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Shortage of gas was predictable

The shortage of gas was predictable and it is shocking that not enough was done to fast track the importation of LPG. The main reason for the shortage is that people are…

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Early warning – State of the electricity system

Eskom has just informed us that there is the possibility of load reduction over the next two days. Please see the advisory below for more information and take appropriate action for your…

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Oil, gas rush as firms flock to survey SA ocean

There is unprecedented interest in oil and gas exploration off South Africa’s coast, with 20 companies – including heavyweights such as Shell, Anadarko, ExxonMobil and Total – involved in exploration, Petroleum Agency…

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More Power to Business

AN old Eskom engineer with extensive experience in building power stations once told me that electricity was cheap to make but expensive to distribute. That is just as true today as it…

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The parastatal’s short-term view has led to profits in the beginning, but has come back to haunt it.

One cannot blame BHP Billiton for negotiating its electricity deal with Eskom. The Australian company had the foresight to see that, in the long term, the risk-sharing arrangement would work in its…

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