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BC Premier David Eby
British Columbia Premier walks tightrope between resource boom, green goals
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

British Columbia Premier David Eby sees a way for his province to exploit its abundant resources and proximity to Asia — without sacrificing environmental pledges core to his political platform.... 


Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher
Santos boss is racing against time to build a gas giant
8th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Kevin Gallagher is in a race against time. A veteran of Australia’s oil and gas industry, the Scotsman has earned acclaim for transforming Santos Ltd into the country’s second-largest fossil fuel... 




SUPPLY UNCERTAINTY: The global market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) faces supply uncertainty from factors including sanctions on Russian fuel, aging plants and attacks on vessels in the Red Sea, the International Gas Union warns. Gas has become an increasingly global commodity, with Europe leaning heavily on LNG to help fill the gap after Russia cut most pipeline supplies. At the same time, Asian demand has surged, leaving the market more susceptible to supply disruptions.
SUPPLY UNCERTAINTY
5th July 2024

The global market for liquefied natural (LNG) gas faces supply uncertainty from factors including sanctions on Russian fuel, aging plants and attacks on vessels in the Red Sea, the International... 


US judge halts Biden administration's pause on LNG permits
2nd July 2024 By: Reuters

A federal judge on Monday dealt President Joe Biden's climate agenda a setback by blocking the Democrat's administration from continuing to pause the approval of applications to export liquefied... 


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... 


Energy transitions and stranded economies
21st June 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

In the context of African economies and the phasing out of fossil fuels, the issue is not about stranded assets per se, but stranded economies. This phenomenon is playing out in Europe, where... 


Helium block at the Virginia poject
Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has completed the shutdown, checks, calibrations and corrective actions, and has restarted the facility. 


Image of Coral South FLNG vessel
Coral South floating liquefied natural gas project, Mozambique – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has achieved liquefied natural gas production above 3.4-million tons a year.  


Image of BESS, wind and solar facility
Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, South Africa – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Environmental activist nonprofit organisation the Green Connection has taken the National Energy Regulator of South Africa and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to court to “force”... 


Guascor Energy 56HM stationary gas engine
Decentral completes installation of gas-powered minigrid for manufacturer in Pretoria
4th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Distributed energy solutions company Decentral Energy has installed a 1.3 MW stationary gas engine and diesel generator at a fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer’s premises, in Rosslyn,... 


Australian natural gas industry seeks policy repairs to boost investment
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's natural gas industry executives are seeking more measures to restore an investment environment they say has been damaged by a series of state interventions to boost domestic supply and... 


Islamist violence continues to threaten desperately needed Moz LNG projects
24th May 2024 By: Tara O’Connor

Islamist extremist attacks on Macomia, in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province, come just as the country’s political elite gets into gear for October’s Presidential and Parliamentary... 


Energy’s conflict-fuelled swings aren’t over, Woodside CEO says
Energy’s conflict-fuelled swings aren’t over, Woodside CEO says
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Energy markets will continue to be impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas conflict, according to Woodside Energy Group, Australia’s largest oil and gas producer “The... 


Australia gas producers endorse govt strategy, warn of shortages this decade
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's energy producers endorsed a government strategy to boost natural gas development, but warned the country still faces new gas supply shortfalls this decade while markets remain volatile... 


Well testing ahead of gas flow to the generator
Kinetiko thrilled with successful onshore gas-to-power demonstration in South Africa
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy has successfully demonstrated that it can produce gas-to-power (GtP) from an onshore natural gas resource at its Amersfoort project, in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The... 


Glencore seeks Australian carbon capture approval amid farmer protests
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Queensland state will decide this month whether to give Glencore a key approval to bury liquefied carbon dioxide in the country's largest aquifer, a plan farm groups say must be blocked... 


Helium block at the Virginia gas project
Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen can now liquify helium in batches from its wells at the Virginia gas project. 


Australia backs long-term gas exploration despite 2050 climate goals
Australia backs long-term gas exploration despite 2050 climate goals
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's resources minister said on Thursday she backs the long-term exploration of potential natural gas projects, setting up a potential clash with opposition lawmakers and some in 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... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Draft Gas Master Plan released amid supply ‘cliff’ warnings
29th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s much-delayed draft Gas Master Plan (GMP2024) has been released for public comment by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, amid indications that the gap between... 


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Company increases competitiveness with new facility
26th April 2024

Energy and infrastructure service company WSG Energy Services (WSG) has consolidated its position in Australia’s energy and infrastructure sectors with a host of contract wins and the opening of a... 


Fiona Grant - Consultant at Africa Risk Consulting
What’s holding back Tanzania’s recovery?
26th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

What’s holding back Tanzania’s economic recovery? The World Bank states that Tanzania has benefited from “strong macro fundamentals” and emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting global... 


Namibia's Kudu gas-to-power project faces further delays, sources say
25th April 2024 By: Reuters

BW Energy has postponed the final investment decision (FID) on its long-delayed Kudu gas-to-power project in Namibia to 2025, two company sources said on Thursday. "It is true, we have delayed... 


Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
22nd April 2024

Etienne Bredell, recently appointed General Manager of Fluor’s South Africa office, brings more than 30 years of industry knowledge to his role. Having joined Fluor in 2008, Bredell is experienced... 


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... 


SLG positioning company to aggregate South Africa’s LNG market
SLG positioning company to aggregate South Africa’s LNG market
18th April 2024

South Africa faces a gas supply issue from about mid-2026, and liquified natural gas (LNG) is the only viable solution for the country’s existing gas industry which is reliant on large scale,... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


R-LNG via the ROMPCO pipeline a viable alternative for SA industrial customers
R-LNG via the ROMPCO pipeline a viable alternative for SA industrial customers
16th April 2024

Regasified Liquid Natural Gas (R-LNG) transported via the existing the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company (ROMPCO)’s Mozambique to Secunda Pipeline (MSP) is a viable alternative... 


CEO of commodity trader Trafigura starts handover to successor
11th April 2024 By: Reuters

Jeremy Weir, longtime chief executive at commodities trader Trafigura, is priming successor Richard Holtum to take over when he decides to step back into a chairman role, five sources familiar... 


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... 


Image of Virginia gas project at night
Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has reached the final stages of its helium system integration. 


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... 


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... 


Woodside completes sale of 10% Scarborough interest
Woodside completes sale of 10% Scarborough interest
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Oil and gas major Woodside Energy has completed the sale of a 10% nonoperating participating interest in the Scarborough joint venture (JV) to LJ Scarborough (LNG Japan). The company in August... 


An image of the Rompco pipeline facilities
Gas industry undergoes shift amid depleting supply
22nd March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African gas industry is experiencing pressure as gas supply from energy company Sasol’s Pande and Temane gas fields, in Mozambique, is expected to decline from 2026, while liquified... 


LNG infrastructure
Energy investor Reatile gears up for LNG importation as gas shortage looms
15th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In light of the looming natural gas supply constraints from mid-2026, investment company Reatile Group is actively engaging Sasol on mitigating the gap between 2026 and the eventual arrival of... 


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... 


Sasol's central processing facility in Mozambique
Mozambique lays down legislation to govern revenue from natural-gas exports
13th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique’s council of ministers approved a decree for the nation’s new sovereign wealth fund legislation, governing how one of the world’s poorest nations spends earnings from an estimated... 


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... 


Infrastructure Fund chief investment officer Mohale Rakgate
Fund requesting RFPs for infrastructure projects worth R70bn
7th March 2024 By: Nadine James

Infrastructure Fund chief investment officer Mohale Rakgate has reported that various strategic projects identified through government, and in previous Sustainable Infrastructure Development... 


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)... 


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