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Chilean authorities divided over Goldcorp's $3.9bn El Morro mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Chilean authorities divided over Goldcorp's $3.9bn El Morro mine

The country’s environmental authority criticized the Top Court decision saying the miner conducted proper consultation with local indigenous groups and shouldn’t have to do it again.

Court orders Centerra to halt trade of shares owned by Kyrgyz gov't

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 14, 2014
Court orders Centerra to halt trade of shares owned by Kyrgyz gov't

The injunction was sought by Stans Energy.

First Quantum warns Zambia tax hike will cost jobs, investment drop

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 14, 2014
First Quantum warns Zambia tax hike will cost jobs, investment drop

The miner, Zambia's largest foreign investor, operates Kansanshi mine, the eighth largest copper mine in the world, as well as the country's biggest.

Zambia launches major overhaul of mining tax, increases royalties

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2014
Zambia launches major overhaul of mining tax, increases royalties

Underground mining royalties will go up from 6% to 8%; underground taxes now 20%.

Former Xstrata boss tried buying BHP’s coal division: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2014
Former Xstrata boss tried buying BHP’s coal division: report

It is unclear whether Mick Davis bid for all the assets that BHP ended up including in the new to-be listed firm.

LNG industry in B.C. no slam-dunk

Business in Vancouver | October 9, 2014
LNG industry in B.C. no slam-dunk

A new industry association representing oil and gas producers trying to develop a liquefied natural gas industry in British Columbia made its debut today with a warning: it’s no slam-dunk that LNG plants will be built in B.C.

Hundreds of Canadians lifesavings down the drain as ‘God’s’ gold venture fails

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Hundreds of Canadians lifesavings down the drain as ‘God’s’ gold venture fails

Investors claim Liberty International Mineral Corporation CEO has cut off all contact with most of the people who invested at least Cdn$18 million in his company.

Areva begins processing uranium from Cameco’s Cigar Lake

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Areva begins processing from Cameco’s Cigar Lake

Cameco’s Cigar Lake mine is set to become one of the world’s biggest by 2018.

The U.S. shale revolution is underway: This drill-rig mover, backed by a Canadian oilpatch titan, is poised to capitalize

CEO.CA | October 8, 2014

The still-rising shale energy boom is moving the United States ever closer to energy independence. This means drilling activity is skyrocketing — and will continue to be heavy for years.

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.

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