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B2B e-commerce . . . Is the B for Boom or Bust?

By: System Author     6th October 2000 As South African companies cautiously begin embracing the e-commerce revolution, business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce revenues will exceed that of business-to-consumer (B2C) for the first time this year. 

Come hither, Mpumalanga beckons

By: System Author     6th October 2000 The province of Mpumalanga is intent on encouraging investment within its borders. 

Small power goes big

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Developments to Watch 

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. 

Renewable energy advocates unite

By: System Author     15th September 2000 The renewable energy industry is set to get one voice, following the launch of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Council of Southern Africa this month. 

Gas-to-liquids projects imminent

By: System Author     8th September 2000 The development phase for the Sasol-Chevron gas-to-liquid venture in Nigeria is coming to a head and the project should move into the front-end engineering design within months. 

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. 

When the Reds revolution comes

By: System Author     28th July 2000 Electrically Speaking 

Big ‘advanced’ nitrogen plant

By: System Author     28th July 2000 Industrial and healthcare gas supplier Afrox’s new R40-million 40-t-a-day nitrogen pressure-swing-adsorption plant is to be commissioned this month. 

Engineering complete for alcohol plant

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Construction of South African petrochemicals giant subsidiary Sasol Chemical Industries’s billion-rand world-scale detergent alcohol plant is due to start in October. 

SA-Russian project pact

By: System Author     16th June 2000 The engineering consultancy subsidiary of Eskom Enterprises, TSI, is jointly exploring global opportunities with Russian industrial group Energomash. 

Gas body adopts global model

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Members of South Africa’s multibillion-rand compressed gases industry stand to gain from the facelift of the South African Gas Industry’s Technical Committee – now known as the Southern Africa Compressed Gases Association. 

Community development benefits SA

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Sasol projects update 

Local company provides turnkey solutions for petrochemical giant

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Sasol projects update 

Mossgas know-how for Oz gas project

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Half of the world’s 5 000-trillion cubic feet of gas reserves may never reach world markets, because they are located in less-accessible and less-developed regions. 

World lessons as SA embarks on energy sector reformation

By: System Author     12th May 2000 While South Africa’s energy sector prepares for a significant shake-up, it is comforting to know that the country is not the first to be dealing with transformation of this environment. 

Project Sky High resurrected

By: System Author     12th May 2000 South African petrochemical company Sasol has re-embarked on feasibility studies for the further expansion of its synthetic fuels plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga, a year after the project had been put on ice. 

How top SA corporation will buy R8bn worth of goods, services

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Traditionally, end-user personnel requisition buyers to purchase the goods and services required for a company’s sustained operation. 

Supplier base cut from 100 to 7

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Sasol’s Netgain Project 

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. 

SA brain drain benefits India

By: System Author     14th April 2000 India is doing detailed engineering work which South Africa is no longer able to carry out in the required volume because of the engineering brain drain from the country. 

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. 

Design starts for Nigerian fuel plant

By: System Author     17th March 2000 The Sasol-Chevron gas-to-liquid venture in Nigeria should move into the front-end design phase during the second quarter of 2000. 

South Africa to import urea

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Significant operational changes for AECI and former AECI companies resulting from the past eighteen months of corporate restructuring are due to take place in the final week of March. 

Yet another autocat spin-off

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Japanese company NGK Insulators is considering a ‘substantial investment’ to install and operate a ceramics shuttle kiln at Airport Industria in the Western Cape. 

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 

Domestic market has most potential

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

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. 

India eyeing deal with SA petrochemical giant

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Top Indian official, coal secretary SS Boparai, is to recommend to the Indian government that it should explore the possibility of a joint venture with South African petrochemical giant Sasol. 

Keeping pressure on supply network

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

Biggest single capital investor in South Africa

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Made in SA 

State power utility demonstrates that it is up to Y2K challenge

By: System Author     19th November 1999 As the new millennium looms ever nearer, State power utility Eskom has announced that it has completed the necessary testing to ensure its Y2K compliance. 

Oil-storage installation in big upgrade drive

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Environmental Protection 

SA solvents giant turns eyes offshore

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Following the opening of Sasol Solvents’ new 140 000 t/y methanol plant at Sasolburg, the division is considering expansion overseas. 

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