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Australia has sufficient gas for 2024 - ACCC
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s east coast gas market is expected to have enough supply to meet overall demand in 2024, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said at the tail end of last week. In... 


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Petrol prices to drop, but diesel prices will rise
3rd July 2023 By: Darren Parker

The price of 93 unleaded petroleum (ULP) and leaded replacement petrol (LRP) will drop by 24 c/ℓ on July 5, while 95 ULP and LRP will come down by 17 c/ℓ, according to a statement issued by Mineral... 


Supreme Court of Appeal dismisses latest appeal in Lily, Barbrook mines matter
3rd July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining investment company Arqomanzi and its empowerment partner, consultancy Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC), has welcomed a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that dismisses an appeal by... 


Tribunal dismisses price fixing cartel case against five LPG firms
30th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed a case of alleged price fixing against five liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) firms accused by the Competition Commission of having contravened Section 4(1)(b)(i)... 


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Fear surrounding Namibian mine nationalisation unfounded, says Madison CEO
30th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Uranium exploration and development company Madison Minerals CEO Duane Parnham believes the Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy’s (MME’s) recent approval for the transfer of two exclusive... 


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Lindero mine, Argentina
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold/copper mine in Salta, Argentina. 


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Kom Ombo solar project, Egypt
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

ACWA Power is building a utility-scale power plant that will serve 130 000 households. 


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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has marked another significant milestone for Phase 2 of its Virginia gas project. 


Longonjo’s initial capex requirement reduced to $200m
28th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Pensana has outlined details of a revised financing and development strategy which will see the Longonjo operation, in Angola, being fully funded into production. A revised execution... 


Promise of democracy eludes many in Nigeria . . . but things are moving again
23rd June 2023 By: Tara O’Connor

As I sat down to write a column on Nigeria on 12 June, I had a flashback to ‘The June 12’ – the name Nigerians gave to the country’s failed first post-Cold War attempt to restore democratic rule.... 


The Council for Geoscience plays a critical role in promoting exploration in South Africa: the road to attaining 5% of the global exploration expenditure
The Council for Geoscience plays a critical role in promoting exploration in South Africa: the road to attaining 5% of the global exploration expenditure
23rd June 2023

Written by Asinne Tshibubudze and Mosa B. Mabuza (Council for Geoscience, Pretoria) While there are numerous challenges facing the mining industry in South Africa, it is ultimately up to us, as... 


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Auto firms race to secure non-Chinese graphite for EVs as shortages loom
21st June 2023 By: Reuters

Automakers, including Tesla and Mercedes, are rushing to lock in graphite supply from outside dominant producer China, as demand for electric vehicle (EV) batteries outpaces other uses for the... 


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Green steel holds major opportunity for WA - report
19th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report by the Western Australian government has mapped five ways in which the state’s iron-ore could be used to reduce emissions in steelmaking, allowing the state to join the global green... 


Proof will be in the pudding says Appea
16th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) said this week that the test for the government’s newly introduced Mandatory Code of Conduct would be if it could support the... 


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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen has announced progress in securing funds for the construction of Phase 2 of its Virginia gas project. 


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E-house package for gas project
15th June 2023

A large complete substation E-house which is locally manufactured is to be supplied by Zest WEG to Sasol’s PSA project, currently under construction in southern Mozambique. According to Zest WEG... 


SKF and Wolong cooperate to increase competitiveness in electric drive products
15th June 2023

SKF and Wolong Group, the Chinese global manufacturer of motor and drive solutions, have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the possibilities of entering a strategic cooperation... 


Growth in global oil demand set to slow significantly by 2028, report shows
14th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Growth in the world’s demand for oil is set to slow in the coming years, with the high prices and security of supply concerns highlighted by the global energy crisis hastening the shift towards... 


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Delta Lithium gets A$46.4m funding injection
14th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Delta Lithium has received a near A$46.4-million capital injection through a strategic share placement with Japanese conglomerate Idemitsu Kosans’ subsidiary Idemitsu Mt Ida. Idemitsu... 


Gas leak no threat - Santos
14th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos said on Wednesday that the gas leak from the Legendre fields, offshore Western Australia, were non-toxic and unlikely to represent an environmental hazard. Media reports... 


Santos wells leaking offshore WA - report
13th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority (NOPSEMA) on Tuesday said that it would not comment on oil and gas major Santos’ environment plans at its Legendre... 


Youth Day Inspiration: Meet Fred Junior who plans to help feed the children of SA
12th June 2023

Fred Junior MacCarthyis a 12-year-old farmer who harbours dreams of helping feed the children of South Africa. Junior, as Fred is affectionately known, is the founder and CEO of Junior Farm Park,... 


Hands off our oceans: Eco lobby hits out 'onslaught' by foreign companies on SA waters
9th June 2023 By: News24Wire

The "onslaught" on South Africa's oceans, with foreign companies seeking to drill for oil and gas, is becoming a major concern, according to The Green Connection. The eco-justice group sounded the... 


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Bidvest’s performance on track for a strong year-end
8th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

In a trading update for the ten months ended April 30, service, trading and distribution group Bidvest has reported that its financial performance remains robust and has so far been sustained in... 


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Manufacturing output up 3.4% y/y in April
8th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Manufacturing production increased by 3.4% year-on-year in April, Statistics South Africa has reported. The largest contributions were made by the basic iron and steel, nonferrous metal products,... 


Making LPG Accessible to Underserved Communities is one of the Ways to Tackle South Africa’s Energy Crisis
8th June 2023

The International Energy Agency estimates that the number of people without access increased in 2020 for the first time since 2013 in Sub-Saharan Africa. In South Africa, approximately 5 million of... 


SAQCC Gas discusses new electronic CoCs at Securex 2023
SAQCC Gas discusses new electronic CoCs at Securex 2023
7th June 2023

As of the of April 1 this year, any Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued by paper is no longer considered valid.  South African Qualification and Certification Committee for Gas (SAQCC Gas) has... 


Business join forces against proposed job legislation
6th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A number of industry bodies, including the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and... 


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Exploration spend falls in March quarter
6th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that mineral and exploration expenditure fell during the March quarter while petroleum exploration expenditure rose. In original... 


Sadpo  vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon
Diamond symposium to focus on solutions, not problems
5th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Despite a plethora of significant local and international challenges facing the South African diamond industry, the 2023 Kimberley International Diamond Symposium (KIDS) will focus on finding ways... 


Woodside reports fatality at North Rankin
2nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside on Friday reported a fatality at the North Rankin Complex, offshore Western Australia. The company reported that a contractor was critically injured during work activity... 


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Paladin prices recover as Namibian govt sooth investors
2nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of uranium developer Paladin Energy returned to around 68c a share on Friday, after the Namibian government clarified that it would not be taking any stakes in existing mineral or... 


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Browse to North West project shelf project, Australia
2nd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Browse Joint Venture is proposing to develop the Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa fields off the Kimberley coastline of Western Australia.  


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Willow project, US
2nd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

ConocoPhillips Alaska's Willow project is expected to produce 180 000 bbl/d oil at its peak. 


A uranium mining operation in Namibia
Namibia says will not grab stakes in existing resource firms
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia is not considering taking minority stakes in mining and petroleum producers already operating in the country, the ministry of mines and energy said on Thursday, clarifying earlier comments... 


Paladin unaware of pending legislative changes in Namibia
31st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Uranium developer Paladin Energy on Wednesday moved to allay shareholder concerns following reports that the Namibian government was considering taking a stake in oil and gas companies operating in... 


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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