Tag: market

Mining & Resources

ExxonMobil $1bn gas plant to support jobs

The construction of a new $1 billion gas conditioning plant in Victoria is expected to support thousands of jobs and boost the economy. The ExxonMobil project will enable the development of new offshore gas fields in the Gippsland Basin, with the state government claiming it will underpin eastern Australia's energy needs well into the future. Peter…

9 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

BHP Billiton: Flexibility needed in mining industry

Mining giant BHP Billiton has warned that companies may need to become more flexible if they are to adequately deal with changing market conditions. The news may encourage businesses to consider their current approach to mining training, with BHP stating that more agile firms will reap the benefits. In its annual report, published yesterday (September…

27 Sep 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

What are the biggest challenges for the resources sector in South Australia?

In the lead up to our 7th Annual Mining South Australia Conference, , we will be showcasing 3 editions of interviews with the event’s key supporter organisations: Civil Contractors Federation SA, Whyalla Chamber of Commerce & Industry, South Australia Freight Council, Port Pirie Regional Council & Whyalla City Council. In this first edition, we asked…

27 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Insights from New Caledonia Nickel

At a time of critical challenges and high volatility of the markets, the week-long New Caledonia Nickel conference provided attendees from the global nickel industry the opportunity to discuss the most pressing topics and questions as well as unrivalled networking opportunities with their peers. Jim Lennon, Chairman Commodities research at Macquarie Securities asked in his…

23 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Russia coal: Responding to a changing market

How should the coal industry respond to a changing market? This was the central question speakers and delegates addressed at the Russian & CIS Coal Summit in May. Over 100 key coal industry stakeholders and government representatives attended the gathering in Moscow to analyse global supply & demand trends, the interplay of consumption, exports and…

25 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Assessing global nickel demand

“China is absolutely dominating demand, being virtually the ONLY growing market for nickel and stainless steel over the past decade”, Macquarie Securities’ Chairman Commodities Research, Jim Lennon said in a recent interview with IMM Events. Earlier this year, industry professionals came together at the China Nickel Conference in Shanghai to discuss the latest market trends…

24 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Focus on Russia & CIS Coal

The recent Russia & Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Coal Summit brought together key decision makers and industry representatives offering an understanding of the Russian coal industry’s key strengths and weaknesses. We have made some of the most insightful presentations available for download. Phil Ren, Vice President of Tader Coal SCM Co. Ltd. & Chairman…

22 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Infrastructure crucial to unlock Africa’s iron ore potential

In 2012 South Africa overtook India and became China’s third-biggest iron ore supplier. We had the chance to speak to Andrew Hodge, Analyst – Iron Ore Cost Research at Wood Mackenzie about what’s in store for the iron ore market in Africa.  IMM Events: A recent article in the Economist has described Africa as the…

27 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

China is dominating the nickel market

New Caledonia holds 25% of the world's known nickel reserves. We had the chance to speak to Jim Lennon, Chairman Commodities Research at Macquarie Securities about the main drivers for the current demand and New Caledonia's most promising projects. In your opinion, what factors have been the driving forces behind the laterite revolution to date?…

20 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Coal seam gas is long-term

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh3AwkpVsU8] DON McMILLAN, Principal Engineer, Oil Gas CBM Services Oil price fluctuation will have little impact on plans to develop Queensland’s vast coal seam gas (CSG) reserves, says industry specialist Don McMillan. “[The end product] Liquid natural gas (LNG) is a very long term investment,” he says. “You’ve seen the numbers people have been prepared…

20 Oct 2008, by Informa Insights