Oil

Canada’s First Nations may build alternative to Northern Gateway pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Canada’s First Nations may build alternative to Northern Gateway pipeline

Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings and Aquilini Group say they have signed non-disclosure agreements with a substantial number of First Nations in northern British Columbia to earn a “social licence” for the project.

Anglo American seeks $600 million compensation from Venezuela

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Anglo American seeks $600 million compensation from Venezuela

The miner became the latest corporation to sue the nation over the way it has treated foreign companies during Hugo Chavez administration.

Brazil Batista engaged in insider trading: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Brazil Batista engaged in insider trading: report

The country's securities regulator, known as CVM, has found Batista waited 10 months to disclose that four oil fields were not commercially viable.

Iran said to be exporting more oil than allowed

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Iran said to be exporting more oil than allowed

February’s levels were the highest since the West slapped sanctions on Tehran in June last year, says the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Former JPMorgan commodities chief under federal probe

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Former JPMorgan commodities chief under federal probe

The probe was opened following a settlement with regulators that alleged JPMorgan manipulated power markets in the Midwest and California.

Mining, oil and gas companies, at highest risk of cyber-attacks: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 8, 2014
Mining, oil and gas companies, at highest risk of cyber-attacks: report

Personal assistants at large mining companies and PR people were the most targeted by online criminals.

'All investment comes through Toronto': Colombia mining minister

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2014
Amylkar Acosta Colombia mining minister

Colombia outpaces investment in all of Latin America.

BHP bullish on coal demand, but says prices to remain weak

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 2, 2014
BHP bullish on coal demand, but says prices to remain weak

The mining giant believes demand for coal to keep growing over the next 20 years, driven mainly by China and India.

US city mulls blocking Canada’s oil sands crude from reaching its port

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 28, 2014
US city mulls blocking Canada’s oil sands crude from reaching its port

South Portland, in Maine, could be the first US city to pass a law preventing Canada’s crude from Alberta’s oil sand from getting to its port.

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Small oil companies eye huge prize in Ghana

Oilprice.com | March 26, 2014

West Africa's emerging hotspot of Ghana is one of the best indicators of how the oil and gas playing field is undergoing a major transformation.

JPMorgan gets $3.5bn after Mercuria buys its commodities unit

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 19, 2014
JPMorgan gets $3.5bn after Mercuria buys its commodities unit

Deal places European trader among world’s top commodity titans.

MMG in halt on possible deal with Glencore Xstrata over Las Bambas

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 18, 2014
Glencore gets $6bn cash for Las Bambas

Las Bambas copper mine, located in Peru, is expected to fetch between $5 and $6 billion.

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Russia eyes Crimea’s oil and gas reserves

Oilprice.com | March 17, 2014

Crimea may nationalize oil and gas assets within its borders belonging to Ukraine, and sell them off to Russia.

Great Panther back to work at its silver mine in Mexico

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 17, 2014
Great Panther back to work at its silver mine in Mexico

The silver producer recovered its main administration building and plant facility on Thursday.

Mike Breard: buy small for deep profits

The Energy Report | March 14, 2014

In this interview with The Energy Report, the Hodges Capital analyst discusses several companies drilling excellent wells in Texas, Oklahoma and the Gulf of Mexico.

South Africa approves law that gives state a 20% of oil, mining firms

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 12, 2014
South Africa approves law that gives state a 20% stake in oil, mining firms

The new law also lets the state to acquire an unspecified additional share at an “agreed price,” among other debated changes.

Greenland embraces mining rush, but won’t ‘favour one country alone’ — Prime Minister

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 6, 2014
Greenland embraces mining rush, but won’t ‘favour one country alone’ — Prime Minister

Arctic region's vast riches set to attract over $100 billion in investments over the next decade.

Canadian silver producer denounces harassment, violence from illegal miners in Mexico

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 6, 2014
Canadian silver producer denounces harassment, violence from illegal miners in Mexico

Great Panther Silver reported a death in recent clash between illegal miners and guards.

Shale gas revolution unlikely to go global any time soon: BHP’s MacKenzie

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 5, 2014
BHP’s Mackenzie vows ‘substantial’ cash returns to shareholders by June

The world’s No.1 mining company's CEO believes coal will remain the main source of affordable energy for growing economies.

Mexican police seize 119,000 tonnes of iron ore mined by drug lords

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2014
Mexican police seizes 119,000 tonnes of iron ore mined by drug lords

In massive raid at one of the country’s main ports.

Glencore Xstrata logs $7.4bn net loss, eyes oil deal with Russia

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 4, 2014
Glencore Xstrata logs $7.4bn net loss as eyes oil deal with Russia

Despite the gloomy results, the commodities giant revenues for the year jumped 9% to $232.6 billion

Myanmar’s gold workers call the government to pass mining law

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 12, 2014
Myanmar’s gold workers call the government to pass mining law

The precarious conditions gold miners face daily have forced them to demand a swiftly approval of regulations.

African, Chilean copper mines growth lift Glencore Xstrata output by 32%

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 11, 2014
African, Chilean copper mines growth lift Glencore Xstrata output by 32%

This was the first production report since the Anglo-Swiss firm completed the acquisition of Xstrata last May.

Mining deals for about $10bn coming soon to a market near you—E&Y

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 4, 2014
Mining deals for about $10bn coming soon to market near you—E&Y

However, the report says those funds are unlikely to be available to junior miners.

Watchdog censures mining firms in Uganda for ignoring locals’ rights

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 3, 2014
Watchdog censors mining firms in Uganda for ignoring locals’ rights

Rights group claims Uganda’s government has promoted private investment in mining without involving landowners.

BHP posts record iron ore, coal outputs, but challenges persist

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 22, 2014
BHP posts record iron ore, coal outputs, but challenges persist

Despite record production figures, the world’s no.1 miner's shares dropped in the ASX today.

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