Libyan forces hit oil ports with air strikes

2015-03-03 16:08

A warplane belonging to the forces controlling the Libyan capital has bombed the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sidra, causing only minor damage, according to a security official.

Libya needs maritime force to help stop illicit oil trade - UN

2015-02-27 09:21

Libyan authorities are unable to halt the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country, and they need an international maritime force to help, United Nations sanctions monitors say.

Electricity levy to rise to cut demand

2015-02-25 14:18

To stabilise the Eskom’s financial position, the entity would apply to its regulator for “cost-reflective” price hikes this year, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Russia threatens to cut off gas to Ukraine, Europe

2015-02-24 18:28

Russia's state-owned gas giant Gazprom warns it could cut off gas deliveries to Ukraine, upping the stakes in the crisis there and threatening supplies to the rest of Europe.

Joemat-Pettersson appoints task teams

2015-02-21 09:42

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has appointed task teams to investigate allegations facing the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation and National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute boards, the energy ministry says.

Majuba repairs reduce need for load shedding

2015-02-19 10:10

Emergency repairs to Majuba power station have added around 1 800 MW to the grid, reducing the need for controlled power outages, says Eskom.

Everyone needs to muck in on energy, Eskom won’t do it alone

2015-02-19 07:38

President of the Chamber of Mines Mike Teke joined Alec to discuss investment in the mining sector and why all of government need to pick up the ball that Eskom dropped.

Eskom may turn to banks to secure diesel supplies

2015-02-18 09:38

Power utility Eskom may seek a bank loan to secure diesel supplies needed to operate some of its turbines, according to a spokesperson for the state-run company.

Leaders put their energy in the wrong place

2015-02-18 07:47

SA energy leaders were glaringly absent from the Africa Energy Indaba, says Matthew le Cordeur.

Corruption in nuclear deal 'perception'

2015-02-17 13:42

Energy Indaba chair Brian Statham sheds some light on the nuclear deals process and how it is not corruption.


French firm to boost energy access in Africa

2015-03-02 20:45

Electrical equipment giant Schneider has set up a fund to finance projects aimed at boosting access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nene's approach to Eskom commended: Mkhize

2015-02-25 17:05

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget has taken the correct approach in dealing Eskom's financial issues, says ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize.

#Budget2015: Iraj Abedian – “Political will to do the right thing not there”

2015-02-25 11:08

Iraj Abedian provides a rational perspective on how South Africa got into a situation where it has “zero freedom on the fiscal side” ahead of the 2015 National Budget.

Investors dig deep in energy company bets

2015-02-23 13:04

Elliot Management is among activist hedge funds buying stakes in North American oil and gas producers whose stock has fallen on the oil price collapse.

Sibanye Gold mulls cutting ties with Eskom

2015-02-19 12:16

SA's biggest gold producer Sibanye Gold intends to become energy-independent in the next few years as Eskom struggles to supply the economy with enough power.

Ex-CEO sheds light on Eskom troubles

2015-02-19 09:30

Former Eskom CEO Jacob Maroga says smart grids would create load management, where Eskom could manually turn off all pool pumps instead of load shedding.

Eskom woes open door for Africa power players

2015-02-18 14:19

Eskom’s generation deficiency has opened up a unique chance for other Africa countries to develop power capacity to sell to SA, the Africa Energy Indaba has heard.

US train carrying huge crude haul still burning

2015-02-18 09:06

Oil cars are still burning more than a day after a train carrying 11.3 million liters of North Dakota crude derailed in a snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.

SA to improve pipelines, ports to buoy gas imports

2015-02-17 18:38

South Africa plans to improve its pipelines and ports to allow for more gas imports for use in power generation, says the acting director general of the energy department.

Eskom in state of intense turmoil, not crisis - Energy Indaba chair

2015-02-17 12:39

There is no energy crisis in South Africa, according to the head of the African Energy Indaba, who says Eskom must be allowed to get on with its job.

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