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Esmarie Iannucci


Esmarie Iannucci is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia for Mining Weekly.


Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

ACCC clears Santos' Quadrant buy

16th November 2018 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Friday reported that it will not oppose ASX-listed Santos’ proposed acquisition of Quadrant Energy. Santos in August launched a $2.15-billion bid for Western Australia-focused Quadrant Energy, which holds natural gas and oil... 

Appea, QRC slam Andrews-led Victoria govt for ‘shutting up gas exploration shop’

16th November 2018 The resources sector has warned of higher gas prices in Victoria should the Labor government be re-elected in the state, after Premier Daniel Andrews said that the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) ban currently in place, would be added to the state’s constitution. "We'll put it beyond the reach of... 

New PNG LNG venture one step closer to realisation

16th November 2018 The Papua liquefied natural gas (LNG) project is one step closer to realisation after the joint venture (JV) partners entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Papua New Guinea government. JV partner Oil Search said on Friday that the MoU provided the framework under which a gas... 

Joint push to develop NT’s onshore and offshore gas resources

16th November 2018 The commonwealth and Northern Territory governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop the Northern Territory’s gas industry, both onshore and offshore. Federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, said that the MoU recognised the national... 

Ribbon gets cut at Ichthys facility

16th November 2018 The Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing facilities, in Darwin, have officially been opened, representing the largest Japanese investment in Australian history and the largest overseas investment by a Japanese company. Inpex CEO, president and representative director Takayuki Ueda said... 

Pilgangoora officially opens

16th November 2018 The Pilgangoora lithium/tantalum project, in Western Australia, has officially been opened by the Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston. The official opening of the mine comes four years since the first drill hole, and first product shipments which was achieved in October this year, owner... 

Stanmore extends Isaac Plains contract

16th November 2018 Coal miner Stanmore Coal has extended the mining services agreement at its Isaac Plains East coal mine, in Queensland, with ASX-listed NRW Holdings by another five years. The contract extension will start in July 2019 and provides Stanmore with the flexibility to scale up and down production... 

MOD completes T3 buy

16th November 2018 Copper developer MOD Resources has completed the acquisition of the remaining 30% interest in its flagship T3 copper project, in Botswana. MOD in July this year signed a binding agreement with its joint venture (JV) partner Metal Tiger to acquire its share of the project for A$26.6-million. 

Prodigy to raise cash for Tanami exploration

16th November 2018 ASX-listed Prodigy Gold was hoping to raise up to A$8.8-million through a one-for-four non-renounceable pro rata rights issue. The rights issue will be priced at a 4% discount to the ten-day volume weighted average price of Prodigy Gold shares on Thursday, and all new shares will be ranked with... 

MC Mining secures more funding for Uitkomst

16th November 2018 South Africa-focused coal miner MC Mining has secured a R20-million facility from South African financial services provider ABSA Bank for its Uitkomst Colliery, to fund a potential expansion of operations. Uitkomst transitioned to an owner-operated mine in August this year, with the acquisition... 

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