Sasol has teamed up with the Mpumalanga government ahead of planned maintenance at its Secunda site.
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) is calling for North Sea workers to be able to receive a Covid vaccine “as a priority” after a spike in virus-related evacuations in recent weeks.
South African Renergen has devised the Cryo-Vacc, which allows vaccines to be transported at extremely low temperatures for up to 30 days without power.
North Sea operators would like “more evidence” that the $50 Brent oil price is here to stay before greenlighting long-term investments.
One of the country's top microbiologists has said he would be “very surprised” if offshore oil and gas workers in the UK receive the Covid-19 vaccine before Easter.
Spreads at both ends of the oil futures curve rallied on Wednesday as the UK approved a Covid-19 vaccine and the physical market displayed signs of strength in Asia and the North Sea.
Oil extended gains after closing at the highest level since August on signs Covid-19 vaccines could be rolled out within weeks and as the start of the U.S. presidential transition process aided markets in general.
Oil slipped back below $40 a barrel in New York with demand concerns keeping prices in check after crude was swept up in a broader market rally following news of a potential coronavirus vaccine breakthrough.