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The Chamber of Mines building in Johannesburg will now be powered by a 100kW fuel cell that runs on platinum and natural gas - a showcase of the potential South Africa has to become a significant player in the manufacture of platinum power fuel cell technology.
The government is working on a set of regulations that will ensure that shale gas exploration does not threaten South Africa's environment or compromise research projects linked to the Square Kilometre Array, says Mineral Resources director-general Thibedi Ramontja.
Camac Energy, a US-based oil and gas exploration and production company focused on energy resources in Africa, on Monday became the first new company to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 2014.
Industrial gas company Afrox has broken ground on the site of a R300-million air separation unit at the Coega industrial development zone in the Eastern Cape. The 150-ton per day unit will produce a variety of industrial gases for the automotive, food processing and medical sectors.
Australian-listed company Sunbird Energy is fast-tracking the development of the Ibhubesi gas project off South Africa's west coast, which could pave the way for a multi-billion rand investment that would significantly boost the country's gas-to-electricity generation capacity.
Industrial gas company Afrox has signed a land lease agreement with the Coega Development Corporation for the construction of a R300-million air separation unit at the Coega industrial development zone in the Eastern Cape.
The Cabinet has approved the gazetting of draft technical regulations on shale gas exploration and exploitation by means of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, saying it could provide huge impetus for the industrialisation of South Africa's economy.
Australian-listed Sunbird Energy has received government approval for the acquisition of the Ibhubesi gas project off South Africa's west coast, paving the way for a multi-billion rand investment that would boost the country's gas-to-electricity generation capacity.
Investec Plc announced on Wednesday that it was leading the financing of two South African gas power plants being developed by French company GDF Suez, marking the first major non-renewable independent power projects to be financed by South African institutions.
Plans for a gas-fired power plant to supply electricity to South Africa and Mozambique for two years have been unveiled by UK-based power specialist Aggreko and South African investment company Shanduka.
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