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Australian explorer advances in gas potential probe in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province
31st October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed gas explorer Kinetiko Energy will start drilling five appraisal production wells to the west and north of Volksrust, in February next year, in efforts to commercialise advanced shallow... 


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Germany's Scholz says his country willing to invest in Nigerian gas, minerals
29th October 2023 By: Reuters

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday his country was willing to invest in gas and critical minerals in Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, as he started a two-nation visit to... 


Woodside posts solid quarter
18th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has reported an 8% increase in production for the quarter ended September, with production reaching 47.8-million barrels of oil equivalent. The company on Wednesday... 


Plug CEO Andy Marsh.
Americans, Australians partner to build out, scale up global green hydrogen ecosystem
12th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Building out and scaling up a global green hydrogen ecosystem collaboratively is at the heart of an American-Australian business partnership announced this week amid 30-plus countries already... 


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Aus to remain LNG trading giant - Minister
10th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King on Tuesday said that the Future Gas Strategy discussion paper, released earlier this month, was wholly cognisant of the need for Australia to consider its... 


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New Abaxx exchange to expand EV metals offering beyond nickel
10th October 2023 By: Reuters

A new Singapore-based commodities exchange, preparing to roll-out a futures contract for nickel used in electric vehicles (EVs), also aims to add contracts for other metals used in EV batteries,... 


Pluto now fully remote
6th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Woodside is now operating its Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, in Western Australia, remotely from Perth, some 1 500km away. The remote operations center, dubbed Moorditj... 


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Australian resource exports poised to fall
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s commodity export earnings are forecast to fall from last year’s record A$467-billion to A$400-billion in 2023–24, and A$352-billion by 2024–25, the Department of Industry, Science and... 


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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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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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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... 


Ironveld smelter
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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WA gas market to remain tight in short term - report
11th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An independent report into Western Australia’s gas market has found that domestic supply would remain tight until 2027, until new supply led by Perth Basin and Scarborough volumes came online.... 


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Rook 1 uranium project, Canada – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

NexGen has announced financing of $110-million for the project. 


GE Vernova’s Gas Power sub-Saharan Africa regional sales director Vuyelwa Mahanyele
Technology giant gearing up for South Africa’s gas programme
6th September 2023

GE Vernova is gearing itself up for South Africa’s long-awaited gas programme which is expected to be rolled out in the coming months as South Africa accelerates initiatives aimed at ending... 


Kinetiko expects to complete Afro Energy buyout soon
4th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Energy company Kinetiko Energy expects that it will formally close the acquisition of 100% of Afro Energy within the next few weeks.  Australia-headquartered Kinetiko is developing an energy... 


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Santos strikes deal on PNG LNG stake
1st September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has struck a $576-million deal to sell off a 2.6% participating interest in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to Kumul Petroleum Holdings.... 


WA gas policy could curtail investment - MinRes
30th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) this week said that Western Australia’s domestic gas policy could hamper the development of its onshore gas assets. During the company’s full-year results... 


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Alliance members vote for industrial action at Chevron
29th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

US energy major Chevron is facing industrial action with Offshore Alliance members at the company’s Western Australian gas facilities issuing a notice of intention to take protected industrial... 


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Santos profits fall in H1
23rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has reported a fall in production, revenue and underlying profits for the half-year ended June. Production for the six months under review was down 13% on the previous... 


LNG production infrastructure
Kinetiko strikes LNG deal with the IDC
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy surged by nearly 40% on Tuesday on the signing of a non-binding term sheet with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) to jointly... 


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Woodside posts record profits
22nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Woodside has reported a record net profit after tax of $1.74-billion for the first half of the 2023 financial year. Underlying net profits after tax for the half year was also up by... 


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WA changes domestic gas policy
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned that changes to the Western Australian Domestic Gas Policy would curb investment in new onshore gas supply, saying... 


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Woodside and Chevron facing labour issues
11th August 2023

Oil and gas producers Woodside and Chevron could be facing industrial action from Offshore Alliance members over failure to reach an agreement on benchmark pay and conditions, prohibitions against... 


Premier backs Scarborough deal
10th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has backed energy major Woodside’s $880-million deal with a subsidiary of LNG Japan Corporation to sell a 10% stake in the Scarborough liquefied natural gas (LNG)... 


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Woodside sells 10% in Scarborough
8th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has struck a near $880-million deal with a subsidiary of LNG Japan Corporation to sell a 10% stake in the Scarborough project. LNG Japan will pay Woodside a purchase... 


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WA companies shrug off woes
7th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australia’s listed mining companies were worth a combined A$363.3-billion at the close of the 2023 financial year, up 21% on the previous year, advisory firm Deloitte found. The 2023... 


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King condemns protest action at Woodside boss' home
3rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King has condemned environmental protesters who were this week arrested outside the home Woodside boss Meg O’Neill. WA Police this week laid charges against... 


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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... 


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... 


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. 


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... 


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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.... 


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... 


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Australia has sufficient gas for 2024 - ACCC
4th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s east coast gas market is expected to have enough supply to meet overall demand in 2024, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said at the tail end of last week. In... 


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Australia's resource exports forecast to drop
3rd July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s export earnings are expected to fall over the next two years to 2025 as energy prices return to levels seen before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the latest Resources and Energy... 


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TotalEnergies and Petronas work on solar project to power Roma
28th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major TotalEnergies this week signed a strategic collaboration deal with the Petronas’ clean energy solutions company Gentari Renewables to develop renewable energy projects in the Asia... 


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Tamboran raises cash for Beetaloo basin
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Natural gas developer Tamboran Resources has unveiled a near A$71.4-million capital raise to accelerate the development of its Beetaloo Basin projects. The company on Tuesday said it had received... 


Solar panels
Renewables growth did not dent fossil fuel dominance in 2022, report says
26th June 2023 By: Reuters

Global energy demand rose 1% last year and record renewables growth did nothing to shift the dominance of fossil fuels, which still accounted for 82% of supply, the industry's Statistical Review of... 


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Australia continues at the head of the global energy pack - report
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Geoscience Australia’s 2023 assessment of Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR 2023) has revealed that Australia has maintained its role as leader in the global energy supply chain. AECR... 


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Tamboran advances Beetaloo and Middle Arm plans
23rd June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Natural gas developer Tamboran Resources has tapped ASX-listed APA Group as the preferred transmission pipeline partner for its Beetaloo Basin development. The two companies have now signed a term... 


Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking infrastructure, energy and telecommunications head Mike Peo.
Green hydrogen presenting South Africa with good target point – Nedbank
22nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen is presenting South Africa with a good target point at a time when the African continent is on the cusp of a massive revolution in the energy space. “For South Africa in particular,... 


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