Engineering News | Refineries & Retail http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/refineries Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:34:24 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Zuma promises ‘seamless’ ANC transition at energy indaba that sidesteps IRP debate http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/zuma-promises-seamless-anc-transition-at-energy-indaba-that-sidesteps-irp-debate-2017-12-07 Terence Creamer ENERGY INDABA Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:54:00 +0200 473429 1512655214 1512651240 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697132_resized_jacobzumadavidmahloboenergyindaba20171022.jpg President Jacob Zuma and Energy Minister David Mahlobo 511 287 Total, Sonangol sign new project pipeline agreements http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/total-sonangol-sign-new-project-pipeline-agreements-2017-12-05 Schalk Burger OIL & GAS Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:02:00 +0200 473180 1512482659 1512482520 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Vivo to gain 300 stations in 9 African countries in Engen share transaction http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/vivo-to-gain-300-stations-in-9-african-countries-in-engen-share-transaction-2017-12-05 Schalk Burger OIL & GAS Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:15:00 +0200 473167 1512479961 1512479700 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Sasol the most successful service station brand in SA, says Lightstone Explore http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sasol-the-most-successful-service-station-brand-in-sa-says-lightstone-explore-2017-11-27 Irma Venter RETAIL AND AUTO Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:26:00 +0200 472291 1511776369 1511774760 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000694714_resized_sasol110220913duane.jpg 511 287 Company expands diesel supply to include buses http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/providing-diesel-solutions-for-buses-trucks-2017-11-24 Tasneem Bulbulia Refineries & Retail Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 470236 1511247632 1511474400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000690401_resized_bustle2017truckbuswebsite1022.jpg PARKING THE BUS Next Grace Investments’ depots enables buses and trucks to refuel and park at the facilities, while drivers have access to food and shower facilities 511 287 Financial results exhibit value-based growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/financial-results-exhibit-value-based-growth-2017-10-27 Simone Liedtke Refineries & Retail Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467537 1508762237 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684184_resized_sasol102017bloomberg1022.jpg STRONG PERFORMANCE The company’s strong cost performance was achieved by the sustainable delivery of its Business Performance Enhancement Programme and Response Plan 511 287 Company mitigates refinery industry challenges http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-mitigates-refinery-industry-challenges-2017-10-27 Marleny Arnoldi Refineries & Retail Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467647 1508762237 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684526_resized_rtsafricaengineeringjune2017hyoptima2700seriessynfuelssasol1022.jpg MEASURING HYDROGEN The Hy-Optima 2700 series hydrogen analysers uses a solid-state, non-consumable sensor that is configured to operate in process gas streams 511 287 Pressure equipment for petrochem industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-offers-pressure-equipment-for-petrochem-industry-2017-10-27 Marleny Arnoldi Refineries & Retail Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467423 1508762237 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684063_resized_energashighpressureseperatorsynfuelssasol20171022.jpg UNDER PRESSURE Energas' core focus is supplying systems and equipment for natural gas and petrochemical industries 511 287 Continued volatility impacts on energy and chemicals company http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/continued-volatility-impacts-energy-and-chemicals-company-2017-10-27 Simone Liedtke Refineries & Retail Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467492 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684095_resized_sasolheadoffice102017bloomberg1022.jpg RECORD PRODUCTION Sasol showed great resilience and character through delivering record production volumes at Secunda Synfuels 511 287 First synthetic Blue Crude plant to start operation in 2020 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/first-synthetic-blue-crude-plant-to-start-operation-in-2020-2017-10-27 Marleny Arnoldi Refineries & Retail Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467511 1508762237 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684154_resized_sunfirebluecrudesynfuels20171022.jpg GOING BLUE Refineries can use Blue Crude as a raw material for waxes, and petrol, diesel, kerosene and even rocket fuel 511 287 Initiatives aim to reduce carbon footprint and production costs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/initiatives-in-synfuels-industry-aim-to-reduce-carbon-footprint-and-production-costs-2017-10-27 Simone Liedtke Refineries & Retail Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467489 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684087_resized_shanua102017hollandandhausbergerfossilfuelfoundation1022.jpg GENERAL PUBLIC PERCEPTION The general public perception is that coal is a dirty and undesirable environment-costly option 511 287 Positive prospects for synfuels sector with focus on efficient maintenance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/positive-prospects-for-synfuels-sector-with-focus-on-efficient-maintenance-2017-10-27 Simone Liedtke Refineries & Retail Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468450 1509088467 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686424_resized_renttechsaproducts102017renttechsa1022.jpg TO GROW AND PROSPER The country needs to have an efficient, cost-competitive local petrochemicals industry 511 287 US to strengthen energy partnerships in Africa, says US Energy Secretary http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/us-to-strengthen-energy-partnerships-in-africa-says-us-energy-secretary-2017-10-25 Kim Cloete ENERGY Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:31:00 +0200 468950 1508944631 1508941860 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000687453_resized_ussecretaryofenergyrickperry1022.jpg US Energy Secretary Rick Perry 511 287 Empowered lubricants firm seeks to raise market share with blending plant investment http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lubricants-2017-10-20 Irma Venter LUBRICANTS Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467235 1508223555 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 DA to report minister Brown to public protector and ethics committee over Eskom contract http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/da-to-report-minister-brown-to-public-protector-and-ethics-committee-over-eskom-contract-2017-10-16 African News Agency ELECTRICITY Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:43:00 +0200 467815 1508162268 1508136180 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Energy Minister Kubayi denies her secondment of Zulu to fuel fund was illegal http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-minister-kubayi-denies-her-secondment-of-zulu-to-fuel-fund-was-illegal-2017-10-10 African News Agency ENERGY Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:09:00 +0200 467282 1507645376 1507644540 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Work apparel company sees further growth in sales http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/work-apparel-industry-company-sees-sales-growing-further-2017-10-06 Simone Liedtke Refineries & Retail Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465162 1506954327 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679254_resized_personalprotectiveequipment092017totalblasting1022.jpg SPECIAL DESIGN The personal protective equipment was designed to not restrict operator movement and flexibility 511 287 Sale of South Africa’s strategic fuel stocks heads to court http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sale-of-south-africas-strategic-fuel-stocks-heads-to-court-2017-10-05 African News Agency ENERGY Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +0200 466793 1507186629 1507186560 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Transnet upgrades fuel pipeline from Durban to Johannesburg http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/transnet-upgrades-fuel-pipeline-from-durban-to-johannesburg-2017-10-05 African News Agency FUEL PIPELINE Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:52:00 +0200 466791 1507186492 1507186320 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Blue Chip Lubricants opens plant, seals empowerment deal as it aims for fifth of the market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/blue-chip-lubricants-opens-plant-seals-empowerment-deal-as-it-aims-for-fifth-of-the-market-2017-09-28 Irma Venter LUBRICANTS Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:36:00 +0200 466237 1506684851 1506605760 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681477_resized_0015v1.jpg Lutramart director Sandile Koza 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71214_2017-09-29_q8oils_-_hd_web.mp416427427Lutramart director Sandile Koza chats to Engineering News Online about the benefits of the new Johannesburg-based blending plant Lutramart director Sandile Koza chats to Engineering News Online about the benefits of the new Johannesburg-based blending plant Fuel retailers need to consider rapidly changing industry dynamics http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fuel-retailers-need-to-consider-rapidly-changing-industry-dynamics-2017-09-27 Natasha Odendaal FUEL RETAILERS Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:18:00 +0200 466027 1506520216 1506518280 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 ARA recommits to 2020 clean fuels policy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ara-recommits-to-2020-clean-fuels-policy-2017-09-21 Natasha Odendaal CLEAN FUELS Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:52:00 +0200 465537 1505988082 1505987520 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Cost-effective workforce housing supports oil refinery shutdown http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cost-effective-workforce-housing-supports-oil-refinery-shutdown-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462440 1504594093 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673152_resized_kwikspaceprefabricatedhousing0820171022.jpg SHORT-TERM SOLUTION Nearly 100 workers from various international locations needed to be trained and housed for the duration of the three-month project 511 287 High-quality weld preparation for oil and gas industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-quality-weld-preparation-for-the-oil-and-gas-industry-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462439 1504594093 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673144_resized_actumg4saw0820171022.jpg SAFETY AND PRECISION The cold cutting process eliminates the risks associated with torch cutting and produces a stronger weld joint 511 287 Mobile units ensure flexible fire protection at oil refineries http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mobile-units-ensure-flexible-fire-protection-at-oil-refineries-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462434 1504594093 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673127_resized_dosetechmobileunit0820171022.jpg SAFETY MADE EASY DoseTech has seen eager demand from South African oil refineries for its mobile fire-protection equipment 511 287 Retractable spray injectors important cost savers http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/retractable-spray-injectors-important-cost-savers-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462432 1504594093 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673115_resized_injectornozzlesmonitorengineering0820171022.jpg KEY COOLING Spray injectors inject liquids or gases into process streams, providing critical cooling, mixing, quenching, washing, humidifying, gas cooling or chemical reactions 511 287 Thermal spray coatings provide protection for refineries http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/thermal-spray-coatings-provide-protection-for-refineries-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462442 1504594094 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673156_resized_thermalsprayprotectionforrefineries0820171022.jpg PROTECTIVE LAYER Coatings produced with thermal spraying are formed when millions of particles are deposited on top of each other and are bonded to the substrate 511 287 Well-managed upgrades essential at African refineries http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/well-managed-upgrades-essential-at-african-refineries-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462608 1504874658 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673499_resized_emissionsregulationsrequireoilrefineryupgradesbloomberg0820171022.jpg KEEPING UP Refineries are under pressure to become more environment-friendly in respect of their direct impact on the environment and the impact of the fuels they produce 511 287 Importing refined fuels quicker and more financially viable for Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/importing-refined-fuels-quicker-and-more-financially-viable-for-africa-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462428 1504874683 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673217_resized_rodricknaidoorockwellautomation0820171022.jpg RODRICK NAIDOO Countries that have their own crude resources and established mega-refineries could never be outpriced by a South African refinery 511 287 Strategic planning ensures successful turnaround on refinery upgrades http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/strategic-planning-ensures-a-successful-turnaround-on-refinery-upgrades-2017-09-08 Robyn Wilkinson Refineries & Retail Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462436 1504874774 1504821600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673134_resized_megchemchevronupgrade0820171022.jpg TEAM EFFORT The combined Chevron and MegChem teams worked together closely to complete the upgrades 511 287 LPG production steady and in demand, says supplier http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lpg-production-steady-and-in-demand-says-supplier-2017-09-01 Marleny Arnoldi Refineries & Retail Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462109 1503989764 1504216800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000672416_resized_easigasjune2017davedewit1022.jpg DAVE DE WIT Easigas has the capability and experience to evaluate and assist in optimising a customer’s gas equipment 511 287 BP Southern Africa appoints first black female CEO http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bp-southern-africa-appoints-first-black-female-ceo-2017-08-28 African News Agency APPOINTMENT Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:11:00 +0200 462896 1503922395 1503922260 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 Still much uncertainty as LPG stakeholders grapple with market inquiry findings http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/still-much-uncertainty-as-lpg-stakeholders-grapple-with-market-inquiry-findings-2017-08-18 Mia Breytenbach GAS Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460901 1502785130 1503007200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671095_resized_foot.jpg 511 287 Local manufacturer looks to bridge skills gap http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-manufacturer-looks-to-bridge-skills-gap-2017-07-27 Nadine James Refineries & Retail Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459844 1501769219 1502402400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000667063_resized_klingermzansitrainingacademy2507171022jpg.jpeg KLINGER TRAINING ACADEMY The trainees have access to a fully equipped workshop, and gain both practical and theoretical knowledge 511 287 Legal and policy certainty required if gas economy is to be realised http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mprda-lng-import-clarity-key-to-establish-gas-economy-2017-08-04 Mia Breytenbach GAS Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459472 1501850650 1501797600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666183_resized_lpgreuters1022.jpg INDUSTRIAL ROLEMODEL Liquefied petroleum gas industry could play a strategic role in the establishment of a gas economy as key lessons can be learnt from this industry  511 287 Particulate matter a national concern http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/particulate-matter-a-national-concern-2017-07-07 Simone Liedtke Refineries & Retail Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 456286 1499090158 1499378400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000658711_resized_philiphoffmanagingdirector062017mipprocesstechnologies1022.jpg PHILIP HOFF MIP invests in young engineers and has, in the past, offered bursaries to chemical engineering students 511 287 Thermometer designed and tested for industry use http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/thermometer-designed-and-tested-for-industry-use-2017-07-07 Simone Liedtke Refineries & Retail Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 456360 1499090158 1499378400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000658969_resized_fluke64maxirthermometer062017flukecomtest1022.jpg THERMOMETER APPLICATIONS Applications include the industrial maintenance, the electrical as well as the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industries 511 287