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SA firm in Australian gas-to-liquids plan

By: System Author     24th September 1999 South African petrochemicals giant Sasol is not the only local firm eyeing gas-to-liquids opportunities around the world. 

Petrochemical billions are on the horizon

By: System Author     10th September 1999 South Africa’s petrochemicals colossus, Sasol, will spend between R20-billion and R30-billion over the next five years on capital projects and investments. 

South African petrochemicals giant enters oil exploration

By: System Author     20th August 1999 South African petrochemicals giant Sasol, most famous for its oil-from-coal technology, believes that it has substantial growth opportunities from oil exploration. 

Argentine trade opportunities beckon South African business

By: System Author     30th July 1999 ARGENTINA is urging South African business to boost exports to the South American country. Argentine diplomats made this clear at a trade and investment seminar jointly hosted by their embassy and the University of South Africa’s Centre for Latin American Studies. “In global terms,... 

Confidence in SA emerges from UK trade mission

By: System Author     9th July 1999 Positive, optimistic and confident was the general feeling about the potential of the South African economy among the representatives of a group of nine British companies visiting South Africa last week. The trade mission, organised by the North East Development Agency (NEDA) with the support of... 

SA chemical industry is largest in Africa

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 South Africa’s chemical industry is of substantial economic significance to the country, contributing around 5% to gross domestic product, and about 22% of its manufacturing sales. The industry is the largest of its kind in Africa, and is highly complex and widely diversified, with... 

Transport contract renewed

By: System Author     11th June 1999 Transport company Cargo Carriers’ contract for transporting hazardous hydrofluoric acid from the Atomic Energy Corporation’s (AEC), Pelindaba plant in the North West Province to customers countrywide has been renewed. This follows ten years and a total of more than 20-million... 

Progress on water project flows on

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Electrical installations on various pumpstations and treatment plants on the estimated overall US$350-million North–South Carrier water project in Botswana is being executed by Johannesburg-based turnkey electrical projects company RBF Engineering. Work comprises a network of four... 

Synfuel expansion project up in the air

By: System Author     28th May 1999 South African synthetic fuels and petrochemicals giant Sasol has announced that its proposed multibillion-rand Sky High expansion project has been put on hold for at least the next two to three years. As a result of the dramatic plunge in the price of crude oil, fuel and chemicals, in conjunction... 

World’s most-desirable new natural resource

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Natural gas is fast becoming the world’s most desirable source of future hydrocarbons, and will play a far more important role in the global energy mix. The rationale for this trend is axiomatic, as the globe has abundant reserves of natural gas, and the extent of known reserves is... 

New pressure-measurement transmitter

By: System Author     30th April 1999 Process field instrumentation specialist Endress+Hauser will be exhibiting an extensive range of process measurement instrumentation at the Process ’99 exhibition to be held in the MTN Sundome from May 18 to 20. Process ’99 will be a part of the Engineering Technologies ’99... 

New pure-oxygen treatment system for SA

By: System Author     9th April 1999 More stringent legislation and concern for the environment have increased the awareness in South Africa for improving industrial and municipal wastewater disposal. Companies are looking at new ways to improve existing operations, or apply advanced technologies to new processes. Air Products, a... 

Updated version of remote tank-monitoring system released

By: System Author     5th March 1999 A Johannesburg instrumentation company has launched an updated version of its remote tank-monitoring system, comprising changes in its software-based features. N&Z Instrumentation divisional manager Mark Heilbrunn states that its new Datascan remote telemetry unit (RTU) has added features that... 

Oxygen-based technology ups production

By: System Author     5th February 1999 A n alternative tech- nique to air-based t technology is to be introduced by Air Products to the petrochemicals industry. Over the years, the multinational has worked internationally with large refiners in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Far East and Japan, and is able to successfully... 

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