South Africa Current Events
South Africa Energy Review|
January 22, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
“Most of the oil consumed in South Africa, used mainly in the transportation sector, is imported from large producers in the Middle East and West Africa and is locally refined. South Africa also has a highly developed synthetic fuels industry, producing gasoline and diesel fuels from coal and natural gas.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration country report.
Most Popular: 11/04 to 11/10|
November 12, 2012 | Geology.com
Impact of the Toba Eruption
Spectacular Stream Potholes
The Granites of Yosemite National Park
Ancient Tsunami in Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Glacial Change on Mount Baker, Washington
Wisconsin’s Volcanic Past
Oldest Stone Tools – 71,000 YBP|
November 11, 2012 | The Australian
Archaeologists working near Mossel Bay, South Africa have found small stone tools with an estimated age of 71,000 years. Prior to this, the earliest tools found have an age of about 65,000 years.
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Spectacular Stream Potholes|
November 6, 2012 | Georneys
A potholes are cylindrical pits drilled into the bedrock bottom of a stream when turbulent flow causes rocks and sediments to swirl in a circular motion. Bourke’s Luck Potholes, near Mpumalanga, South Africa is a world-class location to view past and present potholes.
91% of 2011 Uranium Consumption was Imported|
May 3, 2012 | Energy Information Administration
Civilian nuclear power plant owners in the United States purchased 55 million pounds U3O8e in 2011 at an average price of $55.64 per pound U3O8e. Foreign-origin uranium accounted for 91% of the purchases and was sourced mainly from Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Brazil, China, Malawi, Namibia, Niger, South Africa, and Ukraine. Prices were up sharply.
South Africa Oil and Gas Assessment|
May 3, 2012 | USGS
“The South Africa Coastal Province along the South Africa coast recently was assessed for undiscovered, technically recoverable oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids resources as part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s World Oil and Gas Assessment. Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the USGS estimated mean volumes of 2.13 billion barrels of oil, 35.96 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 1,115 million barrels of natural gas liquids.”