R/€ = 19.8002 Change: -0.0587
R/$ = 18.1568 Change: -0.1466
Au 1976.73 $/oz Change: 6.91
Pt 984.94 $/oz Change: 12.52


WA eager to maintain critical minerals status

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd March 2023 Western Australia is hoping to maintain its position as a major producer of critical minerals into the future. Speaking at the second day of Paydirt’s Battery Minerals conference, in Perth, Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Johnston said that the government was investing... 

“Building Trust to Decarbonize the World” The 2023 CIM Convention + Expo

17th March 2023 Keynote and Plenaries unveiled Early-bird registration for the CIM Convention + EXPO 2023 (April 30 to May 3, Montreal) will end midnight, March 25. 

BP economist warns against focusing too much on decarbonisation

By: Bloomberg     16th March 2023 BP’s chief US economist Michael Cohen said the oil industry focused too much on cutting greenhouse gases last year, eroding its ability to keep pace with demand. “2022 taught us that too much focus on the decarbonization agenda led to a mismatch between supply and demand,” said Cohen in an... 

More gas investment needed past 2027 - AEMO

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th March 2023 The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has urged for more investment in gas production to meet energy demands post 2027, and has warned of potential supply this winter in the southern states of Australia, under certain conditions. In its 2023 Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO) report... 

MRIWA signs Korean deal that could boost battery chemicals

By: Esmarie Iannucci     15th March 2023 The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) which could bolster the state’s battery chemical industry. The MoU will support cooperation and provide a framework for... 

NUM opposes Amplats’ ‘migration’ from MHSA to OHSA

By: Darren Parker     14th March 2023 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has condemned platinum group metals miner Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) “migration” from the Mine Health & Safety Act (MHSA) to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) at some of its operations, calling it unlawful. The union states that... 

Biden to limit Arctic oil drilling ahead of Willow approval

By: Bloomberg     13th March 2023 President Joe Biden is limiting oil leasing in Arctic waters and sensitive areas of Alaska, taking steps to expand conservation as his administration prepares to approve a mammoth ConocoPhillips oil development in the region. Biden is expanding an Obama-era ban on new oil and gas leasing in US... 

Classification system to define water developed

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th March 2023 A global water classification system to define water as reserves and resources to put on the balance sheet has been developed to ensure this increasingly scarce resource can be measured and quantified and, effectively, managed more responsibly. The Water Resources Management System (WRMS) is a... 

Ontario names recipients of critical minerals innovation fund

By: Mariaan Webb     8th March 2023 Ontario has announced the recipients of the Critical Minerals Innovation Fund, which is supporting research for extraction and processing technologies to build critical minerals supply chain. Launched in November, the C$5-million forms part of Ontario’s Critical Minerals Strategy, which also... 

International Mines Ministers Summit closes the market

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th March 2023 The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, the World Economic Forum and The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development on Monday co-hosted the eighth yearly International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS) at the PDAC 2023 Convention. The summit brings... 

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