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Council of Geoscience implementing projects aimed at promoting mining investment

By: Ilan Solomons     26th February 2016 State-owned geoscience solutions provider Council for Geoscience (CGS) continues to advance the work it has undertaken on five national earth science programmes to ensure the growth and sustainability of the mining industry in South Africa, while also mitigating its negative impact on the... 

Council for Geoscience advances shale gas research in the Karoo

By: Ilan Solomons     4th February 2016 The Council for Geoscience (CGS) has embarked on a three-year research programme involving a range of geoscientific investigations associated with the drilling of a vertical deep-core borehole to better conceptualise some of the geological issues related to potential shale gas resources in South... 

Appea stresses importance of shale gas for Northern Territory economy

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th September 2015 The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) this week said calls for a moratorium on shale gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Northern Territory had no basis in science and ignored the industry’s strong safety record. Appea Northern Territory... 

Antifracking group slams DMR for ‘inadequate’ shale gas regulations 

By: Natalie Greve     8th June 2015 Despite an ongoing two-year strategic environmental assessment (SEA) into domestic hydraulic fracturing (fracking) by the Department of Environmental Affairs and claims from the environmental community that the consultation process around the formulation of fracking legislation was indequate, the... 

TKAG wants Karoo exploration delayed until conclusion of enviro assessment  

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd May 2015 The Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) on Friday called on government to delay publishing final regulations and issuing rights for shale gas exploration in the Karoo, until a 24-month strategic environmental assessment (SEA) has been concluded. TKAG CEO Jonathan Deal said in an open letter... 

CEL could start shale gas programme by mid-year

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     29th April 2015 If the required legislative framework is in place by mid-year, ASX-listed shale gas developer Challenger Energy Limited (CEL) could potentially be awarded a licence and start its work programme for shale-gas exploration in the Karoo, through its subsidiary Bundu, in the third quarter of this... 

Bundu expects shale gas exploration right decision this year

By: Mariaan Webb     2nd March 2015 Unconventional gas explorer Challenger Energy expects to hear by the third or second quarter of this year whether its subsidiary, Bundu Gas and Oil Exploration, will be allowed to explore for shale gas in South Africa’s Karoo basin. The ASX-listed company confirmed on Monday that Bundu had lodged... 

DMR to spend R4.1-billion in compliance crackdown

By: Natalie Greve     25th February 2015 Clamping down on noncompliant mining companies, the Department of Mineral Resources  (DMR) plans to spend some R4.1-billion, or 81.4% of its total budget, on enforcing compliance with legislation and promoting sustainable resource use and management over the current medium-term expenditure... 

Bundu poised to begin consultations on revised Karoo shale-gas programme 

By: Terence Creamer     5th December 2014 Shale-gas aspirant Bundu Gas and Oil Exploration, which applied for a shale gas exploration right in South Africa’s Karoo basin in 2010, has revised its environmental management programme (EMP) and has appointed an independent environmental consultancy to begin consultations with interested and... 

On-The-Air (31/10/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     31st October 2014 New mechanised mining courses at Wits; Shale gas received major boost gov gave nod for application processing to proceed; coal-gas roadmap is being drawn up to get energy from coal without having to mine it. 

Karoo fracking could start by mid-2016 

By: Sapa     28th October 2014 The first exploratory drill head could be biting its way down through Karoo rock in search of shale gas by as early as mid-2016, according to the Mineral Resources department. Speaking to Sapa after briefing MPs on shale gas exploration licences, deputy director general for mineral policy Mosa... 

Petroleum agency moves to process pending shale-gas applications 

By: Terence Creamer     27th October 2014 The Petroleum Agency South Africa (Pasa) has confirmed on Monday that it would proceed with the processing of pending shale-gas applications received prior to February 1, 2011. The applicants affected include Shell South Africa Upstream, Falcon Oil and Gas and Challenger Energy’s Bundu Oil and... 

Pasa to process Karoo shale gas exploration application

By: Natalie Greve     27th October 2014 The Petroleum Agency of South Africa (Pasa) has advised unconventional gas explorer Challenger Energy’s Bundu Gas and Oil Exploration subsidiary that a decision has been taken to proceed with processing Bundu’s application for a shale gas exploration right in South Africa’s Karoo basin.... 

Australian energy group bullish on SA govt’s stance on shale exploration

By: Natalie Greve     26th September 2014 Sydney-listed energy group Challenger Energy says it is encouraged by recent indications of a “growing appreciation of the importance” of South Africa’s nascent shale gas industry and its potential beneficial impact to the broader economy, adding that momentum continues to build towards the... 

Shale-gas companies wary of cost-sensitive impacts of exploration

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd August 2014 With government supporting the notion of shale gas exploration in the Karoo, shale gas companies are weary of the cost-sensitive impacts of the exploration, but they can employ new conventions for unconventional fracking to improve return on capital, says multinational professional service firm... 

There are serious weaknesses in enviro plans of companies wishing to explore for shale gas – activist

By: Zandile Mavuso     1st August 2014 Following the submission of a letter by Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) to President Jacob Zuma last week, requesting him to declare a fresh moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in South Africa, TKAG CEO Jonathan Deal states that government has to review how shale gas will be a sustainable... 

Joburg to host two-day shale gas conference next week

By: Zandile Mavuso     18th July 2014 Following President Jacob Zuma’s confirmation during his State of Nation Address (Sona) last month that the South African government is planning to push ahead shale gas exploration in the Karoo, training company Amabhubesi Conference and Training will be hosting a two-day shale gas conference in... 

Call made for separate legal framework for oil and gas exploration in SA

By: Zandile Mavuso     20th June 2014 Estimates that South Africa has the world’s fifth largest reserves of shale gas has the potential to attracted international investment into the country, with PwC estimating that as much as $1-billion is set to be spent on shale gas exploration. However, there is some anxiety over the legislative... 

Govt statements leave key shale gas players confused

By: Anine Kilian     21st March 2014 In his State of the Nation Address last month, President Jacob Zuma reiterated government’s belief that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) would be a game changer for the South African economy, while Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu announced in January that government would move ahead... 

Govt statements leave key shale gas players confused

By: Anine Kilian     21st March 2014 In his State of the Nation Address last month, President Jacob Zuma reiterated government’s belief that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) would be a game changer for the South African economy, while Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu announced in January that government would move ahead... 

Another Chip At Our Democracy

     10th February 2014 Minister of Mineral Resources Susan Shabangu’s comments that government is going to be moving ahead “decisively” on shale gas exploration in the Karoo is in stark contrast to what people in the Karoo want. As part of their constitutional rights, they are asking for agrarian transformation;... 

Australian junior applies for right to explore for shale gas in Karoo  

By: Martin Creamer     27th January 2014 Australian oil and gas explorer Challenger Energy has applied for a right to explore for shale gas in South Africa’s Karoo. Challenger’s 95%-owned South African subsidiary, Bundu Gas & Oil Exploration, was the first mover in the shale gas belt where Shell and Falcon, with Chevron, are also... 

Shale gas industry lacking legal framework

By: Carina Borralho     17th January 2014 Mining companies that claim shale gas exploration in South Africa, including hydrogeological studies, is regulated under the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) of 1998, are incorrect or being misleading, says environmental law firm Cullinan & Associates senior associate and... 

First phase of shale gas exploration launched in Eastern Cape 

By: Leandi Kolver     9th December 2013 The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) has launched the two-year, R16-million, first phase of shale gas exploration across four of its district municipalities. The department stated that R7.3-million of the project cost would be used for... 

Shale gas interest leads to new geological research on Karoo basin 

By: Leandi Kolver     2nd October 2013 The growing debate around shale gas exploration and extraction has sparked a resurgence of academic interest in the Karoo basin’s geological formations, Cradle Creek International Consulting (CCIC) Coal MD Dr John Hancox said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Fossil Fuel Foundation's Mozambique Coal... 

Fracking to require water use licence – Molewa 

By: Leandi Kolver     3rd September 2013 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Tuesday announced that companies wanting to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to explore for shale gas in the Karoo would require a water use licence. The Minister gazetted a notice of intent to declare fracking a controlled activity in... 

Exploratory fracking needed to determine commercial prospects of shale gas 

By: Samantha Herbst     30th August 2013 Government’s inter-Ministerial hydraulic fracturing (fracking) monitoring committee is still working on fine-tuning regulations for a draft report on the governing of fracking in the Karoo basin, which potentially holds 390-trillion cubic feet (tcf) of technically recoverable shale gas resources,... 

Uncertainty around commercial prospects of shale gas in the Karoo predicates necessity for exploratory fracking 

By: Samantha Herbst     30th August 2013 Government’s inter-Ministerial hydraulic fracturing (fracking) monitoring committee is still working on fine- tuning regulations for a draft report on the governing of fracking in the Karoo basin, which potentially holds 390-trillion cubic feet (tcf) of technically recoverable shale gas... 

Shale gas exploration could move ahead before 2014 elections  

By: Sapa     22nd August 2013 Government could authorise shale gas exploration before next year's elections, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Thursday. "We want to move before the end of this administration," Davies said at a briefing on Thursday, following Cabinet's fortnightly meeting. 

Fracking proponents, opponents agree on need for exploration to determine size of Karoo shale resource

By: Samantha Herbst     26th April 2013 Gas industry stakeholders promoting and discouraging the exploiting of shale gas reserves in the Karoo basin reached a consensus at Gas Week 2013 – exploration needs to go ahead to conclusively determine whether the 485 tcf of technically recoverable shale gas in the region is, indeed,... 

Shale gas resource, dismissal fears arise, China-Africa collision

By: Martin Creamer     26th April 2013 Exploration needs to go ahead to determine how much of the shale gas in South Africa’s Karoo is commercially viable; law firm fears dismissals as workers go it alone; an executive warns of an economic head-on collision between Chinese business imperatives and Africa’s aspirations to derive more... 

Company Announcement:Gas Week 2013 Diary Announcement

     25th February 2013 Inaugural and comprehensive event addressing all regulatory, technical and commercial developments in shale gas, CBM and offshore gas exploration and production 

Shale gas report to go before Cabinet in July 

By: Jean McKenzie     10th May 2012 The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has completed its report on the feasibility of shale gas exploration in South Africa, Minister Susan Shabangu told Parliament on Thursday during her Budget vote speech. The report, which was put together in conjunction with a number of government... 

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