Gas Snippets

Saldanha facility ramping up gas supply

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) supplier Avedia Energy has announced the first year of operational success of its Avedia Energy LPG storage facility in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape.

With the installation of the 2000 t LPG facility and six road loading gantries built at the Saldanha terminal, it now has the capability to support an additional 6000 t of LPG monthly. The added capacity also makes LPG more readily available in the Western Cape and alleviates the shortages when refineries shut down or during the colder months when demand peaks.

Engineering News, 31 August 2018 

Tanzania to work with Uganda on natural gas pipeline project

Tanzania and Uganda have signed an agreement for the construction of a natural gas pipeline, marking the first trans-border gas pipeline in East Africa.

"About 10 to 15 Tanzania regions will benefit from the pipeline that will also serve as a catalyst for oil and gas exploration," says Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) managing director Kapuulya Musomba. 

ESI Africa, 27 August 2018 

Carbon emissions reduced at hospitals 

Gas suppliers CNG Holdings, through its wholly owned subsidiary Virtual Gas Network (VGN), will start the installation of two natural gas boiler systems at provincial hospitals on the Far East Rand and in Pretoria next month.

The project aims to reduce the carbon footprint of ten state-owned hospitals by March next year. Converting the hospitals’ heavy coal-burning boiler systems to cleaner natural gas systems will not only reduce carbon emissions but also allow for more economical maintenance of the systems.

Engineering News, 31 August 2018 

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