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Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 

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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Tiris is the first major calcrete uranium discovery in the region. 

Canada Energy Minister sees opportunity in US pause on LNG
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

US President Joe Biden’s decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas will create opportunity for Canada’s sector, Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday.... 

How coal giant Colombia is trying to wean its economy off fossil fuels
How coal giant Colombia is trying to wean its economy off fossil fuels
12th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Colombia has become the first major coal producer to join a group of nations calling for the end of fossil fuels, in a bid to escape the economic trap it could face as the world ditches the... 

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Global oil demand to reach its peak this decade, IEA says
24th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global demand for oil will reach its peak this decade, the International Energy Agency predicted for the first time, amid growing popularity of electric cars and the cooling of China’s economy. The... 

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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Aura Energy has identified exploration targets to extend the project’s resource. 

Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay
Energy Council CEO sees 2023 as a turning point in the energy crisis, but warns of slow decarbonisation progress
14th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Industry body the Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay has said there is sufficient reason to believe that loadshedding could end as early as the end of 2024, but warns that South Africa... 

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... 

Funding, skills and logistics remain challenges for junior coal miners
19th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Junior miners Ndalamo Resources founder and CEO Shammy Luvhengo, Morupule Coal Mine CEO Edwin Elias and energy company Shumba Energy chairperson Alan Clegg on July 18 outlined various challenges,... 

Bolivia taps China, Russia's Rosatom in bid to unlock huge lithium riches
Bolivia taps China, Russia's Rosatom in bid to unlock huge lithium riches
30th June 2023 By: Reuters

Bolivia has signed lithium agreements with Russian state nuclear firm Rosatom and China's Citic Guoan Group, the South American country's government said on Thursday, as it looks to develop its... 

Fixing deep-sea mining damage would be double the cost of extraction -study
Fixing deep-sea mining damage would be double the cost of extraction -study
29th June 2023 By: Reuters

Extracting minerals from the ocean floor could cause biodiversity loss up to 25 times greater than land-based mining, and fixing the damage would cost twice as much as extraction, a new report said... 

Morocco's OCP plans $7-billion green ammonia plant to avert supply problems
20th June 2023 By: Reuters

Morocco's OCP plans to invest $7-billion in an ammonia plant using green hydrogen, produced from renewable fuel, it told Reuters, as one of the world's biggest phosphates and fertiliser companies... 

Norway moves to open its waters to deep-sea mining
Norway moves to open its waters to deep-sea mining
20th June 2023 By: Reuters

 The Norwegian government on Tuesday proposed opening its waters to deep-sea mining despite opposition from green campaigners and some countries, as it seeks to shift from a reliance on... 

DRC President Felix Tshisekedi during his visit to Beijing last week.
China and Congo Presidents meet in Beijing amid mining disputes
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chinese President Xi Jinping met his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, on Friday in Beijing as the two countries seek to relaunch a partnership worth tens of... 

Zest WEG builds special transformers locally for solar farm
5th May 2023

A solar power generating facility recently developed by a South African gold mine has made use of Zest WEG’s locally manufactured transformers to serve this specialised application. Factors like... 

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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania –update
5th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Aura Energy will raise A$10-million in a share placement to progress its Tiris project towards development and fund resource growth. 

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Supplier provides fuel bunded tanks for efficient filtration
21st April 2023

A growing area of industrial equipment supplier BMG’s filtration services is in bulk fuel filtration. Self-bunded tanks, which are used on fuel farms, are fitted with BMG’s OMTEC spin-on filters... 

Heraeus Precious Metals Executive Vice-President New Business Philipp Walter.
Platinum-based hydrogen production is in competitive upscale mode, Heraeus’ Walter reports
20th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals- (PGM-) based proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis is a competitive technology in upscale mode and is making its mark in electrolysis for hydrogen production as well as... 

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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A definitive feasibility study has confirmed the uranium project as a low capital- and operating-cost development opportunity. 

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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Further project optimisation will be investigated as part of the front-end engineering design study, which has started using the outcomes of the enhanced feasibility study 

Ironveld signs LoI with BurnStar Technologies for hydrogen production
3rd April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Ironveld’s subsidiary Ironveld Energy has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with technology solutions provider BurnStar Technologies to proceed towards a binding legal agreement under... 

Professor Judith Kinnaird, the Visiting Professor of the School of Geosciences, and the co-director of Cimera at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Critical metals for low-carbon economy being studied across 12 universities
30th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A consortium across a dozen South African universities has the spotlight on critical metals for a low-carbon future. At a time when the mining world is focused firmly on the availability of... 

Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 

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Miner restarts operation in DRC
17th February 2023

Mining company Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) and its joint venture partner commodity company La Générale des Carrières et des Mines (Gécamines), celebrated the kick-off of the restart of... 

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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Aura Energy has reported a 52% increase in the measured and indicated resource at the project. 

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Illegal coal mining, greenwashing present challenges to net-zero targets
10th February 2023 By: Irma Venter

Illegal coal mining will create complexity around South Africa’s efforts to get to net-zero, says Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech. Beech Veltman is a law firm with a team specialising in the mining... 

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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Aura Energy has signed a mining convention with the government of Mauritania for its Tiris uranium project. 

Jeffrey Christian
The Realities of the Energy Transition And PGMs
9th February 2023

There is a great deal of hope in South Africa that PGMs will find large new uses in new energy technologies in the emerging ‘energy transition.’  

Global oil and gas exploration spend hits record highs
Global oil and gas exploration spend hits record highs
31st January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

New data by advisory firm Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac) has shown that 2022 was the strongest year in more than a decade for global oil and gas exploration, led by major discoveries in Namibia, Brazil... 

Oil firms eye $11bn Canada fund to match Biden's subsidies
23rd January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Oil-sands companies see a chance to secure a steady stream of government aid as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledges to keep Canada competitive with the massive clean-energy subsidies on offer in... 

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Food-safe lubricant reduces health risks
18th November 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Health risks associated with conventional lubricants pose a challenge to beverage manufacturers, consequently requiring them to eliminate contamination of final products as much as possible.... 

Saudi Arabia considers new mining index in diversification push
4th November 2022 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabia is considering setting up a new metals and mining stock exchange index as it looks to expand its resources sector to diversify away from hydrocarbons, a senior government official said... 

Saudi Arabia to auction five new mining exploration licences in 2023
31st October 2022 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabia is planning to auction five new mining exploration licences with copper, zinc, lead and iron deposits for local and international investors in 2023, the mining minister said on Sunday,... 

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Sector initiating strategies to decarbonise by 2050
28th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

To achieve carbon-neutrality by 2050, all sectors are initiating strategies to help reduce their carbon footprint, and this includes the stainless steel sector. As the stainless steel sector... 

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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania – update
28th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Aura Energy has completed air core drilling at the project. 

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Global mining investors to gather in the Republic of Guinea at Symposium Mines Guinea 2022
28th September 2022

Symposium Mines Guinea is the leading event to find out more about how Guinea is an attractive and ideal mining investment destination, the Ministry of Mines & Geology, Republic of Guinea will... 

Aya moves to 100% ownership of Morocco silver mine
13th September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-based Aya Gold & Silver on Monday announced a transaction with the government of Morocco, which not only increased its ownership of the Zgounder silver mine to 100%, but also the review and... 

Pathways to sustainable smelting
9th September 2022

Traditional metal production is inherently polluting, with data from energy research and consultancy company Wood Mackenzie’s Emissions Benchmarking Tool concluding that it is currently responsible... 

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Shortage of frack gear is helping to hold back US oil production
2nd September 2022 By: Bloomberg

In a dusty corner of Oklahoma, close to where Erle Halliburton founded his eponymous oil services empire 103 years ago, a group of workers shows why US oil production growth has been underwhelming... 

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Well done to Namibia for taking the lead in developing the hydrogen atlas
2nd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Southern Africa owes a debt of gratitude to Namibia for taking the lead in the drawing up of the hydrogen atlas for the region. The generosity of the German government to fund the project also... 

Canadian oil sands royalties surge as project costs are paid off
1st September 2022 By: Bloomberg

Canadian oil sands producers are poised to pay an increasing share of their revenue to the government in coming years as surging oil prices allow them to pay off the costs of multibillion dollar... 

A photo of the damage done to Nigeria's environment as a result of oil spills
One of world’s most polluted spots gets worse as $1bn cleanup drags on
31st August 2022 By: Bloomberg

In the more than a quarter century since Shell left Ogoniland in southern Nigeria, oil has continued to ooze from dormant wellheads and active pipelines, leaving the 386-square mile kingdom’s... 

Worley to start FEED work at Bayu-Undan
12th July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has awarded ASX0listed Worley a services contract to support its Bayu-Undan carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, in Timor-Leste. Under the contract, Worley will... 

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