The QCRD Global Sustainability Index’s semi-annual report, which was issued towards the end of last year, ranked Sasol among the top 100 companies for sustainability.
Friday, 28 January 2011 13:34

Total sells Cameroon assets

Total has announced that it will sell its 75.8% stake in its upstream Cameroonian affiliate, Total E&P Cameroon, to private independent explorer Perenco. Other shareholders in the ex-Cameroonian company include the national oil company SNH (Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures – 20%) and Paris Orléans – Groupe Rotchshild (4.2%).
Since 2009 RWE, Linde and BASF have been testing new technology for separating carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas in a pilot plant at RWE’s Niederaussem power station near Cologne. The results of the practical test are now available: Compared to processes commonly run today, the innovative technology that captures CO2 by means of new chemical solvents can reduce energy input by about 20 percent.
Sasol flew the world’s first passenger aircraft exclusively using the company’s synthetic jet fuel. The fuel was produced by Sasol’s proprietary Coal to Liquids (CTL) process and it is the world’s only fully synthetic jet fuel to have received international approval as a commercial aviation turbine fuel.
Friday, 12 November 2010 12:12

Nigeria gets 434 MW gas turbine power plant

Nigerian power utility, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), will be building an environmentally-friendly gas turbine power plant in Ajaokuta, located approximately 200 kilometres south of the capital Abuja. The €230-million, 434 MW power plant, called Geregu II, is scheduled to start commercial operation in late 2012.
The oil and gas industry is facing uncertainty due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year, followed by conflicting consumer and business confidence reports, mixed economic data, cutbacks in government as well as the sovereign debt crisis in Europe.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:54

Gas regulations and rights in Southern Africa

“Gas as a commodity emphatically fits in South Africa’s energy policy position. In 1998, the White Paper on Energy Policy advocated for the government’s commitment geared at developing a gas industry that will feed into the energy mix, to ensure security of energy supply,” said South African Energy Minister Dipuo Peters at the third National Gas Conference in Gauteng in September.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:48

On-ship carbon capture and storage technology

Det Norske Veritas AS and Process Systems Enterprise Ltd (PSE) have joined forces for a research and development project that will develop blueprint designs for on-ship carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:45

Oil and gas markets update

The International Energy Agency publication Medium-Term Oil and Gas Markets 2010 highlights that although oil and gas markets are starting to show signs of recovery, the impact of the recession differs across regions and the outlook remains very uncertain.
On 12 April 2010, Total announced that it has joined the Positive Energy Consortium. The company will be leading the working group on integrating photovoltaic in office buildings. Photovoltaics technology can be used with other solutions to create positive energy buildings, which produce more energy than they use.
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