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Stringent specs for plastic pipes in gas pipelines

     24th June 2016 South Africa’s gas industry is on the cusp of great growth and expansion in light of a potential global oversupply of shale gas. As a result, local plastic pipe manufacturers have to ensure that the pipes used in gas pipelines have been manufactured according to stringent specifications and... 

The state of the European plastics industry

     21st June 2016 Despite a host of issues to tackle that range from marine waste to multiple force majeures at materials suppliers, the European plastics industry approaches K 2016 in a good state of health and with cautious optimism. But there are still many hills to climb. Plastics industry consultant Applied... 

Presidency reports on progress with 9-point plan

By: News24Wire      21st June 2016 The South African Government is making steady progress in the implementation of its Nine Point Plan to reignite growth and create jobs, the Presidency said on Monday. The plan, which forms part of of the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP), was announced by President Jacob Zuma... 

Antifracking coalition delivers petition to Parliament 

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th May 2016 The AfriForum and Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) alliance on Thursday petitioned Parliament to uphold its duties and hold the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to account over shale gas-related activities. The coalition was demanding oversight over the DMR and its approach in pursuing... 

CIL’s consultancy arm tapped as nodal agency for UCG projects

By: Ajoy K Das     17th May 2016 The Central Mine Planning and Development Institute Limited (CMPDIL), the consultancy arm of miner Coal India Limited (CIL), has been appointed by the Indian government to act as the nodal agency for the development of underground coal gasification (UCG) projects in the country. The mandate for... 

Gas industrialisation could be a game-changer, say industry players

By: Kim Cloete     17th May 2016 Potential investors and experts in South Africa’s gas industry foresee great potential in the sector despite the risks.  “We are on the cusp of a global oversupply of shale gas. We have the opportunity to ship gas and drive industrialisation in industries from glass and cement to agroprocessing... 

Shale gas research necessary to put uncertainty to rest

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th May 2016 Shale gas research projects are becoming increasingly essential to put to bed speculation and uncertainties over the potential of reserves in South Africa, as well as the impact of hydraulic fracturing on the environment. This was heard at a Fossil Fuel Foundation workshop on unconventional gas,... 

Hydrogeological investigation studies enviro impact of fracking

By: Ilan Solomons     29th April 2016 South Africa’s groundwater resources play a significant role in the domestic water supply and are often the sole source of water available to local municipalities and farmers in the arid Karoo basin. The possible existence of large reserves of shale gas within the Karoo Supergroup, which covers... 

Most nuclear waste is not highly radioactive

By: Keith Campbell     15th April 2016 Only a tiny minority of nuclear waste contains the vast majority of radiation produced by such waste. “No less than 96% of the radioactivity comes from just 0.2% of the waste volume,” highlights Arint SA MD François Mellet. Nuclear waste is generally divided into low level waste, intermediate... 

NT keen to make progress with fracking regulations

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th April 2016 The Northern Territory government was hoping to introduce hydraulic fracturing (fracking) recommendations made in a 2015 independent inquiry into regulation. Speaking on the sidelines of the 18th liquefied natural gas (LNG) conference, in Perth, Northern Territory deputy Chief Minister Peter... 

Eskom makes case for adding new nuclear to power mix

By: Keith Campbell     1st April 2016 South African national electricity utility Eskom is excited about its imminent new nuclear era. So affirmed Group CEO Brian Molefe in an address to the recent Nuclear Africa 2016 conference, that was delivered on his behalf by Eskom's recently appointed Chief Nuclear Officer, Dave Nicholls. He... 

SA drawing on 150 experts as rigorous Karoo shale-gas enviro assessment advances

By: Dylan Slater     1st April 2016 The development of shale gas projects in South Africa was halted with the 2011 issuing of a moratorium on the issuing of shale gas exploration licences within the central Karoo, which has subsequently been lifted.  

Challenger undertakes capital raising

By: Anine Kilian     23rd March 2016 Unconventional gas explorer Challenger Energy plans to raise $900 000 through the placement of 30-million new fully paid ordinary shares.   “This commitment will fund the progression of the licence application process in South Africa, working capital and the cost of the offer. It is a further... 

Eskom needs new nuclear power to meet country's needs 

By: Keith Campbell     16th March 2016 South African national electricity utility Eskom is excited about its imminent new nuclear era. So affirmed Group CEO Brian Molefe on Wednesday in an address to the Nuclear Africa 2016 conference, that was delivered on his behalf by Eskom's recently appointed Chief Nuclear Officer, Dave Nicholls.... 

Botswana dismisses reports of fracking rights in pristine Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 

By: African News Agency      16th February 2016 Botswana’s Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism has dismissed as untrue recent reports that the government has issued fracking rights for the exploration of shale gas in more than half of the Kgalagadi Trans-Frontier Park (KTP). In a statement issued on Friday, the ministry said the... 

S Africa holds potential to be major unconventional gas producer 

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th February 2016 With unconventional gas causing a “shift in the dynamics” of the natural gas market worldwide, South Africa can exploit its potential to become a major producer if it invests in its infrastructure, develops local expertise and creates an enabling framework to stimulate investment. A new World... 

Premier energy event a must for energy businesses

By: Nadine James     5th February 2016 Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) MD Liz Hart says the value of attending the eighth yearly AEI is that industry stakeholders will meet the right people who can decide on energy transactions and implement them.  

Council for Geoscience advances shale gas research in the Karoo

By: Ilan Solomons     4th February 2016 The Council for Geoscience (CGS) has embarked on a three-year research programme involving a range of geoscientific investigations associated with the drilling of a vertical deep-core borehole to better conceptualise some of the geological issues related to potential shale gas resources in South... 

Challenger optimistic of gas exploration legislation resolution

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th January 2016 ASX-listed Challenger Energy earlier this month said that it was confident of positive developments in key legislation and the progression of its application process to embark on shale-gas exploration in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. Constructive and positive engagement had been... 

Ten African Energy Ministers to attend Africa Energy Indaba 2016

     14th January 2016 Africa is at the forefront of the energy transition with some of the greatest challenges and best opportunities in the world. Without doubt, innovation and the ability to deliver and deploy the most effective solutions at scale will be fundamental to developing a sustainable energy future for... 

India to approve new oil, gas E&P policy within two months

By: Ajoy K Das     15th December 2015 India’s apex federal economic decision making body, the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs (CCEA), was expected to approve a new policy within the next two months, putting in play an open acreage licensing policy (OALP) and subsequently offering 46 oil and gas blocks up for auction. The new... 

Victorian onshore gas inquiry delivers mixed results

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     8th December 2015 The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) has called on the Victorian government to lift a ban on natural gas exploration, after a Parliamentary inquiry into onshore gas failed to deliver a recommendation on the moratorium. In its report, the Parliamentary committee... 

Appea to compile unconventional gas report

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     4th December 2015 The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) has been tasked by the Council of Australian Government (COAG) Energy Council to produce an annual unconventional gas activities report. Appea CEO Malcolm Roberts said on Friday that the report would be a convenient source of... 

E&P companies in India seek change in crude oil, gas production levy

By: Ajoy K Das     18th November 2015 Foreign and domestic oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) majors operating in India have sought concessions on taxes applicable to the production of crude oil, in view of the global slump in prices. In a communication to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, E&P majors ONGC Limited,... 

Qld well placed to supply energy demand growth in Asia

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     11th November 2015 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) on Wednesday said Queensland was well placed to supply India’s growing demand for coal, as the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted an upsurge in coal demand. In its 2015 World Energy Outlook, the IEA noted that developing Asia, a region in which... 

Fracking task team denied opportunity to address meeting

By: RDM News Wire      10th November 2015 Pro-fracking entrepreneurs brought the first public meeting of scientists studying the controversial attempt to mine gas buried deep under the Karoo to a sudden halt in Graaff-Reinet's Masizake Hall on Monday. In May‚ cabinet mandated five government departments and three science councils and... 

Shell gets nod to drill wells in SA's Orange basin 

By: News24Wire      19th October 2015 The Department of Environmental Affairs has issued an environmental authorisation for Shell South Africa Upstream BV’s proposed exploration drilling in the Orange Basin Deep Water Licence Area, off South Africa’s west coast. This gives Shell permission to drill up to two offshore exploration... 

ANC says transparency, affordability must guide South Africa’s electricity-mix choices 

By: Terence Creamer     12th October 2015 The governing African National Congress (ANC) has emphasised the need for transparency and affordability when determining the “optimal energy mix” for South Africa, while also underlining the importance of economic and environmental sustainability. Delegates to the National General Council (NGC)... 

Appea welcomes rejection of Greens’ CSG proposal

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     2nd October 2015 The oil and gas industry has welcomed a decision of the Senate’s Environment and Communications Committee to reject a Greens’ bill proposing Commonwealth intervention into state regulation of land access and a ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The bill, which was introduced by a private... 

Much interest shown in S Africa’s gas sector, but concern persists

By: Kim Cloete     29th September 2015 Momentum is building for an expanding gas industry in South Africa, with government officials promising that they are turning their attention to gas as a critical form of energy. But industry players have called for certainty. The inaugural South African Gas Options conference in Cape Town heard... 

Local gas sector small but to emerge

By: Dylan Slater     18th September 2015 The South African gas sector is currently small, compared with global standards, but there are several signs of the local sector emerging, says international executive search firm Odgers Berndtson. 

Appea stresses importance of shale gas for Northern Territory economy

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th September 2015 The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) this week said calls for a moratorium on shale gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Northern Territory had no basis in science and ignored the industry’s strong safety record. Appea Northern Territory... 

Gas represents a R250bn opportunity for South Africa – McKinsey  

By: Terence Creamer     1st September 2015 Global management consultancy McKinsey & Company argues that South Africa should urgently pursue a ‘big gas’ energy option to bridge an electricity supply gap of between 6 GW and 10 GW that could arise by 2025 as older coal-fired power stations are decommissioned. The recommendation is contained... 

GTP programme possible accelerator for local natural-gas sector

By: Dylan Slater     28th August 2015 A request for information (RFI) issued by the Department of Energy (DoE) in May for the development of its gas-to-power programme is expected to be a much needed catalyst for growth in South Africa’s natural-gas sector, avers Sandton-based law firm Baker & McKenzie. 

Percentage of new Moz gas possibly destined for South Africa

By: Dylan Slater     28th August 2015 A study on offshore gas reserves in the Rovuma basin, near Mozambique undertaken by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan and published in May 2015 indicates that the reserves might be substantial enough to export a portion to South Africa, providing the country with much sought-after natural gas... 

Shale, tight gas could boost NT economy by A$22bn

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     26th August 2015 The development of shale and tight gas resources in the Northern Territory could add a combined A$22.4-billion to the state’s economy over 20 years and create an additional 6 300 jobs by 2040, a new report has revealed. The report, compiled by advisory firm Deloitte Access Economics and... 

New determinations create framework for key IPP procurement programmes 

By: Terence Creamer     25th August 2015 New Ministerial determinations creating the framework for the procurement of additional renewable-energy, gas and cogeneration capacity from independent power producers (IPPs) have been published in the Government Gazette. The determinations are in line with announcements made by Energy Minister... 

Gas-based industrialisation vision hinges on sound policy, gas-to-power roll-out

By: Zandile Mavuso     21st August 2015 Recent findings of high potential gas volumes in Southern Africa has given rise to government’s gas industrialisation aspirations, articulated in the Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) that aims to be a key driver of economic growth, employment opportunities and skills development in South... 

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