South African firm injects R55 billion into Lupane gas

A SOUTH African mining firm Tumagole Consortium says it is committed to investing R55 billion into the Coal-Bed Methane mining project in Lupane. Tumagole Consortium officials, who were led by South A...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 January 2019


LP gas demand up 100%

THE demand for liquefied petroleum (LP) gas has increased by more than 100 percent in Bulawayo, putting pressure on suppliers who import the product mainly from South Africa. Distributors and househol...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 December 2018


New twist to Makomo, Zambezi Gas coal field feud

The coal claims feud pitting Zambezi Gas and Makomo Resources has taken a new twist, amid reports that there may have been an "error" in the former's special grant.Zambezi Gas says its special grant g...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 November 2018


Zambezi Gas, Coal Mine appeals to Govt

Zambezi Gas and Coal Mine has implored Government to expeditiously resolve a dispute in which it is accusing Makomo Resources of encroaching into 11 200 hectares of its Hwange-based concession.One of ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 November 2018


Zambezi Gas doubles coal production

Zambezi Gas, a coal miner in Hwange, has doubled production to 100 000 tonnes per month since it started operating nearly two years ago, the visiting Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Ene...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 November 2018


Biogas takes rural communities by storm

Rural communities in Mashonaland East are adopting a simple technology to produce clean, alternative and easily accessible renewable energy from biomass.Under the project, rural communities in Mudzi a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 June 2018


Bulawayo to get $15m gas plant

A LEADING Chinese gas manufacturer, Chingases Company Limited, plans to set up a $15 million plant in Bulawayo under the Special Economic Zones (SEZs).The company, which is presently operating in Zamb...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 June 2018


Zambezi Gas, Makomo brawl over claims

ZAMBEZI Gas, a coal mining firm in Hwange, is breathing fire over its loss of 11 720 hectares of land allegedly to Makomo Resources under unclear circumstances.Owned by locals, some of whom have opera...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 June 2018


Tongaat Hulett commissions Chiredzi gas plant

TONGAAT Hulett, Zimbabwe's largest sugar producer, has commissioned a 40-tonne liquefied petroleum gas plant in Chiredzi that will provide renewable and clean energy to more than 5 000 workers of the ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 April 2018


Firm seeks $700m for coal-bed methane production

One of the three firms granted a coal-bed methane concession by Government in Lupane, Matabeleland North Province, Discovery Investments, has said it required about $700 million to start commercial ga...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 January 2018


LPG use on the rise

The Zimbabwe Regulatory Authority (Zera) says there has been a rapid growth in liquefied gas petroleum gas (LPG) usage in the country as its use became popular as an alternative energy source especia...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 December 2017


Coal miners sued over $3,885 million debt

COAL mining firm, Zambezi Gas Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd, has been dragged to court by NR Barber (Pvt) Ltd over a $3,885 million debt for services rendered at Ithuba Mine in Hwange, a few years ago.Through it...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 August 2017


Shangani Energy gas permit extended

Government has extended Shangani Energy Exploration and Zambezi methane gas exploitation. The special grant for Shangani Energy was extended by three years to 2020, while that of Zambezi Gas was exte...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 August 2017


'Sadc region sitting on massive gas reserves'

Southern Africa is most likely sitting on massive natural gas reserves of more than 600 trillion cubic feet which the region must exploit to reduce a heavy reliance on biomass energy, a top South Afri...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 August 2017


Resources lead stock gains as oil, metals advance

Anglo American Plc, Rio Tinto Plc and BHP Billiton Plc underpinned the advance in the Storks Euro 600 Index as miners also propelled the MSCI All Country World Index toward a ninth month of gains. HSB...

By Bloomberg | Published: 31 July 2017


'Biogas projects will address councils' waste challenges'

Energy and Power Development minister Samuel Undenge yesterday urged all urban municipalities to adopt and develop biogas projects.Speaking during a tour of the Mbare biogas project, Undenge said the ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2017


Zambezi Gas coal output increases

ZAMBEZI Gas has increased coal output to 40 000 tonnes per month compared to 10 000 tonnes the colliery was producing when it started full-scale production last year.The Matabeleland North-based compa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 July 2017


Mugabe's police use tear gas on opposition supporters

Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse dozens of opposition supporters protesting what they say are plans to rig next year's presidential election.The main opposition MDC...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2017


Lupane gas extraction begins

MINES and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa yesterday said the extraction of coal-bed methane gas in Lupane has begun, describing the development as "historic".Addressing delegates to the o...

By Oliver Kazunga | Published: 24 July 2014


Sable Chemicals tests coal for gasification

SABLE Chemicals, Zimbabwe's sole producer of ammonium nitrate fertiliser, has taken coal samples from Sengwa in Gokwe to China to test the feasibility of processing the mineral for hydrogen.Gasified c...

By Golden Sibanda | Published: 24 July 2014


Zera to regulate Liquefied Gas operators

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has moved in to regulate trade and distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).Government today announced that liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) retailer...

By Musah Gwaunza | Published: 07 May 2014


SA pipeline project to pass through Zim

MINING Oil and Gas Services, a South Africa-based company intends to construct a multi-billion fuel pipeline, linking Beira and three southern African countries through Zimbabwe, industry sources sai...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 November 2013


Zera encourages use of gas

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) said on Sunday Zimbabweans must shift to use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as the power supply situation remains unstable.With Zimbabwe facing a pere...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 October 2013


BP denies US allegations of fixing natural gas market

New York-US regulators have told BP to respond to allegations of natural gas market manipulation and threatened the firm with fines of close to $29m (£19m).BP has 30 days to respond, but said the all...

By BBC News | Published: 06 August 2013

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