FuelWatch by Max Braun – Oct 2011

2011-10-01 15:30

The diesel prices in Gauteng hit R10 a litre for the first time on November 2nd this year. A 27,5% increase since January and still another month to go. The outlook for oil and fuel prices in the medium term


Biofuels Update – Oct 2011

2011-10-01 15:25

Finalisation of the biofuels strategy is hopefully on the horizon for sometime in 2012. The Department of Energy gazetted its draft regulations for mandatory blending of biodiesel and bioethanol during September. The matter was open for public comment until November


Straight from the Spout – Oct 2011

2011-10-01 15:20

Professor Ian Plimer, a member of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide and a joint member of the School of Civil Environmental and Mining Engineering, has written a book titled Heaven and Earth as


Managing fuel usage

2011-10-01 15:15
Managing fuel.. dispensing fuel and storage

Sophisticated crime, determined and intrepid crooks and forecourt pump jockeys scheming ways and means to steal your fuel is widely acknowledged by the experience gained by oil companies and financial service providers with established fuel cards and automated fuel management


Carbon Tax

2011-10-01 15:15

The latest comments on the pending carbon tax on vehicles seem to confirm that it is on the cards for introduction when the 2012 budget is tabled by the Finance Minister early next year. So far there are no reliable


Cleaner Fuels

2011-10-01 15:11

Earlier this year, the DoE (Department of Energy) indicated it would announce its decision on the road map to cleaner fuels before the end of December. The oil majors, through its industry association (SAPIA), submitted its proposals for consideration by


FuelWatch by Max Braun – Aug 2011

2011-08-01 15:30
While the oil price varies, truck manufacturers like Scania are surging ahead with technologies to reduce emissions and improve fuel consumption.

As suggested in the previous FuelWatch (May 2011), the volatility of the oil price would continue to follow the volatile geo-political events in North Africa and parts of the Middle East. These ongoing events and the pressures visited on the


Fuel Cost Trends – Aug 2011

2011-08-01 15:25

The following graphs and figures are designed to highlight various fuel cost trends as a percentage of trucking costs based on various transport operations. FleetWatch deems this to be vital information if rate adjustments are to be fair and timely.


Biofuels Update – Aug 2011

2011-08-01 15:20

Since the May 2011 edition of FuelWatch, there has been considerable reaction to the DME’s decision to place a moratorium on Shell Oil’s intention to start hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in the Karoo. The DME’s caution is much in


Straight from the Spout – Aug 2011

2011-08-01 15:15

Harking back to the Transport Forum’s Workshop on the coming carbon taxes, I was impressed with the presentation by Abrie de Swardt, marketing director at Imperial logistics. Abrie says get educated and learn how to measure and monitor your carbon