President Joe Biden
Keeping an eye on Biden's plans for Africa

President Joe Biden has been sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to US trade and investment in Africa...

22 Jan 2021

Angola's focus on local content in oil & gas sector
Angola's focus on local content in oil & gas sector

For decades, many of Africa's oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick profit...

NJ AyukBy NJ Ayuk 12 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining
#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

Gas won't save SA's economy
Gas won't save SA's economy

The potential of recent gas finds has given rise to false claims that gas will generate economic prosperity for the country. The reality is that it will be at least a decade, possibly two, before we see any significant impact...

8 Dec 2020

Photo: Martin Adams
Gas-to-power gains momentum on SA energy scene

Up to now, gas-fired generation projects has been under the radar in filling the country's electricity shortfall...

2 Dec 2020

Commodity giant Taleveras clinches term deal with Mont Belvieu LPG facility
Commodity giant Taleveras clinches term deal with Mont Belvieu LPG facility

Taleveras has become the first African independent gas trading company to secure a term deal with a Mont Belvieu-based LPG facility for the export of liquefied petroleum gas starting in the first quarter of 2021...

Issued by Volksstratege 27 Nov 2020

Maersk Voyager, deepwater drip ship. Photo supplied
Oil & gas activities trigger big investments in Namibia, Angola and South Africa

Last spring, the Maersk Voyager, an ultra-deepwater drillship under contract by French supermajor Total, sank a wildcat well to a depth of 3,628 metres (11,903 feet) in Block 48...

NJ AyukBy NJ Ayuk 24 Nov 2020

Bhavtik Vallabhjee, head: power utilities and infrastructure, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking
Energy and infrastructure: The African economic multiplier

Forward thinking investors and entrepreneurs in the African energy sector will deliver significant downstream benefits for the continent in the coming years...

By Bhavtik Vallabhjee 18 Nov 2020

Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitions
Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitions

Spurred on by the Covid-19 global pandemic, the world is finally galvanising its commitment to move towards a green and sustainable future by mid-century, and the global energy transition is the cornerstone of this new world...

12 Nov 2020

Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth
Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

NJ AyukBy NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

Proposed process to manage carbon budgets
Proposed process to manage carbon budgets

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently issued a notice governing the submission of "Subsequent Pollution Prevention Plans" and the Proposed process to manage carbon budgets for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022...

By Gillian Niven and Paula-Ann Novotny 3 Nov 2020

Deepsea Stavanger, the rig used in Total's offshore operations
Second significant gas discovery in SA waters

Total has made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Luiperd prospect, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, 175kms off the southern coast of South Africa...

29 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Mitigation and the South African carbon tax
Mitigation and the South African carbon tax

The very first period for filing of carbon tax returns opened on 1 October 2020, and will close on 29 October, at 3pm, after which penalties for late submissions will apply. During that limited timeframe, carbon taxpayers are required to file their initial environmental levy (carbon tax) accounts and pay carbon tax on their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 1 June and 31 December 2019...

By Andrew Gilder 22 Oct 2020

De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 2
De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 2

Business should support the just energy transition as it could be the pivot to drive new industrial activity in South Africa, André de Ruyter . Eskom CEO, told The Directors' Event webinar.

Nicci BothaBy Nicci Botha 22 Oct 2020

"Massive" oil spill in Umbilo River
"Massive" oil spill in Umbilo River

Crude oil has been spilling into the Umbilo River from a Transnet pipeline in the Bellair area, Durban...

By Nokulunga Majola 21 Oct 2020

Andre de Ruyter, CEO, Eskom
De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 1

Ten months into the job, Eskom's newish boss, André de Ruyter, jokes that he is a veteran compared to the longevity of CEOs past. And nobody envies him the task of putting a debt-ridden, plundered and neglected business back together again...

Nicci BothaBy Nicci Botha 21 Oct 2020

How fracking plans could affect shared water resources in Southern Africa
How fracking plans could affect shared water resources in Southern Africa

Recently, news reports revealed plans by a Canadian oil and gas company, ReconAfrica, to explore for oil and gas in some of Africa's most sensitive protected areas...

By Surina Esterhuyse 19 Oct 2020

Verner Ayukegba, Africa Energy Chamber
Germany looks to Mozambique for gas needs

Gas is fast establishing itself as a key player in the global energy transition dynamics as nations seek to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other air pollutants...

16 Oct 2020

Liquified natural gas carrier
Energy transition and natural gas

Senior representatives from Kosmos Energy, Chariot Oil & Gas and Tullow Oil discussed the new ventures and geographies they are now prioritising within Africa at the recent Africa Oil Week virtual conference...

15 Oct 2020



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