The petrol price is up 32% since 2012 – even though right now a barrel of oil costs almost exactly what it did then

2019-10-02 16:06

When margins, retail income and distribution cost are included, 55% of the fuel price is unrelated to the oil price itself.

PetroSA can survive 'beyond today' thanks to emergency plan, MPs hear

2019-03-12 17:54

Turning around state oil company PetroSA is one of the biggest priorities of its parent company, the Central Energy Fund.

Relief for motorists as fuel price decrease kicks in

2019-01-02 15:02

Motorists have started 2019 with a lower price for fuel at the pumps after the latest round of monthly price adjustments came into effect on Wednesday.

Radebe to publish SA's long-term electricity plan on Monday

2018-08-24 20:51

The long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan will be gazetted on Monday, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has said, following a meeting with the National Economic Development and Labour Council.

Green power on collision course with CSIR

2017-05-28 06:00

Organisations campaigning against the continuous use of coal-powered energy are on a collision course with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research over its latest study.

Department of Energy not credible – Outa

2016-12-08 05:31

Outa calls for more transparency with the draft Integrated Resources Plan, noting that the rushed public participation process is bordering on becoming illegal.

Rosatom still "upbeat" about nuclear bid

2016-10-06 19:43

Despite the Department of Energy's decision to delay the release of the Request for Proposals, Rosatom has not been deterred from bidding for the nuclear tender.


PetroSA says its Mossel Bay plant will run out of gas by December 2020 - placing 1,500 jobs at risk

2019-10-02 07:02

State-owned PetroSA, however, said it has several initiatives planned to keep doors open.

Energy department survived its worst year yet, says Radebe

2019-02-26 21:32

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe said the lack of stability in the office of the minister, director general and deputy director general was felt in the financial health of the department as well as its state of governance.

Nuclear power still viable for SA's energy mix - industry

2018-10-07 08:14

South Africa’s nuclear industry will ask government to bring back the 9.6GW of nuclear energy into the country’s energy mix.

Kubayi defends Joemat-Pettersson over fuel stock sale

2017-05-30 19:45

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says her predecessor did not intend to mislead Parliament about the Strategic Fuel Fund's stock sale.

Consumers hit by petrol price increase

2017-01-27 17:54

The Department of Energy announced that the fuel price will go up from 1 February 2017.

Wind, solar could cost R90bn less than nuclear - CSIR

2016-12-07 17:44

A re-optimised energy mix scenario, with 72% of renewables, could cost R90bn less than either of the IRP 2016’s base case and carbon scenarios.

Controversial nuclear programme to launch at month-end

2016-09-08 11:29

The nuclear procurement programme will officially begin on September 30, amid a court case against the process and as rating agencies watch spending plans.

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