SA Oil explains what rare earths are and why they are important

A Simple Guide to Rare Earths

Rare earth elements are crucial to modern technology and are one of the most important components in the manufacturing of many products. Their significance has made them political weapons in the Trade War, too. But …

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SA Oil discusses the different industries and applications in which heavy fuel oil is used

The Many Uses of HFO

Fuel is crucial to powering the world around us. Various types of fuel are used every day, from heating and cooking to powering huge machinery. Some fuels are better for certain applications – like heavy …

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SA Oil discusses illegal mining in Africa and in South Africa

Illegal Mining in Africa

The US Geological Society has classified Africa as holding immense mineral reserves, including diamonds, platinum and gold – the mining of which contributes hugely to GDP and tax revenue of African countries. But now mines …

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SA Oil explains how fuel helped man get to the moon

The Fuel That Got Man to the Moon

Nearly 50 years ago, on the morning of the 20th of July 1969, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sent Saturn V to the moon during the Apollo 11 spaceflight, making history. Find out …

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SA Oil discusses the impact of the trade war on mining

The Trade War Explained: Part III – South African Mining

A reprieve from the US-China Trade War may see cooled tensions and a start to global economic stability, but the truce may be too little, too late. Find out how the year-long trade struggle impacted …

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SA Oil discusses the impact of the Trade Was on the oil industry

The Trade War Explained: Part II South African Fuel Security

Over a year later, the US-China Trade War has only grown in severity and in its wake, the world is trying to keep its head above water. Significantly impacted is the oil industry, with questions …

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SA Oil discusses the journey of crude oil

The Journey of Crude Oil

From the polish on our shoes to the tyres on our cars and the fuel that propels them, we have crude oil to thank! Easy access to its products blinds us to the tremendous journey …

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SA Oil discusses the manufacturing industry in South Africa

South Africa’s Manufacturing Mayhem

The manufacturing industry’s days of being a prized contributor to South Africa’s economy is on the wane – in just two decades, the sector’s contribution to GDP has shrunk from 18% in 1997 to 11% …

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SA Oil discusses why we still use fossil fuels

Why Do We Still Use Hydrocarbon Fuels?

Hydrocarbon fuels are used to create and power almost everything we use – from our reading glasses to powering entire buildings, these fuels are at the source! However, attempts are being made to move away …

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Mine Energy Solutions: Using HFO

HFO: Powering Industry HFO has been a reliable fuel source for industry for decades; initially used as a marine fuel, its qualities were soon put to use in other industries, such as the power industry. …

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