Philippines Mining News

B2Gold to kick commercial production at Mali mine earlier than planned

The Fekola mine will add up to 410,000 ounces of gold to the company's annual output.

Philippines open pit mining ban could be lifted before year end

Mines minister says will follow new recommendations of environment regulator reviving projects like giant Tampakan, Silangan copper-gold mines.

Philippines' Duterte lifts suspension on gold miner Lepanto

Lepanto was among more than two dozen companies ordered halted by a sacked minister who led an environmental crackdown.

B2Gold up on higher-than-expected production

Company said it expects production of between 50,000 and 55,000 ounces of gold from its new mine in south-western Mali to bring total metal production for 2017 to between 530,000 and 570,000 ounces of gold.

Philippines confirms environment minister who supports open pit mining ban

Roy Cimatu, who replaced ousted ecologist Regina Lopez in May, has said he would review evidence brought forward by mining companies and communities before deciding whether to keep, modify, or reverse his predecessor's measures.

Philippines delays environment minister nomination approval over mining woes

Former minister Lopez had to leave the post after the same legislative panel that delayed Cimatu’s confirmation rejected her appointment.

Philippines' President says open-pit mining ban should stay

Rodrigo Duterte said ban should remain in place given the environmental damage it causes, but noted he would give companies time to find alternative mining methods.

Philippines to expand mining ban to watershed areas, ore exports

In an effort to receive more financial benefits from mining operations, the government's proposal will also require investors in the sector to get legislative approval before operating.

Philippines says open pit mining ban to stay put

Environment and Natural Resources minister Roy Cimatu also said there was no rush to make decision on suspended, closed mines.

Philippines plans new law to ensure responsible mining

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday the country's mining industry pays too little in tax and not enough in compensation for any environmental damage.

As Indonesian nickel ore flows again to China, famine turns to feast: Andy Home

The flow of Indonesian nickel ore to China has resumed after a three-and-a-half year break.

Nickel production to grow for first time since 2013 — report

More supply will likely drag prices lower, as the metal already touched a one-year low of $8,680 per tonne on the London Metal Exchange last week and is down more than 10% this year.

For these women, working underground is a bright opportunity

Mothers will do everything to ensure a bright future for their children.

Philippines to keep mining law intact, despite new minister appointment

The new head of the environment office, Roy Cimatu, has however said he believed it was possible to balance mining and natural resources protection.

Philippines shows anti-mining environment minister the door

Congress decision puts and end to a 10-month tenure during which Regina Lopez ordered the closure of more than half the country's mines and banned open-pit mining.

Philippines extends mining ban, now forbids open-pits

Prohibition only affects planned mines, not the ones currently in operations, but it will take effect immediately.

Nickel price is plummeting

Down nearly $800 since Monday as Indonesia ore exports return to market, Philippines rethink mine closures.

Philippine miners say gov’t shutdown order ‘illegal’

Should the government go ahead with all the recommended shutdowns and suspensions, global supply of nickel will drop by about 8%.

Nickel hits 3-week high after Philippine mine closures

The price of nickel rose sharply last week as traders placed bets on supply pressures reverberating from a decision by the Philippines to close almost two dozen mines.

Philippines to extend ban on new mines, review current permits

The move is part of the government's increasing efforts to clamp down on damage caused by the mining industry in the nation, the world's top nickel ore supplier.

Nickel price rally 'on shaky ground'

Partial lifting of Indonesia ore ban could make up any potential Philippines export losses.

As Philippines announces more mine suspensions, nickel prices go up

The announcement sent global nickel prices up more than 1% on Tuesday.

Manila targets gold miners in latest crackdown

Could shut down 60% of Philippines output – Asia's number three gold producer.

Philippines & Indonesia: Mining companies face increased compliance risks, further uncertainty

Both countries have poor records for enforcing environmental regulations, leading to tensions between communities and the mining sector, which the leaders of both countries have pledged to address.

Wall collapses at Philippine coal pit, killing 5 workers and leaving 4 missing, governor says

A wall in a vast coal pit collapsed in the central Philippines early Friday, killing five workers and leaving at least four others missing at a site where a similar deadly accident occurred two years ago, a governor said Friday.