Tag: South Africa

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OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION ACTIVITY PICKS UP 

What?   Investment activity in exploration and production is starting to pick up. Why?  Oil prices have increased by nearly 25 % compared to the same period last year thanks to OPEC production restrictions. What next?    The prospect of peak demand for oil and gas is likely to make investors more cautious. Oil and […]

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Africa’s trains in the future

Nicholas Newman Eniday July 2017 Today, it is rare to see Africa’s locomotives using coal as a fuel of choice. Instead, it is likely to be diesel or electric engines pulling the continent’s freight and passenger trains. Across Africa, a rail investment boom is taking place, resulting in plans to invest $30 billion on 6,835 […]

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A new future with hybrid power plants

 Nicholas Newman Documented Energy May 2017 We have probably all read of hybrid cars and buses powered by a combination of petrol or diesel with batteries. The same approach to making electricity is being taken in the operation of hybrid power plants. Such plants often combine renewables, such as solar or […]

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Anadarko in Africa

Nicholas Newman Afroil April 2017 The US independent has driven interest in a number of African plays, although its recent focus has been on North American plays, writes Nicholas Newman Anadarko Petroleum ranks amongst the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, with 1.72 billion barrels of proven reserves at the […]

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Recent work for clients in July 2016

Recent work for clients in July 2016

Here are a few examples of my recent energy journalism and other corporate communication work, which I have completed for various clients during the month of July 2016. AFROIL Build a power station in Africa South Africa’s growing economy is suffering from a shortage of power. Eniday China’s renewable revolution […]

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