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Public Meetings to oppose Offshore Oil and Gas exploration to take place in KZN (Richards Bay, Durban and Port Shepstone)


Join us for the public participation meetings, and have your say in Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration Drilling off the East Coast of South Africa

Eni South Africa BV (Eni), and Sasol Africa Limited (Sasol) hold an Exploration Right 12/3/236 (ER 236) off the East Coast of South Africa. Eni has the operatorship of Block ER 236. Eni and Sasol are considering the possibility of conducting an exploration drilling programme in Block ER 236 to assess the commercial viability of the hydrocarbon reservoir for future development. The project requires Environmental Authorisation (EA) from the National Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) under the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (Act No. 107 of 1998), as amended, through an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, which commenced in January 2018.

The Final Scoping Report was approved by PASA on 16 April 2018, and ERM have commenced with the preparation of the draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIA Report). Stakeholders are invited to attend one of the below listed open house meetings where the findings of the draft EIA will communicated. The meeting will follow an open house format and the participants will have the opportunity to interact with the project team, ask questions and provide comment.

The draft EIA is currently being finalised and registered stakeholders will receive notification  by ERM environmental consultants when the report is available for comment.  The draft EIA will be released for a 30 day comment period as per the requirements of NEMA.

Dates and details of the public meetings are to be confirmed.

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