The Department of Energy gives insight on the adjustment of fuel prices

The Department of Energy informs the public of the fuel price adjustments for October 2016. South Africa’s fuelprices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by international and local factors. International factors include the fact that South Africa imports both crude oil and finished products at a price set at the international level, including shipping costs.


The use of plastic pipes in gas pipelines

South Africa’s gas industry is on the cusp of great growth and expansion in light of a potential global oversupply of shale gas. Locally, the Department of Energy has confirmed the potential development of regional gas-fields, which will lead to natural gas becoming a more important fuel in South Africa.


Energy department completes nuclear tech studies, but still light on detail

The Department of Energy announced yesterday, at a press conference held in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal that although it has completed various technical studies (including in depth studies into the cost of nuclear power, funding and financing models, and the economic impact of localisation, among others) it is still negotiating on the price “for the procurement of nuclear power in South Africa.”

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