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Bunker fuels terminal to be developed on a brownfield site at the Port of Richards Bay
Preferred bidder selected for bunker fuels terminal on brownfield Port of Richards Bay site
5th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed FFS Tank Terminal as the preferred bidder to develop and operate a liquid bulk terminal specialising in bunker fuels on a brownfield site at... 


Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba
Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba
5th February 2024

Southern African petroleum products supplier Astron Energy is an enabling partner in the mining industry and its presence at the Investing in African Mining Indaba is just one of the many ways the... 


Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
2nd February 2024

Demand for gas-fuelled burners is increasing as South Africa’s production facilities continue to distance them-selves from traditional fossil fuels, such as coal, in line with lower global... 


Image of FPSO facility
Mero floating production storage and offloading project – Libra block, Brazil – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Production has started at the second development phase in the Mero field. 


Swiss ban Russian diamond imports, joining latest EU sanctions
1st February 2024 By: Reuters

Switzerland will ban the import of Russian diamonds in line with the latest round of European Union sanctions designed to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine, the government said on... 


TPDC MD Mussa Makame and KS Energy Group CEO Steve Martin sign agreement
Financial closure for $90m small-scale LNG plant in Tanzania imminent
22nd January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company KS Energy is targeting financial closure this year for the first phase of a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply chain in partnership with a Tanzanian gas... 


BHP unveils second cohort for Xplor accelerator
BHP unveils second cohort for Xplor accelerator
22nd January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining group BHP has announced its second cohort of six companies, chosen from a pool of over 500 applicants, to join the BHP Xplor accelerator programme. The accelerator programme is... 


Mineral Resource and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Govt probe finds fake diesel at 70 garages - even after Mantashe's warning
22nd January 2024 By: News24Wire

An investigation by the Department of Mineral Resource and Energy has uncovered that 70 petrol stations across the country are selling dodgy diesel to customers, a clear sign profiteers are cutting... 


Aton receives mining licence for Abu Marawat concession in Egypt
18th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

An exploitation lease, or mining licence, for gold and associated minerals has been issued to TSX-V-listed Aton Resources for its 100%-owned Abu Marawat Concession, in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.... 


Plates of biochar and green pig iron
Engineering study demonstrates viability of Saudi green pig iron project – Magnum
17th January 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

ASX-listed Magnum Mining & Exploration has successfully completed an engineering study into the technical and economic viability of establishing a green, high-purity pig iron (GHPPI) project, in... 


The Suez canal
Egypt grapples with impact of Red Sea hits on Suez Canal revenue
17th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Egypt pushed ahead with an increase in transit fees through the Suez Canal this week, as a need for foreign currency trumped a fall in maritime traffic due to Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red... 


Sapia chairperson Seelan Naidoo
Sapia appoints Seelan Naidoo as new chairperson
17th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Petroleum industry organisation the South Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has appointed Seelan Naidoo to succeed outgoing chairperson Hloniphizwe Mtolo as chairperson. Naidoo, who will serve... 


A Shell signpost
Shell to exit Nigeria's onshore oil after nearly a century
16th January 2024 By: Reuters

British energy major Shell has agreed to sell its Nigerian onshore oil and gas subsidiary in Nigeria to a consortium of five mostly local companies for up to $2.4-billion, after nearly a century of... 


Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Norwegian Parliament last week greenlit seabed mining exploration in the country’s territorial waters, a decision that contravenes the advice of government scientists and is set to intensify... 


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Dangote petroleum refinery, Nigeria – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Dangote refinery has received its sixth shipment of barrels of crude oil supplied by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. 


Getting the most from social and labour plans
Getting the most from social and labour plans
10th January 2024

South African mining companies are spending substantial sums on their Social and Labour Plans (SLPs). As a tool for improving the positive impacts of mining in South Africa, the SLPs developed and... 


A Transnet Pipelines employee attends to infrastructure at the utility's Multi Product Pipeline in Jameson Park
Transnet pipeline thieves sentenced to 10, 15 years imprisonment
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) reports that criminals tampering with Transnet pipelines with intentions to steal petrol and diesel, have been successfully prosecuted... 


EU adopts 12th package of sanctions against Russia
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) Council has adopted a twelfth package of sanctions against Russia, the European Commission said in a statement on Monday, after Austria gave its final approval over the... 


Egoli Gas increases conversion rebates for terminated clients
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Johannesburg gas supplier Egoli Gas has increased conversion rebates applicable to clients in the Kensington and surrounding areas affected by its decision to permanently terminate its services to... 


The proposed South African National Petroleum Company is set to have a sole shareholder – The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
DMRE extends public commentary for draft SANPC Bill
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has extended the timeframe for submissions of public comments on the draft South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC) Bill, published in... 


Shale gas production
US frackers are back to haunt Opec’s price strategy
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Opec’s one-time nemesis — US shale — is rearing its head just months after the sector was all but written off as a threat to the cartel’s sway over worldwide oil markets. Drillers from the Permian... 


The Koffiefontein mine
Petra announces potential sale of Koffiefontein
13th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

London-listed Petra Diamonds has entered into a nonbinding term sheet on an exclusive basis with an undisclosed interested party for the potential sale of the Koffiefontein diamond mine, in South... 


COP28 president Dr Sultan Al Jaber
COP28 ends with deal on transition away from fossil fuels
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The COP28 climate talks in Dubai ended in a deal that saw a commitment to transition away from all fossil fuels for the first time. The president of this year’s UN-sponsored summit, the UAE’s... 


Manufacturing output up 2.1% y/y in Oct
12th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Manufacturing production increased by 2.1% year-on-year in October, Statistics South Africa has revealed. The largest positive contributions were made by the petroleum, chemical products, rubber... 


Sliding through time: Lubrication from stone age
12th December 2023

By Steven Lumley – technical manager, WearCheck Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age 


Dan Marokane
Eskom's new CEO confirmed
8th December 2023 By: News24Wire

Daniel Leseja Marokane has been appointed as chief executive officer of Eskom. On Friday afternoon, Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan said Marokane would join Eskom no later than 31... 


WA Premier shuffles Cabinet, takes on Johnson’s hydrogen portfolio
8th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Western Australian Premier Roger Cook, who on Thursday refreshed his Cabinet ahead of the 2025 elections, will take responsibility for the hydrogen industry as part of his State and Industry... 


RESPONSIBLE FUTURE
Addressing knowledge gaps will ensure a fundamental shift in practices, and ensure a sustainable and responsible future for the mining industry
Concerted effort required to address knowledge gaps
8th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Mine care and maintenance, particularly in tailings management, require a concerted effort from regulators, operators and communities, especially as the mining industry continues to evolve.... 


Image of FPSO facility
Payara field offshore development, Guyana – update
8th December 2023

ExxonMobil started production on November 14. 


Environmental leaders call for withdrawal of National Petroleum Company Bill
5th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Five leaders of environmental organisations have, in an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, called on government to immediately withdraw the National Petroleum Company Bill in addition to... 


Australia’s mineral exploration spending soars to new heights
Australia’s mineral exploration spending soars to new heights
4th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Mineral exploration spending in Australia continues to be on an upward trajectory, with companies investing more than A$1-billion in the search for riches in minerals and petroleum in the September... 


Image of water tanker alongside Eastgate Shopping Centre
Rainwater harvesting reduces reliance on municipal supply
1st December 2023

In an effort to ensure sustainability and reduce the impact of water outages, Eastgate Shopping Centre has contracted black-owned contractor Concor to install a facility to harvest and treat... 


An image of a cylinder manufactured by CYLINDERS4AFRICA
App streamlines filling, exchanging processes
1st December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

South Africa’s only approved 9 kg pressure vessel manufacturer Cylinders4Africa has developed a tech-forward application (app) for various contemporary industries and sectors that rely on portable... 


An image of a Drill rig
Industry fundamentals require re-addressing
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Fundamental challenges present in South Africa’s mining and exploration sector need to be addressed to reinvigorate and promote further development of the industries in the country, according to... 


An image of excavating
West Africa focus
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

To meet the growing demand for broadening the range of skill sets in West Africa's burgeoning mining industry, in an effort to cater to its development challenges and various other issues,... 


Nkomati nickel mine, in Mpumalanga
ARM buys out JV partner in Nkomati mine
24th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

South African diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has concluded an agreement to buy global nickel and palladium miner Norilsk Nickel Africa’s (NNAf’s) 50% interest in the joint venture... 


TITAN TRIO
Fuchs Lubricants launched the Titan GT1 Flex C23, the Titan Cargo Maxx II and the Titan Adblue at this year’s Automechanica
Supplier launches innovative lubricant solutions at Automechanika
24th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

After careful consideration and customer engagement, innovative lubricant solutions supplier Fuchs Lubricants South Africa launched the TITAN FT1 Flex C23, the TITAN CARGO MAXX II and the TITAN... 


Sapia executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo
Petroleum industry significantly impacted on by loadshedding
21st November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) says the ongoing loadshedding crisis has significantly impacted on its members, with widespread power outages affecting various sectors of... 


Abyssinian launches legal dispute against State JV partner in Ethiopia
17th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Abyssinian Metals, African Mining and Energy (AME), Abyssinian Investments and Kenticha Mining (KMP) have taken steps to issue a notice and dispute and request for negotiations to the Ethiopian... 


Integrated Geoscience Solutions Technical Director Dr David Khoza.
Imperative that exploration plan be implemented as matter of urgency – Khoza
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If South Africa is not to be left out of the exploration boom, spurred by the immense mineral resources required to develop technologies needed to achieve net zero, it is imperative that the... 


Image of oil pipeline at sunset
East African Crude Oil Pipeline, Uganda/Tanzania
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Shareholders plan to build a 1 443 km crude oil export pipeline from Kabaale–Hoima, in Uganda, to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port, in Tanzania. 


Image of an oil refinery
Lekki oil refinery, Nigeria – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The full ramp-up of Africa’s largest oil refinery is still far off. 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Bill outlines broad ‘energy value chain’ mandate for State petroleum company
14th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has released a draft Bill for public comment outlining the establishment of the South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC), which the... 


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