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Still much uncertainty as LPG stakeholders grapple with market inquiry findings

By: Mia Breytenbach     18th August 2017 In the findings and recommendations of the first-ever market inquiry into the local liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry, the Competition Commission urges public and private organisations to improve performance in the sector, yet much uncertainty remains in the wake of the report’s publication.... 

Still much uncertainty as LPG stakeholders grapple with market inquiry findings

By: Mia Breytenbach     18th August 2017 In the findings and recommendations of the first-ever market inquiry into the local liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry, the Competition Commission urges public and private organisations to improve performance in the sector, yet much uncertainty remains in the wake of the report’s publication.... 

Revamped stand to encourage positive customer experience

     12th May 2017 Industrial gases company African Oxygen, well known as Afrox, will be featuring a revamped stand at the Nampo Harvest Day show, from May 16 to 19, in the Free State, to enable its agriculture customers to view and experience welding machines and equipment in a proper environment. 

Afrox CFO resigns

     9th May 2017 Dorian Devers has resigned as CFO of JSE-listed African Oxygen (Afrox), effective July 31. He is relocating to New Zealand to pursue opportunities outside Linde Group. 

Growth in laser gas noted by company

     14th April 2017 Laser application technology has seen substantial progress and development since the invention of the laser in the 1960s and gases and welding products supplier African Oxygen (Afrox) has experienced market growth over the years owing to its development of laser gases for different applications... 

Biogas needs favourable REIPPPP allocation for sustainable development

By: Nadine James     17th February 2017 The measureable and sustainable development of South Africa’s biogas industry requires projects, and therefore a favourable  Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) allocation, to prove sufficient financial viability to financial institutions is essential.... 

Awards sponsor commits to promoting welding profession

     21st October 2016 Welding equipment supplier African Oxygen’s (Afrox’s) sponsorship of the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) Columbus Stainless Steel Awards 2016 Student category is part of its commitment to promote the welding industry and to encourage the youth to consider this as... 

Free State poised to be helium pioneer as gas developments unfold

By: Mia Breytenbach     10th June 2016 The discovery and proposed exploitation of a natural gas dome containing methane and some of the highest concentrations of helium in the world – South Africa’s first onshore gas find – in the Free State has created much excitement and visions of a local gas hub. “The Free State now has the... 

Free State poised to be helium pioneer as gas developments unfold 

By: Mia Breytenbach     10th June 2016 The discovery and proposed exploitation of a natural gas dome containing methane and some of the highest concentrations of helium in the world – South Africa’s first onshore gas find – in the Free State has created much excitement and visions of a local gas hub. “The Free State now has the... 

Afrox secures more multimillion-rand, multiyear supply contracts

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st March 2016 JSE-listed gas provider African Oxygen (Afrox) on Tuesday announced the addition of several multimillion-rand, multiyear contracts. In an update to shareholders, the group said it had been awarded a R60-million, three-year contract extension to supply bulk liquid nitrogen, compressed and special... 

Afrox enters ‘get strong’, ‘get business’ stages of turnaround plan as FY performance looks up 

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th February 2016 The latest year-end results unpacked by gas provider African Oxygen (Afrox) on Monday showed a significant uptick in financial performance as the company entered the next stage of its expansive turnaround. The JSE-listed group posted a 284.5% surge in headline earnings per share (HEPS) from 36.2c... 

Afrox secures more supply contracts

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd February 2016 JSE-listed gas provider African Oxygen (Afrox) has been awarded a R100-million contract to supply liquid carbon dioxide to Kingsley Beverages’ new carbonated soft drinks plant in Roodepoort. This followed on from an initial R150-million supply contract, signed in 2013, for the beverage producer’s... 

Afrox expects triple-digit FY earnings hike

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th January 2016 Gas provider African Oxygen (Afrox) on Friday reported an expected surge in earnings after reining in fixed costs and restructuring the business in 2015. Earnings a share for the year to December 31, were expected to increase some 388% to 407% to between 131c and 136c, compared with 26.8c a share... 

Afrox sees upside of R375m restructuring programme

By: Natalie Greve     28th August 2015 Gas provider African Oxygen (Afrox) says the positive effects of a R375-million restructuring programme that saw the departure of its former chairperson, CEO and MD, as well as plant impairments, redundancies and closures, are starting to emerge, despite a 24.4% narrowing of headline earnings a... 

MPRDA Amendment Bill announcement imminent - Ramatlhodi 

By: Chantelle Kotze     19th September 2014 Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Friday, during a visit to the Electra Mining Africa Exhibition, that he had met with President Jacob Zuma concerning the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act Amendment Bill and was “certain that the President will make an... 

Afrox tables new African expansion plan

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd August 2013 Following a presentation to its board of directors this week, gas provider African Oxygen (Afrox) is set to table its new five-year African expansion plan to parent company Linde, of Germany, in September, for approval. Africa was emerging as a significant growth opportunity, which the company... 

AIDC calls for local manufacture of LPG automotive conversion kits 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     8th October 2012 The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) has called for expressions of interest to manufacture liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) automotive conversion kits and/or components locally.Junior project manager Renny Malungane told Engineering News Online the locally made parts or kits would be... 

Standards-approved single-stage regulator range introduced

     11th May 2012 Industrial gases, welding and safety products group African Oxygen (Afrox) says its new-generation Saffire Series 6000 single-stage regulator range is the only such range on the South African market that conforms to the SANS 2503 standard, as set out by the South African Bureau of Standards.  

Afrox receives its biggest-ever LPG shipment

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     4th May 2012 Commercial gas producer African Oxygen (Afrox) recently landed and off-loaded the largest cargo of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) it ever received by sea, at Saldanha, in the Western Cape. The company ordered the record 3 000 t shipment to alleviate increased pressure on Western Cape supply, as a... 

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