ARTICLES RELATING TO GAS

Putin: Impossible for EU to stop buying gas

2014-04-17 14:08

Russian President Vladimir Putin says it would not be possible for Europe to stop buying Russian gas and he hopes a deal will be made with Ukraine on gas supply.

Gazprom to honour gas deals with Germany

2014-04-07 09:31

Gazprom will honour its deals to supply gas to Germany, a newspaper has reported a senior executive of the Russian exporter as saying.

UK gas prices fall on healthy supply outlook

2014-04-03 11:40

British wholesale natural gas prices continued to decline as warmer weather curbed demand for the fuel and the supply outlook looked healthy.

UK gas prices fall on warmer weather

2014-03-31 12:36

British gas prices have slumped to new lows as warmer weather reduces demand for gas for heating systems.

UK gas prices slump to nine month low

2014-03-28 14:12

British gas prices fell to a nine month low as warmer weather forecasts for the weekend offset an undersupplied system.

Gas shortage duration still uncertain

2014-03-26 15:13

It is not known how long the current shortage of liquefied petroleum gas will continue and a strike is also affecting the situation, says Afrox.

Natural gas service station opened

2014-03-19 16:45

NGV Gas, a subsidiary of CNG Holdings, launched a compressed natural gas public filling station at Langlaagte in Johannesburg.

Scientists find cheaper fuel option

2014-03-14 07:49

US scientists say they have devised a potentially easier, cheaper and cleaner way to turn natural gas into usable fuels and chemicals.

Energy firm finds gas in Indonesian

2014-03-12 10:54

Salamander Energy says its West Kerendan-1 exploration well in Indonesia successfully tested for gas from the Upper Berai reservoir.

SA to move ahead with shale gas exploration

2014-02-05 09:56

South Africa's minerals minister said that the country will move ahead 'decisively' with the exploration of shale gas.

UK gas imports rise to record high

2013-08-29 16:00

British gas imports have surged to a record high in the first half of 2013 as Britain's domestic gas reserves dwindle.

Israel puts 40% cap on gas find exports

2013-06-20 09:32

Israel will export only 40% of the natural gas it extracts from newly discovered gas fields off its Mediterranean coast, says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Petroleum gas war looms

2013-05-05 18:53

Legal challenges are coming thick and fast in the liquid petroleum gas sector, where competitors are allegedly resorting to dirty tricks, a report states.

Oil, gas tests enrage environmentalists

2013-04-14 15:55

Environmentalists are fuming after Eastern Cape authorities admitted to testing for oil and gas between the Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay shorelines.

Hydrogen cars - not a pipe-dream

2013-02-07 11:34

Hydrogen vehicles, once a pipe-dream for eco-friendly green-car fans could soon become a reality as automakers launch gas-powered cars in the near future.

Wood vs Gas on the braai

2012-09-18 16:48

The Food Bitch challenges your opinion and shares some handy braai tips.

UK firm to help power southern Africa

2012-06-06 14:47

Brtiain's Aggreko and its local joint-venture partner Shanduka Group will supply gas-fired power to Mozambique and SA to plug electricity shortages in the region.

Shell granted exploration right in SA

2012-02-10 14:30

Oil giant Shell has won the right to search for oil and gas in the Orange Basin off the West Coast.

Mozambique gas find higher than estimated

2011-11-28 12:07

US oil firm Anadarko Petroleum says its gas find off the Mozambican coast is twice as large as previously estimated.

Moz gas find holds potential for SA

2011-10-30 15:57

The government, Transnet and Eskom urgently need to invest in large-scale gas infrastructure if SA is to benefit from massive gas finds in Mozambique.

Fracking not understood, supported in SA

2011-10-26 16:20

Less than a quarter of South Africans who took part in survey supported hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo while most indicated they did not know what fracking is.

EU raids gas firms in 10 countries

2011-09-28 08:27

Gas companies in 10 countries have been raided by EU inspectors, amid suspicion that they may have violated competition laws, according to the bloc's executive.

Shell vows not to pollute Karoo water

2011-03-03 20:38

Shell says its controversial plans to "frack" the Karoo in search of gas won't harm the environment.

SacOil in second Nigerian oil deal

2011-03-01 10:06

SacOil says it has acquired a 20% stake in a Nigerian oil and gas field, its second production deal in the country.

Rand strength concerns Sasol

2011-01-27 10:28

Sasol CEO Pat Davies says the strong rand has forced it to cut costs.

 

How to keep kids safe around a fire

2014-04-14 11:46

A safety circle of at least 10 feet, a gate or other type of barrier should be placed around campfires to prevent people from getting injured in case of falls.

Ukraine in 'emergency' talks over gas

2014-04-04 14:44

Ukraine is in emergency talks with European neighbours on the possibility of importing natural gas from the West, its prime minister says.

UK to produce shale gas in emergency

2014-04-02 12:52

Shale gas production in Britain could begin if the current crisis in Ukraine escalates to a state of emergency, the chief executive of Cuadrilla Resources says.

No alternative to Russian gas - Germany

2014-03-28 14:21

There is no sensible alternative to Russian gas to meet Europe's energy needs, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says.

Ukraine to hike gas prices by 50%

2014-03-26 18:29

Ukraine is raising the price of gas for domestic consumers by more than 50% and will implement further increases until 2018, an official says.

Change in Sasol pricing on the cards

2014-03-24 17:06

The expiry of an agreement between SA and Sasol concerning the Mozambican gas pipeline will require Sasol Gas to shift to a non-discriminatory pricing regime.

Shell cuts spending to lower shale exposure

2014-03-14 10:48

Royal Dutch Shell will cut spending and lay off staff at its American exploration and production business, says the company.

6 FAQ on lactose intolerance

2014-03-13 11:15

If you suffer from lactose intolerance, you will know the painful symptoms it causes. We answer your most frequently asked questions.

Gazprom warns Ukraine over 'huge' debt

2014-03-02 15:23

Ukraine owes Russian gas giant Gazprom a "huge" debt of $1.55bn for unpaid gas and may not be able to keep the discount it currently enjoys.

Important gas finds in Algeria - minister

2013-09-09 20:30

Algeria's state-run energy giant Sonatrach has made very important natural gas discoveries this year, says Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi.

China lends Nigeria $3bn for projects

2013-07-04 18:44

The Nigerian president is to travel to China to sign off on $3bn in loans to build infrastructure in Africa's most populous country.

Dames: Gas a game changer for SA

2013-05-14 12:31

There is a growing role for gas in the country, given the deficit in access to electricity, says Eskom CEO Brian Dames.

Oil, gas tests enrage environmentalists

2013-04-14 17:47

Environmentalists are fuming after Eastern Cape authorities admitted to testing for oil and gas between the Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay shorelines.

SA is open for gas investment - Nersa

2013-04-03 12:46

South Africa is a good place for firms to invest in the gas market, especially as electricity prices are on the rise, says the National Energy Regulator of SA.

New Rio chief faces test over plight of alumina refinery

2013-01-31 10:26

Rio Tinto's to decide whether to shut the 1 400-staff Gove alumina refinery in Australia, as under-performing units come under scrutiny after $14bn in write downs.

PetroSA, Cairn India sign deal

2012-08-16 14:53

State-owned oil firm PetroSA and Cairn India Group have signed a farm-in deal for crude oil and natural gas exploration in Block 1 off SA's west coast.

Aus mines have insurance against lower prices

2012-03-21 14:34

Increased shipments of coal, iron ore and gas would more than make up for any fall in their value, Australian officials say.

Norway-UK gas flow choppy

2011-12-27 13:20

Norwegian gas flow to the UK remains choppy as power began returning to Shell's Ormen Lange gas processing plant after holiday storms cut off its electricity.

PetroSA restarts refinery

2011-11-08 09:45

PetroSA has restarted its gas-to-liquids refinery in Mossel Bay, after a shortage of liquefied petroleum gas caused petrol stations to be shut down around SA.

Respite seen in SA's gas shortage

2011-10-30 15:09

SA refineries should operate at over 95% of total capacity by the end of November, easing a gas shortage in the country, according to reports.

Fracking not understood, supported in SA

2011-10-26 16:20

Less than a quarter of South Africans who took part in survey supported hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo while most indicated they did not know what fracking is.

PetroSA to hunt for oil, gas on cape coast

2011-09-11 11:12

State-owned oil and gas company PetroSA plans to explore an 80 000 sq km area around the Cape coast in a search for oil and gas, the Sunday Times reported.

Shell will pay up for Karoo damage

2011-03-03 09:17

Shell, whose massive explorations plans for the Karoo have come under fire, has promised compensation for all damage caused by its operations.

DA urges Shell to can gas search

2011-02-01 16:07

The Democratic Alliance says oil giant Shell's controversial plan to explore for gas in the Karoo should be put on hold.

Eco-savvy heating

2010-07-22 12:14

Want to make better use of your energy-guzzling heater this winter? Here’s how.

 
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