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Engen and Fred Junior celebrate another successful NAMPO Harvest Day
30th May 2023

Fred Junior MacCarthy, a passionate 12-year-old farmer from Brits, who dreams of helping feed the children of South Africa, received R20 000 from Engen during the recent Nampo Harvest Day to help... 


Competition law block exemptions published for the South African energy sector
30th May 2023

By Leana Engelbrecht, Competition Law, international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills On Wednesday, 24 May 2023, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (MTIC) published the Energy Users... 


Namibia considers taking stakes in mining and petroleum companies
30th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Namibia is considering taking minority stakes in mining and petroleum production companies amid increasing concerns over local ownership of valuable resources. “We are making a case that local... 


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Paladin suspends share trade on Namibia State ownership push
30th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Uranium developer Paladin Energy halted share trading on Tuesday as the company’s share price tumbled on reports that the Namibian government was considering taking a minority stake in mining and... 


Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Limited nature of Electricity Minister’s new powers confirmed by Presidency
27th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency insists that the transfer of responsibility for Section 34(1) of the Electricity Regulation Act to Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa “provides the Minister with a... 


Rio Tinto Iron-Ore and Titanium African Operations MD Werner Duvenhage.
Once-troubled mineral sands miner shares what’s now bringing tangible community benefits
25th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Independent research commissioned by Rio Tinto group’s Richards Bay Minerals to benchmark what works for community trusts and conversely what fails, was this week shared with South Africa as a... 


Work hard and play harder at Mega-T 2023
25th May 2023

It’s back! It’s bigger and it’s even better! Mega-T, the new outdoor trucking, trailer and transport expo, will be hosted for the second time on 5, 6 and 7 October 2023 at the Diamantvallei... 


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Offshore oil and gas continue to make waves
24th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has highlighted the growth of Australia’s offshore gas industry. The AIMS Index of Marine Industry 2023 noted that despite the... 


TotalEnergies prepares for Mozambique LNG restart
23rd May 2023 By: Reuters

French energy company TotalEnergies will relaunch its Mozambique LNG project once it has followed the recommendations of a commissioned human rights report that was published on Tuesday, the oil... 


ZEST WEG supplies E-house package for Sasol gas project
23rd May 2023

A large complete substation E-house locally manufactured by Zest WEG will help power Sasol’s Upstream PSA project currently under construction in the Inhambane Province of southern Mozambique.... 


The Dangote oil refinery in Nigeria
Seven years late, Nigeria’s mega oil refinery opens with a whimper
22nd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

The long-awaited opening — seven years late — of a giant new oil refinery in Nigeria is looking a lot like a ribbon-cutting exercise. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who leaves office later... 


University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.
Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’
22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 


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APA's hydrogen conversion study moves ahead
19th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Testing by energy infrastructure operator APA Group has confirmed the feasibility of converting a 43-km section of the Parmelia gas pipeline, in Western Australia, to carry 100% hydrogen. The... 


A sheet of platinum bullion bars with one solitary gold bar on top
Coal, platinum of most interest in growing junior space
19th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Junior miner-generated revenue in 2022 proportionally exceeded that of other South African mining-generated revenue, according to Minerals Council South Africa junior and emerging miners desk lead... 


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Lekki oil refinery, Nigeria – update
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Dangote is preparing for a ceremonial opening this month at its Lekki refinery. 


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Cape Town liquified petroleum gas terminal – RFP, South Africa
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Transnet National Ports Authority has called on interested parties to respond to a request for proposals for a suitable terminal operator to finance, design, build and operate the liquefied... 


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Gear business driven by sustainability
18th May 2023

Drive technology and drive automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE emphasises the use of renewable and efficient energy sources and says it strives to maximise the energy efficiency of its drives.... 


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Santos leaving no stone unturned in carbon battle
18th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas giant Santos has called on the government to support a range of low-carbon technologies as part of efforts to reach net zero. Speaking at the Australian Petroleum Production &... 


Kenyan official highlights importance of green energy to his country and to Africa
17th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Africa still has 589-million people who have no access to electricity, Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Principal Secretary (equivalent to director-general in South Africa) Alex Wachira... 


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South Australia to introduce hydrogen Act
17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The South Australian government this week announced details to establish a world-first Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Act, aimed at slashing red tape, streamlining processes, and building the... 


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Appea calls for national CCUS strategy
17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The oil and gas industry has called on the federal government to jointly develop a national carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) strategy. Speaking the Australian Petroleum Production &... 


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Wood Mackenzie calls for greater collaboration in oil and gas
16th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Research firm Wood Mackenzie has urged Australia’s oil and gas industry to urgently fast-track the creation of energy “super basins” to provide a pathway to greater sustainability and cut... 


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King calls for collaboration on govt initiatives
16th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian government has urged the oil and gas sectors to partner with the government to scale-up Australia’s net zero ambitions, while the government works to implement a range of recently... 


Appea proposes Net Zero Zones in new report
15th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report developed by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) and supported by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has... 


Sapia executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo
Fuel industry does not foresee loadshedding-induced diesel shortages this winter
15th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) is not anticipating a domestic diesel supply crunch this winter as a result of a spike in generator-related demand, despite ongoing warnings... 


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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen, through its subsidiary Tetra4, has signed agreements with transport company Timelink to supply Liquefied Natural Gas and displace a significant portion of diesel in Timelink's line-haul... 


Manufacturing production down 1.1% y/y in March
11th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Manufacturing production decreased by 1.1% year-on-year in March, with the petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products and ·textiles, clothing, leather and footwear being the largest... 


A$126m to be spent of forward planning at SWIS
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian state government has allocated A$126-million to kickstart early network planning, following the release of a landmark report into the future of the state’s main electricity... 


WA seeks to streamline mining approvals
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has released a discussion paper that seeks to simplify the approval processes for Western Australia's mining sector. The proposed Mining Development and Closure... 


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NT budget unveils magnitude of mining contribution
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory Budget has revealed that mining continued to be the largest contributor to the economy, with 31.7% of gross state product (GSP) sourced from the sector in 2021-22. In its... 


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Resources drives Budget to surplus
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal Budget had delivered a A$4.2-billion surplus, a significant turnaround from the A$32-billion deficit unveiled last year, with the government announcing a range of investments to fund... 


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Aus to invest A$2bn on hydrogen future
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian government has unveiled a A$2-billion investment into a new Hydrogen Headstart program to scale up development of Australia’s renewable hydrogen industry. Climate Change and Energy... 


TNPA seeking LPG terminal developer, operator for the Port of Cape Town
9th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is calling on interested parties to respond to a request for proposals (RFP) for a suitable terminal operator to finance, design, build and operate a... 


Qld Parliament faces hydrogen legislation
9th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Gas Supply and Other Legislation (Hydrogen Industry Development) Amendment Bill 2023 has been introduced to the Queensland Parliament, in an effort to ensure Queensland has the policy settings... 


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Govt reveals PRRT changes
8th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers has announced changes to the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT), saying it would deliver a fairer return to the Australian community from their natural resources.... 


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Resources sector welcomes Qld CSG support
5th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has welcomed the Queensland government’s response to the GasField Commission Queensland (GFCQ) Report into coal seam gas- (CSG-) induced subsidence. The state government this... 


Image shows an openpit mine with dump trucks
WA places second in global mine rankings
5th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australia has been labelled as the world’s second most attractive jurisdiction of mining investment, following Nevada, in the Fraser Institute’s latest Annual Survey of Mining Companies.... 


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Sinopec Xinjiang Kuqa green hydrogen pilot project, China
5th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation plan to build a hydrogen production plant, which will use large-scale photovoltaic power generation. 


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NT opens Beetaloo up for development
4th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government has green-lit the development of the Beetaloo Sub-basin after taking on-board 135 recommendations made in the 2018 Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing.... 


Santos extends PNG LNG deal talks with Kumul
1st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has extended its exclusivity period with Papua New Guinea (PNG) national oil and gas company Kumul Petroleum Holdings over the sale of a 5% stake in the PNG liquefied... 


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Woodside urges fiscal stability at AGM
28th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has warned that fiscal uncertainty in Australia could prevent the company from making further investments. Speaking at the company’s annual general meeting,... 


TotalEnergies says Mozambique LNG restart complicated by cost disagreements
28th April 2023 By: Reuters

The restart of TotalEnergies' $20-billion Mozambique liquefied natural gas (LNG) project is being complicated by disagreements with contractors over extra costs, the company said on Thursday. The... 


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Appea warns Gas Code could hinder investment
27th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has expressed concern around the proposed mandatory code of conduct (Gas Code), saying that while it recognises the critical... 


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