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Gas

Gas-supply agreement signed

By: System Author     20th October 2000 Oil refineries 

Jump in oil-exploration spend

By: System Author     29th September 2000 The opening up of oil- and gas-exploration blocks off the coast of South Africa to local and international companies has seen exploration-spend in the region soar from close to zero to R1,2-billion in less than five years. 

Fuel service station, Mozambique

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Sasol Oil has opened its first retail fuel service station in Mozambique, the first country outside South Africa where Sasol Oil has established a retail service station for the marketing of a full range of automotive fuels and lubricating oils. 

Mozambique gas in South Africa by 2004

By: System Author     8th September 2000 The long-awaited gas pipeline from Mozambique to South Africa is likely to receive the nod next year as petrochemical firm Sasol prepares to make natural gas an integral part of its hydrocarbon feedstock mix. 

Big gas plans for Jo’burg

By: System Author     1st September 2000 Joint venture Egoli Gas, the new owner of the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council’s Metro Gas, plans to invest some R276-million into the gas operation – in sharp contrast with the R1-million the city has invested in it over the last three years. 

Another South African synthetic oil story

By: System Author     25th August 2000 South African synthetic oil pioneer is today producing some nine-million litres of synthetic oil a year. 

Hydrogen plant outperforms specs

By: System Author     30th June 2000 The new R20-million high-purity hydrogen pressure swing absorption plant, established in Sasolburg as a joint venture between industrial gas firm Air Products and Sasol Chemical Industries, is outperforming its design specifications by 20%. 

Gas cylinder danger stressed

By: System Author     30th June 2000 Design of dissolved acetylene gas cylinders for welding and flame cutting has remained virtually the same for a hundred years. 

Cape studies gas spin-offs

By: System Author     5th May 2000 The Western Cape authorities have commissioned an initial study into the potential industrial benefits for areas such as Saldanha and the Cape Metro of access to an envisaged gas pipeline, running from gas fields off the West Coast and the Kudu gas field off the coast of Namibia. 

Paraffin technology energises rural SA

By: System Author     21st April 2000 Gauteng firm Amazing Amanzi Systems is setting up a chain of regional distribution centres following the launch of its paraffin gas products last month. 

R1,2-billion for oil, gas search

By: System Author     14th April 2000 The licensing out of prospective oil and gas exploration blocks by Petroleum Agency SA – formerly the petroleum licensing unit of Soekor, the State oil company – has lifted the exploration spend off the South African coast from close to zero to R1,2-billion in less than five years. 

Russians gush at gas pipeline

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Russian pipeline giant Stoytransgaz’s entry into the South African market this month could mean further work for local contractors. 

Mossgas defends foreign contract award

By: System Author     7th April 2000 In response to allegations by elements of local industry that Mossgas’s R2,2-billion drilling and EM gas-field development contract with Dresser-Kellogg had excluded them in favour of foreign suppliers, Mossgas has informed Engineering News that SA companies have been used, unless services... 

NER wants all-embracing rules

By: System Author     24th March 2000 The National Electricity Regulator has called on the government to ensure consistency and compatibility in the regulation of electricity, natural gas and liquid fuels. 

Technology to clean transformer oil

By: System Author     24th March 2000 In Canada, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology has developed a new approach to cleaning the oil in electrical transformers. 

Gas-fired power to reduce water and coal needs

By: System Author     18th February 2000 A 1 000 MW gas-fired power station being probed by Cape Metropolitan Area Local Authorities and Shell SA would be the largest in sub-Saharan Africa. 

New drying method

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Oils & lubricants 

Italian lubricants slide into South Africa

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Oils & lubricants 

Relaunched pump for oil blending

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Oils & lubricants 

Sulphur-elimination trend growing

By: System Author     11th February 2000 State-of-the-art sulphur analysers have been commissioned at Sasol’s Mpumalanga synthetic-gas complex by AR Controls, of Vanderbjlpark, the South African distributor for Houston Atlas of the US. 

Pilot sites sought in greenhouse-gas fight

By: System Author     11th February 2000 South Africa’s main power generator, Eskom, is committed to the ‘clean development mechanism’ concept to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions while promoting national development. 

Board fuels registration debate

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Gas Manufacture 

New ozone decolourisation technology

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Gas manufacture, distribution, supply and servicing 

Domestic market has most potential

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Gas manufacture, distribution, supply and servicing 

Keeping pressure on supply network

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Gas manufacture, distribution, supply and servicing 

SA gas plant one of world’s most complex

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Gas manufacture, distribution, supply and servicing 

Thermal meter strikes it hot

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Gas manufacture, distribution, supply and servicing 

Which Air is destined to inherit the Ox?

By: System Author     12th November 1999 There is still no clarity as to which of the two Airs – Air Liquide or Air Products – is the heir to Afrox and Africa’s industrial gases market. 

Oil-storage installation in big upgrade drive

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Environmental Protection 

Gas company responds to challenge of Skills Act

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Industrial gas company Air Liquide is working towards accreditation for its training centre. 

Gasfields development, Western Cape

By: System Author     5th November 1999 The Central Energy Fund has secured US$333-million in international loans to develop the Mossgas EM gasfield 

Venting gas over the Kyoto Protocol

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Oil, gas exploration agreement is signed

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Oil Refineries 

R750m oil refinery expansion is on track

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Oil Refineries 

Times are still uphill in the downstream sector

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Oil Refineries 

Soekor gets go-ahead to develop oilfield

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Oil Refineries 

NDT service for oil firm

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Oil Refineries 

Product demand surges

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Oil Refineries 

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