Metallurgical Coal June 2020
Olive Downs Finally Gets the Go Ahead

Australia, the world’s largest producer of coking coal, remains at the forefront of new coal developments. AME forecasts that Australia will supply 200Mt of metallurgical coal bound to the global export market in 2020.


Thermal June 2020
Hunter Valley Coal Chain

Australia's Hunter Valley Coal Chain (HVCC) is the largest coal export operation in the world. It consists of coal producers, rail services, coal loading and portside services.


Oil Refineries June 2020
China’s Independent “Teapots” Face New Threat

Shandong Province has been China's predominant oil refining region for decades, surviving multiple government crackdowns and stiff competition from larger state-run refiners, to establish a niche in the global oil market.


Cobalt July 2020
EVs are all about Chemistry

Battery chemistry has once again come into the spotlight, largely thanks to Tesla, which has dramatically pivoted from its position of removing cobalt from its batteries, to becoming one of Glencore’s largest cobalt customers, signing a long term agreement to source 6,000t of cobalt per year from the miner.


Gold August 2020
Development of the Indian Gold Market

Followers of the Gold Market will be familiar with India’s long history as a mainstay of the global physical gold market.


Steel August 2020
The Dumping Debacle

In the pre-Covid world, global steel overcapacity and increasingly protectionist trade policies led to an increase in the dumping of marginally costed steel onto global export markets. In a post-Covid world, with the associated demand side shock in OECD economies, this situation is likely to worsen.


LNG August 2020
Mozambique Pegs its Economy to Volatile LNG

Following the discovery of huge quantities of natural gas in the Rovuma Basin off the coast of Northern Mozambique in 2010 and a US$20bn final investment decision (FID) in June 2019, the Total-led Mozambique LNG (MZLNG) project is moving forward at pace.


Aluminium September 2020
Wasting Away

With a focus on the environmental impacts of aluminium smelting front of mind these days, all focus is currently on the carbon emissions from the anode, and the source of power for the smelter. However, this is not the only source of environmental harm from aluminium smelting; there are other concerns, such as particulates and fluorine emissions. However, this month we will turn our attention to spent potlining.


Oil & Gas September 2020
Black Sea Yields Biggest Gas Discovery for Turkey

Turkish President Erdogan announced on 21 August that Turkey had discovered 320Bcm of natural gas, the biggest-ever natural gas reserve in the Black Sea. The discovery is worth US$8bn in line with current price trends, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).


Iron Ore August 2020
FMG: Exceptional June Quarter Performance

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, the world's fourth largest iron ore producer, has operations centred around existing and potential projects in Western Australia’s Pilbara Region.

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