Glencore’s oil-price rigging puts spotlight back on benchmarks

Mining News Pro - Glencore Plc’s settlement with US prosecutors has cast fresh light on manipulation of an under-the-radar part of the commodities world that’s crucial for valuing physical deals and derivatives.

BHP may reap gain of $9.5bn from petroleum merger with Woodside

Mining News Pro - Global miner BHP Group could reap a gain of $9.5 billion this year from the sale of its petroleum arm to Woodside Energy Group , Australian brokerage Barrenjoey said.

Demand for steel alloys grows as the energy transition gains momentum

Mining News Pro - Steel alloys are mainly used in the steel industry – but battery and energy storage applications mean they will also play an increasingly important role in the energy transition, says Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business.

Metals traders ‘self sanction’ key Russian palladium, disrupting markets

Mining News Pro - A reluctance by precious-metals traders to handle Russian-produced palladium is creating an unusual and persistent dislocation between the world’s two main markets.

Canada’s first rare earth producer begins shipping concentrate

Mining News Pro - Vital Metals’ Nechalacho rare earths mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories has begun deliveries, the Canadian Press reported.

Woodside shareholders back BHP petroleum merger

Mining News Pro - Woodside Petroleum’s shareholders have almost unanimously backed a merger with BHP’s petroleum division, cementing the world’s top miner’s exit from the oil and gas industry amid increasing global pressure to curb emissions.

BHP to speed up Jansen potash mine as Ukraine war weighs on supplies

Mining News Pro - BHP’s chief executive Mike Henry wants to gear up on the company’s $5.7 billion Jansen potash project in Canada as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused major disruptions to global fertilizer supplies.

Johnson Matthey predicts smaller platinum surplus, palladium, and rhodium deficits

Mining News Pro - A surplus in the platinum market should shrink this year and the palladium and rhodium markets are likely to move back into deficit, Johnson Matthey said in a report on Monday.

Entire rare earth metals family could help address acid gas pollution

Mining News Pro - Materials that can be made from the entire family of rare earth metals may be the key to addressing nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide (NO2 and SO2) pollution, which is responsible for acid rain.

Nutrien weighs increasing potash output amid fertilizer crunch

Mining News Pro - Nutrien Ltd., the world’s top fertilizer company, is considering ramping up its potash production in the coming years amid a global shortfall.

Cameco, Orano up stake in Cigar Lake uranium mine

Mining News Pro - Uranium producers Cameco and Orano are increasing their stakes in the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, by buying Idemitsu Canada Resources’ 7.9% interest in the asset for C$187 million (about $144m).

New data on uranium’s behaviour revealed by fastest supercomputer in the US

Mining News Pro - An important but little-studied uranium compound could be key to a cleaner, safer world, according to new research emerging from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Savannah River National Laboratory and the Colorado School of Mines.

Metal electrolysis could support more efficient

Mining News Pro - By mapping what is happening at the atomic level behind a particularly promising approach called metal electrolysis, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are taking the first steps into future solutions that could usher in more efficient, eco-friendly processes for the production of lithium, iron and cobalt, as well as aid the development of metal-air batteries.

Rio Tinto becomes first North American producer of scandium oxide

Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) announced Friday it has produced a first batch of high purity scandium oxide at its commercial scale demonstration plant in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. This makes RTFT the first North American producer of the critical mineral, used in solide oxide fuel cells and in aluminium alloys.

Kazatomprom raises revenue guidance as uranium price surges

Mining News Pro - Kazakhstan-focused uranium miner Kazatomprom raised its 2022 revenue guidance, as geopolitical tensions and discussion of new nuclear projects spur higher prices.

Fertilizer buyers are eyeing Canada to fill global potash deficit

Mining News Pro - Canada’s ample potash deposits are drawing “high levels” of interest around the world since sanctions upended global fertilizer markets.

Nutrien boosts outlook for potash sales as fertilizer surges

Mining News Pro - Nutrien Ltd., the world’s largest fertilizer company, boosted its outlook for profit growth and cash flow, saying it plans to sell more potash as crop-nutrient prices soar.

Epiroc to acquire Australian electrification specialist

Mining News Pro - Mining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer Epiroc has agreed to acquire JTMEC, an Australian company which specialises in electrical infrastructure, supporting the transition to battery electrification in the process.

Lynas races to keep up with global rare earths demand

Mining News Pro - Lynas Corp the world’s only processor of rare earths outside China, sees growth in demand for the metals used in everything from cars to missiles rapidly outpacing production and expects to spell out expansion plans in the next six months.

New annealing method maintains the structure of gold, silver in alloys

Mining News Pro - Researchers at Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne have developed a low-temperature annealing method that maintains the structure of gold and silver when the two metals are combined in an alloy.

Horizons Copper ETF ready to trade on the TSX

Mining News Pro - The Horizons ETF Copper Producers Index ETF (TSX: COPP) is set to go live for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 17, providing a new option for investors to gain passive exposure to the world’s C$2 billion-plus market cap copper producers.

Canada climate goals set high hurdle for Suncor oil sands mine extension

Mining News Pro - Canada is favouring oil projects with lower carbon emissions per barrel to help meet its climate targets, a strategy that may block Suncor Energy’s plan to expand bitumen mining to feed its key oil sands operations.

Alphamin kicks off potential sale as tin prices surge

Mining News Pro - Alphamin Resources Corp., one of the world’s largest tin miners, has kicked off a potential sale of the company as prices of the metal surge, people with knowledge of the matter said.

American Rare Earths partners on DOE-funded R&D, drills at Wyoming

Mining News Pro - When the maiden drilling kicked off in March at American Rare Earths’ Halleck Creek rare earth project site in Wyoming, it was a key next move for the Australian company, shortly after its subsidiary Western Rare Earths was named a member of the Critical Materials Institute, a US Department of Energy Energy Innovation Hub at the beginning of the year.

China Minmetals, Zijin, BHP complete copper concentrate trade on MineHub platform

Mining News Pro - MineHub Technologies (TSXV: MHUB), developer of cost-savings solutions for mining companies, has announced that metals industry leaders China Minmetals, Zijin Mining and resources company BHP have concluded a two-step transaction on the company’s blockchain-based platform.

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