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Firm takes up the liquefied gas gauntlet

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Local supplier of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) Easigas took up the World Liquid Petroleum Gas Association’s (WLPGA’s) challenge to make LPG the most common energy source in homes with its recent launch of the EasiCooka, consisting of a 3-kg cylinder and a cooker top. 

LPG to keep the fires burning in 250 000 homes

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 South Africa’s four main players in the gas sector –Afrox, Totalgaz, Easigas/Shell and BP Gas – have taken up the challenge set out by the World Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association to replace traditional fuels as an energy source with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPGas),” says... 

Bright prospects for gas-detection systems

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 “2005 promises to be the year interest and investment in gas detection systems increases dramatically, both locally and abroad.” 

Firm wins agency for gas sensors

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Johannesburg-based electronic-component specialist Denver Technical Products (DTP) has been appointed the local distributor for e2v gas sensors. 

UK-developed system revolutionises gas supply

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Gas specialist Afrox has introduced a new fill-on-site gas management system, developed to improve service levels and cost efficiency to customers using compressed gases. 

Rapid-response service for gas customers

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 Gas company Air Products South Africa is excited about the prospects for two of its projects this year. 

Power-plant firm clinches Malaysia contract extension

By: Nelendhre Moodley     4th February 2005 ALSTOM has been awarded an extension of an ongoing operation support and maintenance contract for a gas-fired combined-cycle power plant at Perlis, Malaysia. 

Energy diversification urged to counter oil depletion

By: Martin Czernowalow     31st January 2005 Energy diversification is crucial to counteract future shortages of oil supply, which could lead to the slowdown of the world economy, an oil industry expert told a seminar on Friday. 

PetroSA calls for South Coast gas-project bids

By: jenny furness     21st January 2005 State-owned Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) and its field partner, Pioneer Natural Resources, have invited bidders for the supply and installation of subsea pipelines and umbilicals for the South Coast Gas (SCG) Development Project, which comprises the development of... 


14th January 2005 Afrox conducts the manufacture of gas equipment at a factory in Germiston, in Gauteng. 

PetroSA calls for South Coast gas-project bids

By: jenny furness     12th January 2005 State-owned Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) and its field partner Pioneer Natural Resources have invited bidders for the supply and installation of subsea pipelines and umbilicals for the South Coast Gas (SCG) Development Project, which comprises the development of... 

Afrox to grow African business

By: jenny furness     10th January 2005 Gas company Afrox has identified its African business as a key growth area for the future, the company said in its latest annual report. 

East Rand metro probes waste-to-power potential

By: Zonika Botha     3rd December 2004 The Ekurhuleni Municipality has installed and commissioned four landfill gas flares at its Weltevreden, Simmer & Jack, Rietfontein (Springs) and Rooikraal landfills that will extract and burn methane-rich gas from the landfills on a round-the-clock pump-trial basis. 

Africa a key focus for oil explorer

By: Jill Stanford     19th November 2004 INDEPENDENT oil and gas company Premier Oil is drilling up to 18 wells this year, 13 of which are in Africa. 

BHP Billiton to sell its interests in Oz oil fields

By: jenny furness     16th November 2004 Mining and energy group BHP Billiton yesterday announced it has agreed to sell its interests in the Laminaria and Corallina oil fields to Paladin Oil & Gas Australia, a fully-owned subsidiary of Paladin Resources, an independent oil and gas company listed on the London Stock Exchange. 

International IPP in gas-turbine power project

By: Zonika Botha     5th November 2004 One of the world’s leading independent power producers and developers, International Power, has partnered with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Kagiso Trust Investments and Rainbow Millenium Power Company to possibly develop, construct and operate an independent power project... 

First natural-gas offshoot planned

By: Martin Creamer     29th October 2004 A study is under way into the economic feasibility of creating the first commercial offshoot from Sasol Gas’s new natural gas network, Sasol Gas MD Hans Naude tells Engineering News in an interview at the company’s corporate office in Randburg. 

Joburg’s natural-gas switch well advanced

By: Zonika Botha     29th October 2004 Following the arrival of Sasol’s natural gas in South Africa from Mozambique earlier this year, Johannesburg gas distributor Egoli Gas is well under way with its extensive network conversion process, which will allow 8 833 customers within the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan to switch... 

West Coast exploration advances

By: Jill Stanford     29th October 2004 SASOL Petroleum International, which develops the Sasol group’s interests in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas, is going to conduct a 2D seismic survey in Blocks 3A/4A off the South Africa’s West Coast. 

Junior spending £190m on oil search

By: Jill Stanford     29th October 2004 UK company Tullow Oil is to spend about  

Steel prices stymie local manufacture of cheap gas cooker

By: Martin Czernowalow     29th October 2004 Heeding government's call to provide affordable, safe and accessible energy to the South African domestic market, Easigas - a division of Shell South Africa Marketing - yesterday launched the Easicooka, at its depot in Alberton, Johannesburg. 

Gas project holds potential for SA's development

20th October 2004 The Mozambique to South Africa gas project holds much potential in terms of unlocking further industrial and infrastructural development in South Africa, a senior South African government official said yesterday. 

Stainless-steel electrode advance tested

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th October 2004 Welding, cutting and gases company Afrox has launched a new product that was developed in cooperation with petrochemicals giant Sasol. 

State oil group seeks to transform into a technology firm

By: Jill Stanford     15th October 2004 STATE oil company PetroSA says it is emerging as a technology company. 

Africans join forces to host big oil event

By: Martin Czernowalow     14th October 2004 The Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA), which will host the 18th World Petroleum Conference (WPC) next year, yesterday announced that four other African countries have come on board as cohosts. 

Output from Sasol's Gabon oilfields rises

8th October 2004 Petrochemicals giant Sasol yesterday announced increased gross oil production at the Etame oil field, offshore southern Gabon, West Africa, from 15 000 to greater than 22 000 barrels per day (bpd). 

SA firm begins work on R200m Angola oil contract

By: Zonika Botha     17th September 2004 Broad-based infrastructure company Group Five and tank and pressure-valve specialist CB&I Constructors South Africa have started work on their R200-million contract for the Malongo Greater Tukula Area (GTA) expansion project in Cabinda, Angola. 

Kudu investment decision is expected next year

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 Cape-based Energy Africa is an African oil and gas exploration and production group. 

Advertising strategy revamped

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 What do you do when your advertisements have become iconic, but most consumers have no idea what products they advertise? 

Local foundry receives Canadian order

10th September 2004 Precision casting company Rely Metpro has established a solid reputation in North America for quality castings, and this has again been underscored by the recent delivery of another order of tube sheets destined for a fractionator project in Canada. 

2 months of trading for new division

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 Global company Hansen & Rosenthal (H&R) Wasag, which is listed on the SDAX, recently acquired additional special products activities from BP, the international oil and gas group. 

Industry competitors join forces to offer training 

10th September 2004 Oil refinery Engen has joined forces with other large industry players to bridge the skills gap in the construction industry. 

Italian refineries install temperature systems

10th September 2004 A new European regulation, aimed at reducing the air pollution caused by diesel-motor emissions, stipulates a significant reduction in the amount of sulphur present in diesel oil. 

Refinery prepares for cleaner-fuel project

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 The Durban-based Engen Refinery celebrated its fiftieth anniversary mid-year this year and has now set its sites firmly on the future of cleaner fuel 

New standard for diesel under negotiation

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 New-technology diesel engines, like racehorses, are fussy about the type of fuel that they consume. 

Oil prices to peak by year-end

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 The oil price per barrel had three successive record high prices during one week in August. 

Iraqi refineries are a growing source of business

By: Nicola Mawson     10th September 2004 South Africa’s only wholly locally-owned petrochemical pump manufacturing company, APE Pumps, has just despatched its latest order to Iraq. 

Sasol set to spend a record R15bn on projects in 2005

By: Terence Creamer     8th September 2004 Petrochemicals group Sasol confirmed yesterday that it is likely to move towards the upper limit of its self-imposed gearing range of 50% as it prepares to spend a record R15-billion on capital projects in its 2005 financial year. 

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