- Australia can’t bank on an iron ore Trump bump in the long term
Trump’s fiscal policies could mean commodities rally in the short term, boosting the Australian government’s budget, but this could be undone in the long term.
- Where do our raw materials come from? [infographic]
BullionVault’ latest infographic identifies the global output in dollar terms of the world’s most important natural resources and raw materials.
- Policy uncertainty continues to hamper carbon emissions management
Uncertainty surrounding regulatory requirements is the main hindrance to carbon-intensive companies taking long-term action on managing emissions, my research finds.
- Bluetooth mining sensors save time and money in diamond drilling
Bluetooth technology is being used to increase the efficiency and precision of diamond drilling.
- Hazelwood’s closure calls for a rethink on Latrobe Valley solutions
The announcement of the closure of Hazelwood power station in 2017 adds further complexity to an uncertain future facing the Latrobe Valley community.
- Four environmental reasons why fast-tracking the Carmichael coal mine is a bad idea
Pressure is mounting for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine to proceed in inland Queensland.
- PRRT explained: why aren’t we benefitting from the resource tax?
The way the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) is set up means mining usually generates some revenue, on top of the corporate income tax, for the government over the life of projects.
- 11 Things Every Metal Investor Needs to Know About Zinc [infographic]
After shooting up in price over 35 per cent this year, zinc has gained the attention of many investors and speculators again.
- The gas industry needs a carbon price to compete with coal
Putting a price on carbon would benefit the Australian gas industry, at least in the short term.
- Western Australia’s economic future remains uncertain after the mining boom: study
The mining industry will still be important to WA’s economy in the future and new growth is unlikely to come from other industries like tourism and agriculture, new research has found.
- There is one way to put a stop to BHP’s tax avoidance
One of the most common ways multinationals take advantage of current laws to reduce their tax bill is through what’s known as transfer pricing.
- Tackling mining sector challenges with innovative HR strategies
Throughout the world, mining companies are battling a range of forces that are reshaping the sector and require a new approach to management.
- The oil market is bigger than all metal markets combined
Ever since the invention of the internal combustion engine, oil has been one of the most crucial commodities on Earth.
- Oz tax dollars to fund South African coal: Miners and environmentalists unite [opinion]
There’s bad, good and more good news for the mining industry this week.
- Commodity update for Q3 2016
A breakdown on how the major commodities have performed this year, and which are shaking off the slump, and those still in a trough.
- The evolution of FLNG concepts and costs
Wood Mackenzie breaks down the latest developments in FLNG, and trends ahead for the industry.
- Swings and roundabouts: China, coal and our budget deficit [opinion]
What does a coal miner’s working roster in China have to do with Australia’s export income and the well-publicised budget deficit? Quite a bit it turns out.
- Taking action on workplace safety
Australia’s largest workplace health and safety event, Safety in Action, took place this year in Sydney, exhibiting the latest products and seminars to encourage workplace safety.
- ICMM President: BHP Billiton/Vale’s spill is a wake-up call
In a Q&A with Critical Resource, Tom Butler, CEO and President of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), discusses lessons from the Samarco tailings spill in Brazil, the need to look closely at buyers’ sustainability commitments during asset sales, and the need to streamline transparency reporting.
- How oil is formed [infographic]
Today’s infographic explains how oil is formed, while also covering some of oil’s uses and history. It also mentions an alternate theory on how oil is formed.