Canada

BP-Husky new Canadian oil sands project begins operations

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 12, 2014
BP-Husky new Canadian oil sands project begin operations

The Sunrise Phase 1 oil sands project is expected to have initial capacity of 60,000 barrels per day.

Glencore's massive Canadian Donkin coal mine sold to U.S. firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 4, 2014
Glencore's massive Canadian Donkin coal mine sold to U.S. miner

News feeds long-standing hopes of a mine reopening and job generation in the impoverished area.

Canadian premiers say Energy East pipeline a 'nation-building' exercise

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 3, 2014
Canadian premiers say Energy East pipeline a 'nation-building' exercise

Ontario and Alberta agree the controversial $12bn Energy East pipeline is a “nation-building” exercise and said they'd work together on the issue.

Women mostly missing at London’s 'Mines and Money' event

75 participating countries, 200 companies, 200 presenters, 3,000 attendees… and fewer than 15 women invited to speak at Mines and Money London 2014. About time for a change – don’t you think?

The world's most corrupt countries ranked

Michael Allan McCrae | December 3, 2014
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The least corrupt country was Denmark.

Barrick teams with Saudi Arabian miner to run copper mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 3, 2014
Barrick teams with Saudi Arabian miner to run copper mine

Miner may try replicate partnership with other of its stalled projects, such as Pascua Lama in South America.

Cliffs Natural selling coal assets, expects loss of up to $425m

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 3, 2014
Cliffs Natural selling coal assets to Coronado Coal, expects loss of up to $425m in Q4

Miner is dropping coal operations to focus on iron ore.

Why did the price of potash plummet?

World Economic Forum | December 2, 2014

Prices are unlikely to reach cartel-era levels, however.

Belarus won’t tax potash exports in 2015

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 2, 2014
Belarus won’t tax potash exports in 2015

The nation first cut export tariffs to zero in September 2013 and won't reverse measure next year.

Azarga primed to ride uranium revival

CEO.CA | December 2, 2014

Alexander Molyneux grew up with one foot in Australia and the other in Hong Kong, so he had a front-row seat to the rise of Asia and the demand for energy in a rapidly growing world.

Vale confirms plans to sell stake in $35 billion base metals unit

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 2, 2014
Vale’s CEO may reveal base metals unit IPO plans in NYC: report

Chief Financial Officer Luciano Siani confirmed Tuesday the company's plans to sell a minority stake in its metals-producing unit.

First Nations release 'clear mining policy and rules' for central BC

Michael Allan McCrae | December 2, 2014
first nations cariboo chilcotin region mining rules policies british columbia feat

“With this mining policy we can no longer be ignored or imposed upon"

Guatemala’s huge mining royalty hike makes Tahoe unhappy

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 1, 2014
Guatemala’s huge mining royalty hike makes Tahoe unhappy

The country’s congress passed Friday legislation to increase mining royalties from 5% to 10%.

New low in oil prices drags BHP Billiton stock below 2009 levels

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 1, 2014
New low in oil prices drags BHP Billiton stock below 2009 levels

The stock closed in Sydney below the $30 mark, which is the lowest it has traded in the last five years.

Burkina Faso: After the gold rush

Toronto Star Online | December 1, 2014
Burkina Faso political upheaval affects Canadian miners’ share prices

Canada is tying foreign aid to overseas mining development. It’s touted as “win-win,” but in Burkina Faso there are already some losers.

Wabush woes: Labrador mining town reels from a China slowdown

Globe and Mail | November 30, 2014

Ron Barron has spent 30 years working in the Wabush mine, one of three generations of Barrons who have toiled in the open pits in what western Labrador bills as the iron ore capital of Canada.

The Klondike Gold Rush helped lift Vancouver out of a depression

Vancouver Sun | November 30, 2014

There was a depression in North America in 1893, and the Vancouver economy sagged for several years. But it rebounded in 1897, when the city became one of the launching points for the Klondike Gold Rush.

Canadian Natural Resources chairman sees oil touching US$30 a barrel

Financial Post | November 29, 2014

Canada’s oil industry faces a year of “tough slugging,” including the deferment of many projects, as oil prices collapse to as little as US$30 a barrel then likely stabilize around US$70 to US$75 a barrel, oil entrepreneur Murray Edwards predicted Friday.

Rio Tinto cuts spending, defers capex, keeps dividend

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 28, 2014
Rio Tinto cuts spending, defers capex, keeps dividend

The mining giant said it was committed to giving significantly more money back to shareholders in 2015 despite a severe drop in iron ore prices.

Deep-sea miner Nautilus to get $113m of escrowed funds

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 28, 2014
Deep-sea miner Nautilus to get $113m of escrowed funds

The sum will be given on the completion of the sale of 15% of its Solwara 1 project to an entity nominated by Papua New Guinea.

Rio Tinto sets $350m aside to expand Canada’s Diavik diamond mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 27, 2014
Rio Tinto sets $350m aside to expand Canada’s Diavik diamond mine

The investment will allow for a fourth pipe to be developed at the site, with production expected to start by 2018.

African Barrick is history, changes name to Acacia Mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 27, 2014
African Barrick is history, changes name to Acacia Mining

The miner plans underground operations at North Mara and inked a deal that could see it acquire up to 70%of a project in Burkina Faso.

Heads roll as BC Iron forced to cut costs amid weakest price in years

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 26, 2014
Heads roll as BC Iron forced to cut costs amid weakest price in years

Founding managing director Mike Young among the ones leaving the company.

Police and protestors clash at Ivanhoe mine in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 26, 2014
Police and protestors clash at Ivanhoe mine in South Africa

Locals were protesting the imminent construction of Platreef platinum mine.

France may be next in line to bring its gold back

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 26, 2014
France wants its gold back

France is the world's fifth-largest holder of gold, only behind the U.S. Germany, the IMF and Italy.

Taseko's Aley Niobium Project Enters Environmental Assessment Process

Taseko Mining | November 26, 2014

The company has entered the Environmental Assessment Review process for its Aley Mine project with the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO).

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