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Call for parliamentary disaster management oversight……

parties to debate disaster management oversight proposals  .......article dated 5 August 2021...... A Disaster Management Amendment Bill, originally published for comment in October 2020, has now finally made it to Parliament and sits for process...

Gas Amendment Bill changes energy horizon

.....article dated 9 September 2021..... Mantashe puts Gas Amendment Bill before Parliament....  An interminably long journey has finally come to an end with the tabling of the Gas Amendment Bill in Parliament, introduced by Minister Mantashe as...

Energy plan on gas exploration tabled

.......article dated 4 July 2021.... Minister to brief Parliament in August Now that Cabinet has approved the Upstream Petroleum Resources Bill and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) have indicated their policy and the purpose...

Decision time for fuel industry, MPs told

.....article dated 5 May 2021....... SA oil refineries have limited future...        In a recent parliamentary meeting of the energy portfolio committee, AdvThabo Mokoena, DDG of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, surprised many with...

PetroSA part of new energy plan

.....article dated 2 September 2020..... CEF to restructure both PetroSA and NECSA..... In what appears to be the...

Parliament censures CEF and PetroSA

....PetroSA, CEF and SFF mess gets worse... Article circulated  5 May 2019..... Despite the claim by new acting Group CEO, Sakhiwo Makhanya, that the Central Energy Fund (CEF) annual accounts for 2017/8 have “provided sufficient headroom for growth...

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Competition Commission gets to know LPG market

 DOE holds off on LPG regulatory changes... Sent to clients 25 Oct....In a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the report by the Competition Commission (CC) into the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) sector, acting Director General of the...

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Border Management Authority around the corner

SARS role at border posts being clarified .... In adopting the Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs agreed with a wording that at all future one-stop border posts, managed and administered by the...

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PetroSA on the rocks for R14.5bn

Project Apollo plan to save PetroSA... Sent to clients 6 Oct......A team comprising of industry experts is now defining a new strategy to save the PetroSA struggling offshore gas project on the East Coast.   The experts were not named but the...

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Competition Commission turns to LP gas market

Focus may be on LP gas allocations.... The Competition Commission has announced that it will conduct a market inquiry into the state of competition in the LP gas sector.    Public comment is invited from those in the liquified gas petroleum (LPG)...

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Gas Utilisation Master Plan gets things going

Gas a “game changer” in energy mix... With the publication for comment of the Gas Utilisation Master Plan (Gump) by the department of energy (DoE), South Africa came a step further towards the finalisation of its Integrated Energy Plan (IEP),...

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Mineral and Petroleum Resources Bill halted perhaps

Mineral and Petroleum Act extends State rights... New MPRDA starts with 20% free carry, maybe more.... The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill, the legislation that will give the state a right to a 20% free carried interest...

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