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Refractories

  • HarbisonWalker to set up monolithic refractory plant

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    The plant will add to the existing capacity HarbisonWalker has in the US and represents the company's strategy to reinforce its position in refractories.

  • Price Briefing 10-16 February

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Cristal joins other producers to announce a further price hike in titanium dioxide this week, while spodumene producer sold lithium concentrate for delivery in H1 2017; Chinese rare earths producer announced price increase.

  • Acquisitions boost Imerys’ 2016 revenues

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    Imerys’ long list of recently completed acquisitions brought in over €140m in additional revenue, boosting the company’s yearly turnover, as income showed robust growth while refractories remained difficult.

  • South32 moves into profit as revenue increases

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    The Australian mining company noted higher prices in the majority of its commodities helped to bolster sales revenue. Saleable alumina production from its Worsley operation, however, saw a decline together with prices.

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Agrimarkets

  • Vale Q4 potash output rises, phosphate falls

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Brazil-based mining company Vale reported higher potash output in Q4 but phosphate production declined year-on-year.

  • Price Briefing 10-16 February

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Cristal joins other producers to announce a further price hike in titanium dioxide this week, while spodumene producer sold lithium concentrate for delivery in H1 2017; Chinese rare earths producer announced price increase.

  • Weak fertiliser prices slash ICL’s Q4 income

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    Tel Aviv-based ICL reported lower Q4 2016 income as weak fertiliser prices continued to pressure financial performance, despite record potash sales volumes.

  • K+S resumes potash production for one week

    Tuesday, 14 February 2017

    German potash producer K+S will restart production at its Werra plant, but waste water disposal restrictions will limit operations to just one week.

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Ceramics-Glass

  • Tianqi sees lithium hydroxide demand ratchet up in 2017

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Lithium carbonate demand will also increase, with more of an emphasis on quality, the lithium producer stated in an outlook for the year ahead.

  • HarbisonWalker to set up monolithic refractory plant

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    The plant will add to the existing capacity HarbisonWalker has in the US and represents the company's strategy to reinforce its position in refractories.

  • Price Briefing 10-16 February

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Cristal joins other producers to announce a further price hike in titanium dioxide this week, while spodumene producer sold lithium concentrate for delivery in H1 2017; Chinese rare earths producer announced price increase.

  • Acquisitions boost Imerys’ 2016 revenues

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    Imerys’ long list of recently completed acquisitions brought in over €140m in additional revenue, boosting the company’s yearly turnover, as income showed robust growth while refractories remained difficult.

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Construction-Chemicals

  • Tianqi sees lithium hydroxide demand ratchet up in 2017

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Lithium carbonate demand will also increase, with more of an emphasis on quality, the lithium producer stated in an outlook for the year ahead.

  • HarbisonWalker to set up monolithic refractory plant

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    The plant will add to the existing capacity HarbisonWalker has in the US and represents the company's strategy to reinforce its position in refractories.

  • Price Briefing 10-16 February

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Cristal joins other producers to announce a further price hike in titanium dioxide this week, while spodumene producer sold lithium concentrate for delivery in H1 2017; Chinese rare earths producer announced price increase.

  • Acquisitions boost Imerys’ 2016 revenues

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    Imerys’ long list of recently completed acquisitions brought in over €140m in additional revenue, boosting the company’s yearly turnover, as income showed robust growth while refractories remained difficult.

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Energy

  • Tianqi sees lithium hydroxide demand ratchet up in 2017

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Lithium carbonate demand will also increase, with more of an emphasis on quality, the lithium producer stated in an outlook for the year ahead.

  • Mt Marion settles H1 offtake price

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    Material will be sold at $750/tonne on a CFR China basis in H1 2017, moving to a compound-linked price in H2.

  • Imerys Graphite acquires Japanese anode producer

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    The takeover of Nippon Power Graphite gives Imerys additional production capacity to serve the Asian markets as well as a direct ability to produce anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

  • Bolivia to launch state lithium company

    Wednesday, 15 February 2017

    Government legislation seeks to replace the current set up with a state-controlled company under the auspices of the Department of Energy. The new body will reconsider current policy on third party involvement in Bolivian lithium production.

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Processing

  • Imerys Graphite acquires Japanese anode producer

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    The takeover of Nippon Power Graphite gives Imerys additional production capacity to serve the Asian markets as well as a direct ability to produce anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

  • Double-digit sales growth for Martin Marietta

    Wednesday, 15 February 2017

    Recovery in construction led to improved performance in all three geographical areas Martin Marietta operates in, while the new Trump government’s focus on infrastructural spending bodes well for the future of the sector.

  • Anglo to divest two chrome operations to Siyanda

    Wednesday, 15 February 2017

    The company is selling its controlling stakes in Union and Masa to minority stakeholder Siyanda, who will sell chromite concentrate to Anglo for the next seven years.

  • Falling prices hit Chinese silicon carbide exports

    Monday, 13 February 2017

    Higher volumes of silicon carbide (SiC) traded in the last quarter of 2016 were insufficient to offset a decline in value generated on the back of reduced prices.

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Logistics

  • Anglo to divest two chrome operations to Siyanda

    Wednesday, 15 February 2017

    The company is selling its controlling stakes in Union and Masa to minority stakeholder Siyanda, who will sell chromite concentrate to Anglo for the next seven years.

  • US alumina production drops 45% in 2016

    Tuesday, 14 February 2017

    The closure of Alcoa’s site in Point Comfort and Sherwin Alumina’s plant in Corpus Christi hit alumina production capacity in the country hard in 2016, while it also affected imports of bauxite.

  • Imerys to investigate Afghan talc supply

    Monday, 13 February 2017

    The company announced it will reassess its talc supply channels from Afghanistan and Pakistan to ensure that none of the material has links to Taliban insurgent groups operating locally.

  • China lithium carbonate imports double in 2016

    Monday, 13 February 2017

    Chinese customs data shows lithium carbonate imports into China surged both in terms of volume and price in 2016.

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Regulation

  • Tianqi sees lithium hydroxide demand ratchet up in 2017

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Lithium carbonate demand will also increase, with more of an emphasis on quality, the lithium producer stated in an outlook for the year ahead.

  • Vale Q4 potash output rises, phosphate falls

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Brazil-based mining company Vale reported higher potash output in Q4 but phosphate production declined year-on-year.

  • HarbisonWalker to set up monolithic refractory plant

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    The plant will add to the existing capacity HarbisonWalker has in the US and represents the company's strategy to reinforce its position in refractories.

  • Price Briefing 10-16 February

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Cristal joins other producers to announce a further price hike in titanium dioxide this week, while spodumene producer sold lithium concentrate for delivery in H1 2017; Chinese rare earths producer announced price increase.

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Oilfield

  • Scotland launches public consultation on fracking

    Wednesday, 01 February 2017

    Following independent research published in late 2016, the Scottish government has opened a public consultation on fracking, a practice which is currently banned in the country.

  • Baker Hughes reports Q4 net loss

    Friday, 27 January 2017

    Although the company saw an uptick in North American oil and gas activity towards the end of 2016, Baker Hughes reported a net loss of $417m, while revenues also saw a y-o-y decline in Q4.

  • Halliburton announces Q4 loss on low revenue

    Tuesday, 24 January 2017

    Both Q4 and full year 2016 earnings were down y-o-y, while the company noted an improvement sequentially, particularly in North America on the back of the strengthening rig count.

  • 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.

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