Whatever happened to shale gas?

In certain circumstances, no news is good news. Sometimes, though, it tells its own story, especially when it we are experiencing something akin to a news blackout on an issue which should be constantly in the public eye.

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Nuclear trumps shale and gas

The signing in Vienna – at the margins of the 58th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference – of a strategic nuclear partnership between Russia and South Africa, has met with criticism from the mining sector.

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SA expanding nuclear

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

Coming ‘oil glut’ may push global economy into deflation

oilglutOne piece of the jigsaw puzzle is missing to complete the deflation landscape across the West: a slide in oil prices. This is becoming more likely each month.

Turmoil across the Middle East and parts of Africa has choked supply … Read the rest

Bright future for SA with shale and solar: Mothlanthe

oilshaleSouth Africa can become one of the fastest-growing economic hubs in the world if it exploits its natural resources, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Monday.


“Fortunately for South Africa, we have among the best solar energy resources in … Read the rest