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WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley
SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from stone age to modern age
19th February 2024

In part one of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (WearCheck Technical Bulletin 88), we slid through 5,000 years of lubrication history and left off at the end of the age of enlightenment in... 

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Explorer issues tenders for project drilling
16th February 2024

As it looks to progress the development of its Adumbi project, Canadian gold exploration company Loncor sent drilling tenders to a number of drilling companies to bid on a 11 000 m deep drilling... 

Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Risk of stranded LNG assets is 'real', Canada’s Wilkinson says
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas is welcome, and there are “real” risks that some infrastructure will end up stranded, Canada’s Energy Minister... 

Africa’s biggest oil and gas finds are doing little for economies at home
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last thing Senegal needed in its long-drawn-out effort to capitalize on large oil and gas finds off its coast was political turmoil. Africa’s newest natural gas superstar had bubbled with... 

Shell new country chair reaffirms commitment to mining
Shell new country chair reaffirms commitment to mining
5th February 2024

Mining Weekly talks to newly appointed Shell Downstream South Africa country chair for South Africa Aluwani Museisi on the first day of the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Museisi succeeds... 

Shell committed to support sustainable mining
Shell committed to support sustainable mining
5th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Oil and gas company Shell is showcasing and recommitting its support to sustainable mining through its products and solutions that help customers achieve their performance and profitability... 

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Mero floating production storage and offloading project – Libra block, Brazil – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Production has started at the second development phase in the Mero field. 

Canada Energy Minister sees opportunity in US pause on LNG
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

US President Joe Biden’s decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas will create opportunity for Canada’s sector, Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday.... 

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Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz has made the final drawdown of R52-million pertaining to a bridge loan facility to meet the immediate cash requirements of the project. 

Iron-ore being loaded onto a ship
Red sea attacks push BHP to divert some shipping via African coast
25th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australian mining giant BHP Group said on Thursday that the Red Sea disruptions are forcing some of its freight service providers to take alternative routes, such as Africa's Cape of Good Hope,... 

Metals Australia appoints new CEO to drive Canada graphite project
25th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery metals exploration and development company Metals Australia on Thursday announced the appointment of mining engineer Paul Ferguson as CEO to drive the development of the Lac Rainy graphite... 

Jan Toschka
Sasol, Topsoe appoint CEO to lead new sustainable aviation fuels JV
22nd January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Sasol and Topsoe have appointed Shell’s Jan Toschka as CEO of their recently established sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) JV. Toschka is described as a seasoned leader in the aviation fuels... 

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Shell to exit Nigeria's onshore oil after nearly a century
16th January 2024 By: Reuters

British energy major Shell has agreed to sell its Nigerian onshore oil and gas subsidiary in Nigeria to a consortium of five mostly local companies for up to $2.4-billion, after nearly a century of... 

Oriole reports increase in resources at Cameroon project
15th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Oriole Resources has reported an updated inferred Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 375 000 oz grading 2.30 g/t gold for Bakassi Zone 1, one of... 

US researchers develop longer-life, rapidly charging, solid-state lithium battery
9th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A new solid state lithium metal battery, that can be charged within a matter of minutes and can be charged and discharged at least 6 000 times, has been developed by researchers at the John A... 

Fabergé, Regent unveil new sea-themed egg
14th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Jewelled egg maker Fabergé has introduced a new luxury egg called Journey in Jewels in partnership with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The egg was unveiled at a gala event in Miami, Florida, on... 

EnerGeo says seismic surveying does not irreparably damage marine life
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Geoscience and energy exploration industry body EnerGeo Alliance has said there is no evidence to suggest that seismic surveys are irreparably damaging to marine life. Rather, it argued, seismic... 

Marula completes drilling programmes at South African project ahead of schedule
6th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Africa-focused mining and development company Marula Mining has completed Phase 1 and 2 diamond drilling programmes at the Blesberg lithium and tantalum mine in South Africa, ahead of schedule,... 

SMS group to build new electric arc furnace for SSAB for fossil-free steel production
1st December 2023

SMS group has secured the contract from Nordic steelmaker SSAB to engineer, deliver and construct a new electric arc furnace (EAF) for steelmaking at SSAB’s site in Oxelösund, Sweden.  The scope of... 

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Koorangie energy storage system, Australia
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Edify Energy plans to increase the renewable hosting capacity of the Murray river renewable-energy zone by up to 300 MW. 

Wellington battery energy storage system, Australia
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

AMPYR Australia and Shell Energy Australia are building a battery energy storage system, in News South Wales, which will have a throughput of 500 MW/1 000 MWh. 

Local Nikki hard hats exceed international standard for lateral deformation
13th November 2023

The Nikki brand of hard hats from BBF Safety Group is one of the most popular and trusted brands in the personal protective equipment (PPE) industry, with over 15 years of continued service across... 

Uganda, Tanzania agree to do feasibility study on gas pipeline
10th November 2023 By: Reuters

Uganda and Tanzania have signed an agreement on a feasibility study for a gas pipeline linking Tanzania's vast but remote deepwater gas fields to Kampala, their two energy ministers said. Tanzania... 

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Bibiani gold project, Ghana – update
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Asante Gold has extended the mineral resource estimate of Grasshopper pit at the Bibiani project. 

A power station operated by Eskom
South Africa to miss 2030 emissions goal as it keeps coal plants burning
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa will miss its binding 2030 carbon emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement, three senior government officials confirmed, as the country plans to run eight coal-fired power... 

Asante extends Grasshopper resource at Bibiani
7th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered Asante Gold has extended the mineral resource estimate of Grasshopper Pit, where mining started earlier this year. The Grasshopper Pit is on the Bibiani mining lease, in... 

Hardhat brand recounts 15 years of success
27th October 2023

Following Heritage Day, celebrated on September 24, integrated workplace safety solutions provider BBF Safety Group highlighted the role its hardhat brand Nikki has played in the industry for over... 

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Converter plants beneficial
27th October 2023

With a focus on future-oriented stainless steelmaking, metallurgical industry plant supplier SMS group offers converter steel plants for carbon and stainless steel worldwide. This includes complex... 

Tanzania’s Hassan takes art of the reshuffle to new highs
27th October 2023 By: Tara O’Connor

Attacks in Israel, its counterattacks in Gaza and the war in Ukraine have sent global tensions to highs not seen for a generation or more. This, combined with a rush of military coups in West... 

Is white chocolate a chocolate?
27th October 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

Is there such a thing as white chocolate? I remember, while growing up, my grandmother, who owned a roadhouse and a café, telling me that there was no such thing. She told me that white chocolate... 

The process sheet for the Araguaia project
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction progress continues at Araguaia. 

Gold on black carbon
Activated carbon, plant optimisation in focus at gold conference
26th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Much focus was placed on the latest advances in the use of activated carbon in the gold recovery process at the Go For Gold Conference, held at Gold Reef City, in Johannesburg, this week. ​​The... 

Hedge fund hunts for next Australia lithium winner on deal craze
25th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

A veteran Australian hedge fund manager is scoping out shares of potential takeover targets in the domestic lithium sector, betting that the recent flurry of deals will boost valuations. A mergers... 

Coconut shell activated carbon
Jacobi developing sustainable coconut-based activated carbon production technology
24th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gold recovery technology company Jacobi is rolling out a proprietary clean coconut charcoal production technology in India and Sri Lanka using coconut shells sourced from five different countries... 

Eggs and chickens
AMIE, Hume ask for more agile trade responses as chicken, egg supply tightens
23rd October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) has welcomed Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel’s directive to the Import and Export Control Regime, administered by the... 

Sapa estimates R3bn loss to poultry industry after 7.5m birds culled
20th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In an update presented to the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development on October 20, the South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has estimated that 30% of the South... 

Shell's court battle over South African energy exploration delayed – lawyer
18th October 2023 By: Reuters

A court case over whether to allow Shell to explore for oil and gas off South Africa's pristine Wild Coast has been delayed until next year, a lawyer for environmentalists said on Wednesday. Shell... 

EcoProBM, SK On and Ford are planning to invest C$1.2 billion to build a cathode manufacturing facility in Bécancour, Québec.
EcoPro CAM Canada LP, Canada
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

SK On, EcoProBM and Ford plan to build a cathode manufacturing facility to provide materials that, ultimately, will supply batteries for Ford’s future electric vehicles. 

Namibia sees first oil from offshore discoveries by 2030
11th October 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia expects the first oil from major offshore finds by 2030 and is considering a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) platform to help it export the crude oil, its petroleum... 

Illustration of proposed green hydrogen plant to be built in Namibia
Green hydrogen needed to decarbonise the world, including Africa
4th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

One of the main areas of focus during negotiations between Germany and Namibia to establish green hydrogen production was to create a value chain in Namibia, as the aim is not only the export of... 

TotalEnergies' logo at its headquarters in France
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... 

The Atlantic nickel pit at night
$1bn metals SPAC deal backed by Glencore, automakers collapses
29th September 2023 By: Reuters

 A $1-billion metals deal by blank-cheque fund ACG Acquisition Co has been terminated following delays when the different sides, which included a leading global miner and top automakers as anchor... 

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