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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

Govt secures more domestic gas for east coast

21st January 2021 The Australian government has inked a new heads of agreement with east coast liquefied natural gas (LNG) companies that will ensure more gas is offered to the domestic market, more often, and on more competitive terms. The Agreement, signed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and LNG exporters,... 

South32 shelves Eagle Downs; reports strong quarterly production

21st January 2021 Diversified miner South32 has set a number of production records in the first half of 2021, following a solid December quarter. “This was another period of strong operating performance across our business, with three of our operations setting production records for the half year,” said CEO... 

Record production and new hydrogen for Woodside

21st January 2021 Energy major Woodside on Thursday reported record annual production of 100.3-million barrels of oil equivalent for the 12 months ended December, despite a 2% fall in the December quarter production. Annual production in 2020 was 12% higher than that achieved in 2019. 

Strong finish for Saracen/Northern Star ahead of merger

21st January 2021 Gold miner Saracen Mineral Holdings has reported a record half of production for the six months to December, as it readies for a merger with fellow-listed Northern Star. Saracen’s gold production in the six months to December reached a record 309 512 oz, at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of... 

Talga increases SPP kitty

20th January 2021 ASX-listed Talga has taken the decision to increase the size of its recently completed share purchase plan (SPP) from the A$10-million targeted in December, to some A$30-million, after the placement was heavily oversubscribed. The company on Wednesday revealed that it had received applications... 

New Century's rehab costs decline

20th January 2021 The Queensland Department of Environment and Science has agreed to a A$14.1-million reduction of the estimated rehabilitation cost (ERC) for the New Century zinc mine. ASX-listed New Century Resources on Wednesday told shareholders that the ERC has now been reduced to A$183.9-million, following... 

Miners welcome skills tweak

20th January 2021 The resources sector has welcomed the mining skills qualification reform trial project announced by the Australian government on Wednesday, saying it would help more workers get faster access to qualifications for employment in the minerals industry. A qualification design trial is now underway... 

Govt invests in CopperString decision

20th January 2021 The federal government on Wednesday announced support of up to A$11-million to help progress the CopperString 2.0 project towards a final investment decision in 2021. The CopperString 2.0 development is a high voltage transmission line that will connect Mount Isa and the North West Minerals... 

New timeframe considered for New Elk

20th January 2021 Coal developer Allegiance Coal has raised a further A$2-million through the issue of convertible notes under a A$8-million convertible note arrangement with Mercer Street Global Opportunity fund, to bring forward production at its New Elk mine, Colorado. The total value of funds raised under... 

Pure Hydrogen hubs planned across Australia

20th January 2021 The hydrogen division of ASX-listed Real Energy Corporation, Pure Hydrogen Corporation, has signed a binding term sheet with privately held hydrogen project development company Liberty Hydrogen to establish a joint venture (JV) in the US. The JV, known as Pure Hydrogen International, would... 


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