Soda ash latest news

  • December 2015

    US Soda ash royalty rates unchanged by spending bill

    17 December 2015

    Despite efforts by politicians to cut the tax on the mineral, there was no reduction made to soda ash royalties in the House’s omnibus spending bill.

  • European Commission proposes 75% glass recycling target by 2030

    02 December 2015

    To target waste production, increase recycling and preserve natural resources, the EC has published a number of legislative proposals which will affect industrial mineral-consuming industries such as glass and plastics.

  • November 2015

    Africa’s mining sector must create more jobs to drive prosperity

    27 November 2015

    A variety of private sector stakeholders, government officials and members of the public from Africa recently congregated at an oil, gas and mining conference held in Sudan and led by a UN body responsible for dealing with development issues. The organisers called for the mining sector to take action in creating jobs for local people.

  • Price Briefing 13 – 19 November

    20 November 2015

    India could revise down barite prices in wake of oilfield decline; iodine sinks further in Q3 but SQM remains positive about lithium.

  • US soda ash producers scoop $5/s.ton increase for 2016 contract prices

    18 November 2015

    Average rise in deal values less than half list price hikes announced in July as international sales come under pressure.

  • New Kenyan mining law to establish ‘transparent’ legal regime

    16 November 2015

    Kenya is expected to unveil a new mining law in a few months’ time, making it the latest African country to undergo extensive legislative mining reform to provide an attractive environment for direct foreign investment. Legal experts have said the new law will attract foreign investors to the country and help local communities.

  • Natural Resource Partners’ industrial minerals Q3 earnings offset by weak oil and gas segments

    09 November 2015

    The Texas, US-based partnership reported encouraging results in its soda ash and aggregates interests. But these were more than offset by the continuing weakness of the markets for coal, oil and gas and a number of consequent impairments by the company in its related segments.

  • Price Briefing 30 October – 5 November

    06 November 2015

    Amorphous graphite and soda ash face future price pressure while lithium and rare earths rise.

  • Ciner affirms positive outlook as Q3 income grows 26%

    06 November 2015

    OCI Resources, now operating under the new name Ciner Resources since Turkey's Ciner Group finalised its transaction last week, has reported an increase in sales and income as soda ash production and volumes grew in the third quarter. Although the company expects prices to slightly soften towards the end of the year, average soda ash prices are anticipated to remain at higher levels than last year.