Farmers determined to fight against shale gas

2019-05-20 21:51

The Supreme Court of Appeal has heard arguments by Agri Eastern Cape, regarding the legality of technical regulations for fracking previously promulgated by the Minister of Mineral Resources.

Agri SA kicks off anti fracking court battle

2019-05-07 13:24

Agri SA has launched court proceedings against the granting of environmental authorisations and exploration rights for shale gas to Rhino Oil & Gas.

Sasol could sell off nearly R14bn in assets

2017-11-26 06:00

Sasol could sell off as much as $1 billion (R13.85 billion) worth of noncore assets, including its Canadian shale gas assets, Sasol chief financial officer Paul Victor said this week.

Fracking in SA could be a game-changer or a damp squib

2017-10-09 07:29

The Karoo region potentially holds shale gas that could transform the energy economy, but given the uncertainties around exploration, what's the next logical step, asks Professor Robert Scholes.

Govt still on track for Karoo fracking - Zwane

2017-05-17 15:00

Government intends to pursue the exploration of shale gas, but will consult widely with communities and stakeholders when doing so, says Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

CSIR fracking report shows the downside

2016-11-27 06:00

If exploration for shale gas goes ahead in the Karoo, only 60 to 900 jobs will be created, and it is not going to add much value to the economy, this according to CSIR.

Shale gas fails the jobs test

2016-09-03 15:46

A report shows that creating sustainable employment opportunities for the people of the Karoo seems highly unlikely.

Report shows how SA can boost shale gas development

2016-02-16 07:17

Even though South Africa has significant potential for shale gas development, little progress has been made in exploiting these resources, a report has revealed.

SA sees 19.5 tcf of recoverable gas resources

2015-09-29 13:08

Recoverable gas reserves from both onshore shale and offshore gas fields have been seen at around 19.5 trillion cubic feet, says a senior energy official.

SA shale gas regulations within two weeks

2015-05-12 10:39

The Department of Mineral Resources is expected to publish regulations which will govern the exploration process for shale gas in the Karoo soon.


Shale gas ultimately part of SA energy plan - Radebe

2019-05-14 11:52

At the same time, he added, the fact that SA has an abundance of coal reserves cannot be ignored, especially since the price of coal remains relatively low.

OPEC's oil price nightmare is already coming true – Gadfly

2018-02-11 14:00

The US has become a serious contender as the world's largest oil producer.

Farmers' court victory gains Karoo fracking reprieve

2017-10-21 09:00

Farmers have put the brakes on fracking in the Karoo for now, as the mining ministry mulls whether it should appeal a court ruling that declared fracking regulations invalid.

Kubayi: new refinery will boost SA industrialisation

2017-05-22 19:18

A new oil refinery will aid SA’s industrialisation and make it less reliant on imports which are highly exposed to foreign exchange fluctuations, says the Energy Department.

Shell plans $300m investment in shale

2017-02-26 13:30

Shell has confirmed it will invest $300m to develop a shale oil and gas reserve in southern Argentina.

WWF pulls apart report on economic benefits of fracking in SA

2016-10-21 08:10

A KPMG report on the economic benefits for fracking in SA is speculative and does not reflect the true nature of shale-gas drilling and its economics, explains the WWF.

Why cheap oil isn't good news

2016-04-13 11:04

Although brent crude prices have risen, the oil price is still low compared to historical levels. Experts share what the low oil prices say about the global economy and its slow growth.

SA's shale gas reserves and exploration

2015-10-29 08:56

Experts discuss the potential of SA's gas reserves as a source of energy in the future. However there are challenges hampering exploration.

US shale and OPEC: The altered balance of power

2015-06-02 08:33

Two landmark events this month will underscore the extent to which the oil market's balance of power has been transformed by the shale revolution.

US shale oil output set for slowdown - BP

2015-02-18 12:37

Booming US shale output, which helped spark slumping oil prices, will continue over the next 20 years but start to slow, forecasts BP.

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