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Uncertain when Milnerton oil refinery will come back on stream ­ 

By: Martin Creamer     11th August 2020 Astron Energy’s oil refinery in Cape Town, where a fire broke out last month killing two people and injuring seven others, remains closed while a full investigation into the incident is carried out. The former Chevron 100 000 bbl/d Milnerton refinery – which with the Caltex brand now fall under... 

Arctic wastewater dump near Russia's Norilsk was toxic, says Greenpeace

By: Reuters     7th August 2020 Water samples taken by Greenpeace in Russia’s Arctic at the site of a wastewater dump by mining giant Norilsk Nickel contained 50 times the permitted level of toxic substances, the environmental campaign group has said. The miner admitted last month its Talnakh metals processing plant had used... 

Canada vows to retaliate against US aluminum tariffs

By: Reuters     7th August 2020 If the United States re-imposes some tariffs on Canadian aluminum products, Canada will respond by slapping retaliatory tariffs on US goods, a government source said on Thursday. "We will react very similarly to the last (time they imposed) tariffs," said the source, speaking shortly before... 

The importance of using the correct SEIFSA Price and Index Pages indices in your Contract Price Adjustment

6th August 2020 In order for any business to remain sustainable, it is important to keep track of price escalation trends.  Companies supplying products to buying institutions have to monitor price escalation trends in order to ensure that they are adequately compensated for any price increases and understand... 

Crop nutrients have double potential of coal being exited – Anglo 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd August 2020 Covid-19 notwithstanding, diversified mining company Anglo American will this year be spending the $300-million that it forecast on the Woodsmith polyhalite project in the UK, which gives it entry into the crop nutrients business at a time when fertilising is being hailed a godsend to ease global... 

Draft EIS for Lithium Americas’ Nevada project now open for comment

By: Simone Liedtke     31st July 2020 The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for TSX- and NYSE-listed Lithium Americas’ Thacker Pass lithium project, in the US, is available for public comment. The release of the draft EIS marks another step in advancing the Thacker Pass project towards production, says CEO and president Jon... 

New Coupling to meet LPG Tanker Standard

31st July 2020 As per a Bulletin issued by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGSASA) and further legislated by the Department of Employment and Labour, Cam-and-Groove type Couplings are no longer permitted for use in gas tanker applications and should be replaced with a... 

Canada Nickel creates subsidiary focused on zero-carbon metals

By: Donna Slater     28th July 2020 TSX-listed nickel/cobalt sulphide project company Canada Nickel Company has created a wholly-owned subsidiary, NetZero Metals, to begin the research and development of a processing facility aimed at using existing technologies to produce zero-carbon nickel, cobalt and iron products. The facility... 

Silver jumps to 2013 high, gold nears record on virus concerns

By: Bloomberg     22nd July 2020 Silver jumped to the highest in almost seven years and gold continued its march toward a record on expectations more stimulus is needed to help the global economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Investors have flocked to the precious metals on surging demand for havens amid a resurgence... 

India’s leading blast hole drill manufacturer enters the African Market

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th July 2020 Revathi Equipment Limited (REL) is India’s leading manufacturer of high power range of blast hole drills for mining and construction, water well, exploratory drill rigs, and allied products for more than four decades. Founded in 1977 as Revathi CP Equipment limited the Indian Unit of US based... 

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