Canada

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 8, 2014
Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Anglo's chief warned the company plans to take severe measures over the next two years.

B.C. breaking information act by not disclosing Mount Polley reports: lawyers

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 8, 2014
B.C. breaking information act by not disclosing Mount Polley reports: lawyers

B.C.’s Mines Ministry says release could jeopardize the outcome of several government investigations into the case.

Oil sands producer settles lawsuit by buying four farms

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 8, 2014
Oil sands producer settles lawsuit by buying four farms

Calgary-based Baytex Energy reached settlement with a group of families who claim were forced from their farms over odours.

Chile’s top court orders Goldcorp to halt El Morro mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 7, 2014
Chile’s top court orders Goldcorp to halt El Morro mine

Once again the mining giant's $3.9 million project can't move forward until local indigenous groups who oppose it are better consulted.

Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 7, 2014
Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

The EU new plan changes how refiners label the carbon intensity of their fuel.

Gold output hike boosts Mexico’s Durango state appeal

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 7, 2014
Gold output hike boosts Mexico’s Durango state appeal

The news represents a relief for local authorities, which have seen several projects halted in recent months.

Taseko launches civil suit

Michael Allan McCrae | October 6, 2014
bulldozer blade mining truck

Suit is significant for who it is naming.

Barrick Gold denies having paid for expropriated lands in Dominican Republic

Dominican Today | October 6, 2014
Barrick Gold denies having paid for expropriated lands in Dominican Republic

Barrick denied Monday having paid the families who own lands expropriated for the gold mine during the 1950's, and affirmed that it was the Dominican State which acquired the properties.

Coal dust seen as serious environmental threat in Canada: poll

Vancouver Sun | October 6, 2014

Metro Vancouver residents polled in a new survey are also concerned that coal dust from a recently approved loading facility at Fraser Surrey Docks will harm regional air quality.

Zambia tells Glencore mine closure, lay-offs ‘illegal’

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 6, 2014
Zambia tells Glencore mine closure, lay-offs ‘illegal’

Zambia’s mines minister says the company has not officially communicated the government its intentions as required under the country's law.

Ship laden with Arctic nickel on historic Northwest Passage voyage

Frik Els | October 3, 2014
Ship laden with Arctic nickel on historic Northwest Passage voyage

The polar class vessel is loaded with a cargo of nickel concentrate from Nunavik’s Deception Bay destined for the port of Bayuquan, northern China.

Former Barrick chief buys Iamgold mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 3, 2014
Former Barrick chief buys Iamgold mine

This is the first asset Aaron Regent's private equity firm acquires, after failing to buy Glencore’s Las Bambas copper project in Peru.

Glencore now idles zinc mine in Zambia over tax refund row

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 3, 2014
Glencore now idles zinc mine in Zambia over tax refund row

The company is cutting 169 jobs at the mine.

Why Canadian pipeline companies are moving billions in assets to U.S. subsidiaries

Financial Post | October 2, 2014
New technology could end the debate over pipeline safety

The move allows Canadian firms to pay less in tax and raise more capital for their major projects.

Canada launches $1.25bn large-scale carbon capture and storage plant

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 2, 2014
Canada launches $1.25bn large-scale carbon capture and storage plant

The project, first of its kind in the world, aims to demonstrate that the so-called “clean coal” technologies are feasible.

Goldcorp begins production at Quebec's Eleonore mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 2, 2014
Goldcorp pours first gold bar from Quebec's Eleonore mine

Output for this year is expected to be between 40,000 and 60,000 ounces of gold, reaching 7,000 tonnes a day by 2018.

Yamana Gold reaches record quarterly production in Q3

Marketwired | October 2, 2014

Yamana Gold achieves record quarterly production in Q3 of over 390,000 ounces.

Japanese trader offloads $1 billion Canadian coal mine for $1

Globe and Mail | October 1, 2014

Marubeni Corp., a Japanese trader that with a partner bought Canada’s Grande Cache Coal Corp. for about $1-billion (U.S.) three years ago, will dispose it for a nominal $1 to a Hong Kong mining investor.

Glencore halts copper projects in Zambia over tax row

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 1, 2014
Glencore halts copper projects in Zambia over tax row

The standoff marks a major setback for the miner, which is in the process of upgrading its copper assets in Zambia hoping to increase output by at least 50% by 2017.

Oilprice.com

Fed up with Federal inaction, States act alone on cap-and-trade

Oilprice.com | September 30, 2014

Unsatisfied with the pace at which the federal government is acting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several U.S. states and a few Canadian provinces are forging ahead with their own initiatives.

Canada’s Nova Scotia introduces ruling to ban fracking

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
Canada’s Nova Scotia introduces ruling to ban fracking

The proposed law, however, would allow fracking for testing and research purposes.

Avalanche kills Centerra Gold’s Kumtor mine worker

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
Avalanche kills Centerra Gold’s Kumtor mine worker

Another person in serious conditions.

Future innovation in the oil and gas sector will be driven by collaboration and innovation, finds a major new study

Lloyd's Register Energy | September 30, 2014

Global research from Lloyd’s Register Energy confirms the priorities up to 2025

Rio Tinto, Glencore could save $500m by joining coal businesses

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
Rio Tinto, Glencore could save $500m by joining coal businesses

It would also create a a 15-kilometre long ‘‘super pit’’ from the union of Rio’s Mount Thorley Warkworth and Glencore’s Bulga open-pit mines.

UK authorities to review bid for $2.7bn potash project in national park

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
UK authorities to review bid for $2.7bn potash project in national park

Analysts say this is “make or break” time for the company behind the massive mine, Sirius Minerals.

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