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Refractories

  • Price briefing 13-19 January

    Friday, 20 January 2017

    Trading is starting to slow down due to the Chinese New Year holiday, business in chromite is stalling but some restocking ahead of the holiday has lifted antimony trioxide prices; titanium dioxide prices continued the uptrend seen in 2016.

  • South32’s hydrate output declines

    Friday, 20 January 2017

    Alumina hydrate production posts a slight decline in South32's Q2 of FY2017, but remains in line with the company’s annualised rate.

  • Graphite News in Brief 16-19 January

    Thursday, 19 January 2017

    A brief roundup of notable activity in the graphite industry.

  • Chromite trading slow ahead of Chinese New Year

    Thursday, 19 January 2017

    Trading has slowed down for both chemical and foundry grade chromite as the Chinese New Year holiday approaches, while prices are for the moment stable.

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Agrimarkets

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Ceramics-Glass

  • INTERVIEW: LAC pushes forward into a lithium market set to remain tight

    Friday, 20 January 2017

    Following the securing of substantial funding to progress his company’s Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project, Lithium Americas’ CEO Tom Hodgson spoke to IM about the state of the market and the junior’s next moves.

  • Codelco begins search for lithium partners

    Friday, 20 January 2017

    The Chilean copper producer is seeking expressions of interest for companies to jointly develop the Pedernales and Maricunga salars. The bidding window will last for two weeks.

  • Petroleum refiner backs LAC with $112m funding

    Friday, 20 January 2017

    The lithium junior announced its second major partnership deal in less than a week, with Bangchak Petroleum coming on board as investor, creditor and offtaker.

  • Price briefing 13-19 January

    Friday, 20 January 2017

    Trading is starting to slow down due to the Chinese New Year holiday, business in chromite is stalling but some restocking ahead of the holiday has lifted antimony trioxide prices; titanium dioxide prices continued the uptrend seen in 2016.

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Construction-Chemicals

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Energy

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Processing

  • South32’s hydrate output declines

    Friday, 20 January 2017

    Alumina hydrate production posts a slight decline in South32's Q2 of FY2017, but remains in line with the company’s annualised rate.

  • Rio ups borates output as salt, TiO2 slag down

    Tuesday, 17 January 2017

    Borates production on the rise as salt and TiO2 slag decrease.

  • Rio posts higher bauxite, alumina output in 2016

    Tuesday, 17 January 2017

    Higher output at Rio’s main bauxite mines was supported by strong demand seen in China, while speciality alumina production also increased in 2016.

  • Indonesia eases bauxite export ban

    Friday, 13 January 2017

    Indonesia’s relaxing of export regulations to partially allow foreign sales of bauxite may ease the tightness in alumina feedstock for white fused alumina production in China, while other non-metallurgical bauxite markets are expected to remain short.

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Logistics

  • Indonesia eases bauxite export ban

    Friday, 13 January 2017

    Indonesia’s relaxing of export regulations to partially allow foreign sales of bauxite may ease the tightness in alumina feedstock for white fused alumina production in China, while other non-metallurgical bauxite markets are expected to remain short.

  • Chinese bauxite imports lose 10% value

    Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Latest trade statistics point to a continuation of the downtrend in imported value of bauxite into China, as the country posted lower demand from external suppliers for most of last year.

  • Chinese alumina trade slumps

    Monday, 09 January 2017

    The Asian country slashed its purchases of alumina in 2016 while its exports of the mineral halved, on the back of production disruptions within the country coupled with reduced demand on the external market.

  • Chinese DBM, CCM export value drops

    Wednesday, 04 January 2017

    Caustic calcined magnesia exports in 2016 continued to be down from last year while dead burned magnesia sales improved on 2015 albeit the market saw a notable price drop.

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Regulation

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Oilfield

  • UKOOG: Fracking possible with limited impact on environment

    Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    According to a report published by the UK trade body, it would be possible to cut the UK's dependency on gas imports by half while still maintaining the UK's countryside areas, using similar operational models as in the US.

  • Rig count figures indicate improvement in global oil and gas

    Monday, 09 January 2017

    The latest figures from Baker Hughes, one of North America's largest oilfield services providers, and the American Petroleum Institute, show that drilling activity is improving, particularly in the US, which could help strengthen demand for oilfield minerals such as frac sand and barite.

  • Baker Hughes and partners form new fracking services company

    Wednesday, 04 January 2017

    Following its failed merger attempt with Halliburton last year, Baker Hughes has completed a transaction for the creation of a new North American oilfield services company with CSL Capital Management and West Street Energy Partners.

  • UK rules in favour of Third Energy fracking permit

    Tuesday, 20 December 2016

    Despite opposition from environmental campaigners, the UK's High Court has ruled that a permit awarded to Third Energy for fracking in North Yorkshire is valid, leaving the company free to go ahead with tests to determine the viability of oil and gas extraction at the site.

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