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Gauteng judge jails diesel thief for 13 years

Vereeniging - A 27-year-old man has been convicted in the Vereeniging Magistrates' Court and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for theft of diesel and tampering with essential infrastructure, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), commonly known as the Hawks, in Gauteng said on Saturday.

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Here’s how South African fuel prices have changed so far in 2020

JOHANNESBURG - It’s more than a little ironic that when fuel prices came tumbling down in April and May, very few people could really drive anywhere as South Africa was in the midst of one of the strictest lockdowns in the world.

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KZN MEC assigns CEO to investigate Engen refinery closure in Durban

DURBAN - KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube has assigned a team of officials to meet the management team at the Engen refinery in the Bluff after reports that the plant may close.

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Engen refinery set to shut down

Durban - The Engen oil refinery (Enref) is expected to close its doors in 2023 and the facility may be converted into a fuel storage facility for imported product, according to sources close to the refinery.

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Mantashe: SA needs slick oil investments to thrive

  • Minister Gwede Mantashe says decreased demand for energy in the oil sector depressed the prices of crude oil and petroleum products.
  • The government is working to future-proof the energy sector as well as its own power system in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • According to the minister, the state is planning to introduce a bill to Parliament to encourage investment in SA's oil and gas infrastructure.
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