By: Terence Creamer27th May 2014
Natural gas reticulator Egoli Gas has formally initiated a network expansion on the west of Johannesburg, which will enable cellular group MTN to increase its power generation capacity from 2 MW currently to over 10 MW during 2015 and lay the basis for further gas-network expansions into areas... →
By: Schalk Burger21st March 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 manufacturers had been selected and had... →
By: Zandile Mavuso21st February 2014
Following its success in completing the supply of a R4.3-million, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline in Vosloorus, Gauteng, fluid conveyance products and solutions company Incledon says its increasingly confident that HDPE pipes are poised to play a more significant role in the domestic... →
PIPE IN TRENCH
The 12-m-long pipes were delivered directly at the installation site where a professional welding contractor welded and installed the pipes on site.
By: Pimani Baloyi14th February 2014
Mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic has announced the availability of its full range of global piping systems and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) products in building information modelling three-dimension or 3D design software MagiCAD, which enables the... →
By: Terence Creamer20th January 2014
Much of the initial commentary on the draft update of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) has focused on the potential delay, downscaling or even abandonment of South Africa’s proposed new nuclear build programme. But more comprehensive responses are beginning to surface on the 20-year electricity... →
By: Terence Creamer26th November 2013
The developer of the Ibhubesi gas project off South Africa’s West Coast expects to conclude a sales memorandum of understanding (MoU) with power utility Eskom before the end of the year – a move that could open the way for a future supply agreement that facilitates the development of a... →
6th November 2013
Creamer Media’s 2013 Liquid Fuels electronic research report examines South Africa’s liquid fuels market, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector,... →
By: Terence Creamer18th October 2013
The Gas User Group (GUG), which represents 13 large domestic manufacturers, has initiated a legal review of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) determination on maximum piped-gas prices, arguing that the new formula would result in a surge in prices and undermine their... →
By: Oscar Nkala18th October 2013
The Zimbabwe government says work on the construction of the Batoka Gorge hydroelectric scheme, on the Zambezi river, will mostly likely begin at the end of 2014, following the conclusion of feasibility studies and the project's designs. →
By: Carina Borralho11th October 2013
Engineering and contracting firm Bosch Munitech has located 4 497 leaks in 3 395 km of pipe reticulation, which it surveyed for eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS), after being awarded a R7.5-million leak-detection project that will result in the company surveying about 5 000 km of water mains... →
By: Samantha Herbst20th September 2013
A feasibility study is currently under way for the construction of a $5-billion, 2 600 km natural gas pipeline that could connect significant natural gas discoveries in northern Mozambique to benefit gas-to-power markets in Southern Africa. Having concluded a prefeasibility study in December last... →
SIGNIFICANT REGIONAL BENEFITSA detailed map of the proposed 2 600 km Gasnosu pipeline which, if approved, could run from Cabo Delgado to Maputo, Mozambique, and possibly to regional markets further south, such as Richards Bay, South Africa
By: Schalk Burger20th September 2013
Seamless transport in South Africa and across the borders of the Southern African Development Community countries will help improve regional integration and growth and will be bolstered by the TransAfrica Expo, says Department of Transport Integrated Transport chief director Mvikeli Ngcamu.... →
By: Natasha Odendaal26th August 2013
JSE-listed Sasol has appointed executive for group finance Paul Victor to take over as acting CFO and executive director from September 10, as Christine Ramon announced her resignation on Monday. Ramon, whose last day would coincide with the release of Sasol’s financial year-end results on... →
By: Natasha Odendaal25th July 2013
Engineering and construction group Kentz has been awarded a project management consultancy services contract to oversee the commissioning of State-owned Transnet’s new multiproduct pipeline (NMPP).
The NMPP, a one-million-litres-an-hour pipeline designed to replace the existing... →
By: Samantha Herbst5th July 2013
Increasing the role of gas may be one answer to a low-carbon economy, but it could also undermine support for renewable energy, said Mac Consulting principal consultant Dave Collins at a business breakfast hosted by the firm last month. He explained that, for the last decade, the gradual rise of... →
By: Schalk Burger28th June 2013
Africa’s energy sector is on the cusp of a renaissance, with the most important driver being the growth in African economies. Conversely, the lack of energy necessitates investment in energy to sustain the growth of business on the continent, says auditing and consulting firm Deloitte Southern... →
By: Samantha Herbst31st May 2013
As an abundant global resource, natural gas is poised to take centre stage in the world’s total energy mix by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), with more than 200 years of proved reserves and a worldwide increase in gas consumption, partly owing to the global need for... →
By: Samantha Herbst3rd May 2013
While the growth of the compressed natural gas (CNG) market in South Africa had been slow, it is steadily picking up, especially in the transport sector, said National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) piped gas regulation executive manager Nomfundo Maseti. She addressed industry... →
By: Marcel Chimwala26th April 2013
ASX-listed miner Intra Energy Corporation has announced plans to develop a 120 MW coal-fired power plant in Malawi that will burn coal from its newly acquired Nkhachira mine, in the north of the Southern African country. Intra Energy chairperson Graeme Robertson says the energy group, which will... →
By: Samantha Herbst22nd March 2013
Local fluid conveyance and pumping solutions provider Incledon has been appointed key distributor for Australia-based solar water-pumps manufacturer BW Solar, which established a branch in South Africa in June 2012. Farmers across the country can, therefore, benefit from BW Solar’s range of... →
By: Natasha Odendaal13th March 2013
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Wednesday granted State-owned Transnet a 6.4% increase in 2013/14 petroleum pipeline tariffs.
If the Energy Minister decided to use the pipeline tariff as a proxy for the cost of transporting fuel from Durban to Johannesburg, as had been... →
By: Terence Creamer12th March 2013
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) hopes to finalise its decision on Sasol Gas’ application for a determination regarding maximum piped-gas prices that can be charged from March 26, 2014, before the end of the month, despite having extended the period for public comment and... →
By: Barnabas Thondhlana1st March 2013
Zimbabwe stands to save about $2-million a month following government’s decision to pass new regulations making it mandatory for oil companies to sell blended fuel. →
By: Shirley le Guern29th November 2012
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba and Transnet expressed confidence on Thursday that both the coastal terminal, located at Island View in Durban, and the inland terminal at Jameson Park, near Heidelberg, which comprised the second phase of the R23-billion New Multi Product Pipeline... →
By: Terence Creamer10th July 2012
State-owned freight logistic group Transnet says it is too early to say whether the current poor economic outlook will force it to review its R300-billion capital expenditure (capex) plans for the seven-year period to 2019.
CE Brian Molefe stressed, though, that the investment plan would not... →
By: John Muchira22nd June 2012
South Sudan is banking on international lenders to help it raise the estimated $4-billion it requires to build oil pipelines that will reduce its dependence on facilities provided by its hostile northern neighbour. A South Sudan government official reports that the country is already in... →
By: Terence Creamer19th June 2012
A Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Infrastructure Master Plan (RIMP), which could involve cross-border projects with a combined investment value of up to $500-billion, has been finalised and will be presented to the subregion’s heads of State for offical sanction at an... →
By: Natasha Odendaal18th June 2012
Mozambique’s Ministry of Energy and Clean Carbon Industries (CCI) on Monday signed an agreement to undertake a full feasibility study for the development of a coal-to-liquid plant in the Tete province.
The parties aimed to produce 40 000 bbl/d of transport fuel and chemical by-products from up... →
By: Terence Creamer17th May 2012
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has invited public comment on a consultation paper it has published regarding the implementation of multiyear tariffs within the petroleum pipelines industry.
The consultation paper was prepared in response to indications from some licensees... →
By: Henry Lazenby3rd April 2012
Department of Energy (DoE) chief director for hydrocarbons Muzi Mkhize said on Tuesday that the department was reviewing how South Africa calculated its basic fuel price.
The review has started and would be completed before the end of the current financial year, Mkhize said at a media briefing... →
By: Henry Lazenby30th March 2012
Motorists will have to fork more for petrol and diesel from Wednesday, when the fuel price goes up on the back of increased global demand.
Department of Energy (DoE) deputy director general of hydrocarbons and energy planning Tseliso Maqubela announced the fuel price hike, which will take effect... →
By: Terence Creamer15th March 2012
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) confirmed on Thursday that it had granted Transnet Pipelines a 22% tariff increase for its Durban-to-Johannesburg fuel pipeline for 2012/13, which was expected to raise Gauteng’s petrol price by a further 4c/l as from next month.
By: Henry Lazenby2nd February 2012
South African petrochemicals group Sasol on Thursday advised shareholders that it expected an increase of between 80% and 90% in 2012 first half headline earnings, when compared with the first half of the 2011 financial year.
Sasol initially forecast a 45% year-on-year increase in its interim... →
By: Henry Lazenby11th January 2012
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet took delivery on Wednesday of its new multiproduct pipeline (NMPP), which runs between the coastal city of Durban and Jameson Park, near Heidelberg, south of Johannesburg. The pipeline, which would be commissioned in stages over the coming 18 months,... →
By: Sinette Goosen9th September 2011
Kinross-based structural steel construction and specialised welding company Kinross Industrial Supplies Manufacturing Engineering (Kisme) reports that construction work on a structural steel project for State-owned freight logistics group Transnet’s new multiproduct pipeline (NMPP) will be... →