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Good news for SA motorists! Huge 91c fuel price drop – AA

By: News24Wire      14th June 2019 Retreating oil prices have painted a rosier picture for South African fuel users than has been the case for much of 2019.  This is according to the Automobile Association which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. At this stage of the month,... 

Oil set for weekly drop as tanker attacks can't dispel trade woes

By: Bloomberg     14th June 2019 Oil headed for a weekly decline as the tanker attacks in the Middle East provided only a relatively small boost to prices that have been hammered by a deepening trade war and swelling US stockpiles. Futures in New York were steady after rising 2.2% Thursday. The White House blamed Iran for the... 

Hydrogen offers pathway for lowering hard-to-abate carbon emissions – IEA 

By: Terence Creamer     14th June 2019 Hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels could help facilitate the decarbonisation of a range of sectors where the pathway for achieving meaningful emission reductions is currently uncertain or difficult, a new global study argues. Released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) at a meeting of G20... 

Why should South Africa champion electric vehicles?

By: Tobias Bischof-Niemz     14th June 2019 South Africa’s industrial, transport, energy, trade and fiscal policies remain heavily geared towards the private automobile and, more specifically, ones powered by the internal combustion engine (ICE). The Automotive Production and Development Programme, which incentivises the assembly of ICEs... 

Opinion: Why should South Africa champion electric vehicles?

By: Tobias Bischof-Niemz     14th June 2019 South Africa’s industrial, transport, energy, trade and fiscal policies remain heavily geared towards the private automobile and, more specifically, ones powered by the internal combustion engine (ICE). The Automotive Production and Development Programme, which incentivises the assembly of ICEs... 

Erratic weather boosts energy demand, denting climate goals – BP 

By: Reuters     11th June 2019 Extreme temperatures around the globe drove a sharp acceleration in energy demand and carbon emissions last year, oil giant BP said on Tuesday, issuing a stark warning that the world risks losing the battle against climate change. And while 2018 saw another sharp pick up in renewable power such... 

Easing the pain of liquid spill clean-ups

11th June 2019 Well-known manufacturer Pratley recently identified a need for a product that can be used in pollution control. More specifically, in the easy and efficient clean-up of liquid spills in the mining and other industrial sectors. The result was more than they had hoped for, and a completely natural,... 

China's grip on rare earths began with a decision 30 years ago

By: Bloomberg     11th June 2019 It was Beijing’s decision almost 30 years ago to make rare earths a strategic material and ban foreigners from mining them that helped pave the way for China to elbow aside the US as the world’s leading producer. In the intervening period, as China tightened control of domestic output of rare... 

Nigeria's securities regulator suspends Oando's annual shareholder meeting

By: Reuters     10th June 2019 Nigeria's securities regulator has ordered the suspension of Oando's annual shareholder meeting due to be held on June 11, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Monday. The regulator said the suspension was due to ongoing litigation after it set up an interim management team and... 

Russia’s latest great game in Africa: energy

By: African News Agency      10th June 2019 Vladimir Putin has made no secret of his intention to return Russia to its previous glory as a world power by all means available to him, not least of which has been military aggression such as in Crimea. But on the African continent, where Russia has no colonial hangover like Europe or the... 

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