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On 7 June 2023, the TROTECH Astron Energy Maintenance Team achieved two years of injury-free performance at Astron Energy’s state-of-the-art refinery in Cape Town, Western Cape
TROTECH demonstrates its commitment to safety at refinery
21st June 2024

TROTECH, the country’s leading provider of specialist bulk tank design, procurement and construction services, recently recorded a major safety milestone on a strategic tank maintenance contract... 


Celebrating Youth Month: Engen’s Maphuthego Etu Maditsi says “Knowledge is Power”
Celebrating Youth Month: Engen’s Maphuthego Etu Maditsi says “Knowledge is Power”
14th June 2024

Polokwane’s Maphuthego Etu Maditsi believes education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world, which is why she will never stop learning and challenging herself. “I believe that... 


Volt expands team to facilitate growth to field operations
14th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Lithium development and technology company Volt Lithium has appointed Dave Kimery as COO, Derek McFarlane as production engineer and field operations, and Greg Foofat as investor relations VP.... 


Webber Wentzel senior associate Francois Sieberhagen
Opinion: Beware, but do not fear!
14th June 2024

In this article, Webber Wentzel senior associate Francois Sieberhagen writes about the implications of the Supreme Court of Appeal's (SCA's) judgment in the case of Minister of Mineral Resources... 


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 liquid steel
Steel billet and precision casting foundry, South Africa
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A draft scoping study has proposed the refurbishment of the former Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng. 


Stats SA Industry statistics director Nicolai Carson
Manufacturing production up 5.3% y/y in April
11th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s manufacturing production increased by 5.3% year-on-year in April, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported. Stats SA Industry statistics director Nicolai Carson said on June... 


Solar PV panels installed at the Engen Meadowridge fuel station
Solar PV panels rolled out at 150 Engen fuel stations in Southern Africa
11th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Solar power provider SolarSaver, which serves as fuel retailer Engen's official solar provider, has installed solar PV systems at 150 Engen Petroleum fuel stations across Botswana, Namibia and... 


New Zealand to introduce bill to reverse oil and gas exploration ban
10th June 2024 By: Reuters

w Zealand's government said on Sunday it would introduce legislation to remove a controversial ban on offshore petroleum exploration to attract investment to the country's oil and gas sector. The... 


South Australia budget lacks adequate support for mining - Amec
7th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The South Australian government has unveiled a surplus budget, buoyed by stronger-than-expected goods and services (GST) and state tax revenues, as well as A$420-million in royalties from the... 


The R1 crude refinery
7th June 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

A token sum, also known as peppercorn, is a symbolic but important part of a contract showing that ‘some consideration’ has been paid. The amount is not important, as long as it shows that... 


The Khumani iron-ore mine
Mining input costs up by 7.2% y/y, Minerals Council says
5th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Minerals Council South Africa said on June 4 that its index of mining input costs increased by 7.2% year-on-year, matching the highest rate so far this year, which was recorded in January. This... 


Occidental Petroleum, Berkshire Hathaway form JV to extract lithium
4th June 2024 By: Reuters

Occidental Petroleum said on Tuesday it had entered into a joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway's energy unit to extract lithium. The energy producer said it would use its technology to extract... 


Wild Coast communities mull appeal of SCA gas exploration right ruling
Wild Coast communities mull appeal of SCA gas exploration right ruling
3rd June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

While dismissing an appeal of a High Court judgment setting aside a right granted to Shell to explore for oil and gas off South Africa’s Wild Coast, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has suspended... 


OPEC+ extends deep oil production cuts into 2025
3rd June 2024 By: Reuters

OPEC+ agreed on Sunday to extend most of its deep oil output cuts well into 2025 as the group seeks to shore up the market amid tepid demand growth, high interest rates and rising rival US... 


South Africa achieves trade balance surplus of R10.5bn in April
31st May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa recorded a preliminary trade balance surplus of R10.5-billion in April, the South African Revenue Services (Sars) reports. This surplus is attributed to exports of R169.5-billion and... 


Natref refinery
Commission grants approval for England-based Prax to acquire Natref
30th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Competition Commission has conditionally approved a proposed transaction between Prax South Africa and the National Petroleum Refiners of South Africa (Natref), whereby the former intends to... 


The Dangote oil refinery
Nigeria's Dangote refinery plans London and Lagos listings by end 2024
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

Nigeria's Dangote refinery is aiming for a dual listing on the London and Lagos bourses by the end of this year, a senior executive said on Tuesday. "We have listed all our businesses," Devakumar... 


Oil and gas industry body shines spotlight on Angolan market
28th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has highlighted the opportunities provided by Angola’s oil and gas industry. The Chamber points out that oil and gas forms the lynchpin of the Angolan economy and... 


The Shell logo on a sign
Adnoc, Aramco said to mull bids for Shell South Africa assets
24th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi National Oil and Saudi Arabia’s state oil producer Aramco are among companies weighing bids for Shell’s downstream assets in South Africa, according to people familiar with the matter.... 


Malan Scholes director Hulmes Scholes
ESG just a new way of reporting on what mining companies have already been doing for years, panel says
21st May 2024 By: Darren Parker

When considering the challenges involved in junior mining companies living up to increasingly stringent environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements and reporting standards, mining and... 


SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age - part 3 of 4
21st May 2024

In part two of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (Technical Bulletin 89), we slid through 145 years of action-packed lubrication history and left off towards the end of the Gilded Age, full... 


An image of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe engages with stakeholders over Lily, Barbrook mines’ reopening
15th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on May 15 held a stakeholder engagement session that deliberated on the plans to reopen the Lily and Barbrook gold mines in Mpumalanga. Attended... 


IEA executive director Fatih Biro
$2.2bn pledged to support clean-cooking access in Africa
14th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Pledges worth $2.2-billion to support clean-cooking access in Africa were made at a summit in France on Tuesday, convened by the International Energy Agency (IEA). It is estimated that more than... 


bpSA is celebrating 100 years of operating in South Africa
bpSA celebrates 100 years in South Africa
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Energy company bp Southern Africa (bpSA) on May 9 celebrated its 100th year of operation in South Africa and says it will use this milestone to refresh and re-energise for the next century and... 


South Africa may curb Shell’s oil exploration over gas-pump exit
10th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s energy ministry signaled it may grant fewer oil exploration permits to Shell over the company’s plans to exit the nation’s fuel-supply business. The oil major is selling its... 


Congress of the People's Gauteng Premier candidate and chairperson Tom Mofokeng
Cope’s Tom Mofokeng wants big business to thrive, to grow Gauteng and SA
10th May 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

Congress of the People's Gauteng Premier candidate and chairperson Tom Mofokeng is focussed on ensuring that large multinational companies are able to work with the State to ensure Gauteng is... 


Gas cylinders in front of a gas transporting ship
Big guns will speak at Enlit
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Advisory and analytics firm Frost & Sullivan, a global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm with a long-standing presence in Africa will again be represented by its partner and Africa... 


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. 


Gold ore from the Segele project
Segele gold project, Ethiopia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Akobo Minerals is making progress in resolving the recent challenges of nationwide fuel-supply disruptions and new customs procedures, enabling full site activity at the mine. 


Offshore gas oil/gas platform
Whiptail offshore development, Guyana
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

ExxonMobil is developing its sixth Stabroek block development off the shore of Guyana. 


The installation of the reliable FireDos proportioner under cold weather conditions
7th May 2024

A Canadian industrial company Novota Engineering, decided to install a FireDos stationary foam proportioner in a freezing environment in the middle of nowhere, the historical location of Yukon... 


Engen partners with Grain SA at Nampo to keep driving agriculture forward
Engen partners with Grain SA at Nampo to keep driving agriculture forward
7th May 2024

Engen, a leading energy and solutions partner dedicated to enriching lives for a sustainable future, will again proudly partner with Grain SA as a sponsor of the Nampo Harvest Day 2024. Scheduled... 


Saudi Manara Minerals' team in Pakistan for talks on Reko Diq mine stake, document shows
Saudi Manara Minerals' team in Pakistan for talks on Reko Diq mine stake, document shows
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

Executives from Saudi Arabian mining company Manara Minerals are in Islamabad to continue talks about buying a stake in Pakistan's Reko Diq gold and copper mine, a Pakistan government document... 


Shell to exit South Africa's downstream businesses
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

Oil major Shell will divest its majority shareholding from a local South African downstream unit after a comprehensive review of its businesses across all regions, it said on Monday. "As a result... 


Akobo says production start-up date in Ethiopia uncertain
2nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Scandinavian gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has informed shareholders of the progress it is making in solving recent challenges with nationwide fuel supply disruptions and new... 


Schneider Electric Announces Farrukh Shad as the New Head of Sustainability Business for APMEA Region
Schneider Electric Announces Farrukh Shad as the New Head of Sustainability Business for APMEA Region
2nd May 2024

The leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation announced the appointment of Farrukh Shad as Head of Sustainability Business for the Asia Pacific, India, Middle East... 


Webber Wentzel partner Bruce Dickinson
Opinion: The MPRDA and its impact on future mining investments in South Africa
2nd May 2024

In this article, Webber Wentzel partner Bruce Dickinson writes that the implications of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) on investment dynamics in South Africa have come... 


Rail workers in Canada vote to strike, threatening supply chains
Rail workers in Canada vote to strike, threatening supply chains
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rail workers demanding more rest time moved closer to a strike that would disrupt supply chains from Halifax to Vancouver and down through the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico. A union representing... 


Senate passes Russian uranium import ban, sending Bill to Biden
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Senate voted Tuesday evening to approve legislation banning the import of enriched uranium from Russia, sending the measure to the White House which has said it supports efforts to block the... 


Petrol pumps
DMRE announces petrol price increase, diesel price decrease for May
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The price of petrol, both 93 and 95, will increase by 37c/ℓ as of May 1, while diesel prices will decrease by 30c/ℓ and 36c/ℓ for 0.05% sulphur and 0.005% sulphur, respectively, the Department of... 


An image of Herbert Smith Freehills director Ernst Müller
Herbert Smith Freehills promotes Ernst Müller to director in Johannesburg
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is promoting Ernst Müller to director, with effect from May 1. Müller, who joined the firm as an associate in 2017, is a senior associate based in the... 


'End of oil not in sight', OPEC secretary general says
'End of oil not in sight', OPEC secretary general says
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

The end of oil is not in sight, OPEC's top official said, as the pace of energy demand growth means that alternatives cannot replace it at the needed scale, and the focus should be on cutting... 


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