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Australian natural gas industry seeks policy repairs to boost investment
24th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's natural gas industry executives are seeking more measures to restore an investment environment they say has been damaged by a series of state interventions to boost domestic supply and... 


Energy’s conflict-fuelled swings aren’t over, Woodside CEO says
Energy’s conflict-fuelled swings aren’t over, Woodside CEO says
21st May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Energy markets will continue to be impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas conflict, according to Woodside Energy Group, Australia’s largest oil and gas producer “The... 


Australia gas producers endorse govt strategy, warn of shortages this decade
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's energy producers endorsed a government strategy to boost natural gas development, but warned the country still faces new gas supply shortfalls this decade while markets remain volatile... 


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Kinetiko thrilled with successful onshore gas-to-power demonstration in South Africa
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy has successfully demonstrated that it can produce gas-to-power (GtP) from an onshore natural gas resource at its Amersfoort project, in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The... 


Glencore seeks Australian carbon capture approval amid farmer protests
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Queensland state will decide this month whether to give Glencore a key approval to bury liquefied carbon dioxide in the country's largest aquifer, a plan farm groups say must be blocked... 


Australia backs long-term gas exploration despite 2050 climate goals
Australia backs long-term gas exploration despite 2050 climate goals
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's resources minister said on Thursday she backs the long-term exploration of potential natural gas projects, setting up a potential clash with opposition lawmakers and some in the... 


Renergen successfully producing liquid helium at Virginia project
6th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

ASX- and JSE-listed gas producer Renergen is now able to liquify helium in batches from its wells at the Virginia gas project, in South Africa’s Free State province. Since April 2, the... 


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Company increases competitiveness with new facility
26th April 2024

Energy and infrastructure service company WSG Energy Services (WSG) has consolidated its position in Australia’s energy and infrastructure sectors with a host of contract wins and the opening of a... 


Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
22nd April 2024

Etienne Bredell, recently appointed General Manager of Fluor’s South Africa office, brings more than 30 years of industry knowledge to his role. Having joined Fluor in 2008, Bredell is experienced... 


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... 


CEO of commodity trader Trafigura starts handover to successor
11th April 2024 By: Reuters

Jeremy Weir, longtime chief executive at commodities trader Trafigura, is priming successor Richard Holtum to take over when he decides to step back into a chairman role, five sources familiar... 


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Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Woodside completes sale of 10% Scarborough interest
Woodside completes sale of 10% Scarborough interest
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Oil and gas major Woodside Energy has completed the sale of a 10% nonoperating participating interest in the Scarborough joint venture (JV) to LJ Scarborough (LNG Japan). The company in August... 


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Gas industry undergoes shift amid depleting supply
22nd March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African gas industry is experiencing pressure as gas supply from energy company Sasol’s Pande and Temane gas fields, in Mozambique, is expected to decline from 2026, while liquified... 


LNG infrastructure
Energy investor Reatile gears up for LNG importation as gas shortage looms
15th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In light of the looming natural gas supply constraints from mid-2026, investment company Reatile Group is actively engaging Sasol on mitigating the gap between 2026 and the eventual arrival of... 


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Local gas supplies not likely to come on stream in time for South Africa to avoid a 'gas cliff'
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Although gas is widely regarded as a necessary part of South Africa’s future energy mix, Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) head of mitigation Steve Nicholls is not convinced that a reliable... 


Cleaner-fuelled Anglo ship built by Shanghai shipbuilder.
Anglo’s tenth emission-cutting ship contributing to cleaner, greener maritime industry
28th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The contribution of diversified mining company Anglo American to a cleaner, greener maritime industry is highlighted by this week’s delivery of the last of ten emission-cutting ships. The maiden... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol prioritising coal de-stoning investment as it seeks to allay fears over big Secunda output dip
26th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to address investor concerns that its yearly production at Secunda will need to fall to only 6.7-million tons for it to meet its goal of reducing the... 


Woodside to sell $1.4bn stake in key gas project to Jera
Woodside to sell $1.4bn stake in key gas project to Jera
23rd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Woodside Energy Group to a $1.4-billion deal to sell a 15.1% stake in its flagship Scarborough liquefied natural gas project to Jera Co., Japan’s biggest power producer, as consumers aim to secure... 


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Crunch time
23rd February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The consequences of policy failure in electricity are so obvious there is no need to ventilate them again. Not so for gas, however, given that they are only visible to those manufacturers that have... 


Renergen's Virginia gas project
Renergen resumes LNG deliveries
15th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries from the Virginia project, in the Free State, have restarted following a planned maintenance outage, gas producer Renergen confirmed on February 15. The... 


Woodside flags $1.2bn charge against asset bought under BHP merger
Woodside flags $1.2bn charge against asset bought under BHP merger
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Woodside Energy, Australia's largest energy firm, flagged a non-cash post tax-asset impairment of around $1.2-billion from its Shenzi oil and gas field in its 2023 fiscal earnings, sending its... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Risk of stranded LNG assets is 'real', Canada’s Wilkinson says
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas is welcome, and there are “real” risks that some infrastructure will end up stranded, Canada’s Energy Minister... 


Alberta’s Premier Smith sees US LNG export pause as opportunity
9th February 2024 By: Reuters

President Joe Biden’s decision to pause approval of new liquefied natural gas export licences is an opportunity for Canada as the country prepares to start exporting the fuel, Alberta’s Premier... 


Woodside, Santos scrap talks on A$80bn merger
Woodside, Santos scrap talks on A$80bn merger
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Woodside Energy and Santos said on Wednesday they had ended talks to create a possible A$80-billionglobal oil and gas giant, and Santos flagged it would look for other ways to bolster... 


Biden’s natural gas export project freeze is a 'mistake', Exxon CFO says
5th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Biden administration’s decision to halt new natural gas-export licences is a “mistake” that will slow efforts to reduce climate-damaging emissions, according to Exxon Mobil. “Reducing... 


Santos and Barossa JV partners invest in Aboriginal communities
1st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Oil and gas major Santos and its joint venture (JV) partners in the Barossa gas project on Thursday announced they would invest up to A$10-million in Northern Territory coastal Aboriginal... 


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.... 


Australia's Resources Minister seeks investment from South Korea, Japan
Australia's Resources Minister seeks investment from South Korea, Japan
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Resources Minister has begun a week long trip to South Korea and Japan to discuss gas exports and critical minerals opportunities, as its government on Monday released a "prospectus"... 


Two Australian resource-rich regions facing destructive storms
Two Australian resource-rich regions facing destructive storms
22nd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Two Australian resource-rich regions are bracing for potentially damaging storms that could lead to flooding, the latest threats after months of extreme weather events. A tropical low developing... 


Cyclone forming near Australia's coast may have 'severe impact'
19th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s resource-rich Queensland state is bracing for its second tropical cyclone in a little more than a month, with a storm off the coast expected to strengthen during the weekend. A... 


Santos, Toho Gas to collaborate on producing carbon-neutral e-methane in the Cooper Basin
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian oil and gas exploration and production company Santos has signed an agreement with Japanese gas utility company Toho Gas to investigate the potential for producing carbon-neutral... 


Woodside and Santos in talks to form $5bn Australian oil giant
Woodside and Santos in talks to form $5bn Australian oil giant
7th December 2023 By: Reuters

Australia's Woodside Energy and Santos said on Thursday they were in preliminary talks to create an A$80-billion global oil and gas giant, as consolidation among international energy firms... 


Woodside and Mexico Pacific sign LNG supply deal
6th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia’s Woodside has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Mexico Pacific to purchase 1.3-million tonnes a year, equivalent to about 18 cargoes a year, of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for... 


Brookfield's consortium partner EIG Partners would take on Origin's integrated gas business, which includes the 27.5% stake in Australia Pacific LNG (pictured).
Brookfield submits new $10.6bn proposal for Origin Energy
23rd November 2023 By: Reuters

Origin Energy, Australia's biggest energy retailer, said on Thursday it had received a revised $10.6-billion takeover bid from a Brookfield-led consortium that would allow institutional investors... 


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Rook 1 uranium project, Canada – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has received Ministerial approval to proceed with the development. 


TNPA issues Eol for small, medium-scale LNG imports
17th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has published an expression of interest (EoI) document to determine market appetite for small- to medium-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports through... 


Anglo American's Moranbah coal mine and power plant
Europe warns methane polluters as bloc pushes to slash emissions
14th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The European Union (EU)  aims to slash methane emissions by clinching a deal that could have global ramifications if major energy importers are targeted over leaks of one of the most potent... 


Liontown awards gas supply contract for Kathleen Valley
8th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium development company Liontown Resources has awarded a contract for supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Mid-West LNG, part of Clean Energy Fuels Australia (CEFA). The LNG supply... 


LNG demand to keep rising on Asia’s energy growth, Woodside says
LNG demand to keep rising on Asia’s energy growth, Woodside says
8th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Demand for oil and natural gas will stay resilient for decades, driven by population growth and industrialization in developing economies across Asia, according to Woodside Energy Group, a key... 


Unlocking Mozambique’s Resources to Advance National & Regional Economic Growth
Unlocking Mozambique’s Resources to Advance National & Regional Economic Growth
6th November 2023

The countdown has begun to the much anticipated 10th edition of Mozambique’s largest and longest running mining and energy industry event, the 2024 Mozambique Mining and Energy Conference (MMEC)... 


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Sasol defends disclosure of potential decarbonisation shortcomings as responsible corporate citizenship
3rd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Energy and chemicals company Sasol has taken exception to nonprofit organisation Just Share accusing it of shirking its responsibility to meet its previously stated goal of reducing its... 


Brookfield rushes to save A$19.4bn Origin takeover deal
3rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

A Brookfield Asset Management Inc.-led consortium is seeking fresh talks with Origin Energy's top investor in a last ditch effort to rescue its A$19.4-billion ($12.6-billion) takeover plan for the... 


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