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The Kamoa-Kakula mining complex in the DRC
Ivanhoe gains shareholding in pulsed power company through HPX debt conversion
15th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has reached an agreement with High Power Exploration (HPX) whereby a convertible loan balance of $76-million owed to Ivanhoe by HPX will be replaced by an equity investment... 


Norway firm produces world’s first aluminum using green hydrogen
15th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Norsk Hydro has made the world’s first batch of aluminum using green hydrogen in a step toward decarbonising the production of the metal. The Norwegian producer replaced natural gas with green... 


Trudeau govt seeks collaboration at first meeting with new Alberta Premier
15th June 2023 By: Reuters

The government of Canadian Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to work with the newly elected conservative premier of the country's main oil-producing province, Alberta, to fight climate... 


Vulcan on track for Sept targets at Zero Carbon
15th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX and FSE-listed Vulcan Energy Resources is on track for the September commissioning of its lithium extraction optimisation plant (LEOP) at its Zero Carbon lithium project, in Germany. The... 


Image shows the Gladstone LNG operation
Govt finalises new Gas Code
15th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has completed the design of the Mandatory Gas Code of Conduct (Gas Code), placing emphasis on securing additional domestic supply in the short term, and facilitating... 


Gas leak no threat - Santos
14th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos said on Wednesday that the gas leak from the Legendre fields, offshore Western Australia, were non-toxic and unlikely to represent an environmental hazard. Media reports... 


Image shows core samples
Qld budget hopes to boost exploration spend
13th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government on Tuesday announced a more than A$50-million injection to boost exploration initiatives in the state as part of the State Budget. “This budget continues our commitment... 


Santos wells leaking offshore WA - report
13th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority (NOPSEMA) on Tuesday said that it would not comment on oil and gas major Santos’ environment plans at its Legendre... 


C$1.4bn smelter upgrade Rio Tinto's biggest aluminium investment in more than a decade
C$1.4bn smelter upgrade Rio Tinto's biggest aluminium investment in more than a decade
12th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Rio Tinto on Monday announced a C$1.4-billion expansion of its AP60 aluminium smelter at the Complexe Jonquière, in Quebec – its most significant investment in its aluminium... 


GE Vernova’s Gas Power business hosts Aeroderivative Users Conference
GE Vernova’s Gas Power business hosts Aeroderivative Users Conference
12th June 2023

GE Vernova’s Gas Power business hosted a Sub-Saharan Africa Aeroderivative Users Conference in Tanzania with the theme, “Building capacity and supporting energy security with Aeroderivative gas... 


The joint venture Mafube mine
Lower coal prices, rail challenges dampen Thungela’s expected interim earnings
12th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed coal miner Thungela Resources expects to report lower earnings and cash generation for the six months ending June 30, owing to a sharp decline in coal prices and continued rail... 


Chevron marks milestone at Gorgon
Chevron marks milestone at Gorgon
12th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) joint venture marked the first production of gas from its Stage 2 development last week, off the coast of Western Australia. The Stage 2 development expands... 


Eskom Power station
Presidency outlines criteria to be used before revising coal decommissioning schedule
9th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency has moved to outline the criteria that will be used before any decision is made to delay the decommissioning of certain coal-fired power stations to take account of the prevailing... 


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NT moves on Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct
9th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government has issued ‘not to deal’ commitments to five proponents over specific parcels of land at the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct, as part of the... 


Coal use set to drop in Europe's power mix as weather moderates
9th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Europe is on track for limited power demand in June on the back of favorable weather trends, reducing the need for the region to burn coal in generation. Mediterranean countries are expected to... 


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Hurdles stifle sustainable industry growth
9th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite significant growth and investment in recent years in the Mozambique mining industry, ongoing challenges need to be addressed to ensure sustainable development and growth, says commodities... 


A large cement manufacturing plant with green landscape behind.
Infrastructure projects critical to sector’s growth
9th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

The cement and concrete industry is stagnant and the only avenue for rejuvenation is the implementation of some of the infrastructure projects for which government has allocated over R900-billion,... 


Image of lithium ore
Olaroz mine, Argentina
9th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A lithium mine in the Jujuy province of northern Argentina. 


HIGH-TECH OFFERING CERTUSS steam generators enable a highly flexible steam supply while saving energy
Partnership with German supplier bearing fruit
9th June 2023 By: Nadine James

Boiler and steam generator supplier Steam Generation Africa’s work and partnership with German industrial equipment supplier CERTUSS has resulted in numerous projects and opportunities considering... 


Trafigura CEO Jeremy Weir
Trafigura traders share $3bn payout on record profit
8th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group paid $3-billion to its top traders and executives as the commodity trading giant notched up a fresh record profit in the six months to March. The payout — Trafigura’s highest ever... 


Image shows LNG plant
WA lends support to Strike's gas plans
8th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has awarded ASX-listed Strike Energy’s gas acceleration strategy Lead Agency Service. The company earlier this year unveiled the strategy to bring up to four gas... 


Blue Energy could provide gas to Moranbah
8th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Blue Energy has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with fellow listed Queensland Pacific Metals Energy (QPME) to potentially supply gas on an ‘as available’ basis... 


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ReNu and HESTA investigate hydrogen opportunities
7th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior ReNu Energy has inked a platform agreement with superannuation fund HESTA which could result in the development of hydrogen projects. The platform agreement provides for the potential... 


Invictus raises cash for Zim oil and gas hunt
6th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Invictus Energy has raised A$12.75-million from a share placement to sophisticated and institutional investors to fund further oil and gas exploration in Zimbabwe. Under the placement,... 


Pele Energy Group Founders (from left to right): Thapelo Motlogeloa, Gqi Raoleka, Fumani Mthembi, Obakeng Moloabi and Boipelo Moloabi
Private offtake market adds new impetus to black energy group’s pioneering IPP journey
6th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The journey by South Africa’s Pele Energy Group (PEG) from fledgling energy investor to that of a pioneering black-owned and -managed independent power producer (IPP) is receiving fresh impetus... 


Business join forces against proposed job legislation
6th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A number of industry bodies, including the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and... 


The Kendal power station is one of four being prioritised for technical support
Private sector technical teams to begin work at four troubled coal stations
5th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Private sector support teams, assembled with the support of the R100-million Resource Mobilization Fund (RMF), will be deployed soon across four troubled coal-fired power stations to assist Eskom... 


Rio Tinto’s Boron mine now powered by renewable diesel
Rio Tinto’s Boron mine now powered by renewable diesel
5th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has achieved a historic milestone at the Boron mine, in California, which has become the world’s first openpit mine to operate a fleet running entirely on renewable... 


Woodside reports fatality at North Rankin
2nd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside on Friday reported a fatality at the North Rankin Complex, offshore Western Australia. The company reported that a contractor was critically injured during work activity... 


ALPHA MOTORS
Alpha Motors, a Bearings International brand, is manufactured by TechTop
Company expands market share
2nd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Industrial products supplier Bearings International is expanding its market share in South Africa’s electric motor industry through its continued commitment to providing reliable, energy efficient... 


Image of AESSEAL conducting training sessions
Manufacturer innovates for energy, growing industries
2nd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The ongoing energy supply crisis in South Africa has put the spotlight on the importance of reliable and efficient renewable-energy systems, and the role of the mechanical seal industry in... 


Ascent announces intention to bid for Amur Minerals
1st June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

European and Latin America-focused Ascent Resources on Thursday revealed that it had approached the board of Amur Minerals, which is a cash shell following its disposal of its Russian nickel asset... 


Europe’s coal exports surge after buying spree turns into glut
Europe’s coal exports surge after buying spree turns into glut
1st June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Traders are seeking buyers for piles of unused coal before it becomes worthless after the fuel was hoarded to save Europe’s economy from running out of power last year. As concern over energy... 


PCC says the transmission grid should be moved to the centre of electricity planning
Climate commission calls for revised IRP to upscale renewables allocation to 60 GW by 2030
1st June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is recommending that the next edition of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is currently under review, caters for the building of between 50 GW and... 


Image shows smoke stacks
Australia's greenhouse emissions fall
1st June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by two-million tonnes, or 0.4% in the year to December 2022, compared with the same period in 2021, new government data showed. Climate Change and Energy... 


Zimbabwe presses miners to produce battery-grade lithium locally
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe wants lithium miners operating in the country to work towards producing battery-grade lithium locally and could impose a tax on exports of lithium concentrate in future, Mines Minister... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
10 GW distributed generation pipeline to help close shortfall in time – Ramaphosa
31st May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

While warning of a difficult winter for electricity security, President Cyril Ramaphosa has again moved to highlight the success of a recent market reform that has enabled private distributed... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mining industry has critical role in closing energy supply gap – Mantashe
31st May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is convinced that mining companies can supplement State-owned Eskom’s supply of electricity, and that this would be critical for narrowing the... 


Paladin unaware of pending legislative changes in Namibia
31st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Uranium developer Paladin Energy on Wednesday moved to allay shareholder concerns following reports that the Namibian government was considering taking a stake in oil and gas companies operating in... 


Woodside awards decomissioning contracts
31st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has awarded offshore decommissioning contracts for the subsea infrastructure at the Enfield, Griffin, Stybarrow and Echo Yodel oil and gas fields offshore Western... 


Climate battle looms as Alberta Premier Smith takes aim at Trudeau after election win
30th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Alberta's re-elect conservative leader Danielle Smith has put herself on a collision course with Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over climate policies that would weigh on the... 


Namibia considers taking stakes in mining and petroleum companies
30th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Namibia is considering taking minority stakes in mining and petroleum production companies amid increasing concerns over local ownership of valuable resources. “We are making a case that local... 


Europe’s unwanted coal heads to China and India as heat builds
30th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coal cargoes unwanted in Europe are heading to Asia, where utilities are stockpiling the fuel amid sweltering temperatures heading into the summer. Shipments of about seven-million tons of... 


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