Envoys from some of the world’s richest nations met with South African cabinet ministers on Tuesday to discuss a climate deal that could channel almost $5 billion toward ending the country’s dependence on coal.
Exploration companies big and small are warming up for a busy next 12 months – although some have warned this may be the last such push in the energy industry.
Protests will kick off tomorrow aimed at reforming South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).
South Africa expects to announced winning bids under its Bid Window 5 by the end of October.
DNG Energy will work with Imperial Logistics to examine the use of LNG as a diesel alternative in South Africa.
Sasol and the Central Energy Fund (CEF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on accelerating gas developments in South Africa.
Sasol has begun its statutory maintenance at Secunda, which involves a major shutdown and a challenge for the company’s COVID measures.
Shell has completed a deal to enter the Transkei & Algoa exploration right, offshore South Africa, with Impact Oil & Gas.
Mozambique has made progress in tackling its northern insurgency, as a trial begins on the “hidden debts” scandal.
Sasol has teamed up with the Mpumalanga government ahead of planned maintenance at its Secunda site.
Troops have begun arriving in Mozambique as agreed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), as tensions continue emerging.
South Africa’s largest refinery is ready to reopen, the joint venture has said.
Transport links in South Africa are returning to normal, following last week’s outbreak of civil unrest, while manufacturing is resuming.
South Africa has enough petroleum products, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has reported.
New Age (African Global Energy) expects to bring on its Etinde gas project, in Cameroon, and Marine III, off Congo Brazzaville, in 2024.
Sapref has declared force majeure in response to unrest sweeping South Africa.
Karpowership SA is appealing against the decision by the South African government to reject its floating power plant plans.
Renergen’s P12 well has begun flowing gas, although at low levels, the company has reported.
Creation of a strong national oil company is essential to meeting South Africa’s energy needs, Minister of Mineral and Energy Resources Gwede Mantashe has said.
Sasol and the Industrial Development Corp. (IDC) have signed up to work together on driving South Africa’s green hydrogen sector forward.
Qatar Petroleum (QP) has signed deals with TotalEnergies on entering three more offshore exploration blocks in South Africa.
South Africa has rejected three applications from Karpowership on environmental grounds.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved plans to allow embedded generation projects with up to 100 MW of capacity.
South Africa is working to secure additional power generation in various ways – but speed is of the essence.
Air Liquide’s plan to buy into Sasol’s air separation units has got the thumbs up from South Africa’s Competition Tribunal – although with some provisos.