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Diesel price set for cut next week, but petrol may get pricier
24th April 2023 By: News24Wire

The wholesale diesel price looks set for a cut on Wednesday next week, but petrol may become pricier. Based on the latest oil and rand prices, the latest data from the Central Energy Fund shows... 


Sibanye-Stillwater chairperson Dr Vincent Maphai and CEO Neal Froneman.
Sibanye-Stillwater’s integrated report highlights green metals spread
24th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Sibanye-Stillwater Integrated Report 2022 published today highlights the company’s clinching of minerals resources and reserves in the critical metals arena while maintaining minerals positions in... 


Congo’s landlocked oil lacks options as Total says pipeline full
24th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s vision of earning billions of dollars in revenue from dozens of landlocked oil blocks will remain distant without a connection to a lone export route to be... 


Mining lithium in abandoned oil fields for tomorrow's EVs
21st April 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chris Doornbos pulled up to Alberta’s foundational oil field in a baby-blue Tesla Model Y, a not-so-subtle nod to a new world order. It was a crisp January afternoon in Canada’s top-polluting... 


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Oil & gas producers facing A$16bn tax bill - Appea
21st April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Taxes from the Australian oil and gas industry are set to reach A$16.26-billion during 2022-23, up from A$6.46-billion last financial year the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration... 


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Woodside production tumbles in first quarter
21st April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Woodside has reported a 9% decline in production during the three months to March, compared with the previous quarter on the back of turnaround and maintenance activities. The... 


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M&D acquires specialist bulk tankage contractor Efficient TROTECH
21st April 2023

M&D Construction Group has acquired 100% of Efficient TROTECH, the country’s leading supplier of bulk tank design, procurement and construction services to the petrochemical and energy industries.... 


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Mad Dog Phase 2 project, US Gulf of Mexico – update
21st April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Production has started. 


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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
21st April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The construction and commissioning of the gas gathering pipeline is complete and in operation. 


CCUS and gas has big role in net zero - study
20th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

While new analysis has highlighted the need for natural gas and large carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) in Australia’s race to net zero, there would be very little space for nuclear... 


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O'Neill cautions on new taxes
20th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The CEO of oil and gas major Woodside, Meg O’Neill has urged the federal government to carefully consider the implications of tax changes to the oil and gas industry. Speaking at the National... 


Buru considers LNG for Rafael
18th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Buru Energy has demonstrated that a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility was a viable option for its Rafael gas and condensate resource in the Canning Basin. Buru told... 


US-Africa duty free programme has had mixed results – trade panel report
18th April 2023 By: Reuters

A major US trade preference program for Sub-Saharan Africa has been successful for developing the region's apparel sector in selected countries, but its benefits are not widespread throughout all... 


Report highlights sequestration potential
18th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) has welcomed a paper by the Climate Change Authority (CCA) highlighting the need and opportunity for sequestration in... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa executive chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Green hydrogen investment pledge hits conference’s top spot at R105bn
17th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The investment into green hydrogen was the biggest investment pledge by far to be announced at the fifth South African Investment Conference (SAIC) in Sandton. The R105-billion energy investment... 


SA Mining Map published by AmaranthCX and 1Map.
Public sector opacity, emerging private sector silence are curbing mining’s growth prospects
14th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The lack of public sector transparency and emerging private sector silence from companies opting not to list are combining to limit South Africa’s knowledge of the mining sector, and thus curb its... 


Gear business driven by sustainability
14th April 2023

Pinpointing climate change as possibly the most serious challenge humankind has ever had to tackle, SEW-EURODRIVE has for many years pursued a sustainability agenda that is applied across every... 


Framework released to assist in lithium exploration in WA
14th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) and the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) have released a new technical framework that could assist in optimising the... 


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IGO secures land for PCAM plans
14th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Battery metals company IGO on Friday told shareholders that the company had secured land in Kwinana from the Western Australian government for its proposed integrated battery material (IBM)... 


Mad Dog 2 starts production
14th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside on Friday reported the start of production from the Mad Dog Phase 2 project, in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. The $9-billion Mad Dog Phase 2 project extends the life... 


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Green hydrogen to positively impact sector
14th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The development of a green hydrogen economy will impact positively on South Africa’s labour landscape as the country continues to adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) while,... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol scrambles to run on gas and hydrogen in South Africa
13th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s second-biggest emitter aims to be among the continent’s biggest buyers of renewable energy – but for now Sasol remains firmly tied to fossil fuels. The company that made its name... 


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Report highlights Aus' huge hydrogen potential
13th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The latest annual State of Hydrogen report has reinforced the notion that Australia had the foundations to become a global leader in green hydrogen. The report illustrated local industry is... 


AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, who is moving into the renewable energy business.
Stunning online mining map highlights far-reaching remaining mining potential
12th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

AmaranthCX and its technology partner 1Map have collaborated to publish a comprehensive, online South African Mining Map, with electronic, all-commodity depiction. The governments of other mining... 


Manufacturing production for February decreased, but sales increased
11th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Manufacturing production decreased by 5.2% year-on-year in February, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports. The largest contributions were made by food and beverages (-6.1% and contributing... 


Tongaat Hulett implementing changes
7th April 2023

Agriculture and agri-processing companies Tongaat Hulett, Tongaat Hulett Developments, Tongaat Hulett Sugar South Africa and Voermol Feeds, announced in January this year that the required majority... 


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Early-stage AI integration in exploration and mining proves promising
7th April 2023 By: Nadine James

The recent hype around artificial intelligence (AI), spurred by millions rushing to explore AI chatbot ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E, has led to renewed interest and thought about the use... 


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Early-stage AI integration in exploration and mining proves promising
6th April 2023 By: Nadine James

The recent hype around artificial intelligence (AI), spurred by millions rushing to explore AI chatbot ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E, has led to renewed interest and thought about the use... 


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QPM strikes gas deal for TECH
5th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has struck a deal with Arrow Energy Group and AGL Energy to acquire the Moranbah gas project and the North Queensland energy joint venture. The two... 


Diesel prices decrease; petrol price almost unchanged
4th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has announced the adjustment of fuel prices based on current local and international factors, with effect from April 5. Petrol (93 ULP & LRP)... 


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King takes her finger off ADGSM trigger
4th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An interim report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has shown that a gas shortfall in 2023 was now less likely, as the supply outlook improved, making it unlikely that... 


WA invests A$40m in critical minerals
4th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government on Tuesday announced a A$40-million investment to accelerate critical minerals discoveries. The Sustainable Geoscience Investments package, included in the... 


Ironveld signs LoI with BurnStar Technologies for hydrogen production
3rd April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Ironveld’s subsidiary Ironveld Energy has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with technology solutions provider BurnStar Technologies to proceed towards a binding legal agreement under... 


Mantashe highlights exploration efforts
30th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is engaged in an intensive programme of mineral exploration, particularly in the North West, Limpopo and the Northern Cape provinces, Mineral... 


Professor Judith Kinnaird, the Visiting Professor of the School of Geosciences, and the co-director of Cimera at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Critical metals for low-carbon economy being studied across 12 universities
30th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A consortium across a dozen South African universities has the spotlight on critical metals for a low-carbon future. At a time when the mining world is focused firmly on the availability of... 


ADGSM reforms take effect
30th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Reforms to the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) will come into effect on Thursday, giving the federal government more flexibility to use the mechanism, if needed, in the event of... 


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Miners lament passing of EPOLA Bill in Qld
30th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government this week passed the Environment Protection and Other Legislation (EPOLA) Bill, despite concerns from industry bodies. The government said that the new legislation... 


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Grinding Techniques – Pipeline maintenance partner
29th March 2023

With an estimated 3 800 km of petroleum pipeline in South Africa it is safe to say that that the pipeline industry is an essential part of the country’s economy. Numerous manufacturing concerns are... 


Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 


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Safeguard Mechanism changes concerning miners
28th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has expressed concerns over changes to the Safeguard Mechanism, warning that it would impact operations in Australia. The federal government this week struck an agreement... 


GNR1147 Overview: Financial Provisioning Regulations, 2015
27th March 2023

(Virtual Showroom): The Government Notice R1147 (GNR 1147) is a regulation with provides guidelines pertaining to the financial provisioning for prospecting, exploration, mining or production... 


Appea urges new NSW government to invest in gas
27th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has called on the newly elected government in New South Wales to allow for further investment in the gas sector in the region... 


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WA eager to maintain critical minerals status
22nd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australia is hoping to maintain its position as a major producer of critical minerals into the future. Speaking at the second day of Paydirt’s Battery Minerals conference, in Perth,... 


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