Royal Dutch Shell pushed SA on Wednesday to decide on its application, now nearly four years old, to explore for shale gas in the Karoo, a pristine semi-desert that may contain some of the world’s largest reserves.
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The department of energy will be devoting almost R1-billion to cementing South Africa’s nuclear energy expansion ambitions.
In her budget vote speech on Monday, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said that R850-million had been allocated to the department and its relevant … Read the rest
Shale gas exploration, currently planned in the Karoo, won’t only negatively affect the environment and water resources in that region, but could pose significant health risks to surrounding communities, a Cape Town academic has warned.
These include cancer and the … Read the rest
South African petrochemicals group Sasol Ltd is keen to invest in a domestic shale industry once it gets off the ground, its chief executive said, in a potential challenge to oil major Royal Dutch Shell.
South Africa’s cabinet proposed new … Read the rest
The government will take a 20% “free carry” in all new oil and gas projects, and reserve the right to buy another 30% at market-related rates, which will allow it to take its interest in projects to an effective 50%, … Read the rest
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor is disappointed at the delay of the announcement of whether South Africa would host the world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), she said on Wednesday.
“I am disappointed at the delay. … Read the rest