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