Posts tagged as oil

Deep disparities in the global energy system

Deep disparities define today’s energy world: The dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties; the gap between the ever-higher amounts of greenhouse gas emissions being produced and the insufficiency of stated policies to curb those emissions in line with international climate targets; the gap between the promise of energy for all […]

Power developments in Africa, October 2019

PV project grows Egypt’s renewable energy portfolio A new 50 MW solar power plant is to be built in Egypt. The plant, which will be built in Zafarana, will be funded by the German Development Bank and is expected start delivering power before the end of 2020. The Zafarana plant is the second project executed […]

Global energy spending stabilised last year, says IEA

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) annual benchmark for tracking energy investment, World Energy Investment 2019 reports that in 2018, global energy investment stabilised at over US$1,8-trillion after three years of decline. The report provides a full picture of today’s capital flows and what they might mean for tomorrow’s energy sector. It assesses whether the frameworks […]

Beware these engine killers

When reviewing oil analysis data, a forensic approach is required which incorporates a combination of science, experience and gut instinct. There is an explanation for every oil analysis result obtained, but that explanation is not always apparent and requires the abilities of a diagnostician. In this article, we go on a journey through the eyes […]

Localised production facilities for natural ester dielectric fluid in South Africa

The use of natural ester dielectric fluid instead of mineral oil in power transformers offers many advantages and the announcement that a local factory is to be set up to produce this fluid is a very important development in South Africa’s energy sector. Wilec, a division of Actom, currently imports natural ester dielectric fluid for […]

GIS platform to integrate blockchain

Geospatial Corporation will be integrating blockchain technology (the software behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency) with GeoUnderground, providing a cloud-based locational software platform allowing energy companies a secure way to manage contracts, assure provenance and track asset maintenance. The integration will allow the company to provide a seamless sharing of constantly updated locational data, status of […]

Transformer oil analysis contract awarded

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), the largest steel producer on the African continent, has awarded Wear Check the contract for the provision of the analysis of transformer oil samples at AMSA. Earlier this year, Wear Check bought Transformer Chemistry Services (TCS) and appointed Ian Gray, the managing director of TCS, to run the new transformer services […]