Natural Gas Mining News

A viable alternative to LNG

Our options are actually quite limited when it comes to the globe’s energy dilemma, the answer is nuclear energy and lithium-ion battery storage technology. Now all we need to do is convince the politicians.

On and off wind and solar power pushing coal plants to the brink

Nebraska's biggest power source is routinely pushed aside to make room for more wind and solar energy.

Exxon puts $1 M into quest for carbon tax-and-rebate plan

An effort to put a tax on carbon dioxide emissions just won an unlikely underwriter: a top producer of oil and gas.

MGX minerals announces deployment of first rapid lithium extraction system

MGX Minerals Inc. is pleased to report that engineering subsidiary PurLucid Treatment Solutions is shipping the first petro-lithium and advanced wastewater treatment system on Monday, October 8th.

Crude oil, natural gas may be about to repeat coal's hubris

The crude oil and natural gas industries believe they have got their mojo back, with the overwhelming impression gained at two recent conferences that the future is indeed bullish.

Trump's coal, nuke push pegged to security threats to gas pipes

Gas-fired power generators are more vulnerable to cyber attacks than coal plants and nukes because gas must be delivered from remote fields via pipelines.

World’s top miner BHP quits global coal group over climate stance

The miner is withdrawing from the World Coal Association over a clash of views on how to fight climate change, with BHP saying it’ll reap little benefit from staying on as a member.

BHP takes $1.8 billion hit from US tax reform

Charge is due to due to cuts in the US Federal corporate income tax rate, the world’s biggest mining company said.

Exposure to chemicals used in fracking may cause pre-cancerous lesions in mice

US researchers have found that female mice exposed to mixtures of chemicals used in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations during prenatal development had abnormal mammary glands in adulthood. Some even developed pre-cancerous mammary lesions.

Rio investors asked to push miner to leave Minerals Council of Australia

Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility says it needs 100 shareholders to co-file resolution at Rio’s upcoming annual general meeting.

The periodic table of commodity returns

If for some reason, you still think that the commodity markets are predictable, today’s chart provides a nice piece of humble pie.

Environmental group’s office raided to collect for Enbridge

After sending court bailiffs to seize property from Stand.earth, Enbridge backed off, saying it will not seize property after all.

Elliott tours BHP investors in renewed push for radical shake-up – sources

Representatives from Elliott have in the last month met with major BHP investors based in London, South Africa and Australia to lay out the activist fund's arguments for an overhaul of the miner.

BHP Billiton Foundation launches two new transparency projects

BHP Billiton Foundation announced Tuesday its financial support for two new global projects launched at an event held in Washington DC.

BHP’s shareholders to vote whether firm should leave Australia’s top mining lobby group

Investors to vote on the two resolutions submitted ethical investing group ACCR at BHP’s annual general meeting in London in October.

Batteries and renewables to start displacing gas in South Australia by 2025

Battery costs to fall 50% - beginning to compete with gas.

Trump goes after another of the Obama-era protection rules to favour miners

The US administration will review federal plan to protect the dwindling population of greater sage grouse in 11 western states.

Coal mine openings in the US inject some hope into beleaguered sector

Corsa Coal’s Acosta Deep mine, to begin operations in June, will create about 600 jobs.

Ukraine says no to Russian coal, gas – favours nuclear power

In spite of a blockade on shipments of anthracite coal from occupied Donbas to Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPPs) since this past winter, the country has thus far avoided blackouts.

China successfully mines flammable ice from the South Sea

During the mining trial done at a depth of 4,153 feet, engineers extracted each day around 16,000 cubic metres of gas, with methane content of up to 99.5%.

BHP’s Mackenzie, Elliot Management face off

US activist investor steps up pressure on BHP to ditch petroleum. Mackenzie says company already knows what to do to lift value by 50% and double return on capital.

BHP ditching 'Billiton' in $10 million rebranding move

Move comes on the heels of calls from shareholders including activist investor Elliott Management and Australia’s Tribeca Investment Partners for a change of BHP's corporate structure.

US Northeast states are devouring natural gas for electricity, and that's a problem for coal

The Northeast U.S. states — a vast market that generates and consumes much of America's annual electricity — is gradually using less coal to fire up its electricity plants.

$44 trillion needed to keep up with world’s energy demands

So far in 2017 a number of global energy experts and commodities watchers have looked beyond the current reporting period and they see a growing long term demand for oil and gas.

Another BHP investor pressing for oil spinoff, board shake-up

The miner faces another shareholder revolt as Australia’s Tribeca has joined calls by US activist investor Elliott Management for an exit from shale to free up capital.