Energy of Tomorrow

Easy to transport, half as pollutant as coal and a suitable companion to renewable energy, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is fast becoming a popular energy source in South Africa. Government documentation shows that preferred bidders will soon be announced for multi-billion-dollar gas-to-power projects by the end of March 2017. This is part of government efforts to diversify energy production away from more environmentally damaging coal plants. Pricing, government and development Further a drop in global […]

SAGA and Piped Gas

Natural gas is a worldwide low emitting, affordable carbon fuel source. Within the Southern African context, natural gas is used in both domestic and industrial environments. Established in 2009, the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) was introduced in South Africa to the natural gas market with the expectation that this regulation will ensure safety of use and good practice. PER regulates natural gas and this regulation requires all equipment to be verified by a designated institution. […]

Values in Piped Gas

With the availability of natural gas in countries such as Mozambique and Namibia, coupled with the discovery of offshore gas reserves in Mozambique and South Africa, the piped gas industry in Southern Africa is undergoing rapid expansion.┬áIn November 2015 Rompco, a joint venture between Sasol, Companhia Mocambicana de Gasoduto and South African Gas Development Company announced a plan to expand 865km gas pipeline into South Africa*. This expansion has since been completed and recently Sasol […]