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Jan 30, 2015
EXPLORATION Much research is being conducted in South Africa to establish a gas policy, including a Gas Utilisation Master Plan
The South African gas sector is likely to see an increase in mergers and acquisitions among gas producers in 2015, especially during the early part of the year, as the industry adjusts to deal with the effects of the dropping oil price, says North-West University...
Jan 30, 2015
Aside from the horrific terror attacks in Nigeria and France, the precipitous fall in the oil price has been the main news story of 2015 so far. The weakening has not only been steep, it’s been fast, with the rapidness of the change illustrated neatly in an article...
Jan 30, 2015
CHANGE IS IMMINENT The Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act amendments will have a significant effect on South Africa’s oil and gas industry
South Africa is regarded as having significant potential as a bankable oil and gas investment destination, with leading hydrocarbon majors and independents, including oil giants Exxon Mobil, Shell, Eni, Total, Anadarko and Chevron, already in the country,” says...
Jan 29, 2015
While South African consumers will get a reprieve on the back of a lower oil price, all the potential benefits could be overshadowed by the nation’s ongoing electricity shortages. A surprise cut to below $50/bl for crude oil would soften the blow of rising costs on...
Jan 27, 2015
Port of Saldanha
The establishment of a customs control area (CCA), or free port, within the newly designated Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) is being held up as a major drawcard for potential oil and gas services investors into the 330 ha site, situated alongside...
Jan 26, 2015
The end months of 2014 were grim ones for major oil-producing states everywhere, especially those in the Middle East. As the region continued grappling with the aftershocks of the Arab Spring and the threat of the Islamic State, they also watched the price of oil...
Jan 23, 2015
The jury is still out on what effect the collapsing oil price will have on Africa’s 2015 growth prospects, with the answer depending materially on whether a country is an oil importer or exporter. However, the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects (GEP)...
Jan 22, 2015
Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago
South Africa's central bank will wait to see the second round effects of the sharp drop in oil prices before making a policy response, Governor Lesetja Kyanyago said at the Davos World Economic Forum. The South African Reserve Bank will hold its first policy meeting...
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Dec 15, 2014
Energy analyst EnergyQuest has warned state governments from investing in the proposed gas pipeline which would connect the Northern Territory to markets on the east coast of Australia, saying that it would hinder private investment. In November this year, the...
Dec 10, 2014
Oil-exporting countries heavily reliant on oil revenues and committed to large spending programmes were most likely to have difficulty accommodating low oil prices, Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday. In its report ‘Global oil price volatility: Oil-exporting...
Oct 24, 2014
In early October, Brent crude oil was trading as low as $92/bl – a marked drop from the $115/bl it reached in mid-June and the $105/lb to $112/bl range it has held for most of the past three years. In the midst of some serious geopolitical threats to oil supplies in...
Aug 22, 2014
Current expectations in the automotive industry are for the domestic new vehicle market to decline to around 619 000 units in 2014, down from the 651 745 units sold in 2013, says Absa vehicle and asset finance head Wessel Steffens. “Interest-rate sensitive sectors in...
Aug 12, 2014
Current expectations in the automotive industry are for the domestic new vehicle market to decline to around 619 000 units in 2014, down from the 651 745 units sold in 2013, says Absa vehicle and asset finance head Wessel Steffens. “Interest-rate sensitive sectors in...
Nov 26, 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...
Oct 14, 2013
Much of Big Energy is guilty of an enculturated risk blindness that, unless action is taken, will lead to an inevitable global crash according to Jeremy Leggett.  As the World Energy Congress opens in South Korea, the man described as "Britain's most respected green...
Jun 03, 2013
The price of fuel and a fragile world economy have impacted heavily on the global airline industry over the past year, with marginal improvement expected for the year ahead. Last year, the airline industry generated $7.6-billion in net post-tax profits on revenues of...
Apr 15, 2013
Gulf Arab Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) oil producers do not see the need to change production levels to support crude prices, OPEC delegates said after benchmark Brent touched nine-month lows on Friday. A sell-off in commodities saw Brent...
Apr 10, 2013
ASX-listed Beach Energy has signed an agreement to supply fellow-listed Origin Energy with some 139 PJ of gas from the Cooper basin for a term of eight years. Under the terms of the agreement, Origin had an option to extend the duration of the supply agreement by...
 
 
 
 
Mar 22, 2013
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Feb 28, 2013
The weaker rand and the high price of oil played a role in the increasing of fuel prices, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday. "Oil is extraordinarily high," he said at a televised New Age breakfast briefing.
Oct 26, 2012
While JSE-listed energy and chemicals group Sasol is a significant competitor in the global market – owing to its established international operations – the petrochemicals giant’s impact on local suppliers, developing markets and new technologies cannot be...
Oct 19, 2012
The South African new vehicle market can grow by another 5% next year, adding to the expected 10% to be recorded in 2012, says National Automobile Dealers Association chairperson Derik Scorer. “The new car industry looks good.” He notes that a surging oil price and...
Sep 27, 2012
The South African new vehicle market could grow by another 5% next year, adding to the expected 10% to be recorded in 2012, said National Automobile Dealers Association chairperson Derik Scorer. “The new car industry looks good.” Speaking at a breakfast forum in...
Sep 21, 2012
South African energy and chemicals producer Sasol is gearing up for a $20-billion, multiproject investment into North America over the coming years, which could result in the development of a $14-billion Secunda-type complex in the southern US state of Louisiana. CEO...
Sep 10, 2012
South African energy and chemicals producer Sasol is gearing up for a $20-billion, multiproject investment into North America over the coming years, which could result in the development of a $14-billion Secunda-type complex in the southern US state of Louisiana....
Jun 27, 2012
Recent sharp falls in commodity prices are “disproportionately” large when compared with prevailing weaknesses in the global economy and a number of prices are, thus, likely to recover during the second half of 2012, Absa Capital economist Jeff Gable argues. Having...
Jun 11, 2012
Despite the many challenges facing civil aviation, including declining profits since a peak of $15.8-billion in 2010, the International Association of Air Transport (Iata) is upbeat on the industry, predicting a doubling in passenger numbers to 5.9-billion in 2030,...
May 02, 2012
South Africa’s seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) declined for a second month in April to 54.7 points, but still reflected robust demand for factory goods, sponsor Kagiso Asset Management said on Wednesday. The Kagiso PMI declined by 1.4 index...
 
 
 
 
Apr 13, 2012
In March, the price of petrol in Gauteng breached R11/l, breaking the previous record-high nominal price of R10.50/l set in July 2008. At R10.37, the wholesale price of diesel is still below the high of R11.43/l recorded four years ago.
Mar 20, 2012
African carriers were expected to post a collective loss of $100-million this year, as airlines struggled to make full use of available capacity, while the oil price continued to rise, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) warned on Tuesday Iata...
Feb 28, 2012
It is ‘business unusual’ across the globe as economic parameters are out of the normal range of growth and expectations, economic analyst UBS head of emerging markets research Costa Vayenas said this week. The global economic landscape is changing, with countries...
Feb 17, 2012
The South African rubber extrusions market is facing many challenges, including significant cost pressures, reports manufacturer Hudson Rubber.
Dec 29, 2011
South Africa's petrol pump prices in the main inland commercial region of Gauteng will drop by 6 cents or roughly 0.5 percent a litre next Wednesday, the energy department said on Thursday. The new price for 95 grade petrol will be 10.61 rand a litre in the Gauteng...
Dec 02, 2011
South Africa's petrol pump prices in the main inland commercial region Gauteng will decrease by 11c or 1.02% on December 7, the Energy Department said on Friday. The new pump price for 95 grade petrol will be R10.66 a litre in that region, from R10.77 last month,...
Sep 08, 2011
State-owned airline South African Airways (SAA) increased its profit to R782-million in the 2010/11 financial year, from R442-million in the previous year, despite a challenging and difficult environment for airlines, CEO Siza Mzimela said on Thursday. Group...
Mar 22, 2011
TSX V-listed Alberta Oil Sands said on Tuesday that it had raised C$10-million in a flow-through financing announced earlier this month. The company will use the funds to explore its properties in north-east Alberta, where it has a resource base of more than...
Mar 07, 2011
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday agreed with a panel of market experts that the stronger rand had protected the South African economy from rising inflationary pressures. “The stronger rand, or less weak rand, however you would like to refer to it has helped...
Jan 28, 2011
South African petrol pump prices will increase by 26c a litre or 2,7% from February 2, the government said on Friday. The department of energy said in a statement the pump price for 95 grade petrol would rise to R8,99 a litre in the main inland commercial region...
 
 
 
 
Dec 02, 2010
Rand-sensitive energy and chemicals group Sasol says that the global environment has created “strong tailwinds” for the South African currency and that it is preparing its business for continued rand strength over the “medium term”. The company has reported...
Oct 29, 2010
South African petrol pump prices will increase by 20c a litre or 2,46%, from November 3, the government said on Friday. The department of energy said in a statement the pump price for 95 grade petrol would rise to R8,32 a litre in the main inland commercial region...
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A bright future lies ahead for natural gas, especially as it could play a bigger role in the transport sector, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) global oil director Simon Wardell said on Tuesday. As a result of the global economic crisis, demand for...
 
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