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The future of energy won't be decided by voters — opinion (21 May 2019, 9:58 pm)

Investors in energy seem now to be sitting on the sidelines, waiting to see whether the cost deflation in renewables will overcome issues around grid integration, or whether some unforeseen policy backlash can drive a second coming of fossil fuels.

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BHP more bullish on long-term EV prospects (21 May 2019, 2:45 pm)

The world's largest miner has revised up expectations for electric vehicle sales and market penetration, but warns the electrification of the transport sector will proceed only as fast as the development of charging infrastructure does.

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Indoor rainforest maker to transform former Australian coal mine (21 May 2019, 2:13 pm)

UK-based charity The Eden project has partnered with Alcoa to build a $150 million eco-tourism attraction at the company’s former Anglesea coal mine in Australia.

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Lithium Australia achieves high-purity lithium phosphate from waste materials (21 May 2019, 1:45 pm)

Company experts have developed a technique for removing impurities from the lithium phosphate they produce from waste.

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Lynas to move upstream processing of rare earths from Malaysia to Australia (21 May 2019, 11:55 am)

The Australian miner, the world's only major producer of rare earths outside China, said the A$500 million-plan ($346 million) aims to boost production, appease Malaysian regulators and fend off takeover attempts.

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Move to London approved for SDX Energy (21 May 2019, 4:30 pm)

SDX Energy shareholders have approved a move of corporate headquarters to London from Calgary as part of a court-approved reorganization. A new, UK-based company, SDX Energy PLC, will acquire shares in the former SDS Energy Inc. and apply for its shares to be traded on the London Stock Exchange.

Oil from US shale on track to rise 16% in 2019 (21 May 2019, 3:54 pm)

US shale operators are on course to increase oil production markedly in 2019. The growth in US onshore production from the first quarter through the fourth quarter could come in at around 1.1-1.2 million b/d, or 16% for the full year, according to Rystad Energy.

Eni group awarded block off Argentina (21 May 2019, 3:46 pm)

Eni SPA has joined the list of international oil and gas companies awarded licenses in Argentina’s recent bid round. The company leads a group that will shoot a 3D geophysical survey across Block MLO 124 and conduct other geophysical surveys.

Cowen: E&Ps could return to growth if valuation stays down (21 May 2019, 3:40 pm)

Tracking by Cowen Inc., an American multinational investment bank, shows spending plans for 2019 by independent exploration and production firms are down 11%. Cowen expects independent E&Ps to honor capital discipline commitments for the remainder of this year, but if valuation remains depressed the group may pivot back toward growth.

Shell Australia approved for Bratwurst-1 wildcat (21 May 2019, 3:13 pm)

Shell Australia has been granted approval from the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for the drilling of proposed wildcat Bratwurst-1 in Ashmore Cartier permit AC/P64 in the Browse basin off Western Australia.


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