South Africa may curb Shell’s oil exploration over gas-pump exit

South Africa’s energy ministry signaled it may grant fewer oil exploration permits to Shell over the company’s plans to exit the nation’s fuel-supply business. The oil major is selling its shareholding in Shell Downstream South Africa, which includes a network of 600 gas stations across the country, following a review of its business across regions and markets. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said he’s requested a meeting with Shell officials to discuss the matter.

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