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South Africa’s PASA Grants Kinetiko Energy Gas Exploration Rights Renewals for 2 Years

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Oil and gas exploitation regulator the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA) has granted Australian gas explorer, Kinetiko Energy, through its subsidiary, Afro Energy, renewals on two key exploration areas.

Poised to promote and advance shallow conventional gas and coal bed methane exploration and production in South Africa, the grant extensions are for Exploration Rights (ER) 270 and 272, which cover an area of approximately 3,135km2 in the country’s main Karoo Basin.

“Following the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act of 2002 (MPRDA) Section 81:(4), under which the company is entitled to continue with exploration and appraisal operations, the renewals granted are for the first of potentially three renewal periods of two years,” Kinetiko Energy indicated in a statement.

In addition to ER 270 and 272, Afro Energy also holds rights to ER 271 in the main Karoo Basin, thus bringing the subsidiary’s total exploration portfolio in the area to 3,577km2 and supporting Kinetiko Energy’s planned exploration activities in 2023.

Meanwhile, Kinetiko Energy has indicated its intention to apply for production rights over these exploration rights for an initial period of 30 years.

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Matthew Goosen

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Matthew Goosen is a Video Editor and Content Writer at Energy Capital & Power. He holds an Honours Degree in Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town and is currently undergoing his Masters Degree. Born in Pretoria and raised internationally, he has been living in Cape Town since 2013.