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Engineering firm awarded gas engine power plant contract

3rd February 2012 A subsidiary of engineering and construction firm Foster Wheeler has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract from energy and chemicals provider Sasol New Energy Holdings for the outside battery limit portion of a new gas-fired power generation... 

Gas manufacturer to expand service offering

By: Celest Smith     3rd February 2012 Gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products will be focusing on expanding its CryoEase service offering within the analytical and fabrication markets this year, says Air Products CryoEase business manager Gary Lombard. 

Fact box example

By: Yolande Botes     25th November 2011 In the last five years, Johannesburg-based natural gas reticulator Egoli Gas has signed several ongoing multimillion-rand contracts with businesses wanting to implement alternative energy solutions. The company has implemented solutions for the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital,... 

LPG filling plant to benefit low-income homes in Cape Town

By: Joanne Taylor     26th August 2011 Low-income homes in Cape Town are set to benefit from gas supplier KayaGas’ installation of a new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) filling plant. 

Supplier plans to expand into special gases industry

By: Joanne Taylor     26th August 2011 Supplier of hydrocarbon aerosol propellants and foam-blowing raw materials Puregas plans to expand further into the special gases industry. 

Energy Department sets maximum retail prices for LPG 

26th August 2011 The Department of Energy (DoE) has approved the setting of maximum retail prices for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplied to residential consumers. 

Gas-to-liquids project to ship first product this year

26th August 2011 The Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, which is a joint development by oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum and energy and petrochemicals group Shell is expected to ship its first product this year. 

Gas products supplier awarded multimillion rand contract

26th August 2011 Welding, cutting and gas products and services supplier African Oxygen (Afrox) has secured a five-year contract to supply liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to all companies in the Massbuild group, which includes Builders Warehouse, Builders Trade Depot and Builders Express outlets across South Africa. 

Company expands gas analyser range

26th August 2011 Global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices Ametek Incorporated has expanded its line of 5100 Series gas analysers. These devices are used to monitor gas emissions from industrial processes. Based on tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy, the Model 5100HD gas... 

Major develpments in West Coast oil and gas sector expected

26th August 2011 Business-led think tank Accelerate Cape Town says it is important to push the growth of the West Coast economic corridor, including Atlantis and Saldanha Bay, where major developments are expected to occur in the oil and gas and transport sectors. 

New fixed gas transmitter launched

26th August 2011 Safety and safety solutions company MSA Africa has launched the PrimaX fixed gas transmitter. 

Africa’s largest power plant using gas engines set for 2012 completion

By: Joanne Taylor     26th August 2011 Global supplier of flexible power plants and services Wärtsilä Corporation is constructing Africa’s largest purely gas-fuelled combustion engine power plant for petrochemicals group Sasol’s New Energy Holdings business unit, which is responsible for the adoption of low-carbon electricity within... 

Safe Gas Equipment scheme registration deadline looms

By: Tracy Hancock     26th August 2011 Compliance with the South African Pipeline Gas Association’s (Sapga’s) Safe Gas Equipment scheme will be a key topic of discussion at the nonprofit organisation’s fourth Natural Gas conference next month. The scheme was implemented on July 1, with companies being given until November 30 this... 

Local argon gas shortages to ease

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th January 2011 The local shortage of argon gas should ease significantly over the next three to four months as new manufacturing facilities near completion, reports gas manufacturer Air Products South Africa. 

Global natural gas demand set to soar

28th January 2011 Natural gas is set to play a central role in meeting the world’s energy needs for the next 25 years, reports the International Energy Agency (IEA). 

Mozambique signs 100-MW gas-fuelled power supply agreement

28th January 2011 Mozambican Energy Minister Salvador Namurete in December signed a 25-year concession agreement with energy company Gigawatt Mozambique for the supply of electricity to Ressano Garcia, a town in Maputo, in Mozambique, through the construction of a 100-MW gas-fuelled power generation plant. 

Safety company introduces gas-detection technologies

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th January 2011 Mine safety equipment manufacturer Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Africa has launched the MSA Altair 4X multigas detector, a hand held device that is capable of measuring toxic and combustible gases up to 40% faster than other detectors. 

Tweneboa-3 appraisal well confirms resource potential

28th January 2011 Oil company Tullow Oil reports that the Tweneboa-3 appraisal well in the Deepwater Tano licence offshore from Ghana has successfully encountered gas condensate in quality sandstone reservoirs. 

Gas saving technology enters market

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th January 2011 A gas savings system that conserves and reduces the consumption of gas in industry, particularly in welding, has been developed by welding solutions firm Shield Technologies MD Wayne Holt. 

Gas manufacturer sets safety benchmark

28th January 2011 Gas product manufacturer Air Products South Africa was named the Top 100 Company in the commercial category for best international company on the National Occupational Safety Association (Nosa) integrated five-star system, in September last year. 

Gas-powered forklifts 
reduce downtime

27th August 2010 Forklifts that run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) can operate indoors and outdoors and have less downtime owing to short refuelling times, LPG company Easigas reports. 

Illegal filling a threat to affordability

By: Schalk Burger     27th August 2010 The new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) price regulation’s aim to make the fuel more affordable to residential consumers is under threat from the continued illegal filling of cylinders, warns gases specialist company Afrox. 

Exploring Africa’s abundant natural resources

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th August 2010 The development of the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa represents significant opportunities for returns on lending for financial institutions within regional markets, while infrastructure developments within this region, particularly South Africa, provide additional opportunities for... 

Great opportunities in Mozambique

By: Schalk Burger     27th August 2010 Mozambique represents a significant investment opportunity in the gas industry owing to its substantial reserves of natural gas and strategic location as a gateway to the Middle East and Far East. This has been highlighted in the ‘Southern African Oil and Gas Market’ report, recently published by... 

LPG emerging as alternative energy source

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th August 2010 Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is increasingly emerging as an alternative energy source, as people move away from the use of traditional fossil fuels in a significant development in the transition to accepting new energy sources, says LPG company Bulgaz Convertors MD Nadine Ognianov. 

Natural gas for automotive fuel in developing regions

By: Schalk Burger     27th August 2010 A compact, transportable natural gas vehicle (NGV) refuelling module, the Gasvector Compact, offers a technical and commercial solution to development of NGV stations in areas where the number of NGVs are limited. The installation does not require civil work during installation and can refuel 250... 

Safe, high-capacity LPG 
cylinder filling devices for SA

By: Schalk Burger     27th August 2010 International liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier giant Kosan Crisplant is supplying high-capacity and intrinsically safe LPG filling scales, which can fill 50 to 250 cylinders an hour by hand or 1 800 cylinders an hour automatically, to South Africa, says LPG filling specialist Krier Africa... 

Good potential for growth

By: Schalk Burger     27th August 2010 Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) has significant potential for growth in South Africa, partly owing to the country’s low average household consumption of LPG compared with other countries, as well as its potential as an alternative energy source for heating and cooking, says national gas association... 

Liquefied petroleum gas use may increase during FIFA World Cup

By: Eleanor Seggie     29th January 2010 Nonprofit organisation, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of South Africa (LPGSASA), is expecting a large number of vendors who will be supplying food to spectators in the various theme parks during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, to be using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) appliances.... 

Nitrogen gas generation available on site

By: Eleanor Seggie     29th January 2010 The Intaka Tech nitrogen gas generation system (GGS) from engineering company Intaka Tech, a division of the Intaka Group, enables owners to continuously produce nitrogen (N) gas on site at quantities ranging from 1 t/m to 639 t/m.

The N produced is dry, is from 99,5% to 99,9% pure and can be... 

Africa’s focus shifts to gas turbines

29th January 2010 As a mitigating strategy to the current power crisis on the African continent, power project developers have shifted their focus towards gas turbine-powered power solutions, says growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan. The technology offers a rapid solution and can easily operate on... 

Limiting risks when insuring chemicals

29th January 2010 The golden rules when insuring chemicals are to buy as much as one can afford and to accept as little risk as possible, by passing on as much risk as possible, says Alexander Forbes Risk Services client services senior manager Jan Hattingh. To achieve this, the company advises that [chemical... 

Onshore gas 
production rights 
application under way 

By: Eleanor Seggie     29th January 2010 Environmental consultancy Environmental Impact Management Services (EIMS) is assisting Highland Exploration & Production in preparing its onshore gas production right application, to the Petroleum Agency of South Africa, as well as with associated environmental requirements.


Water heaters used as backup for solar installations

By: Eleanor Seggie     29th January 2010 Gas equipment supplier and manufacturer Adceng Gas Equipment recently launched the Fagor Solasis instantaneous water heater that operates with solar water heating systems. In the event of inclement weather, the Solasis water heaters are used as back-up for solar installations. Water then flows... 

New multigas detector goes wireless

By: Eleanor Seggie     29th January 2010 Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Africa has launched the new Altair 5 multigas detector that can detect up to six gases simultaneously and is preprogrammable in 18 different language choices, including Chinese.

The gas detector has a high-resolution colour display, which can be seen in sunlight.... 

Gas generation systems 
installed in KZN hospitals

28th August 2009 Gas and water equipment manufacturer Intaka Tech has recently installed 22 gas generation systems (GGS) at State hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Liquid argon production plant to be commissioned in 2010

28th August 2009 Industrial and medical gas company Air Liquide has secured an agreement with petrochemicals company Sasol Synfuels to install a new liquid argon production plant at Sasol’s Secunda plant, near Johannesburg. The recovery plant will form part of a new 3 500 tons a day air separation unit which... 

Technology firm experiences 
increased sales

28th August 2009 Boksburg-based liquid and gas dosing technology company DoseTech reports that it has experienced growth in sales in the South African market over the past year for its German manufactured FireDos firefighting product. 

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