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Speakers outline opportunities for PGMs in the hydrogen market
15th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Hydrogen could play a key role in addressing South Africa’s pressing energy challenges and platinum group metals (PGM) will have a pivotal role to play in the hydrogen economy, as the metals are a... 


Speakers outline green hydrogen challenges, infrastructure hurdles
12th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s green hydrogen economy faces complexities and challenges, both upstream and downstream, and this requires technological disruption and commitment beyond the current value chain. This... 


Opinion: Moving from hype to reality – how green hydrogen’s role in the energy transition is evolving
12th April 2024

In this article, EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs writes about the growth in green hydrogen demand and the related growth in electrolyser demand. It is now clear that green... 


South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


Contract negotiations for Secunda sustainable aviation fuel project may be concluded by mid-2024
11th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Contractual negotiations are under way between the developers of the HySHiFT sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project, in Mpumalanga, and the intermediary company set up under Germany’s H2Global... 


US group selects its technology partners for its major sustainable aviation fuel project
10th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US clean fuels company DG Fuels has selected a technology, jointly developed by UK multinational advanced metals chemistry and sustainable technologies group Johnson Matthey and UK multinational... 


South African fossil fuel subsidies hit record R118bn in 2023 - IISD
10th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new study has found that South Africa's fossil fuel subsidies tripled between 2018 and 2023, rising to R118-billion from R39-billion over the period, with subsidies having been increased largely... 


Transnet Pipelines welcomes sentencing of two fuel thieves
9th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

State-owned Transnet Pipelines has welcomed the conviction of two fuel theft perpetrators by the Newcastle regional court, in KwaZulu-Natal, on April 8. This follows an operation conducted by the... 


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Biofuels

Sasol launches its new forecourt station design
4th March 2024

The Sasol Energy Business recently launched its new forecourt design, referred to as Mark – V design, to industry. The new retail forecourt and convenience store design, launched in Secunda,... 


Microgrids gain traction to combat critical outage impacts
8th December 2023

Microgrids are gaining traction globally owing to its ability to alleviate the impact of critical outages, caused by extreme weather, climate events, and various other reasons.  Microgrids can... 


Zero Carbon Charge breaks ground on solar-powered EV charging network
20th November 2023

Electric vehicle (EV) charging station developer Zero Carbon Charge has broken ground on its first 100% renewable energy charging station in Wolmaransstad, in the North West, in what is to become... 


EPR regulations positive for waste reduction
6th October 2023

The amended Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, instituted in November 2020, require product importers and manufacturers in the packaging industry to contribute towards the... 


Opinion: Supporting cleaner fuels and the fight against climate change
28th September 2023

In this article, South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo writes about the association's support for the Clean Fuels 2 initiative and the... 


Hydrogen

Opinion: Moving from hype to reality – how green hydrogen’s role in the energy transition is evolving
12th April 2024

In this article, EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs writes about the growth in green hydrogen demand and the related growth in electrolyser demand. It is now clear that green... 


South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


Contract negotiations for Secunda sustainable aviation fuel project may be concluded by mid-2024
11th April 2024

Contractual negotiations are under way between the developers of the HySHiFT sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project, in Mpumalanga, and the intermediary company set up under Germany’s H2Global... 


Sasol streamlines its executive committee’s portfolios
3rd April 2024

JSE-listed energy and chemicals company Sasol has streamlined the portfolios of the members of its group executive committee, with effect from April 1. This involves changes to important functions... 


Mixed generation necessary for ‘seamless’ energy transition
22nd March 2024

The energy transition – in South Africa, Africa, and globally – entails an appropriate mix of energy generation sources, including gas, hydrogen power and renewables, in order to achieve the goals... 


Liquefied Natural Gas

Industrial gas users prepare to make ‘orderly transition’ case at crunch gas-cliff meeting
14th March 2024

The creation of a formal public-private platform to assess solutions to a pending “gas cliff” for industrial consumers in South Africa points to the fact that the issue is finally being taken... 


Local gas supplies not likely to come on stream in time for South Africa to avoid a 'gas cliff'
13th March 2024

Although gas is widely regarded as a necessary part of South Africa’s future energy mix, Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) head of mitigation Steve Nicholls is not convinced that a reliable... 


Zululand Energy Terminal partners test market appetite for LNG services
12th March 2024

The Vopak Terminal Durban & Transnet Pipelines joint venture selected recently as the preferred bidder for a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at Richards Bay has issued an expression... 


Sasol launches its new forecourt station design
4th March 2024

The Sasol Energy Business recently launched its new forecourt design, referred to as Mark – V design, to industry. The new retail forecourt and convenience store design, launched in Secunda,... 


TNPA to appoint developer soon for common-user infrastructure required for LNG terminal
4th March 2024

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) expects to appoint a developer within months for the common-user infrastructure required to support the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG)... 


Oil & Gas

Oil price eases but IEA says Middle East tensions heighten global supply risks
15th April 2024

Despite a forecast of slowing oil demand and a likely peak in consumption by the end of the decade, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned on Monday of heightened global oil security risks in... 


South African fossil fuel subsidies hit record R118bn in 2023 - IISD
10th April 2024

A new study has found that South Africa's fossil fuel subsidies tripled between 2018 and 2023, rising to R118-billion from R39-billion over the period, with subsidies having been increased largely... 


Sasol granted permission to use load-based limit to regulate SO2 emissions from Secunda boilers
8th April 2024

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has granted Sasol South Africa permission to employ a load-based limit to regulate the sulphur dioxide (SO2) of its Secunda boilers... 


Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


88% of global fossil fuel, cement CO2 emissions linked to 117 producers
4th April 2024

A new report, released on April 4 by InfluenceMap using the Carbon Majors database, shows that 88% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels and cement from 2016 through 2022 can... 


Pipelines & Storage

Renergen, Airsol deal now complete
20th March 2024

Gas producer Renergen has completed all the required steps for Airsol, a company fully owned by SOL S, to invest in special bonds called convertible debentures. These bonds can be turned into... 


Energy Regulator approves 10.13% pipeline tariff hike on Durban-to-Alrode route
15th March 2024

The Energy Regulator has approved a 5.98% increase, from R6.8-billion in 2023/24 to R7.2-billion in 2024/25, in Transnet’s allowable revenue from petroleum pipelines system tariffs. “This... 


CAC decision on Sasol pricing opens way for Competition Commission to pursue prosecution
6th March 2024

The Competition Appeal Court's (CAC's) decision to dismiss chemicals and energy company Sasol's application to review the Competition Commission’s investigation into alleged excessive pricing of... 


TNPA to appoint developer soon for common-user infrastructure required for LNG terminal
4th March 2024

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) expects to appoint a developer within months for the common-user infrastructure required to support the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG)... 


Decisions, collaboration in next few months are crucial to bridge 2026 gas cliff, IGUA-SA warns
27th February 2024

Large industrial gas users are starting to prepare for what will likely be South Africa’s next big energy crisis, the imminent shortage of natural gas. Petrochemicals manufacturer Sasol, as the... 


Refineries & Retail

Energy major gears up to roll out solar across retail sites as it marks South African centenary
28th March 2024

Energy group bp Southern Africa (bpSA) has set the expansion of its service station network in South Africa as a key priority as it moves to mark its centenary in a country where it first began... 


International research team has developed new way to convert CO2 into green methanol
27th March 2024

Scientists from the UK, Germany and Australia have successfully converted carbon dioxide (CO2) into methanol, a green fuel, using a new technique that they have developed. The research involved... 


African Refiners and Distributors Association conference to focus on infrastructure finance
20th March 2024

Industry organisation the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) will host a conference in Cape Town from April 22 to 26 to engage on key industry issues and identify financing... 


PetroSA confirms no injuries from fire at Mossel Bay refinery
15th March 2024

State-owned Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) has confirmed it safely contained and extinguished a fire at its gas-to-liquids refinery in Mossel Bay, with no sustained... 


Programme targets underprivileged youth
15th March 2024

Commercial fuels, lubricants and oils retailer Shell Downstream South Africa has invested over R30-million in its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) bursary programme to help... 


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