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Jul 22, 2014
Anti-fracking lobby group Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) and social rights group AfriForum hand delivered a letter to President Jacob Zuma this week calling on him to declare a fresh moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in South Africa, or face possible legal...
Jul 15, 2014
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has focused sharply on plans to speed up transformation in South Africa’s mining sector and enforce compliance with the Mining Charter. During his budget vote on Tuesday, he told the National Assembly that he was...
Mar 21, 2014
In his State of the Nation Address last month, President Jacob Zuma reiterated government’s belief that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) would be a game changer for the South African economy, while Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu announced in January that...
Oct 10, 2013
The South African government would have a free-carried shareholding of 20% in entities producing shale gas in the Karoo in the future, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on Thursday. Shabangu, who was responding to Mining Weekly Online at question time...
Oct 10, 2013
Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu
The Cabinet had given the go-ahead for the gazetting of globally benchmarked technical regulations for the exploration for and production of shale gas in South Africa’s Karoo, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on Thursday. In a special post-Cabinet...
Sep 20, 2013
The push by Eskom for fracking to proceed in South Africa demonstrates just how desperate the parastatal is to escape the energy mess that it has created for the country. “We acknowledge the expertise of Eskom chief, Mr Brian Dames to comment on South Africa's...
Aug 30, 2013
Government’s inter-Ministerial hydraulic fracturing (fracking) monitoring committee is still working on fine-tuning regulations for a draft report on the governing of fracking in the Karoo basin, which potentially holds 390-trillion cubic feet (tcf) of technically...
Aug 30, 2013
GAS DISCOVERIESEstimates of offshore gas reserves, discovered in Mozambique in 2010 and 2011, range from 50-trillion cubic feet to 100-trillion cubic feet at depths of 1 000 m to 3 000 m
The discovery of large gas deposits on the Southern African coastline in the past three years could potentially result in significant benefits for the region; however, the lack of adequate infrastructure may hinder the full realisation of these opportunities, says...
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About 73% of South Africans were in favour of determining the presence of natural gas in the Karoo and the same proportion would be in favour of gas extraction, a survey showed on Monday. An opinion poll – conducted by market researcher Ipsos on behalf of Shell...
Jan 17, 2012
The US has offered to share with South Africa lessons arising from a recent study into ways of reducing the environmental impact and improving the safety of America’s fast-growing shale gas industry, which has expanded from almost nothing at the start of the...
Sep 06, 2011
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...
Sep 06, 2011
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...
Sep 01, 2011
Energy group Shell estimates that it could invest about $200-million during any possible exploration phase in the Karoo region of South Africa, which would be a “fraction” of what would be invested should it proceed to the development of such resources. However,...
Aug 18, 2011
With global energy demand predicted to double by 2050, Shell Oil Products Africa (South) chairperson and VP Bonang Mohale says that South Africa would be “stupid” not to look at the opportunity of shale gas exploitation in the Karoo. The International Energy...
May 27, 2011
A study by Duke University (Duke) researchers has found high levels of leaked methane in well water collected near shale-gas drilling and hydrofracking sites, reports ScienceDaily.
Apr 29, 2011
South Africa’s Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu on Friday said that her department would not accept any new, nor would it finalise any existing, applications to explore for natural gas in the Karoo region until an expert study into the appropriateness of...
Apr 29, 2011
South Africa’s Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu on Friday said that her department would not accept any new, nor would it finalise any existing, applications to explore for natural gas in the Karoo region until an expert study into the appropriateness of...
 
 
 
 
Apr 21, 2011
South Africa’s Cabinet endorsed the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR’s) decision to declare a moratorium on natural-gas drilling in the Karoo region, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Thursday. The Cabinet also appointed a task team to...
Apr 21, 2011
South Africa’s Cabinet endorsed the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR’s) decision to declare a moratorium on natural-gas drilling in the Karoo region, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Thursday. The Cabinet also appointed a task team to...
Apr 14, 2011
International oil and gas group Shell said that the environmental management plan (EMP) for its proposed Karoo shale gas project would be made available to the public on Thursday evening. Communications manager Kim Bruun said that interested stakeholders would be...
Apr 14, 2011
International oil and gas group Shell said that the environmental management plan (EMP) for its proposed Karoo shale gas project would be made available to the public on Thursday evening. Communications manager Kim Bruun said that interested stakeholders would be...
Apr 05, 2011
Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG), an organisation established to promote the environmentally sustainable development of the Karoo, on Tuesday submitted its written objection to energy giant Shell’s application to use hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) in...
Apr 05, 2011
Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG), an organisation established to promote the environmentally sustainable development of the Karoo, on Tuesday submitted its written objection to energy giant Shell’s application to use hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) in...
Apr 01, 2011
Operators in the Haynesville shale area of North America, which is located on the border of east Texas and western Louisiana, are rushing to secure leases and keep their foothold in the region. Global oil and gas producer Shell, which holds an interest in seven...
Apr 01, 2011
Operators in the Haynesville shale area of North America, which is located on the border of east Texas and western Louisiana, are rushing to secure leases and keep their foothold in the region. Global oil and gas producer Shell, which holds an interest in seven...
Apr 01, 2011
Operators in the Haynesville shale area of North America, which is located on the border of east Texas and western Louisiana, are rushing to secure leases and keep their foothold in the region.
 
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