Tag: Eskom

Africa, Afroil, Gas, Power, South Africa

South Africa’s turn to gas

Nicholas Newman AfrOil – Africa Oil & Gas June 2016 Delays in developing South Africa’s own gas resources, combined with low prices for LNG, make liquefied supplies a leading choice What: Additional LNG supplies will prove attractive to South Africa’s import plans. Why: The country is taking efforts to step up gas consumption. What next: Supplies are likely to come […]

Energy Policy, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Gas, National Grid, Pipelines, Power, Shipping, South Africa

Options for gas to power in South Africa

Nicholas Newman South Africa’s is facing chronic electricity supply problems, which have resulted in the power system being extremely constrained and vulnerable, which has resulted in load shedding at times.  Its problems are occurring, in part due to problems experienced in completing new generating and distribution capacity to meet on-going […]

Eniday, Oil, Pipeline Coating, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines, Pipelines Gas Journal

New work completed for various clients

Nicholas Newman Just completed work for three clients, which included Pipeline Gas Journal,  Pipeline Coating and Eniday. The reports were about: For Pipeline Gas Journal – A report on Britain’s National Grid gas pipeline business in both the UK and United States. For Pipeline Coating – A report in the […]

Afrelec, Africa, Energy Policy, Gas, Pipelines, Power, Power Grid, South Africa, Technology

South Africa’s gas-power paradox

Nicholas Newman AfriElec 18 March 2015 South Africa wants more natural gas-fired power generation but lacks domestic production and transmission infrastructure to spur growth The Integrated Resource Plan wants gas to account for 10% of generation by 2022 Gas-fired generation is cheaper than power from coal and renewables SA needs […]