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Metals, new mine investment required now to support future energy transition
5th April 2022 By: Donna Slater

Despite the significant energy intensity required to mine metals, the commodities are still “essential for the energy transition to succeed”, says BHP market analysis and economics VP Dr Huw McKay.... 


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Southdown magnetite project, Australia
1st April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A prefeasibility study has identified a reduced-capital development option for the project. 


Gas and clean energy gets federal funding
30th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has set aside some A$1.3-billion of new investment in the 2022/23 Budget to maintain energy security, keep downward pressure on energy prices while reducing emissions.... 


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Spillover effects
25th March 2022 By: Terence Creamer

There is significant concern, and rightfully so, about the outlook for fuel prices and security of supply following Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine in late February. No country is immune from... 


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Gas to play critical role in South Africa’s energy transition
25th March 2022

Given growing decarbonisation expectations and the decline in renewable power generation costs, multinational industrial company General Electric (GE) sees gas playing a critical role in South... 


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Mackay sulphate of potash project, Australia
25th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Agrimin’s flagship Mackay potash project is set to be the world’s lowest-cost sulphate of potash producers. 


More gas investment needed - Minister
22nd March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister, Angus Taylor, has called for more investment in the gas sector, warning that consumers could face higher prices and disruptions in... 


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A$50.3m allocated to gas infrastructure
22nd March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government will invest an additional A$50.3-million to accelerate priority gas infrastructure projects that will protect Australia from potential energy shortages, keep pressure on... 


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Maintenance can reduce water pollution
18th March 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The “callous waste and pollution of water” should be given more attention, and the necessary steps to prevent that, such as the maintenance of pipelines, should be prioritised, says Southern... 


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Inspections, solutions specialist expands in water sector
18th March 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Material testing and inspection services specialist Dekra Industrial has expanded its services to the water industry. The company saw a need for its non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection... 


The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Water Research Centre research group leader Patrick Hlabela
Groundwater, wastewater must be secured to ensure water security
18th March 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

South Africa’s reliance on surface water such as rivers and dams has resulted in groundwater and wastewater resources being neglected. 


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Microtunnelling used to build pipeline
18th March 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The Farm 694 bulk civil engineering services project will, once completed, be the longest and largest diameter pipeline project constructed using microtunnelling in South Africa, says WSP in Africa... 


You think Load shedding is bad – Water shedding is far worse
17th March 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Someone once said: “One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.” This is particularly true in times when things do not go according to plan. A case in point is the COVID-19 pandemic.... 


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DRDGOLD
4th March 2022

DRDGOLD is the only South African mining company involved solely in the retreatment of surface gold tailings and is one of the oldest JSE-listed companies. Coupled with our performance in HY2022,... 


Origin plans Hunter Valley hydrogen hub
28th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Origin Energy has unveiled plans for a potential Hunter Valley hydrogen hub, signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with fellow listed Orica to conduct a feasibility study into... 


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South Africa’s just energy transition hinges on integrated policy approach
11th February 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the world’s largest economies are decarbonising, deregulating, decentralising and digitalising their energy sectors, it is imperative that South Africa, as a trading partner of these countries,... 


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Policies drive gas interest
4th February 2022 By: Halima Frost

The regulatory environment for environmental policies and decreasing emissions is a key driver when a boiler owner decides to convert to using natural gas as a fuel source, says natural gas... 


Sibanye stresses importance of healthy wetlands
2nd February 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Precious and battery metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater acknowledges that wetlands are critical ecosystems that support its business, communities and ensure all are resilient to the impacts of... 


By John Parry, newly appointed chairperson of SAQCC Gas
Fuelling South Africa’s Gas Revolution
28th January 2022

It is no secret that there is a global shift towards smarter and greener energy use. While still predominantly relying on coal, South Africa is aiming towards combining gas and renewables as the... 


IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol
Natural gas, electricity price volatility and inflation the result of natural gas crisis
24th January 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Natural gas and electricity prices have spiked to record highs, most notably in Europe and some major Asian markets, causing potentially significant economic impacts and volatility in gas and... 


Hydrogen among solutions needed to drive green industry
13th December 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The production and export of green hydrogen is one means for countries to contribute to the global energy transition, with other elements being renewables, energy-efficient design principles and... 


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Biden halts federal aid to coal, oil and gas projects overseas
13th December 2021 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration has ordered an immediate halt to federal support for coal plants and other carbon-intensive projects overseas, a major policy shift designed to fight climate change and... 


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Sedibelo set to transform green mining landscape with game-changing technology
10th December 2021

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Sedibelo Platinum Mines is setting a high bar for green mining globally at its Pilanesberg Platinum Mines (PPM), in the North West, where it will soon start... 


Woodside to team up with Viva in Geelong
9th December 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with energy company Viva Energy to progress discussions on capacity rights at Viva Energy’s proposed liquefied... 


APA plans for hydrogen in Victorian grid
6th December 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy infrastructure business APA Group has unveiled plans to introduce hydrogen into the Victorian gas transmission system. The company on Monday said that it would safely blend hydrogen as part... 


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National Gas Infrastructure Plan unveiled for first time
29th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has released the first full National Gas Infrastructure Plan (NGIP) and the Future Gas Infrastructure Investment Framework to help secure Australia’s gas supplies over the... 


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Namibia heading for world record green hydrogen costs, conference hears
22nd November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

With its vast potential for wind and solar energy, Namibia is excellently placed to become a global player in green hydrogen production, the Africa Green Hydrogen Forum's virtual conference heard... 


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Demand for natural gas growing in Africa
5th November 2021 By: Darren Parker

Demand for gas as an alternative energy source across Africa is increasing, as more cost-effective energy solutions are required than the traditional coal-based energy strategy, gas technology... 


Hydrogen consortium forms around Pilot's WA assets
4th November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Pilot Energy and fellow-listed Warrego Energy have formed a consortium with energy infrastructure provider APA Group to study and jointly fund Pilot’s Mid West blue hydrogen and carbon... 


Transport infrastructure key to African economic growth
29th October 2021 By: Darren Parker

Improved transport infrastructure in Africa would contribute significantly to unlocking the continent’s economic potential, says diversified chemicals group Omnia Holdings group CEO Seelan... 


Montem hopes to be Canada's first green hydrogen producer
Montem hopes to be Canada's first green hydrogen producer
18th October 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Montem Resources has unveiled plans to transition its Tent Mountain metallurgical coal project, in Alberta, to become a renewable energy complex. Montem is proposing to build an... 


‘Unleash American shale’ to end energy crisis
15th October 2021 By: Bloomberg

The largest US natural gas driller is using the global energy crisis to renew his call for more investment in domestic infrastructure such as pipelines, which he says will enable increased exports... 


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Sustaining water supply requires innovation
15th October 2021

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu pleaded with water sector stakeholders to rally behind ensuring that water supply exceeds water demand during his keynote address at the fifth Water... 


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Reservior awaits commissioning
15th October 2021 By: Darren Parker

A 25 Mℓ reservoir on Dann road in Glen Marais, Kempton Park, in Gauteng, has still not been commissioned, despite being completed in November 2018 at a cost of about R48-million. Almost three years... 


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Schaft Creek copper/molybdenum/gold/silver porphyry deposit, Canada
1st October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The preliminary economic assessment has envisaged the mining of the deposit as a conventional truck-and-shovel openpit operation. 


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Green Sedibelo will use 82% less electricity to take PGMs all the way to end consumer
28th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Sedibelo Platinum Mines is well on its way to becoming the lowest of low-energy PGM energy users and the highest of high on-site beneficiators of metals that... 


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New valve manufactured for tailings pipelines
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Although South African company Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has only soft launched its new slurry knife gate high-pressure valve, the SKG-HP, it has been well received by clients. The clients intend... 


iSober App
Digital Cloud base solution manage remote breath alcohol testing
17th September 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Breathalyser specialist Alcohol Breathalysers is in the early stages of rolling out its iSober Breathalyser App & Cloud Service which is a breath alcohol test management tool and can be downloaded... 


House set to advance offshore drilling ban in $31bn bill
House set to advance offshore drilling ban in $31bn bill
9th September 2021 By: Bloomberg

Congressional Democrats are poised to advance sweeping legislation to combat climate change that would, if the Senate goes along, block drilling in most US offshore waters and invest tens of... 


Offshore drilling ban and mining curbs edge closer to passage
Offshore drilling ban and mining curbs edge closer to passage
3rd September 2021 By: Bloomberg

Legislation to block oil drilling in most US waters and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge edged closer to passage Thursday, as the House Natural Resources Committee rejected more than a... 


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Focus on South Africa’s critical PGMs supply role increasing – Implats
2nd September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The critical role South Africa plays in the supply of platinum group metals (PGMs) is gaining increasing focus, Implats said on Thursday. Following a period where South Africa’s relevance and the... 


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Hydrogen a suitable greener alternative
27th August 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

South Africa’s Gas Act defines “gas” as natural gas (CH4) and hydrogen (H2). Hydrogen will, in the future, be a suitable substitute for natural gas to support decarbonisation, says South African... 


A Grundfos booster pump installed at a lime slaking facility in Mpumalanaga, South Africa
Stainless pump installed in lime slaker
20th August 2021

A stainless steel Grundfos booster pump is at work at water reclamation and desalination technology company Nafasi Water’s recently commissioned lime-slaking facility in the Mpumalanga coal mining... 


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