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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... 

Transnet to appeal order to pay billions in damages following long-running Natref dispute
Transnet to appeal order to pay billions in damages following long-running Natref dispute
20th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The High Court has found in favour of Sasol Oil and TotalEnergies in relation to a long-running dispute with Transnet over pipeline tariffs from Durban to the Natref refinery and has awarded... 

ECA, Geidco, Apua launch training programme for EV, energy storage technologies sectors
7th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organisation (Geidco) and the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (Apua) have launched a... 

An image showing Balancell assembling batteries at Ndabeni
Balancell named fastest growing manufacturing company in Africa in new list
5th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Financial Times, in partnership with Statista, has published its list of Africa’s 125 Fastest Growing Companies for the Year. In the top spot for manufacturing was Balancell Energy, a South... 

An image of the Sapref refinery
bp, Shell agree to sell Sapref land, associated assets to the CEF
27th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Following successful negotiations, bp Southern Africa and Shell Downstream South Africa (SDSA) have reached an agreement for the sale of their respective 50% ownership of assets located at the... 

Puma Energy’s Africa head calls for urgent development of energy infrastructure on the continent
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Puma Energy Africa head Fadi Mitri has issued a call to action to the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) to urgently develop the continent’s energy infrastructure. ARDA is the... 

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... 

Transnet freight train
Transnet volumes, revenue up, but falls short of recovery targets
26th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet has reported a 1.5% year-on-year improvement in the total rail volumes reaching 151.7-million tonnes at the end of March 2024, showcasing improvement in operational... 

Urgent need to develop Africa’s fuel storage, distribution networks – Puma Energy
Urgent need to develop Africa’s fuel storage, distribution networks – Puma Energy
23rd April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Puma Energy Africa head Fadi Mitri has issued a call to action to the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) to urgently develop the continent’s energy infrastructure. ARDA is the... 

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... 

Transnet Pipelines welcomes sentencing of two fuel thieves
9th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

State-owned Transnet Pipelines has welcomed the conviction of two fuel theft perpetrators by the Newcastle regional court, in KwaZulu-Natal, on April 8. This follows an operation conducted by the... 

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... 

Minister in The Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Release of Gas Master Plan approved at Cabinet’s last official meeting ahead of May poll
28th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet approved the publication of the long-awaited Gas Master Plan for public comment during what was the last formal meeting of the executive ahead of the May 29 election. However, Minister in... 

Renergen, Airsol deal now complete
20th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas producer Renergen has completed all the required steps for Airsol, a company fully owned by SOL S, to invest in special bonds called convertible debentures. These bonds can be turned into... 

Energy Regulator approves 10.13% pipeline tariff hike on Durban-to-Alrode route
Energy Regulator approves 10.13% pipeline tariff hike on Durban-to-Alrode route
15th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Energy Regulator has approved a 5.98% increase, from R6.8-billion in 2023/24 to R7.2-billion in 2024/25, in Transnet’s allowable revenue from petroleum pipelines system tariffs. “This... 

Sasol's head office
CAC decision on Sasol pricing opens way for Competition Commission to pursue prosecution
6th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Competition Appeal Court's (CAC's) decision to dismiss chemicals and energy company Sasol's application to review the Competition Commission’s investigation into alleged excessive pricing of... 

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)... 

Gas tap with pipeline
Decisions, collaboration in next few months are crucial to bridge 2026 gas cliff, IGUA-SA warns
27th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Large industrial gas users are starting to prepare for what will likely be South Africa’s next big energy crisis, the imminent shortage of natural gas. Petrochemicals manufacturer Sasol, as the... 

Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda
Pipeline progress enhances Southern Africa’s energy market, capacity
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas is a key enabler for economic growth and social development in the Southern Africa region, and a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, says joint venture (JV) Republic of Mozambique Pipeline... 

Bunker fuels terminal to be developed on a brownfield site at the Port of Richards Bay
Preferred bidder selected for bunker fuels terminal on brownfield Port of Richards Bay site
5th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed FFS Tank Terminal as the preferred bidder to develop and operate a liquid bulk terminal specialising in bunker fuels on a brownfield site at... 

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... 

An image of Cummins Africa and Middle East hydrogen and fuel cell business director Alan Zhao
Hydrogen implementation remains limited
19th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following global trends, discussions in South Africa on hydrogen, its production and use have gained momentum, although actual implementation remains limited, says power technology provider Cummins... 

ENGIE South Africa CEO Mohamed Hoosen
Fast-growing ENGIE South Africa will consider grid investments under right conditions
16th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Global independent power company ENGIE, which is prioritising the South African electricity market for significant organic and acquisitive growth, is also open to participating in grid investments... 

The Port of Richards Bay, which is currently a coal export hub, has been earmarked for gas infrastructure
Preferred bidder selected to build and operate Richards Bay LNG terminal
10th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced that it has selected a public-private consortium as the preferred bidder to develop and operate a liquefied natural... 

The scaled-up gas-to-power capacity allocation in the draft IRP would initially require LNG imports
No plan yet for public hearings into gas-heavy draft IRP 2023
10th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has belatedly released the background technical information that has been used to inform the assumptions included in the draft Integrated... 

A Transnet Pipelines employee attends to infrastructure at the utility's Multi Product Pipeline in Jameson Park
Transnet pipeline thieves sentenced to 10, 15 years imprisonment
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) reports that criminals tampering with Transnet pipelines with intentions to steal petrol and diesel, have been successfully prosecuted... 

Egoli Gas increases conversion rebates for terminated clients
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Johannesburg gas supplier Egoli Gas has increased conversion rebates applicable to clients in the Kensington and surrounding areas affected by its decision to permanently terminate its services to... 

The PetroSA GTL refinery in Mossel Bay
Shrugging off sanctions risk, PetroSA aims to seal GTL refinery investment deal with GazpromBank by April
11th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s PetroSA aims to make a final investment decision (FID) by April on a project designed to support the resumption of production at the mothballed gas-to-liquids (GTL) refinery in... 

The Port of Richards Bay
Transnet issues South Dunes liquid bulk and green fuels terminal RFP
11th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the appointment of suitable terminal operator to fund, design, develop, operate, maintain and... 

Uganda, Tanzania agree to do feasibility study on gas pipeline
10th November 2023 By: Reuters

Uganda and Tanzania have signed an agreement on a feasibility study for a gas pipeline linking Tanzania's vast but remote deepwater gas fields to Kampala, their two energy ministers said. Tanzania... 

Opportunities, challenges for South Africa in LIB, VRFB industries
18th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are a number of opportunities for South Africa to capitalise on in terms of both the more established lithium-ion battery (LIB) industry and the emerging vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB)... 

SAPIA executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo
Sapia welcomes appointment of new TNPA board
18th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has welcomed the appointment of an inaugural board of directors for the Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) and has assured the TNPA... 

Decision near on $4bn Uganda oil pipeline, Standard Bank says
18th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

A controversial $4-billion crude oil pipeline to link Uganda and Tanzania has overcome a key hurdle that delayed a final decision, according to Standard Bank Group. Negotiations can now conclude... 

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Funding increases for small business energy solutions as investment case improves
22nd September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Different renewable energy, energy storage and/or generator solutions can partially address small businesses' energy related challenges, and funding to install such solutions in small businesses is... 

Large-scale oil, gas comeback for Angola
8th September 2023

Recent deepwater discoveries and fiscal policy improvements have contributed to a significant uptick in investments in Angola’s oil and gas industry, says energy advocacy group African Energy... 

An image of filling diesel in a vehicle
Breather range prevents contamination
8th September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Lubrication and industrial equipment specialist ISO-Reliability Partners’ desiccant breather range is a cost-effective solution to prevent fuel contamination. Companies can reduce internal tank... 

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