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Peabody and Arch Coal unite against gas, renewables onslaught

By: Mariaan Webb     19th June 2019 US coal miners Peabody and Arch Coal on Wednesday announced that they would combine their Powder River Basin and Colorado assets in what they describe as a “highly synergistic” joint venture (JV) aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of coal against natural gas and renewables. The JV was... 

Richards Bay storage facility to bolster reliability of LPG supply 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     31st May 2019 Bulk liquid storage operator Bidvest Tank Terminals’ (BTT’s) R1-billion mounded liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage facility in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, is set to house the largest tanks in the world and is expected to greatly enhance LPG supply in Southern Africa once completed, the... 

Richards Bay storage facility to bolster reliability of LPG supply

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     31st May 2019 Bulk liquid storage operator Bidvest Tank Terminals’ (BTT’s) R1-billion mounded liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage facility in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, is set to house the largest tanks in the world and is expected to greatly enhance LPG supply in Southern Africa once completed, the... 

Construction of nuclear plants will reinvigorate local manufacturing 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     10th May 2019 One of the main objectives of government is to reinvigorate the local manufacturing sector and one of the ways to achieve that is to forge ahead with the construction of nuclear plants, says nuclear project management company Nuclear Africa CEO Dr Kelvin Kemm. 

Unreliability of coal power stations calls for a nuclear solution

By: Mamaili Mamaila     10th May 2019 With coal power stations starting to reach the end of their lives, owing to insufficient maintenance, the country’s only option going forward will have to be nuclear energy, says University of the Witwatersrand radiation and health physics unit director Professor James Larkin. 

Malawi seeks investor for 258 MW hydropower plant on Shire river

By: Marcel Chimwala     10th May 2019 Malawi has signed a joint development agreement with the World Bank to secure financing for the construction of the planned 258 MW  Mpatamanga hydropower plant,  on the Shire river. Department of Energy Affairs spokesperson Saidi Banda says that, under the agreement, the Malawi government and the... 

‘Land no one else wants’ gets solar as coal-and-nukes era fades

By: Bloomberg     25th April 2019 For two decades, coal has been pulled from a Bent Mountain mine in eastern Kentucky. But in a startling move in the heart of coal country, a rival –solar – is preparing to move on to the land. From Appalachia in the US to Queensland in Australia and Chernobyl in Ukraine, solar and wind farms are... 

India’s oil imports to surge on US actions

By: Ajoy K Das     24th April 2019 The US administration’s decision to end sanction waivers for Iranian oil imports by India and seven other countries will trigger a surge in India’s oil import bill even as it scurries to secure new energy sources. The government’s preliminary estimates for 2018/19 estimate the Indian oil import... 

Galaxy fails to find JV partner for Sal de Vida

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th April 2019 The share price of lithium miner Galaxy Resources fell by nearly 12% on Thursday after the company announced that it would close the joint venture (JV) process for its Sal de Vida project, without a deal. Through the second half of 2018 and early 2019, Galaxy conducted an evaluation of strategic... 

Hydrogen and platinum at centre of climate change solution – Anglo    

By: Martin Creamer     11th April 2019 Hydrogen is at the centre of the solution to climate change and platinum, in turn, is at the centre of hydrogen, London-based Anglo American executive head of market development Benny Oeyen emphasised when he spoke to Mining Weekly Online on the sidelines of this week’s Platinum Group Metals... 

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