Category archives for: Oil & Gas

EXCLUSIVE: US defends “sovereignty” of African states in use of coal and gas

Hwange Colliery

from SCOTT COURIER in Washington, United States WASHINGTON, (CAJ News) – THE lack of electricity in Africa has become a factor in Washington’s “war on terror” Good news millions who live off the grid, but the policy is set to draw fire from those opposed to fossil fuel. Two of the most senior voices in […]

Catching them young to end SA paraffin-related deaths 

"Mr Wise" during the Engen Kleva Kids demonstration at Nomlinganiselo Primary School in Nyanga, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA

©Luigi Bennett

by GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EVERY year, mostly in winter, poor South Africans who rely on paraffin as their only source of energy continue to be exposed to shack-related fires, paraffin-related burns and deaths. Paraffin ingesting can also have serious health implications. Engen, the oil and gas company, has in an effort to […]

Diamond boost for African Utility Week 2018

African Utility Week

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for next week’s African Utility Week (AUW) have received a major boost after Lucy Electric confirmed its longstanding partnership for the event. The company will be the exclusive diamond sponsor at the summit scheduled for Cape Town from May 15-17. Rick St John, Business Development Director (Africa) for […]

Pollution claims 62 lives in Nigeria

United Nations Environmental Programme sampling in Ogoniland

Ogoni from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 60 people have reportedly died this month resulting from decades of pollution in the oil-rich southern Nigeria. The deaths have been reported in Ogoniland, the area which came into international recognition after 2 000 civilians were killed in the aftermath of protests against […]

Dangote to save Nigeria the embarrassment of fuel shortages

Nigeria fuel shortages

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – WHILE it is the continent’s biggest producer of crude oil, the irony is that Nigeria suffers recurrent crippling fuel shortages. It is possibly the only oil-producing country still struggling with the importation of refined petroleum products. The chronic shortages of the commodity are seen as […]

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