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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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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.... 


Image shows carbon emissions from fire towers.
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... 


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