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Non-disclosure of dam safety risks could prompt big investors to pull out 

By: Reuters     17th June 2019 Investors with a combined $12.5-trillion in assets, including the Swedish National Pension Funds and the Church of England, could review their stakes in resource companies that use storage dams if they do not release information to assess safety risks. The safety of dams used to store mining... 

Blue Sky sees first-mover advantage in Argentina uranium, vanadium market

By: Nadine James     14th June 2019 TSX-listed Blue Sky Uranium CEO Niko Cacos tells Mining Weekly Online the uranium market is in the early stages of a longer-term rising price trend. Blue Sky, which owns the Amarillo Grande uranium/vanadium project (AGP), in Rio Negro, Argentina, expects to take advantage as uranium prices... 

Erratic weather boosts energy demand, denting climate goals – BP 

By: Reuters     11th June 2019 Extreme temperatures around the globe drove a sharp acceleration in energy demand and carbon emissions last year, oil giant BP said on Tuesday, issuing a stark warning that the world risks losing the battle against climate change. And while 2018 saw another sharp pick up in renewable power such... 

Senegal's justice ministry calls for inquiry into energy contracts

By: Reuters     11th June 2019 Senegal's justice ministry asked prosecutors on Monday to launch an inquiry into the country's energy contracts after a report alleged that the President's brother was involved in fraud related to two offshore gas blocks being developed by BP. After the publication of the investigation by the BBC... 

Woodside pushes back Pluto restart

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th June 2019 Oil and gas major Woodside on Tuesday downgraded its full year production guidance for 2019 towards the lower end of between 88-million and 94-million barrels of oil equivalent. The decision followed an extension of its Pluto liquefied natural gas turnaround, with restart of production now... 

Senex signs another offtake at Project Atlas

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th June 2019 ASX-listed Senex Energy has inked another domestic gas sales agreement over its Project Atlas. The company on Tuesday announced that it had signed a sale agreement for up to 10.5 PJ of natural gas to glass-packaging manufacturer O-I Australia. The five-year agreement would see Senex supply 1 PJ... 

Russia’s latest great game in Africa: energy

By: African News Agency      10th June 2019 Vladimir Putin has made no secret of his intention to return Russia to its previous glory as a world power by all means available to him, not least of which has been military aggression such as in Crimea. But on the African continent, where Russia has no colonial hangover like Europe or the... 

Santos confirms ‘major’ resource at Dorado-2 well

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th June 2019 Oil and gas major Santos on Thursday announced that the Dorado-2 appraisal well had confirmed a “major” oil and gas resource in the Bedout basin, offshore Western Australia. The well was drilled down-dip about 2 km from the Dorado-1 discovery of July last year, and encountered 85 m of net... 

Senegal President says truth of BP gas deal will be established

By: Reuters     6th June 2019 Senegalese President Macky Sall said on Wednesday the government would find out the truth after a report alleged his brother Aliou Sall had been involved in fraud related to two major offshore gas blocks operated by BP. Making his first comments since the BBC published its report on Monday, the... 

Trump's Cuba gambit pushes Canadian miner Sherritt to the brink

By: Bloomberg     5th June 2019 Sherritt International, whose executives were once known as Fidel Castro’s favorite capitalists, is paying the price for its close ties to the struggling Caribbean nation. The Canadian miner, which gets all its revenue from assets in Cuba, is being hit on multiple fronts by Donald Trump’s... 

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