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ACCC clears Origin takeover
10th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has granted approval for the A$18.4-billion acquisition of ASX-listed Origin Energy by a consortium consisting of includes Brookfield... 

Lundin scion leads group raising $500m for mining fund
9th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

A group of investors led by a son of the late Swedish-Canadian mining tycoon Lukas Henrik Lundin is seeking to raise $500-million for a fund that will invest in mining projects. Nordic Natural... 

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EPR regulations positive for waste reduction
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The amended Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, instituted in November 2020, require product importers and manufacturers in the packaging industry to contribute towards the... 

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Small diamond mining industry in sharp focus at symposium
4th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Raising the profile of small-scale and artisanal diamond miners by fostering stronger networks, investing in future talent and addressing the industry's challenges were key focus points for the... 

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Johnston calls for clear pathway for critical minerals
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australian Mines and Petroleum, Energy, Hydrogen Industry and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston has called on the federal government to develop a clear pathway to support the... 

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South Africa gives go-ahead for TotalEnergies to drill offshore
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa's environment ministry has given the go-ahead for TotalEnergies to drill offshore for gas and oil, after rejecting an appeal from more than a dozen individuals and lobby groups who... 

Shell's Mereenie offtake a step closer
2nd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Shell’s gas supply agreement with the Mereenie joint venture (JV) partners has become unconditional. Shell last year struck a supply agreement with ASX-listed Cue Energy for the... 

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Versatile amphibious pumps
30th September 2023

Amphibious heavy-duty pumps are designed to operate in dry or submerged environments, making them suitable for a range of applications in the mining, oil and gas, construction and agricultural... 

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Court order hampers Scarborough development
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) this week said that it would review a Federal Court decision which found that an environmental plan for part... 

Calls for increased LPG consumption to address continent’s energy poverty 
28th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

It is vital that South Africa diversifies its energy mix to end energy poverty, and liquified petroleum gas (LPG) has a role to play in this, with it presenting the potential to provide a cleaner... 

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Opinion: Supporting cleaner fuels and the fight against climate change
28th September 2023

In this article, South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo writes about the association's support for the Clean Fuels 2 initiative and the... 

South Africa aims to develop its manufacturing capability in fuel cell and electrolyser components
Hydrogen vision paves way for green technology transformation
22nd September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Embracing green technologies, particularly hydrogen, offers a unique opportunity for South Africa to drive its reindustrialisation efforts, says hydrogen fuel cell developer Mitochondria. The... 

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Regional beneficiation proffered
22nd September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Africa's mining industry is poised for a significant boost, as the demand for critical minerals used in renewable energy technologies continues to grow; however, several barriers to foreign... 

The Green Agenda: The Integral Role of Gas in South Africa's Energy Mix
21st September 2023

SARACCA supports and promotes the transition to natural refrigerants with low Global Warming Potential. In the pursuit of a greener and more sustainable future, the role of gas in the energy mix... 

South32 secures more gas for Cannington
21st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has secured gas for its Cannington base metals operation, in Queensland, extending gas supply agreements (GSAs) with ASX-listed Central Petroleum and New Zealand Oil and... 

Sustaining the Nation Together: Engen partners with Nampo Cape 2023
Sustaining the Nation Together: Engen partners with Nampo Cape 2023
20th September 2023

As a progressive energy and solutions partner firmly committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, Engen again partnered with Grain SA as a proud sponsor at Nampo Cape 2023. Nampo Cape... 

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Africa’s newest oil jackpot comes with a corruption curse
20th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

It’s touted by some as possibly the world’s biggest-ever deep-water oil find. The discovery off the shores of Namibia last year by TotalEnergies and Shell of an estimated 11-billion barrels of... 

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ACCC predicts east coast gas surplus in 2024
20th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed that Australia’s east coast gas market should have a 1.4 petajoule (PJ) surplus in the first quarter of 2024, even if the... 

Blue Energy stumbles on approvals decline
20th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of ASX-listed Blue Energy fell nearly 16% on Wednesday after the Queensland Department of Resources declined to grant the company nine potential commercial area (PCA) applications... 

FUCHS launches new products at Automechanika Johannesburg
19th September 2023

The world’s largest independent supplier of innovative lubricant solutions, covering almost every industry and application, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA will launch three new products at... 

Stora Enso, others invest $18m in bio-graphite firm CarbonScape
19th September 2023 By: Reuters

Finnish-Swedish forestry firm Stora Enso, battery producer Amperex Technology and other parties have invested $18-million in start-up CarbonScape to commercialise bio-graphite for use in batteries,... 

Glencore risks missing investment deadline for Cape Town refinery
18th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is in negotiations with the South African government about a pledge to invest R6-billion in the Cape Town refinery, as the company is set to miss the deadline following an explosion that... 

Akhona Qengqe, GM for Africa at popular chicken restaurant chain KFC
Akhona Qengqe
15th September 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Akhona Qengqe, GM for Africa at popular chicken restaurant chain KFC  

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Fuel for Thought: Liquified Petroleum Gas
14th September 2023

The past several years have shown that a range of fuel options for power generation is an important hedge against instability. Fuel flexibility is a hallmark of Capstone microturbines, which can... 

CAMM founding director and GIBS economics lecturer Dr Adrian Saville
Economist gives bleak outlook for South Africa’s economic future
13th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

In a stark assessment of South Africa's economic performance Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM) founding director and Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) economics lecturer Dr... 

Government and industry stakeholders give thumbs up at Automechanika to support launch of Blow the Whistle Compliance Forum
Government and industry stakeholders give thumbs up at Automechanika to support launch of Blow the Whistle Compliance Forum
13th September 2023

Almost 200 industry stakeholders, with senior representation from the Department of Trade Industry and Competition (DTIC) and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) gathered at... 

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Production starts at Shenzi North
13th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has started production at the Shenzi North project in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Shenzi North is a two-well subsea tieback that takes advantage of the existing... 

Manufacturing output dips month-on-month, but quarterly growth proves positive
11th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that manufacturing production increased by 2.3% year-on-year in July. The largest positive contributors for the month were petroleum, chemical products,... 

Gert Nel
ESTER-GAZERS: Testing guidelines for ester oils in transformers - part 2
11th September 2023

By Gert Nel, WearCheck divisional manager: transformers, and Corné Dames, WearCheck transformer consultant ABSTRACT 

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WA gas market to remain tight in short term - report
11th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An independent report into Western Australia’s gas market has found that domestic supply would remain tight until 2027, until new supply led by Perth Basin and Scarborough volumes came online.... 

Large-scale oil, gas comeback for Angola
8th September 2023

Recent deepwater discoveries and fiscal policy improvements have contributed to a significant uptick in investments in Angola’s oil and gas industry, says energy advocacy group African Energy... 

Asia expected to dominate refinery FCCU capacity by 2027
8th September 2023

Asia is expected to witness the highest refinery fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) capacity additions globally between 2023 and 2027, contributing about 58% of the total capacity additions by... 

GDP records 0.6% growth in Q2, but loadshedding threatens gains
5th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.6% in the second quarter, which North West University Business School Professor Raymond Parsons says is welcoming news. He notes that... 

Exploration spend sets records for June quarter
4th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that mineral exploration expenditure in Australia rose to record highs in the June quarter. In original terms, quarter on quarter,... 

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Leo shares fall as Mali issues arise
4th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of ASX-listed Leo Lithium tanked on Monday, after the government of Mali ordered the company to halt direct shipping ore (DSO) operations at its Goulamina lithium project. The... 

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Santos strikes deal on PNG LNG stake
1st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has struck a $576-million deal to sell off a 2.6% participating interest in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to Kumul Petroleum Holdings.... 

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Weighing up renewable energy
1st September 2023

With the South African mining sector facing obstacles in terms of securing reliable and sustainable electricity, a clear view of the opportunities and challenges of integrating renewable energy... 

Large-scale waste-to-DME projects in development
1st September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Large-scale waste-to-dimethyl ether (DME) projects, one based in north-west Europe and the other on the Gulf Coast of the US, are in the feasibility stage, with the projects anticipated to produce... 

Firm sells 15% interest in Absheron gasfield
1st September 2023

Multi-energy company TotalEnergies and gas company State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Socar) signed an agreement last month to sell a 15% participating interest each in their joint... 

Gas production to increase
1st September 2023

A resurgence in global gas production, anticipated to increase by 1.6%, is forecasted for 2023. This growth is expected to be led by Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Middle East... 

Lithium players race for breakthrough to meet electric car demand
31st August 2023 By: Bloomberg

On the outskirts of El Dorado — heart of Arkansas’ 1920s oil boom — a company backed by Koch Industries is looking to dramatically speed up extraction of a battery metal essential to weaning the... 

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More gas needed to avoid AEMO predicted shortfall - Appea
31st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) said on Thursday there was an urgent need for more gas supply after the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) said there... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
30th August 2023

This week: Government, Saps’ involvement crucial for MPRDA enforcement; it’s responsible to invest in South Africa, says DRDGold as it approves R3.5bn capex; and, Coal miner opening nursery to... 

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