Oil

Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2014
Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Gold assets among favourites.

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The Kardashians and climate change: interview with Judith Curry

Oilprice.com | August 25, 2014

Climate change continues to drive energy policy, despite the fact that there is no way to reconcile eradicating energy poverty in much of the world with reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX to sell off 300,00 tonnes of stockpile

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 21, 2014
Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX to sell off 300,00 tonnes of stockpile

The news comes only a day after MMX announced it was temporarily halting operations at its only producing mine.

Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX to file for bankruptcy

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 19, 2014
Brazil’s iron ore giant MMX to file for bankruptcy

Shares in the company fell by almost 8% on the news, hitting an all-time low.

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Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

The division contributed just $746 million of the $21.12 billion earnings BHP reported for the 2013 financial year.

US firm claims Australia's biggest oil find in 30 years

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Apache claims Australia's biggest oil find in 30 years

Apache Corp. says the discovery may herald a new oil “province” for Australia.

Guinea on national emergency over Ebola, mining operations threatened

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 14, 2014
Guinea on national emergency over Ebola, mining operations threatened

Tighter border controls are set to disrupt the flow of essential supplies and even workers trying to get to work at the African country's mining operations, companies say.

Kinder Morgan merges assets in $70-billion deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 11, 2014
Kinder Morgan merges assets in $70-billion deal

The merger is the largest in the energy sector in the last 15 years.

West Africa Ebola outbreak forces miners to lock down operations, delay projects

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 10, 2014
West Africa Ebola outbreak forces miners to lock down operations, delay projects

After the WHO declared the current outbreak an “international public health emergency.”

All risk is local

Jim Sisco - Enodo Global | July 25, 2014

Local populations now have the ability to almost instantaneously aggregate and mobilize around an idea, ideology, or common cause.

South Portland bans Canada’s oil sands

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 22, 2014
South Portland bans Canada’s oil sands

Enbridge's Line 9 reversal project threatened after Maine city council opposes exporting Alberta oil.

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Opposition, new safety rules to test the oil by rail model

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2014
Opposition, new safety rules to test the oil by rail model

Pipelines, however, have proven to be neither an easier nor a cheaper solution.

There are a trillion reasons why Alberta won’t slow oil sands development

Calgary Herald | July 21, 2014

Calgary Herald columnist, Stephen Ewart, talks about the forecast for relentless oil sands production growth over the next three decades.

Canadian oil sands economic impact highly overrated: poll

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 4, 2014
Canadian oil sands economic impact highly overrated: poll

A majority of Canadians overestimate the contribution the oil sands make to the world’s 11th largest economy, a study published Friday reveals.

Chen bullish on ethanol, oil producers, bearish on refiners

The Energy Report | June 26, 2014
Chen bullish on ethanol, oil producers, bearish on refiners

China could become main export buyer of US ethanol.

Glencore appoints Canadian as its first ever female director

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 26, 2014
Glencore appoints Canadian as its first female director

Patrice Merrin, 65, is a veteran to the industry.

South Africa divided over controversial mineral law reforms

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 19, 2014
South Africa divided over controversial mineral law reforms

The country's ’s new mineral resources law, which is awaiting the President’s signature, faces growing opposition as the mines minister, industry and opposition seek review.

Ottawa says yes to Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 17, 2014
Ottawa says yes to Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline

The decision will determine Canada’s role as an energy-rich nation in a world trying to balance rising power demands with the dangers of climate change.

The next billion (barrels of oil): T. Boone Pickens calls for energy plan at Stansberry Society Event

The Energy Report | June 14, 2014

Known for his saying that "the first billion is the hardest," oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens addressed the Stansberry Society Conference in Dallas at the end of May with a plea for a national energy plan that takes advantage of the billions of barrels of oil being produced each day in the U.S. for domestic use.

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The world's five most important oil fields

Oilprice.com | June 13, 2014

The Middle East has dominated the world of oil for half a century and as the list below shows, it remains king.

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How much energy will the 2014 World Cup consume?

Oilprice.com | June 13, 2014

While the 2014 World Cup is going to be bigger than ever — it's shaping up to be the most watched, most lucrative and expensive tournament in soccer history — it's also going to be one of the biggest energy-consuming, greenhouse gas-spewing World Cups in history.

Countdown begins for decision on Northern Gateway pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 9, 2014
Countdown begins for decision on Northern Gateway pipeline

After being conditionally approved in December, the federal cabinet had 180 days to announce its final decision on the pipeline. This makes the deadline June 17.

Canadian oil sands not dirty: EU

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 6, 2014
Canadian oil sands not dirty: EU

After years of lobbying, Canada's Federal Government seems to have persuaded the European Commission to change draft rules that would open the way for Alberta crude supplies.

Weatherford Oil Tools selects Metso's valve technology for an oil field project in the Middle East

Metso | June 5, 2014

Metso's delivery for this project will include over 100 Neles® globe control valves, emergency shutdown valves, on-off ball valves, and Mapag® butterfly valves. Most of the control valves will be equipped with intelligent valve controllers, which ensure long-term reliability, reduce process variability and improve process efficiency.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: Pad drilling – innovation in the oil and gas industry

Visual Capitalist | May 30, 2014
Pad Drilling

This infographic details one of the most significant innovations in the oil and gas industry in recent times, pad drilling.

Mongolia mining reforms seek $1bn in coal, shale investments

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 30, 2014
Mongolia mining reforms seek $1bn in coal, shale investments

The revisions to the country's mining law would increase the area available to exploration to 20%t from around 8%.

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