Published: 30 Jan 2015
It is too early to tell what the impact of Greece’s new government will be on the mining sector. But the new leftist government raises interesting questions about the relationship the country will have with the rest of Europe and time will tell if any of the anti-austerity measures will extend to the extractive sector.
Published: 23 Jan 2015
With commodity prices down, mining company budgets under pressure and fresh challenges in Africa, this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, has a lot of ground to cover. Jonathan Moore, managing director of Mining Indaba LLC, spoke to IM about the outlook for Africa’s resources industry.
Published: 15 Jan 2015
Crude prices below $60/bl could mean 30%-40% less spending by US oil and gas sector, which is likely to impact frac sand demand. However, owing to the nature of oil drilling and fracking, demand for proppants may not fall until as late as next year.
Published: 09 Jan 2015
With the recent publication of data for 2012, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has 100 years of continuous mineral production data - but what do they tell us about worldwide industrial mineral production? Teresa Brown analyses some of these trends and what they say about the industry as a whole.
Published: 24 Dec 2014
California is following Hawaii’s lead in using lithium-ion phosphate batteries to storage its energy. The Golden State is aiming to install 1.3GW of storage by 2040 and CODA Energy is taking the first steps with this.