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Project allows energy saving at copper mine

By: Anine Vermeulen 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 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 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... 

First gas flows at Beach’s Middleton project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel ASX-listed Beach Energy has produced its first gas from the Middleton project, in South Australia, the firm reported on Monday. MD Reg Nelson said in a statement that gas was now flowing to the Moonanga tie-in point, where raw gas would be sold to the South Australian Copper Basin joint venture... 

Nine new offshore petroleum exploration permits issued

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The federal government has awarded nine new offshore permits in the second round of its Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release, with ASX-listed Woodside coming out as the clear winner. Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson said that the acreage release would allow for a A$380-million... 

Australian coal giant enters into CTL technical study agreement

Global energy and gasification technology company Synthesis Energy Systems (SES) has announced that it has entered into a technical study agreement with Australian coal giant Ambre Energy, to supply a proprietary gasification design, which will support Ambre Energy’s development of a planned... 

Company Announcement: Industry and consumers hit by LPG shortage

South Africa is experiencing a shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) due to unplanned shutdowns within the local oil refinery industry, the South African Petroleum Industry Association has confirmed. 

Six firms awarded Australian petroleum exploration permits

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Federal Resources and Energy Minster Martin Ferguson on Friday granted petroleum exploration permits to six companies, including US-based Chevron, Apache and Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production. The six companies have been given a total of ten permits to explore for oil and gas in... 

Shell approves world’s largest floating LNG project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Oil and gas major Shell on Friday announced a final investment decision for its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project, off the coast of Western Australia. The decision meant that Shell would now start the detailed design and construction of what would be the world’s largest... 

Shell plans to invest up to $50bn in Australia

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Oil and gas producer Shell would spend between $30-billion and $50-billion on its Australian investments to add 11-million tons a year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to its production profile. Speaking at the last day of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea)... 

Clean-burning gas fires up emission stopper

By: elizabeth rebelo One of South Africa’s largest liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) suppliers, Easigas, has won a R60-million five-year contract to supply LPG to the new Anglo Platinum Converting Process (ACP) plant, in the North West Province. 

Diversity delivers for resources giant

By: Keith Campbell MULTINATIONAL mining and metals group BHP Billiton is benefitting from its diversified operations, as declining prices for some commodities are balanced by rising prices for others. 

Oil production is set to increase

By: System Author Mining in Africa 

Bigger market-share anticipated for company

By: System Author Materials-handling & logistics 


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