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Gas is safe, says association

24th August 2001 The two main challenges facing the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (LPGA) of Southern Africa is to eradicate misconceptions held by the general public about the safety and efficiency of LPG and to grow the demand for LPG in the lower income urban and rural areas. 

New moisture analyser launched

24th August 2001 Ametek has introduced the model 3050 OLV moisture analyser with online verification and quartz crystal accuracy. 

'Lion' could snare $1,4bn in FDI

24th August 2001 South Africa has plans to source natural gas from the Pande and Temane gasfields in Mozambique and possibly from the Kudu gasfield in Namibia. However, the country could see its own natural gas flowing as early as 2004 from a field just 100 km off its West Coast. 

Nigeria gas-to-liquids deal signed

24th August 2001 Joint venture agreements for the third phase of the Escravos Gas Project (EGP) and the Escravos Gas-to-Liquids (EGTL) project between Chevron and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have been signed. 

Kudos for M'bique aluminium project

24th August 2001 The 253 000 t/y Mozal I aluminium smelter, on the outskirts of Maputo, in Mozambique, has won the Project Management Institute of South Africa's (PMISA's) Project Management Excellence Award for 2001. 

Ghana leads in energy efficiency

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     24th August 2001 Ghana, best known as the first sub-Saharan African country to extricate itself from the shackles of colonialism, has scored another African first in a field the continent can ill-afford to ignore – energy efficiency. 

Keith Lennox, Energy Measurements

24th August 2001 Keith Lennox Energy Measurements Leader of 200 

The benefits of efficient energy use highlighted

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     24th August 2001 A two-day seminar on energy efficiency, held in Cape Town this month by the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), heard how the efficient use of energy can help save money and increase shareholder value, contribute to sustainable development and aid in the global effort to... 

Can SA avoid becoming the next California?

24th August 2001 Is South Africa, with its energy sector that is set to undergo significant restructuring in the near future, in danger of experiencing a power crisis, as is being experienced in California, US? 

Can SA avoid becoming the next California?

24th August 2001 Is South Africa, with its energy sector that is set to undergo significant restructuring in the near future, in danger of experiencing a power crisis, as is being experienced in California, in the US? 

Smokeless fuel project for Africa

23rd August 2001 An official of Royal Dutch/Shell has reported that the company is studying the possibility of making a smokeless energy brick for cooking in African villages to reduce firewood consumption. 

Mineworkers, women take big position in energy major

22nd August 2001 The Mineworkers’ Investment Company (MIC) and WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH) are to take an equity stake in BP’s South African operations giving them an immediate three seats on the board of BP Southern Africa and 25% shareholder voting rights. 

Energy efficiency ideas rewarded

17th August 2001 National power utility Eskom is recognising innovative ideas in the field of electricity efficiency through the eta awards. 

SA utility bids Uganda hydropower contract

17th August 2001 National power utility Eskom’s unregulated arm, Eskom Enterprises, and five other companies which are eyeing the build-own-operate (BOO) contract for two mini hydro-electric power stations in north-western Uganda will be asked to submit technical bids within the next three months, Uganda... 

Big fuels research push by petrochem giant

17th August 2001 Research and development (R&D) in the fuels area remains a top priority for local petrochemicals giant Sasol through its Sasol Oil operating division. 

$2,5-billion Algerian gas project finalised

13th August 2001 Algerian State oil and gas company Sonatrach and BP have finalised a deal for the development of the $2,5-billion In Salah gas project, officials at the two companies have revealed. 

Argentinian gas-plant

10th August 2001 US company Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) and its subsidiary Howe-Baker Engineers have been awarded a turnkey contract for a turbo-expander natural gas liquids recovery plant in Argentina by Pioneer Natural Resources. 

SA in Malawi power management

10th August 2001 MALAWI - The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom), has awarded Eskom Enterprises a two-year management-support contract. 

Natural gas pipeline, Mozambique to South Africa

1st August 2001 Petrochemical giant Sasol has compiled a shortlist of contractors which have prequalified to bid for the proposed natural gas pipeline from Mozambique to South Africa, part of its $1-billion natural gas project. 

SA taps into R8bn Nigeria power project

27th July 2001 Some of the larger South African suppliers to the power generation sector have missed out on significant export opportunities and multimillion-rand contracts with oil-rich, but power-starved Nigeria. 

Enviro accolade for lube-blend plant

27th July 2001 Petroleum company Total South Africa continues to expand and upgrade its Island View blend plant, in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. 

Big gas search on in Saudi Arabia

20th July 2001 UK-based BP energy group is to take a significant stake in a search to find and develop gas reserves in an area of more than 100 000 km2 in eastern Saudi Arabia. 

There's power in wave power

20th July 2001 Eskom shouldn’t build experimental wind farms, build some real working ones! 

Energy for the poor

13th July 2001 I was wondering the other day how much it costs in this country if one of the poorest of poor in this country dies. 

Jacob Maroga, Eskom Distribution

6th July 2001 Jacob Maroga Eskom Distribution Leader of 15 424 

Hendrina moves to reduce pollution

6th July 2001 Power utility Eskom has embarked on the second phase of the Hendrina power station particulate emission retrofit programme as part of the national utility’s commitment towards cleaner thermal power. 

Gas measurement via the Internet

29th June 2001 Developed remotely from its offices in Cape Town and London, Sourcetec.Net has designed and developed a system for a measurement services company in Houston, Texas that allows its client to pull real-time flow data from its pipeline meters through the Internet and analyse it on a desktop. 

SA laying gas pipeline in Mozambique

29th June 2001 Construction of a $2,1-million 86-km-long 63-mm-diameter submerged high-density polyethylene gas pipeline to transfer gas from onshore town Vilanculos, to Santo Carolina, Magarugue, Benguerra and Bazurutho islands, in Mozambique, is well under way. 

Caring about Californians and caribou

29th June 2001 With monotonous regularity, the bunny-huggers spring to the defence of the defenceless. 

Energy-hungry world relooks at nuclear

By: Laura Franz     29th June 2001 The golden age of nuclear energy ended nearly 30 years ago, but its return to favour is on the horizon at a time when energy needs are getting bigger, electricity plants are getting smaller and environmental pressures are getting stronger. 

Top supplier against power generation privatisation

By: Joanne Delaurentis     29th June 2001 The privatisation of Eskom is meeting critical review from unexpected sources. 

$3,5bn Chad–Cameroon oil pipeline takes-off

25th June 2001 Chad and Cameroon are set to receive $600-million in financing from a consortium of private banks and the World Bank for their interstate oil- pipeline project. 

Swedes to help train furniture manufacturers

22nd June 2001 Swedish training instructors have joined Furntech, the new furniture manufacturing training centre in George, which is situated at the Port Elizabeth Technikon's Saasveld Campus. 

Diecaster's five-year plan to be the best

22nd June 2001 Diecaster Zealous Pressure acquisition of R5-million worth of equipment is all part of a five-year plan by an ambitious and young management team to dominate the high-pressure high casting field. 

Keeping the flame alive after 30 years

22nd June 2001 Flame and laser cutting specialist General Profiling is commemorating its thirty-year anniversary as the longest-established independent-profiling company in South Africa. 

Company has supplied market for 61 years

22nd June 2001 International company LVD was established in Belgium in the 1940s as a supplier of farming equipment, but quickly turned its talents to the manufacture of hydraulic presses, press brakes and shears. 

Sophisticated products for the sheet-metal industry

22nd June 2001 Designers and manufacturers of presses, presses, forging presses, press brakes, guillotines, press feeders and coil lines Walch Engineering Company is the sole agent and distributor for Belgium made LVD products in South Africa. 

 

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