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Mar 30, 2012
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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...
Mar 30, 2012
The Malawi government plans to invest $25-million in the construction of fuel reserves in the country’s three major cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu.
Mar 15, 2012
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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...
Feb 10, 2012
Empowered oil company Afric Oil plans to increase its market share and business volumes this year, finance director Mangadi Dikotla tells Engineering News.
Feb 02, 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%...
Jan 11, 2012
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Sep 09, 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...
Sep 06, 2011
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The exploitation of shale gas in South Africa could be a "game changer" for the gas sector, a senior Department of Energy (DoE) official said on Tuesday. But he also appealed for patience to allow a Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) task team to finalise its...
Jul 19, 2011
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Jul 15, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
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Mar 31, 2011
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The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Thursday set new tariffs for Transnet’s petroleum pipeline, allowing the State freight logistics group to realise a 59,9% revenue increase, from R1,2-billion in 2010/11 to R1,9-billion in 2011/12. Transnet...
Mar 16, 2011
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State freight logistics group Transnet has confirmed the reinstatement of Siyabonga Gama – who was dismissed last year for “governance breaches”, but was reappointed as an executive in the office of the chairperson in February – as the head of its largest subsidiary,...
Mar 08, 2011
The Department on Energy (DoE) unveiled its much-anticipated draft position paper on fuel specifications and standards on Tuesday, which, if implemented, would see the phased introduction of Euro V-type fuel in South Africa as from 2013, as well as the upgrade of...
Mar 08, 2011
Energy group BP would invest $200-million in infrastructure development in South Africa over the next two years, CEO Sipho Maseko said on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the company’s rail gantry expansion in Pretoria. “We will be spending this money on things...
Mar 02, 2011
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The new CEO of State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has promised to deliver a turnaround strategy for the underperforming rail business within the next three months and has also indicated that he will “aggressively” pursue partnerships with the private sector...
Feb 04, 2011
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet confirmed at the weekend that it had issued an inaugural $750-million five-year bond under its $2-billion global medium term note (GMTN) programme, while stressing that the debt had been secured in the absence of...
Jan 31, 2011
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Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba on Monday unveiled a ‘panel of experts’ to probe the cost overruns and time delays associated with Transnet’s new multiproduct pipeline (NMPP) from Durban to Johannesburg – the panel will report its findings by the end of April. The...
Jan 27, 2011
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Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, who in December expressed dismay with the cost overruns and delays on the new Transnet fuels pipeline from Durban to Johannesburg, stresses that the proposed departmental review of the project is not a “witch hunt”, but is...
Jan 19, 2011
JSE-listed Sasol is planning to construct a R4-million pipeline extension and customer meter station linked to Sasol Gas' existing distribution facilities in the Olifantsfontein area in Gauteng. The petrochemicals producer reported that the pipeline extension would...
Dec 08, 2010
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State-owned freight logistics group Transnet announced another shocking surge in the price tag for its new fuel pipeline from Durban to Johannesburg, which is now expected to cost R23,4-billion to complete – more than double the initial estimate of R11,1-billion made...
Dec 03, 2010
The delays on the State-owned freight logistics group Transnet’s new multiproduct pipeline (NMPP) will require the Durban to Johannesburg pipeline (DJP) to continue running for nine months beyond March 31, 2011, to cope with security of supply challenges to Gauteng.
Dec 03, 2010
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet’s new multiproduct pipeline (NMPP), which is being built between Durban and Johannesburg, has had its deadline extended to December 31, 2013, and is on track for completion.
Dec 03, 2010
Civil engineering construction company Esorfranki is making progress on its flagship R240-million BG3 pipeline project, having further excavated the trench, and is expecting to lay pipes down imminently, says Esorfranki CEO Bernie Krone.
Dec 03, 2010
Revenue from State-owned freight logistics company Transnet Pipelines (TPL) division for the six months ended September has fallen 1,3% to R669-million despite a 6,1% increase in tariffs and a 2% increase in volumes of products transported, said Transnet CEO Chris...
Dec 03, 2010
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet’s new multiproduct pipeline (NMPP), being built between Durban and Johannesburg, will use a number of technological innovations including cathodic protection against rust and, as the name implies, multiple product...
Jul 13, 2010
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State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has awarded a R180-million contract to GE South Africa Technologies (GESAT), a venture involving GE Transportation and the Mineworkers Investment Company, to supply ten medium speed, diesel-powered generators for the...
Apr 23, 2010
The recently launched local branch of ABB Global Consulting’s energy efficiency consultancy service guarantees industrial energy savings of between 5% and 20%, depending on the current state of a company’s energy management practices.
Apr 20, 2010
Energy Minister Dipuo Peters has reaffirmed government's commitment to modernising South Africa's fuel specifications on Tuesday, and announced that a "roadmap" for cleaner fuels would be issued by December. Peters told the National Assembly during the Department of...
Apr 16, 2010
The United Transport & Allied Trade Union (Utatu) has warned that workers in Transnet’s freight, pipelines, harbours and Engineering operations could go on strike soon, should a second conciliation meeting around a pay dispute, to be held on Monday, not lead to an...
Mar 26, 2010
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The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has again granted Transnet a materially lower allowable revenue increase for the period April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2011, than had been requested by its fuel pipelines unit earlier in the year. The State-owned...
Mar 18, 2010
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Mar 12, 2010
Kenya has received a $320-million soft loan from Japan to boost investments in the energy sector.
Mar 09, 2010
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State-owned transport utility Transnet has confirmed that the cost of its new multiproduct petroleum pipeline (NMPP) from Durban to Gauteng has escalated by R2,75-billion to R15,42-billion, and that the project will be completed a full year later than initially...
Feb 19, 2010
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Petroleum group BP Africa has called on the South African government to proceed with caution before approving the construction of a $10-billion-plus greenfield refinery at Coega, in the Eastern Cape, making a public appeal at the weekend for a far-reaching review of...
Feb 18, 2010
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State-owned transport utility Transnet has indicated that a cap of R4,5-billion has been set for the amount of capital it can extract from that portion of the increase in the fuel levy to help it fund a R12-billion fuel pipeline from Durban to Johannesburg. In his...
Feb 12, 2010
South Africa's State-owned freight logistics group Transnet expects to tap its recently established $2-billion Global Medium-Term Note (GMTN) programme within the next six months, acting CEO Chris Wells tells Engineering News Online. This initial foray would be for a...
Nov 06, 2009
Ingérop Africa (in association with its subsidiary Ingérop Moçambique) has been awarded the "REABDESC PROJECT MANAGEMENT - TECHNICAL CONSULTING SERVICES" regarding the repairs and refurbishment of 8 spillway gates and one surface gate with the associated equipment...
Nov 02, 2009
The Department of Energy (DOE) and petroleum industry roleplayers on Monday called on the Competition Commission to finalise the exemption of the industry from competition law. The petroleum industry felt that it was necessary to allow industry competitors to hold...
Oct 09, 2009
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe manufactures DPI Plastics has a strong 20-year relationship with the eThekwini Municipality, which is using DPI Plastics’ newly launched product Gemini-Biax to replace some of Durban’s piping systems.
Sep 15, 2009
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Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan stressed on Tuesday that the process to appoint a new permanent CEO at Transnet could not be "prolonged for too much longer" and that, in the event of a protracted process, she would exercise her "prerogative to appoint a CEO...
Sep 08, 2009
State freight logistics utility Transnet once again raised its unhappiness with the country's approach to economic regulation in Parliament on Tuesday, saying that, in its current form and application, the regulations were "not conducive for investment in major...
Aug 26, 2009
Oil industry players said on Tuesday a competition exemption was the only way of ensuring airports did not run out of jet fuel during the 2010 Football World Cup. "An exemption is the only way to make a success out of the World Cup," Chevron chairperson James...
Aug 14, 2009
Energy Minister Dipuo Peters will continue to keep jet fuel stock levels at the OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA), in Johannesburg, “under a critical eye”, but said on Friday that she was pleased that the industry had responded to the issue with the “necessary...
Aug 06, 2009
A task team that was being established to investigate the recent jet fuel shortages at the OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA), would also have to ensure that South Africa had adequate liquid fuels available during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Energy Minister Dipuo...
Aug 04, 2009
State-owned freight company Transnet said on Tuesday that its petroleum and gas division was “in no way” responsible for the tight fuel supply at the OR Tambo International Airport (Ortia). The utility was responding to reports that delivery problems by Transnet,...
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