not diminishing, says energy, consumer and technology specialist for sub-Saharan Africa Guy Lundy, a partner in...
Mar 19, 2015
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Sunbird Energy executive chairperson Kerwin Rana
State-owned electricity utility Eskom has confirmed that it will enter into commercial negotiations with Sunbird Energy and PetroSA for the supply of indigenous natural gas from the Ibhubesi field, off South Africa’s west coast, to the diesel-sapping Ankerlig power...
 
 
 
 
Mar 18, 2015
While oil-producing countries have been hammered by plunging oil prices, it is a great opportunity for countries to get rid of subsidies on oil, says Vitol Group president and CEO Ian Taylor. The head of the multinational Dutch-owned trading company told the African...
Mar 18, 2015
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ASX-listed gas developer Sunbird Energy on Wednesday announced the execution of a gas sales term sheet with South African power utility Eskom, over its planned Ibhubesi development, off the country’s West Coast. Under the term sheet executed with Eskom, the planned...
Mar 17, 2015
A $9-billion oil refinery, expected to be the largest and most complex refinery in Africa, is to come on stream in Lagos, Nigeria, by the third quarter of 2017. The oil refinery is expected to unlock value for Nigeria and help slash reliance on international markets...
Mar 16, 2015
The Department of Energy (DoE) has allocated R398-million to deploy an equal number of high- and low-pressure solar water heaters (SWHs) in the 2015/16 financial year, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has revealed in a Parliamentary reply. The DoE, which...
Mar 16, 2015
Paul Baloyi
Industrial energy group enX aims to increase its broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) shareholding from 2% to 26.5% in an equity capital raising valued at about R211-million. The company, which changed its name from Austro Group in January, announced on...
 
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