ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Namibia's Kudu gas project still on track

2014-11-25 14:28

Namibia's 885MW Kudu gas-to-power project is still on track with a final investment decision expected by June 2015, the mines and energy ministry says.

Biden: Time to act on energy security

2014-11-23 13:30

US Vice President Joe Biden says Europe must improve its energy security, warning of Russia's "track record" in using energy supplies as a weapon.

Power cuts continue

2014-11-22 10:18
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Eskom says there will be no relief for consumers as load shedding continues across the country.

Eskom starts load shedding

2014-11-21 13:37
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Eskom has started load shedding due to various problems, and says it could continue over the weekend.

Repsol begins search for oil near Canary Islands

2014-11-19 14:16

Spanish energy firm Repsol has begun searching for oil in the waters off the Canary Islands despite objections from environmentalists and the local government.

Supply tight due to nippy weather, warns Eskom

2014-11-19 11:24

The power system remains constrained but stable, with high electricity usage expected at night due to cold weather conditions, warns Eskom.

Putin's oil tsar flying to Vienna as Opec meets

2014-11-17 19:33

Rosneft says chief executive Igor Sechin will fly to Vienna for an energy summit, just two days before Opec meets in the city to debate the plunge in oil prices.

Obama's position on Keystone has not changed

2014-11-14 17:24

President Barack Obama says position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline has not changed, as the Republican-led US House of Representatives prepared to vote to approve the project.

Your life after cigarettes

2014-11-14 12:46

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Ipsa Group CEO dies suddenly

2014-11-13 11:00

The Ipsa Group has announced the sudden death of Phil Metcalf, CEO of the company.

Global energy system under stress

2014-11-12 11:25

With fossil fuels set to meet most of the increased global demand for energy, the IEA warns that climate change targets are at risk and conflicts could still wreak havoc with supplies.

Eskom against Westinghouse's 'high-handedness'

2014-11-12 09:36

Westinghouse has again withdrawn an urgent application to the Gauteng High Court where it alleged that Eskom was in contempt of a court order, says Eskom.

$88bn spent on fossil fuel exploration

2014-11-11 21:09

Leading world economies are spending $88bn a year in fossil fuel exploration subsidies, sapping investment from low-carbon alternatives and increasing the risk of dangerous climate change.

DA implores Brown to give Eskom answers

2014-11-11 11:40

The DA has now responded to an open letter by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown's cautioning against "Eskom hysteria".

Chinese officials cut power after drunken dispute

2014-11-10 15:28

Half a Chinese county was plunged into darkness when local energy officials ordered the power cut in a drunken tantrum after they were refused a round of drinks, news reports.

Opec sees global energy demand soaring

2014-11-07 17:09

Opec says global energy demand will climb by 60% by 2040 compared to 2010 levels, with greenhouse-gas-emitting fossil fuels remaining the main source of power.

No nuclear payment plans in place yet - dept

2014-11-05 14:21

The department of energy still has to review nuclear policy and develop a funding mechanism, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has told parliament.

Gulf energy subsidies worth $160bn a year

2014-11-05 09:45

Arab states in the Gulf, which pump a fifth of the world's crude oil, spend more than $160bn on energy subsidies annually, a top World Bank official says.

IGas Energy ups shale gas estimates on UK well results

2014-11-04 13:58

British shale gas explorer IGas Energy has increased its estimates of how much gas is in its shale project following results of an exploration well in northwest England, the firm says.

Nordex launches light-wind turbine in SA

2014-11-03 17:22

German wind-power company Nordex has launched an innovative turbine in South Africa, which can derive up to 28.6% more yield in light-wind locations.

Bangladesh in the dark

2014-11-01 18:16

A massive nationwide power blackout has hit Bangladesh after a transmission line failed, leaving the densely-populated country without electricity.

Sanctions bind Russia's energy elite to Putin

2014-10-29 12:15

An offer by Gazprom to help rival Rosneft salvage an Arctic oil project shows how tightly sanctions have bound Russia's political and business elite together.

SA living flag will be seen from space

2014-10-27 13:04

The Camdeboo Municipality in Graaff-Reinet will be home to the largest South African flag ever constructed on our planet, dubbed the "Living Flag".

China, Boeing turn cooking oil into jet fuel

2014-10-22 17:21

Aircraft makers Boeing and Commercial Aircraft of China have launched a joint pilot project to turn used cooking oil into jet fuel.

Ukraine, Russia meet to finalise gas deal

2014-10-21 20:35

Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner.

 

Myanmar's energy conundrum

2014-11-24 09:52

When a village in conflict-torn eastern Myanmar was asked to pay authorities to plug into an electricity grid, families put themselves in debt to find the cash.

Guptas intend listing uranium mine on JSE

2014-11-22 11:35
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The controversial Gupta family intends listing a uranium mine on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to raise R800m, a Johannesburg newspaper reports.

All you need to know about weekend load shedding

2014-11-21 14:54

Fin24 users who want to know about load shedding in their areas could try these websites.

Tanzanian PM tries to halt debate on energy sector

2014-11-21 10:04

Tanzania's government has asked parliament to cancel a planned debate on corruption allegations in the energy sector, angering some lawmakers who complained of a cover-up.

Nigeria facing serious issues amid oil price collapse

2014-11-19 12:01

Nigeria has made pragmatic moves to curb spending to offset falling global oil prices, analysts say, but blamed corruption for the failure to prevent a budget crisis that many saw coming.

Supply tight due to nippy weather, warns Eskom

2014-11-19 10:20

The power system remains constrained but stable, with high electricity usage expected at night due to cold weather conditions, warns Eskom.

G20 stresses energy security key for growth

2014-11-17 13:57

Leaders of the world's most powerful economies have agreed that energy security must become a priority, noting market stability as "critical" to growth.

Scottish Power faces sales ban

2014-11-14 15:26

One of Britain's "big six" energy suppliers, Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power, could face a selling ban if it doesn't improve certain customer services.

Keystone may finally pass US Congress

2014-11-13 14:06

The US Congress will vote in coming days on approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project Republicans claim is step one in their plan for enhanced US energy production.

Nene: Room for fiscal expansion reduced

2014-11-13 09:48

South Africa can no longer postpone consolidating its budget as the room for fiscal expansion has been reduced, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says.

Russia sees chance of nuclear deal with Iran

2014-11-12 10:49

A deal is vital at talks between world powers and Tehran on Iran's nuclear programme and Russia is not considering the possibility of the negotiations failing.

Global energy system under stress

2014-11-12 09:15

With fossil fuels set to meet most of the increased global demand for energy, the IEA has warned that climate change targets are at risk.

Naturally beat exhaustion

2014-11-11 16:23

Survive the silly season with Dr Frank Lipman’s seven-point plan for a healthier, more energetic you.

Knowledge arms prepaid users against scams

2014-11-11 11:06

By empowering themselves with knowledge, consumers can protect themselves from prepaid electricity scammers, says a prepaid supplier.

UK lawmakers to consider shale gas fund

2014-11-10 11:02

Britain's upper house of parliament will consider plans for a sovereign wealth fund to be set up with revenues raised from shale gas.

Opec sees global energy demand soaring

2014-11-06 16:20

Global energy demand will increase by 60% by 2040 compared to 2010 levels, says Opec.

Street lights controlled by your iPad

2014-11-05 11:11

A Danish industrial park is the unlikely setting for what organisers say is the largest living laboratory of streetlights ever established.

New tranquiliser made from milk

2014-11-05 08:52

Many of us are living in a constant state of stress, which prevents us from getting a good night's sleep. Lactium, a patented product derived from milk protein may be just what we need.

Indian businesses build own solar plants

2014-11-04 11:19

Factories and businesses in India have installed over 30 MW of rooftop solar panels the last year, little compared to India's solar capacity of 2 700 MW.

Sleep – is Lactium® the new mother’s milk?

2014-11-03 11:19

Many of us are living in a constant state of stress, which prevents us from getting a good night's sleep. Lactium, a patented product derived from milk protein may be just what we need.

Diving for treasured coal in Myanmar

2014-10-31 10:13

Gripping a rubber hose between their teeth divers in Myanmar take one last gulp of relatively untainted air before plunging into the Yangon River in search for coal.

2 million barrels of BP oil polluting ocean floor

2014-10-28 11:55

Around two million barrels of oil from the BP spill off the US Gulf Coast in 2010 is believed to have settled on the ocean floor, according to a new study.

EU leaders seek climate deal

2014-10-23 11:15

European leaders aim to agree a new decade of energy policy to cut climate-warming gas emissions out to 2030 at an EU summit.

Ukraine has one week to pay for gas - Russia

2014-10-22 14:15

Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says.

French energy industry reeling from recent exits

2014-10-21 16:05

France's powerful energy industry has been turned upside down as some of its most-high profile players have left - or been forced out - of their roles.

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