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Court order hampers Scarborough development
29th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) this week said that it would review a Federal Court decision which found that an environmental plan for part... 

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Emissions-reducing tech highlighted
29th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The South African Coal Processing Society (SACPS) is proposing carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology as one of the readily available technologies to reduce coal-related emissions. CCS is a... 

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Windaba focuses on wind energy sector impact
29th September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The twelfth edition of Windaba, hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), will focus on the impact of wind energy, its role in the energy mix, and related industry and energy... 

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Solutions vs problems
29th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There are many differences between Australia and South Africa, and these should not be dismissed or diminished. However, there are also several similarities, particularly when it comes to natural... 

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South Africa needs to look internally before going global on hydrogen
28th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As South Africa progresses its hydrogen strategies and plans as a means to mitigate climate change and to bolster security of energy supply, the country needs to look internally before embarking on... 

Vedanta is preparing to demerge sprawling operations
28th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta is nearing a deal to spin off its businesses into several listed entities in a broader restructuring that will help commodities tycoon Anil Agarwal unlock shareholder value, people familiar... 

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Opinion: Supporting cleaner fuels and the fight against climate change
28th September 2023

In this article, South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo writes about the association's support for the Clean Fuels 2 initiative and the... 

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Eskom aiming not to breach Stage 4 loadshedding this summer
27th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is aiming to limit loadshedding to Stage 4 during the summer months to the end of March by restricting unplanned breakdowns to 14 500 MW during what is also its high-maintenance season, when... 

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CCUS integral to net zero - IEA
27th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian carbon reduction technology investment company Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA) has welcomed the International Energy Agency's (IEA) inclusion of carbon capture, utilisation and... 

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Creecy upholds decision allowing Kusile to bypass pollution system, with tighter conditions
26th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has upheld the decision of the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) to permit the temporary operation of the Kusile coal power station... 

Vale seals deal for potential low-carbon iron-ore complex
26th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

 Mining giant Vale and Brazil's top commercial port have signed an agreement to study the potential construction of a facility in Rio de Janeiro state that would produce low-carbon iron-ore... 

Policy support gap hindering low-emissions hydrogen uptake – IEA
Policy support gap hindering low-emissions hydrogen uptake – IEA
26th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While there continues to be a high level of interest in new hydrogen projects, the current challenging economic climate means that a timely and well-structured rollout of policy support is needed... 

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Allkem costs rise but projects remain economical
26th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals developer Allkem has reported a more than $572-million cost-blow out at its capital projects being developed globally following a review and updated technical studies as part of... 

Walyering produces first gas
26th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

First gas has been produced from the Walyering gas filed, with the gas exported into the Parmelia gas pipeline under commissioning arrangements with gas major Santos. “The commencement of... 

China climate envoy says phasing out fossil fuels 'unrealistic'
22nd September 2023 By: Reuters

The complete phasing-out of fossil fuels is not realistic, China's top climate official said, adding that these climate-warming fuels must continue to play a vital role in maintaining global energy... 

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Early Kusile restart uncertain as Creecy adjudicates emissions appeal
22nd September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and the Environment (DFFE) has confirmed that Minister Barbara Creecy is still adjudicating an appeal of the National Air Quality Officer’s (NAQO’s) decision... 

King to hold critical mineral talks in the UK and EU
22nd September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King will hold bilateral talks with ministerial counterparts from Germany, the EU, France and the UK around Australia’s supply of critical minerals. The... 

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Strike likely to end at Chevron operations
22nd September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Industrial action at the US Gorgon and Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations could come to a close as unions and US energy major Chevron agreed to a deal proposed by the Fair Work... 

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Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe is undertaking optimisation work to identify value-accretive options for installing hoisting capacity to Platreef's Shaft 3. 

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Titanium beneficiation complex, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nyanza Light Metals has more than 75%, or about 60 000 t, of its 80 000 t signed up 

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Waterberg platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Platinum Group Metals has reported the successful close of a nonbrokered private placement of common shares to raise $2.5-million. 

Phasing out of HCFCs in HVACR units continues
22nd September 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Amid the regulations on ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) adopted by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on behalf of South... 

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Innovation and collaboration take centre stage in decarbonisation
21st September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining companies are leading the charge in decarbonisation, making significant strides. Yet, challenges persist, emphasising the need for collaborative efforts and innovation to strengthen this... 

APA raises A$200m in SPP
21st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy infrastructure company APA Group has completed its share purchase plan (SPP), raising A$200-million, well above the targeted A$75-million. The SPP formed part of a greater capital raise,... 

Kinetiko takes full ownership of Amersfoort gas project
Kinetiko takes full ownership of Amersfoort gas project
21st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

South Africa-focused Kinetiko Energy has taken full ownership of the Afro Energy joint venture, having completed the acquisition of partner Badimo Gas’ interest. Kinetiko has issued Badimo with... 

Invictus raises A$15m for Zim gas hunt
21st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Invictus Energy will raise A$15-million in a share placement from sophisticated and institutional investors to fund the upcoming Mukuyu-2 exploration campaign, in Zimbabwe. The company... 

South32 secures more gas for Cannington
21st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 has secured gas for its Cannington base metals operation, in Queensland, extending gas supply agreements (GSAs) with ASX-listed Central Petroleum and New Zealand Oil and... 

Namibian President Hage Geingob
US missing out on Namibia’s hydrogen, mineral boom, Geingob says
20th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Namibian President Hage Geingob said the US is missing out on a chance to invest in green hydrogen projects and mineral resources in the southern African nation, while the European Union is showing... 

Norway's Aker BP may explore for seabed minerals, CEO says
20th September 2023 By: Reuters

Norway's second-largest listed oil and gas company, Aker BP, said it would consider applying for licenses to mine minerals from the seabed if parliament approves a plan for such exploration.... 

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Africa’s newest oil jackpot comes with a corruption curse
20th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

It’s touted by some as possibly the world’s biggest-ever deep-water oil find. The discovery off the shores of Namibia last year by TotalEnergies and Shell of an estimated 11-billion barrels of... 

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BLM proposes 50-year mining ban in Placitas, New Mexico
20th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced a proposed 50-year ban on new mining and oil and gas development in the Placitas area, New Mexico. The proposed mineral withdrawal would prevent... 

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ACCC predicts east coast gas surplus in 2024
20th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed that Australia’s east coast gas market should have a 1.4 petajoule (PJ) surplus in the first quarter of 2024, even if the... 

Santos announces farm-downs in Alaska
Santos announces farm-downs in Alaska
20th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has announced plans to farm down half of its working interest in 148 exploration leases, covering more than 270 000 acres of land, on the Alaska North Slope in an agreement... 

Blue Energy stumbles on approvals decline
20th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of ASX-listed Blue Energy fell nearly 16% on Wednesday after the Queensland Department of Resources declined to grant the company nine potential commercial area (PCA) applications... 

Jeremy Weir is staying in his roles
Commodities trader Trafigura revamps senior leadership across divisions
19th September 2023 By: Reuters

Global commodities trader Trafigura has reshuffled some of its senior leadership positions, the company said on Tuesday, with the need to replace outgoing chief operations officer and board member... 

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Clean energy on way to platinum mines from R2.5bn solar project in North West
19th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum mines operated by Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) will be on the receiving end of clean power from a R2.5-billion solar plant... 

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Booyco Beams: Enhancing safety and productivity in mining operations
19th September 2023

Today, modern technology has become an integral part of mining operations, ensuring safety and improving productivity. Booyco Electronics, a leading player in proximity detection solutions, is at... 

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Comet Ridge cements first offtake at Mahalo
19th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Comet Ridge has signed its first gas sales agreement for the Mahalo gas hub, inking a seven-year agreement with Queensland-owned CleanCo. CleanCo will take 3PJ a year of natural gas... 

China to revise mine safety law after fatal accidents
18th September 2023 By: Reuters

China's mine safety administration is drafting revisions to the country's mining safety law, an official said on Monday, after two coal mine accidents killed more than 60 people this year. The... 

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Ironveld’s new power generation capability enables continuous furnace operation
18th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Iron producer Ironveld confirmed in a September 18 operational update that the successful implementation of newly installed power generation at its Rustenburg facilities, in South Africa, had... 

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BMA signs new clean power deal
18th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has entered into a new renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) with Queensland’s publicly owned energy generator and retailer CleanCo, which is expected to... 

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Specialist gains traction in oil, gas sector
18th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa is “hungry for electricity”, and electrical specialist Zest WEG is seeing growing demand from the oil and gas sector, from both upstream and midstream facilities as nations on the continent... 

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Diesel supply problem blamed for low OCGT use during intense loadshedding week
17th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has confirmed that problems in the diesel supply chain last week meant that it did not operate its open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) as “hard” as it would have done normally in a context where... 

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Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...

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Our intelligent surface drill rigs bring the latest technology to surface mining applications. Designed to work in the toughest operating...

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South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...

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