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Energy crunch could prove a long-term boon for SA industry

By: Schalk Burger     17th April 2015 While the energy crunch in South Africa will remain a problem over the medium term, the benefits of energy efficiency and management will persist for much longer, says national Measurement and Verification Council (MVCSA) board member and Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency... 

Shale wells have shorter operating lives than conventional oil wells 

By: Schalk Burger     7th June 2013 Shale or ‘tight’oil wells have significantly shorter productive lives than those of conventional crude oil wells, with a sharp decline in production rates during their first few years, says Association for the Study of Peak Oil South Africa chairperson Dr Jeremy Wakeford. Production rates from... 

Smelter engineering firm introduces cogeneration technology

By: Zandile Mavuso     10th August 2012 The energy crunch and high energy prices facing the South African industry has led smelter engineering firm Metix, a subsidiary of German group SMS Siemag, to offer the furnaces industry energy-recovery systems. 


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