Oil

Wildfire spreads closer to Canada’s oil sands: hundreds evacuated

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 28, 2015
Wildfire spreads closer to Canada’s oil sands: hundreds evacuated

As of Wednesday night, there were 63 fires burning in the area and 13 were considered to be out of control.

U.S. Global's Brian Hicks shares his summer plans for creating the ultimate resource fund

The Energy Report | May 26, 2015

Plus, he reveals the dramatic shift he made in the fund this year that allows him to get paid to wait for the market to catch fire.

Canada’s Territories hold massive shale oil reserves similar to US Bakken field

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 25, 2015
Canada’s Territories hold massive shale oil reserves similar to US Bakken field

Energy regulator says it holds as much as 200 billion barrels of shale oil reserves, comparable to North Dakota’s thriving Bakken field.

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Struggling Argentina expects US$14 billion in mining exports

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 21, 2015
Struggling Argentina expects US$14 billion in mining exports

The return to higher exports would be driven in part by at least 16 major projects likely to go into production within five years.

This is what the CAT 336F L XE hybrid excavator looks like

MINING.com Editor | May 21, 2015
This is what the CAT 336F L XE hybrid excavator looks like

It has a “smart” pump, boom works faster, and burns less fuel.

Mitsui mulls expanding into food, drugs sectors to offset profit drop

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 20, 2015
Mitsui mulls expanding into food, drugs sector to offset profit drop

The firm created a new division in April to evaluate deals in those areas, and in the past six months has made mining infrastructure-related investments in the U.S. and Africa.

Now is the time to own the Oil & Gas Leaders: Keith Schaefer

The Energy Report | May 19, 2015

U.S. shale oil producers have responded to the oil price collapse so quickly, and with such discipline, that they've shown they are able to turn production on and off as if with a light switch.

Canada to cut 30% of emissions by 2030, including oil sands

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 15, 2015
Canada to cut 30% of emissions by 2030, does not include oil sands

While the ambitious target doesn’t include specifics for the oil sands, they are included in the plan, says the government.

S. Africa chamber of mines refutes Govt. data, says members meet black ownership targets

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 15, 2015
S. Africa chamber of mines refutes Govt. data, says members meet black ownership targets

Saying that just over 20% of miners had met the black economic empowerment criteria is to tun a blind eye to the progress members have made so far, claims the ming group.

Groups ask Gov’t to suspend TransCanada Corp’s Energy East pipeline application

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 14, 2015
Groups ask Gov’t to suspend TransCanada Corp’s Energy East pipeline application

More than 60 Canadian groups are urging the National Energy Board to suspend its review of TransCanada's application for its Energy East pipeline.

Major blow to illegal mining in Colombia’s Amazon: 59 arrested

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 12, 2015
Major blow to illegal mining in Colombia’s Amazon: 59 arrested

The country's armed forces raided 63 illegal mines operated by leftist guerrillas, blowing up machinery and arresting dozens.

South Africa delays court decision on black ownership of mines

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 5, 2015
South Africa delays court decision on black ownership of mines

The mines ministry has missed an April deadline to ask courts solve the issue of whether companies may claim they meet black-ownership quotas if shareholders have sold their stakes.

Did Rick Rule back off of uranium too soon?

Sprott's Thoughts | May 1, 2015
New uranium explorer Roughrider prepares for market debut feat

Uranium has been on a tear recently. Stocks are going up fast in the sector. Even large companies like uranium miner Cameco have seen a double-digit move up in a month.

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Here is why Venezuela traded 1.4 million ounces of its gold reserves to Citi

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 30, 2015
Here is why Venezuela traded 1.4 million ounces of its gold reserves to Citi

The nation signed a complex deal with Citibank to swap $1 billion in cash for about 1.4 million ounces of its gold reserves.

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Why the US should worry about oil sector jobs

Oilprice.com | April 30, 2015
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There is little doubt that as oil prices fall, some people working in that sector will lose their jobs. What is less clear is the impact those job losses will have on other sectors of the economy.

Canadian oil sands set to benefit from low crude output

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 28, 2015
Canadian oil sands set to benefit from low crude output

Western Canadian Select crude, North America’s best-performing grade in the past month, may strengthen further as reduced drilling frees up pipeline room.

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Is this where investors should be looking when oil recovers?

Oilprice.com | April 22, 2015

When oil prices recover-and plenty of analysts think the climb back up will start soon-Canada's western frontier of Saskatchewan and neighboring Alberta will 'still have the edge', according to a report from TD Economics.

The fossil fuelled economy

Builtvisible | April 22, 2015
Colleen - sea, oil, oilfield, fuel, petroleum, production, gas, steel, pipe 333

The price of oil has historically had a huge affect on the global economy but how does it impact on our lives in general?

Over 240 mining and energy projects waiting for investors in Cuba

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 21, 2015
Over 240 mining and energy projects waiting for investors in Cuba

Cuba, the world’s sixth largest nickel producer and one of the top 10 nickel mining countries, also holds significant deposits of other minerals and oil, new U.S. Geological Survey report shows.

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This is what happens to an oil company's social license obligations when profits dive

Sean Jones | April 21, 2015
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In under a generation, social licence commitments have moved from a nice-to-have community relations extra to a regulatory necessity.

Why Kal Kotecha is still sticking with his New Year's resolution

The Gold Report | April 21, 2015

Kal Kotecha, founder and editor of Junior Gold Report, says now is the time to be buying resource stocks, especially gold equities.

Rick Rule: Better deals for oil investors as US, Canada have less available capital

Sprott's Thoughts | April 21, 2015

Rick took at a stance in January that went against many investors’ contrarian instincts. He said to stay away from oil and gas for the time being.

World Bank financing fossil fuel-related projects, while calling to end subsidies — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 17, 2015
World Bank financing fossil fuel-related projects, while calling to end subsidies — report

Study shows the bank offered $3.4bn in loans, grants, guarantees, risk management and equity for fossil fuel-related projects for the 2013-14 financial year.

M Partners' Derek Macpherson found three resource companies that have done the impossible—increased in value 30% this year

The Gold Report | April 15, 2015
Mining suppliers create more jobs than mining, report says

In this interview with The Gold Report, Macpherson says companies that can change their narrative on the fly—and deliver—will inevitably perform. Macpherson covers some performers and others that he expects will perform in H2/15 and beyond.

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The game-changing water revolution: Interview with Stanley Weiner

Oilprice.com | April 15, 2015
colossus minerals dewatering

Globally, water demand is threatening to dangerously outpace supply, while in the US, dry states such as Texas and California are suffering from shortages and the future forebodes more suffering.

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How much longer can OPEC hold out?

Oilprice.com | April 10, 2015
Oil rig supply ship in Norway

OPEC has been the most talked about international organization among investors, analysts and international political lobbies in the last few months.

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