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US climate envoy John Kerry puts natural gas on notice
22nd April 2022 By: Bloomberg

US climate envoy John Kerry on Thursday put natural gas on notice, saying the world’s reliance on the fossil fuel should be limited to potentially a decade, unless its greenhouse gas emissions are... 


Australian Mines hopes to add to Sconi resource
22nd April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Australian Mines has started the hunt for additional nickel and cobalt resource at its Sconi nickel/cobalt/scandium project, in Queensland. The current plan for the $974-million Sconi... 


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Transnet prepares to invite bids for Richards Bay LNG terminal
21st April 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) reports that a request for proposals (RFP) will be issued in the coming months for the development of a liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal... 


Addressing the energy trilemma in mining operations with natural gas and renewable power
Addressing the energy trilemma in mining operations with natural gas and renewable power
21st April 2022

The world today is faced with the energy trilemma of achieving the right balance between reliability, sustainability and affordability for electricity generation, delivery and consumption.  


Santos sets new production records
21st April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has reported record production of 26-million barrels oil equivalent during the three months ended March. Production in the first quarter of 2022 was up 14% on the December... 


Russia’s war in Ukraine puts global energy transition at crossroad
Russia’s war in Ukraine puts global energy transition at crossroad
19th April 2022 By: Bloomberg

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is upending the global transition away from fossil fuels in the fight against climate change. In some ways, the war is slowing the shift and giving old energy new... 


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Miners welcome Morrison's election promises
19th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has been quick to welcome election promises from the Coalition government, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised a A$50-million investment to boost the critical minerals... 


CIMIC settles contract dispute with JKC Australia
13th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Services provider CIMIC has agreed to a A$492.5-million settlement in a contract dispute at the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, in the Northern Territory. CIMIC, along with consortium... 


Desert Bloom attracts Japanese investment
13th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Japanese energy giant Osaka Gas has entered into a joint development agreement at the $10.75-billion Desert Bloom hydrogen project, in the Northern Territory. The agreement will see Osaka Gas and... 


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Expert backs BHP/Woodside deal
8th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside on Friday released supporting information ahead of a shareholder vote on May 19 concerning the merger of major BHP’s oil and gas portfolio with Woodside. The two... 


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Essakane mine, Burkina Faso
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso. 


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Power provider grows West Africa market share
8th April 2022 By: Halima Frost

Power plant designer and manufacturer USP&E Global says the West Africa region currently contributes about 20% to 30% of its yearly revenue. “This figure should continue to grow, owing to an... 


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Scarborough scales major approval
6th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Woodside on Wednesday announced that the Scarborough joint venture (JV) had received an offer for the pipeline licence to construct and operate the Scarborough pipeline in Commonwealth... 


EU to propose banning coal imports from Russia after atrocities
5th April 2022 By: Bloomberg

The European Union is planning to propose a mandatory phaseout on coal imports from Russia in a direct response to reports that Russian forces committed apparent war crimes in Ukraine, according to... 


Dorado development a step closer
5th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos and its joint venture (JV) partner Carnarvon Energy have accepted a production licence offer covering the Dorado oil field in the Bedout Sub-Basin in Commonwealth waters,... 


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Australia's energy exports on the rise - report
4th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s resources and energy export earnings are forecast to surge to a record high A$425-billion for 2021-22. Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt said the latest forecast, from the... 


Pluto gas flows into North West Shelf
31st March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside on Thursday announced the processing of first gas from the offshore Pluto fields has started ahead of schedule at the North West Shelf Project’s (NWS) Karratha gas plant... 


Gas and clean energy gets federal funding
30th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has set aside some A$1.3-billion of new investment in the 2022/23 Budget to maintain energy security, keep downward pressure on energy prices while reducing emissions.... 


Weekly Commodities Market Wrap
Weekly Commodities Market Wrap
28th March 2022

Coal markets continue to stabilise, with the back end of the curve having come up significantly in recent weeks. A great opportunity for coal producers to start locking in some forward pricing.... 


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Gas to play critical role in South Africa’s energy transition
25th March 2022

Given growing decarbonisation expectations and the decline in renewable power generation costs, multinational industrial company General Electric (GE) sees gas playing a critical role in South... 


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Repurposing coal stations – a circular economy energy solution
25th March 2022

All over the world, utilities are facing the problem of what to do with obsolete and inefficient power stations.  In the context of South Africa, most of these were built in the 1960s and 1970s,... 


Suncor’s troubled mining unit gains new leader from LNG Canada
23rd March 2022 By: Bloomberg

Suncor Energy tapped LNG Canada CEO Peter Zebedee to head its mining and upgrading operations as the oil sands producer grapples with a series of fatal accidents. Zebedee will join Suncor as... 


NOPSEMA approves Prelude restart
21st March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has cleared energy major Shell to resume operations at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG)... 


W Resources restarts tungsten production in Spain
18th March 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed W Resources has restarted production at the La Parrilla mine, in Spain, following an extended maintenance shutdown, during which a series of improvements were carried out to streamline... 


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Ivanhoe invests initial R200m in Renergen to secure clean energy for Platreef
14th March 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Canadian miner Ivanhoe Mines has invested R200.6-million ($13.3-million) in South African natural gas and helium producer Renergen by buying more than 5.6-million Renergen shares, at R35.625 a... 


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WA to draw up carbon legislation for resources sector
10th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government will draft a Bill that will provide Western Australia's resources sector with further investment and regulatory certainty as it transitions to a low-carbon... 


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East Coast gas demand to fall - Woodmac
9th March 2022

The uptake in renewable energy could see gas demand from Australia’s East Coast decline by some 60% in 2050, depending on the pace of the energy transition, said advisory firm Wood Makenzie... 


Santos starts FEED at new CCS project
9th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos on Wednesday announced that it had entered the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for the proposed Bayu-Undan carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, in... 


Appea backs CCS study in WA
8th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) is backing a new study by the Western Australian LNG Jobs Taskforce into opportunities for carbon capture, utilisation and... 


QRC urges New Acland approval as coal prices soar
3rd March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has called on the Queensland government to finalise approvals for the New Acland Stage 3 project, as coal prices spike amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis. “The... 


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Woodside welcomes court decision on Pluto
1st March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Woodside has welcomed a decision by the Supreme Court of Western Australia to dismiss the two proceedings brought against the chairperson of the Environmental Protection Authority... 


As BP and Shell leave Russia, these companies still have stakes
1st March 2022 By: Bloomberg

The invasion of Ukraine has prompted oil giant BP and Shell to quit Russia in a historic move that will bring billions of dollars of impairments. Now the pressure is building on others to follow... 


Iamgold reflects on impact of doubling of Essakane solar plant
23rd February 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The 22 ha solar photovoltaic plant at gold producer Iamgold's Essakane mine, in Burkina Faso, produces 25 000 MWh/y of electricity, while also reducing carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by 16.5... 


Report urges further LNG investment in Australia
23rd February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A new report by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has highlighted Australia’s comparative liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade and investment advantages out to 2050. LNG... 


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P’nyang gas agreement struck in PNG
22nd February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has inked a gas agreement with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government and its P’nyang project partners ExxonMobil and JX Nippon, to execute a gas agreement that provides a... 


Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol signs LNG term sheet as it prepares for R20bn-plus coal-to-gas switch at Secunda
21st February 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has approved development funds for the first phase of a project that is designed to increase the Secunda complex’s ability to use gas instead of coal to produce... 


Origin completes sale of APLNG stake
18th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Origin Energy has completed the sale of a 10% interest in its Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas (APLNG) project to project partner ConocoPhillips. ConocoPhillips exercised its... 


Govt slams Origin plans to close Eraring
17th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy producer and distributor Origin Energy on Thursday flagged the early retirement of its Eraring power station from 2032 to 2025, in New South Wales, saying coal-fired generation was no longer... 


Aus needs more gas investment - ACCC
16th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) latest Gas Inquiry interim report has highlighted the need for further investment in the Australian energy sector. The report found... 


Santos sets new records
16th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos has reported record free cash flows for the 2021 financial year on the back of higher oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices, and a three week contribution from the Oil... 


West Africa a fly in BHP's iron-ore ointment
West Africa a fly in BHP's iron-ore ointment
15th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining giant BHP is keeping an eye on the cost of iron-ore production as competition emerges from West Africa. Iron-ore prices declined in the first half of 2022 as China’s steel production curbs... 


Beach reports stellar first half
14th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Beach Energy has reported a 66% increase in statutory net profits after tax for the first half of the 2022 financial year, compared with the previous corresponding period. The oil and... 


Panama to receive First Quantum's plan for power plant conversion by June -Energy minister
10th February 2022 By: Reuters

Panama's government expects to receive by June a proposal by mining firm First Quantum Minerals to convert a coal-fired power plant to cleaner energy, Energy Minister Jorge Rivera told Reuters on... 


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