The City of Johannesburg says it has identified three possible causes of the blast that caused the collapse of the Lilian Ngoyi Street, formerly called Bree Street. At least one person died and 48 were injured, eight of whom are still in hospital following the blast. The Johannesburg City Manager Floyd Brink[…]
The Ekurhuleni Emergency Services says the area around the OR Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, remains closed off to the public. It follows a devastating blast in which at least 15 people, including hospital staff members, were killed on Christmas Eve. A gas tanker, which was reportedly travelling from[…]
INTERNATIONAL President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday pledged to boost political and economic cooperation including in energy and trade. The two leaders agreed to set up a partial payment system for Russian gas in roubles, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said after the talks.[…]
South Africa published a long-anticipated draft of oil and gas legislation that will give the state a 20% carried interest in exploration and production rights, with the aim of increasing development of the industry. The policy also calls for at least a 10% participating interest by black partners and the[…]
The death toll from a huge explosion that rocked a gas plant in central China rose to 10, state media said on Saturday, with five people still missing. Friday’s blast at the Henan Coal Gas Group factory left another 19 people seriously injured and more with light injuries, said state[…]
The companies leading the development of Israel’s offshore gas reserves have announced a deal that lifts one of the last major obstacles holding up the exportation of Israeli natural gas to Egypt. Noble Energy and its Israeli partner Delek, along with Egyptian East Gas Company, bought a 39 percent stake[…]
Palestinians say Israel has severely curtailed gas supplies to the occupied Gaza Strip this winter, fueling a major disruption to ordinary life for most families and exacerbating the harsh impact of the cold weather. Tholfikar Sweirjo, a member of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s committee in[…]
With consumers trying to adjust to constant loadshedding, gas users are now facing a severe gas shortage in the Western Cape. The shortfall occurs every year during the winter season. The fact that the country has been plagued by load shedding has further increased the demand for gas and the[…]
Rescuers have pulled a 101-year-old man and three women alive from his ruined home a week after Nepal’s earthquake claimed at least 7,250 lives, as the government warned that the death toll will climb “much higher”. Funchu Tamang was rescued from the rubble of his house with only minor injuries[…]
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