R/€ = 14.79 Change: 0.02
R/$ = 12.63 Change: -0.05
Au 1294.85 $/oz Change: 1.97
Pt 906.50 $/oz Change: 4.81


Beach buys Origin’s Lattice for A$1.58bn

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     28th September 2017 Australian oil and gas producer Origin Energy has struck a deal with fellow listed Beach Energy to divest of its conventional upstream oil and gas subsidiary Lattice Energy for A$1.58-billion. Beach told shareholders on Thursday that the acquisition of Lattice would be a transformational... 

Prelude facility on its way to Australia – Shell

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     3rd July 2017 Global energy firm Royal Dutch Shell has announced that the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility for its Prelude operation has left South Korea on its way to Australia. On arrival at the Prelude offshore gas field, offshore Western Australia, the preinstalled mooring chains will be... 

WA mineral, petroleum sales up by $3.4bn in 2016

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     6th April 2017 Western Australia’s mineral and petroleum industry reported sales of A$94.8-billion in 2016, an increase of A$3.4-billion on 2015 sales. The improvement from last year is largely on the back of increases from the major commodities, including iron-ore, gold and certain petroleum products. 

Armour to start supply of gas to APLNG by June

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th March 2017 ASX-listed Armour Energy has entered into a connection agreement with APA Group, giving the company access to the Roma-Brisbane pipeline at Wallumbilla, which will allow it to supply gas to Australia Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas (APLNG). Under a ten-year contract with APA, a key gas transport... 

Swiss company completes gas depot in Dodoma

27th January 2017 In December, Swiss oil and gas product supplier Oryx Energies completed the construction of a new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder filling and storage depot in Tanzania’s capital, Dodoma. This marked the end of a key phase of investment in new and upgraded LPG facilities across the country... 

Report confirms leading role of gas in Australia’s energy mix

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     8th February 2016 The Australian Pipeline and Gas Association (APGA) has welcomed the findings from a new report by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, which reveal that natural gas is the largest provider of stationary energy in Australia. In the ‘Energy In Australia 2015’ report, the Office of... 

Indian oil E&P majors told to surrender marginal blocks

By: Ajoy K Das     20th April 2015 The Indian government was working on tweaking rules to enable government-owned oil and exploration (E&P) majors to first surrender marginal oil and gas blocks and then bid on these same blocks at forthcoming auctions. According to a senior government official, E&P majors like ONGC Limited and... 

Project allows energy saving at copper mine

By: Anine Kilian     16th August 2013 Limpopo-based copper miner Palabora Mining Company (Palabora) launched its R40-million energy leadership programme in March 2012 with the assistance of energy efficiency firm specialising in energy-intensive industries, Ensight, to cut on-site operational energy costs. The current programme... 

Decmil gets A$25m Prelude contract

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     7th March 2013 Energy giant Shell has awarded a A$25-million contract to ASX-listed design, engineering and construction firm DGL Group to construct a major support facility for the proposed Prelude project, in the Northern Territory. The company has been engaged as the principal contractor for the... 

19/10/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th October 2012 Eskom has drafted an African energy strategy, with the primary focus on opportunities in Southern Africa; Hundreds of minibus taxis are now equipped with LPG kits that cut pollution and lower operating costs; and Small diamond miner Rockwell is thinking out of the box and allowing small-scale... 


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