As the mining sector continuously strives to meet its growing energy demand and at the same time limit CO2 emissions with cleaner-burning alternative energy sources, why is it that only 4% of South Africa’s total energy is sourced from natural gas?
Electricity consumption, and the cost thereof, has become a large contributor to operating costs in mining in South Africa. The need to reduce electricity consumption of high power demand systems is identified as a means to increase mining profits and the environmental impact thereof.
But, why are so many of the large energy users like the mining sector still not making use of natural gas?
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Source: Mining Review Africa