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In appeal against air-quality decision, Sasol again makes case for load-based emission limit
1st August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to formally appeal a decision of the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) to decline its application to have its Secunda boilers regulated using a... 

Jadestone forced to stop Montara
1st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Upstream oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has suspended operations at its Montara floating production and storage operation (FPSO) offshore Australia, after a gas alarm was triggered. The... 

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Nickel West marking decarbonisation targets
1st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP’s Nickel West division is well on its way to decarbonising, with the Kalgoorlie smelter, the Kwinana refinery and the Kambalda concentrator being 100% fuelled by renewable... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
One-year progress report says rooftop installations have doubled since start of Energy Action Plan
31st July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Despite ongoing loadshedding, President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to highlight some of the implementation progress under the Energy Action Plan (EAP), which marked its first anniversary in late... 

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
Britain commits to future North Sea oil and gas licences
31st July 2023 By: Reuters

Britain on Monday committed to granting future licences for North Sea oil and gas extraction as part of efforts to become more energy independent, in plans that have drawn criticism from... 

Hazer sets A$15.3m raising target
31st July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Hydrogen hopeful Hazer Group will raise A$15.3-million in a 3-for-16 entitlement offer to support ongoing operations at its commercial demonstration plant (CDP) post its start-up in 2023. The... 

Lynas revenues tumble
31st July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has reported a solid quarter of production in the three months to June, however, lower market prices saw a significant decline in sales revenue. Lynas on Monday reported... 

Senex signs another offtake deal at Atlas
31st July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Senex has inked a conditional gas supply agreement with French multinational utility company ENGIE for the supply of 9PJ of natural gas from its proposed Atlas expansion, in the... 

APA cuts the ribbon at new gas connector
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy infrastructure group APA Group has officially opened its Northern Goldfields Interconnect (NGI) pipeline, in Western Australia, providing greater energy security and supporting growth and... 

Image shows an LNG plant
Victoria bans gas in new-build homes
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Victorian government has announced a landmark decision to phase out gas in new homes, drawing criticism from the industry. From January 2024, planning permits for new homes and residential... 

Three large mine dump trucks carrying ore to a processing plant owned by Pensana in Angola
Magnet metals miner thankful for ongoing support
28th July 2023

London-listed magnet metals miner Pensana chairperson Paul Atherley has lauded the ongoing support from the government of Angola, the sovereign wealth fund of Angola – Fundo Soberano de Angola... 

Global coal demand, supply set to remain at an all-time high in 2023
Global coal demand, supply set to remain at an all-time high in 2023
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Global body the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects coal demand to remain at an all-time high this year. This follows after global coal demand reached an all-time high in 2022, rising above... 

Canada plans to finalise emissions cap by mid-2024, Minister says
27th July 2023 By: Reuters

Canada will likely publish the final regulations of a plan to cap and cut greenhouse gases from the oil and gas sector by mid-2024, its Environment Minister told Reuters on Thursday. The Canadian... 

Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Challenge of producing green hydrogen economically has been met – Natascha Viljoen
26th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The challenge of producing green hydrogen economically is now done and dusted. “That box has been ticked,” Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen assured Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview.... 

Petro names engineer to lead Colombia away from fossil fuels
26th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

President Gustavo Petro is tasking electrical engineer Andrés Camacho to lead Colombia’s transition away from fossil fuels as his new Mines and Energy Minister. He will replace Irene Vélez, who... 

ATCO abandons WA hydrogen plan
26th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy provider ATCO has pulled the plug on its planned Clean Energy Innovation Park (CEIP) hydrogen project in Western Australia. “While we were initially confident we could build CEIP at... 

An image showing Kumba Iron Ore CEO Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba lowers full-year sales guidance as logistics challenges persist
25th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore achieved a solid operational and financial performance for the six months ended June 30, despite ongoing logistics constraints and weak global steel demand impacting on... 

Spotlight on Sarens in Angola
Spotlight on Sarens in Angola
25th July 2023

Angola – a promising country offering broad business opportunities This month, Sarens shines the spotlight on Angola. Sarens entered Angola in 2021 as a heavy lifting and specialised transport... 

Sasol tanks
Sasol makes strides in improving coal operations, synfuel volumes despite market volatility
25th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Chemicals and energy company Sasol reports that its energy business showed notable improvements in operational and business performance in the second half of the 2023 financial year, ended June 30,... 

Mintek Metallurgy receives new atomisation, alloy development equipment
25th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining and minerals technology research organisation Mintek has received an Amazemet rePowder ultrasonic atomisation and alloy development system, which can be used to create metal powder from any... 

Chevron considers lithium production in latest EV bet by big oil
25th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chevron is considering opportunities to produce lithium that would be used in electric vehicle batteries, CEO Mike Wirth said in a Bloomberg interview. Extracting lithium fits with the “core... 

Anglo American Platinum FD Craig Miller.
Hydrogen economy momentum building, Anglo American Platinum FD reports
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Momentum is building in the hydrogen economy, which is important for the planet and for platinum group metals (PGMs), Anglo American Platinum FD Craig Miller said on Monday. “There have been over 1... 

The Buck Stops With Who? Reuters Events Confront Scope 3 Emissions in Hard-To-Abate Sectors
24th July 2023

The fight to cut carbon emissions is one of the defining struggles of our time. To win the war on carbon it is key to understand who is producing the gas, how much they are producing, and how it... 

Aveng to swing to full-year loss
21st July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Aveng expects to report a loss a share and a headline loss a share for the financial year ended June 30, compared with earnings a share of 106c and headline earnings a share of 252c... 

Hydrogen use in the energy sector
PGMs demand to be underpinned by need for green power-to-X
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The reduction in demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) owing to the phasing out of internal combustion engines, in response to the need to reduce global greenhouse-gas emissions, should be offset... 

Man dies in suspected illegal mining explosion in Bram Fischerville, two injured
21st July 2023 By: News24Wire

A man died from a suspected illegal mining explosion in Bram Fischerville, Johannesburg, on Thursday afternoon while two others were injured. The City's emergency management services spokesperson... 

Image shows Santos operations
Santos' production rises in June quarter
21st July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has reported a 3% increase in production during the three months to June, compared with the previous quarter, on the back of higher production from its Western Australian... 

a photo of hundreds of cars inside the Northgate Dome which is now the showroom for WeBuyCars in the north of Johannesburg
Firm rolls out sustainability project
21st July 2023

Second-hand vehicle buying and selling company WeBuyCars has successfully executed various sustainability solutions across its showrooms nationally, including the adoption of light-emitting diode... 

SA tyre makers commit to net zero by 2050
21st July 2023 By: Irma Venter

All four of South Africa’s local tyre manufacturers have committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Bridgestone South Africa, Continental Tyre South Africa, Goodyear South Africa and Sumitomo... 

Mining equipment on mine
Barrambie titanium/vanadium project, Australia
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Neometals has concluded a prefeasibility study update for the production of direct shipping ore and mixed gravity concentrate from the Barrambie project, with ilmenite the primary product to be... 

Image of yellowcake
Rook 1 uranium project, Canada
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

NexGen Energy plans to building the biggest development-stage uranium project in Canada. 

Jeffrey's Bay wind farm
Energy users believe natural gas not green enough
20th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Many large energy users do not see natural gas as a viable option for the production of hydrogen, diversified minerals and investment group Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC) renewable... 

Evolving Coal to meet current and future energy needs  
Evolving Coal to meet current and future energy needs  
20th July 2023

A drastic reduction of coal energy supply will come at a hefty cost for South Africa, as the country grapples to cope with growing poverty levels and record high unemployment. Menar MD Vuslat... 

Govt grant opens for methane reduction technologies
20th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has opened grant applications for research into reducing methane emissions in the resources sector. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King said the... 

Sustainability through Optimisation
Sustainability through Optimisation
20th July 2023

Sustainability involves more than monitoring and reporting emissions. Understanding and controlling the entire process chain is crucial for prolonged maintenance and support. Through optimisation,... 

EU courts further controversy by adding mining to green rulebook
19th July 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union will include the mining of critical raw materials in its green investment rulebook as a “priority” to ensure the bloc isn’t left behind on resources needed to boost clean... 

Image shows the North Rankin complex
Woodside closes difficult quarter
19th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has reported a 5% decline in production during the second quarter ended June, compared with the first quarter, owing to planned turnaround and maintenance activities.... 

Aus joins methane mitigation alliance
19th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia has signed the joint statement on Accelerating Methane Mitigation from the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Value Chain, joining the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Union.... 

The 16th Edition of Barker’s Coalfields Map of South Africa 2023: A long journey
The 16th Edition of Barker’s Coalfields Map of South Africa 2023: A long journey
18th July 2023

In 1986, the first-ever coalfields map was printed. Now in its 16th edition, this map has gained national and international recognition as a comprehensive source of information on the South African... 

A ship transporting LNG
Closer dialogue between producers, consumers needed to ensure security of gas supply
18th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The global energy crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has transformed the structure of natural gas markets, necessitating closer dialogue between producers and consumers... 

Image shows Australian currency
WA investing in diversified economy
18th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has announced A$148-million in funding support to 40 projects across the state, as part of its plans to diversify the state’s economy. The 40 successful... 

QPM strikes partnership deal with SMT
17th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has struck a partnership agreement with New Caledonian ore supplier Société des Mines de la Tontouta (SMT). Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU)... 

BHP partners in CO2 battle
17th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP has partnered with China Baowu and Monash University on the formation of an Industry Knowledge Centre with the aim of accelerating the deployment of technology capable of... 

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