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Covid-19 may have accelerated peak fossil fuel demand ‘by more than a decade’

By: Terence Creamer     5th August 2020 If the world economy fails to recover rapidly from the Covid-19 crisis and if efforts to curb emissions are moderately accelerated, it is possible that global fossil-fuel demand peaked in 2019, a new Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analysis shows. The analysis models the future demand for coal, oil... 

Sasol sets sights on large-scale renewables procurement as it pulls trigger on embedded generation projects 

By: Terence Creamer     4th August 2020 Chemicals and energy group Sasol intends issuing, during its current financial year, a request for proposals (RFP) for wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of between 200 MW and 300 MW having received a strong response to a market-testing request for information (RFI) issued in May.... 

NGVs: The growth in popularity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 Running a vehicle on Compressed Natural Gas is a novice concept for many South Africans. Although Natural Gas filling stations have been active since 2014, there is an inherent love affair amongst South African’s for Petrol and Diesel powered vehicles. In contrast globally, Natural Gas Vehicles... 

Schneider Electric shows they are acting to build a green and inclusive future for all through H1 extra-financial results

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 Schneider Electric exceeds their year-end target, taking their overall performance for avoiding primary resource consumption to just over 126,000 metric tons The Group reaffirms its commitment to achieve 2020 goals and looks ahead at the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 

New Coupling to meet LPG Tanker Standard

31st July 2020 As per a Bulletin issued by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGSASA) and further legislated by the Department of Employment and Labour, Cam-and-Groove type Couplings are no longer permitted for use in gas tanker applications and should be replaced with a... 

Occidental discusses $4.5bn asset sale to Pertamina

By: Bloomberg     30th July 2020 Occidental Petroleum Corp is in talks about a potential sale of energy assets in Africa and the Middle East to Indonesia’s state-owned PT Pertamina, people with knowledge of the matter said. Pertamina is negotiating the acquisition of oil and gas stakes in countries including Ghana and the United... 

Renergen completes plant design ahead of schedule

By: Simone Liedtke     29th July 2020 Emerging domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen has completed the design of its Virginia gas plant, 22 days ahead of schedule. The significant achievement marks the completion of the fourth major milestone at its Virginia gas project in the Free State. 

Brazilian major Vale piloting electric locomotive

By: Mariaan Webb     29th July 2020 Diversified mining major Vale, in partnership with Progress Rail – part of US group Caterpillar – is developing a new 100% electric, battery-powered switchyard locomotive. The initiative forms part of the iron-ore miner’s strategy of reducing direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1 and 2). The... 

Hastings cuts costs at Yangibana

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th July 2020 Rare earths developer Hastings Technology Metals has reduced the capital cost expectations at its Yangibana project, in Western Australia, by some A$68-million. The cost savings come as the company pursues a decoupled processing strategy and a relocation of the hydrometallurgical plant to the... 

Canada Nickel creates subsidiary focused on zero-carbon metals

By: Donna Slater     28th July 2020 TSX-listed nickel/cobalt sulphide project company Canada Nickel Company has created a wholly-owned subsidiary, NetZero Metals, to begin the research and development of a processing facility aimed at using existing technologies to produce zero-carbon nickel, cobalt and iron products. The facility... 

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