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Liquefied Natural Gas

IGUA-SA CEO Jaco Human
Industry advances creation of R10bn-a-year gas company to ensure security of supply
11th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

South African industrial users of natural gas are moving forward with the establishment of a R10-billion-a-year gas-aggregator company to provide the basis for large-scale gas infrastructure... 


Last year was pivotal for the power sector, Energy Council says
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

2023 was a pivotal year for South Africa’s power sector, as unprecedented loadshedding undermined the economy and society, industry organisation the Energy Council of South Africa says. “We can... 


Separation of energy portfolio welcomed
Separation of energy portfolio welcomed
5th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to separate the energy portfolio from that of mineral and petroleum resources; what the priorities are for the... 


An image of the 2023 African Energy Week central stage
Event to highlight key African projects
28th June 2024

The upcoming African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy 2024 conference will focus on critical industry issues and investment opportunities in Africa's energy sector, including discussion... 


An image of HYENA workers using the POWER POD system
System converts LPG to hydrogen
28th June 2024

Hydrogen-focused startup HYENA has successfully developed a process to convert liquid petroleum gas (LPG) into clean electricity using its innovative POWER POD system at its new development... 


Demonstrations by climate activists
Green Connection petitions court to ‘force’ Nersa, DMRE to supply Karpowership information
5th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Environmental activist nonprofit organisation the Green Connection has taken the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to court... 


gas pipelines
Gas still has a crucial role to play in South Africa’s energy mix – Kearney
23rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gas has an important role to play in South Africa’s energy transition journey, Kearney partner Prashaen Reddy says amid calls for public comments on a draft Gas Master Plan, which was released for... 


Gas cylinders in front of a gas transporting ship
Big guns will speak at Enlit
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Advisory and analytics firm Frost & Sullivan, a global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm with a long-standing presence in Africa will again be represented by its partner and Africa... 


Siemens South Africa CEO sub-Saharan Africa Sabine Dall’Omo standing on a stage talking
Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO... 


Renergen successfully producing liquid helium at Virginia project
6th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

ASX- and JSE-listed gas producer Renergen is now able to liquify helium in batches from its wells at the Virginia gas project, in South Africa’s Free State province. Since April 2, the... 


An image of a C4A cylinder
Local supplier establishes LPG division
26th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Eligible small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa will benefit from cylinder manufacturer Cylinders4Africa’s (C4A’s) establishing a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bulk tank supply... 


LNG terminal
Cryogenics technology, expertise crucial in future gas economy
18th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Cryogenics technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important as South Africa plans on leaning into using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a major source of energy, Howden senior... 


gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Renergen's Virgina plant
Renergen’s helium plant integration nearly complete
28th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gas producer Renergen is approaching the final stages of its helium system integration, which will mark a significant step forward in its operations, making South Africa one of only eight countries... 


TNPA boosts energy hub status in the Port of Richards Bay
20th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

State-owned Transnet National Port Authority’s (TNPA’s) Port of Richards Bay is set to become a key hub for energy trade through the provision of bulk infrastructure to two sites located at the... 


Industrial Gas Users Association of South Africa executive director Jaco Human
Industrial gas users prepare to make ‘orderly transition’ case at crunch gas-cliff meeting
14th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The creation of a formal public-private platform to assess solutions to a pending “gas cliff” for industrial consumers in South Africa points to the fact that the issue is finally being taken... 


Speakers who participated in the webinar hosted by Creamer Media on March 13.
Local gas supplies not likely to come on stream in time for South Africa to avoid a 'gas cliff'
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Although gas is widely regarded as a necessary part of South Africa’s future energy mix, Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) head of mitigation Steve Nicholls is not convinced that a reliable... 


Port of Richards Bay
Zululand Energy Terminal partners test market appetite for LNG services
12th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Vopak Terminal Durban & Transnet Pipelines joint venture selected recently as the preferred bidder for a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Richards Bay has issued an expression... 


An image showing Sasol's new forecourt design
Sasol launches its new forecourt station design
4th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Sasol Energy Business recently launched its new forecourt design, referred to as Mark – V design, to industry. The new retail forecourt and convenience store design, launched in Secunda,... 


Port of Durban
TNPA to appoint developer soon for common-user infrastructure required for LNG terminal
4th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) expects to appoint a developer within months for the common-user infrastructure required to support the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG)... 


Security forces operating in Mozambique
Tens of thousands flee in new wave of brutal Mozambique attacks
29th February 2024 By: Reuters

Tens of thousands of Mozambicans are fleeing their homes in the restive Cabo Delgado province amid a surge in deadly insurgent attacks since January. The attacks, despite a massive security... 


Renergen welcomes new substantial shareholder
22nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas producer Renergen has welcomed Ye Jia as the company's newest substantial shareholder, following his acquisition of the entire shareholding from private company Notable Pioneer. Jia now holds... 


South Africa's gas cliff
South Africa's gas cliff
16th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses South Africa's gas cliff and the warning of a likely 'day zero' in the coming two years, as well as the possible risks associated with some for the... 


Renergen's Virginia gas project
Renergen resumes LNG deliveries
15th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries from the Virginia project, in the Free State, have restarted following a planned maintenance outage, gas producer Renergen confirmed on February 15. The... 


Sasol's gas processing facility and pipeline
Gas users call for urgent policy and infrastructure decisions to avert 2026 ‘day zero’
13th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Industrial Gas Users Association – Southern Africa (IGUA-SA) is warning of a gas supply ‘day zero’ for several large and small manufacturing enterprises and says that urgent decisions will be... 


Africa’s biggest oil and gas finds are doing little for economies at home
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last thing Senegal needed in its long-drawn-out effort to capitalize on large oil and gas finds off its coast was political turmoil. Africa’s newest natural gas superstar had bubbled with... 


TPDC MD Mussa Makame and KS Energy Group CEO Steve Martin sign agreement
Financial closure for $90m small-scale LNG plant in Tanzania imminent
22nd January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company KS Energy is targeting financial closure this year for the first phase of a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply chain in partnership with a Tanzanian gas... 


TNPA recently selected a preferred bidder for a 25-year LNG terminal concession in the Port of Richards Bay's South Dunes precinct
1 000 MW gas-to-power cap placed on Richards Bay for first gas procurement round
18th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

While ‘location agnostic’, South Africa’s inaugural 2 000 MW gas-to-power (GtP) procurement round is limiting the development of facilities in the City of uMhlathuze, where KwaZulu-Natal’s... 


TotalEnergies offices with its logo
IMF sees TotalEnergies restarting Mozambique LNG project in early 2024
18th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

A group led by TotalEnergies will likely resume work on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique early this year, according to the International Monetary Fund, after a raid by Islamic... 


OPITO-approved survival courses launched locally, 10-year anniversary celebrated
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The Offshore Africa Training Centre (OATC) will celebrate its ten year anniversary in 2024, commemorating the occasion with the launch of its energy industry not-for-profit organisation... 


Charles Dos Santos to succeed Rob Richardson as Air Products South Africa MD
1st December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Air Products South Africa has announced that Charles Dos Santos will succeed Rob Richardson as MD with effect from February 1, 2024. Richardson has led the company since 2016 but has announced his... 


A glass glob perched on green moss signifying a global drive to a greener economy
COP 28 to host fossil fuels debate
1st December 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, referred to globally as COP 28 and being held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai in the... 


$13.5tr needed by 2050 for decarbonisation, especially in hard-to-abate industry sectors
28th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The world will require $13.5-trillion in investments by 2050 to transition to a more sustainable and carbon-neutral future, particularly in the production, energy and transport sectors, the World... 


An image showing Karpowership's project in Brazil
Karpowership SA secures environmental authorisation for Saldanha Bay project
24th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Karpowership South Africa (SA), the local entity of Turkish company Karpowership, has welcomed the granting of an environmental authorisation (EA) for its Saldanha Bay project by the Department of... 


Environmental groups urge funding halt for TotalEnergies' Mozambique project
17th November 2023 By: Reuters

Banks and other financiers should withdraw their support of TotalEnergies' $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Mozambique, environmental lobby groups urged in a letter sent to more... 


TNPA issues Eol for small, medium-scale LNG imports
17th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has published an expression of interest (EoI) document to determine market appetite for small- to medium-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports through... 


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