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Mining & Resources

How Fitzroy Australia Resources plans to make its new greenfield site a success

Fitzroy Australia Resources is moving full steam ahead with its plans to open a new longwall mine in the Bowen Basin of Queensland, having just completed a bankable feasibility study and advancing the State and Federal approval processes. Construction is planned to commence in Q1, with first coal from the underground operation in Q1 2020…

14 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Carnarvon’s historic oil find and what this means for the sector

Carnarvon and partner firm Quadrant have made a historic discovery of high-quality light oil in their Dorado-1 well; causing Carnarvon share prices to surge 57 percent this week. The quality and magnitude of the reserve has led many to describe it as one of the most significant discoveries of the North West Shelf. The 96m…

20 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Australian coal prices reach six year high

Increased demand for electricity in China has prompted thermal coal prices to reach a six year high in recent days - almost double the lowest commodity rate of 2016. Meanwhile, the New South Wales government is forecasting $1.8 billion in mining revenue for the 2018 financial year (more than 90 per cent of which will…

8 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

“A true watershed year for MZI Resources” – Aspiring mineral sands developer to fully-fledged producer

MZI Resources Ltd (ASX: MZI) have made waves in the mining press with their story of overcoming today’s tough market conditions to become a fully-fledged producer of mineral sands products at Keysbrook, (WA) in less than 9 months. We took the opportunity to speak with Managing Director, Trevor Matthews, ahead of the 16th Annual Mineral…

20 Jan 2016, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

The impacts of OTR tyre management on mining operation’s safety & efficiencies

In the lead up to the OTR Tyre Safety & Maintenance Seminar to be held next month we had the opportunity to ask key speaking contributors Paul Knotts and Heather Bone what they thought were the impacts OTR tyre management had on mining operation's safety and efficiencies (as well as what they were looking forward…

26 May 2015, by Informa Insights

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Budget 2014: The winners and losers

Treasurer Joe Hockey announced the much-anticipated 2014 Federal Budget last night, and as expected, it was followed up with comment and debate from industries across the country. While some sectors stand to benefit from extra funding and support, others will be left disappointed at cuts and reforms that could make things even more difficult in an already…

14 May 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

WA mining engineering construction shifts to production

Western Australia's mining engineering construction has been a major component of the country's resources boom in recent years. At its peak in 2012, one-third of all spending in WA's economy was on capacity expansion such as new mines and equipment. However, as Australia moves back a step from these lofty heights, it is important for…

10 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Mining industry discusses market outlook for South Australia

By Neil Murphy, CEO, South Australian Freight Council and Alex Todd, Economic Development Manager, Regional Development Australia Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula  The 7th Annual Mining South Australia conference and exhibition was again held in Whyalla in late November 2013 and brought together over industry and all levels of government  to hear about the latest developments from the…

9 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-up: Mr Mike Nazroo

Mike Nazroo is Vice President Commercial for Australia - West for ConocoPhillips. Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mining from the Camborne school of Mines in England and began his career with the company in 1989 as a reservoir engineer in Woking, England. Following that he spent more than 10 years in…

5 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

Transport & Logistics

Pushing our expertise to the limit – The next phase of heavy haul rail in Australia

Thank you to everyone who attended the 3rd annual ARA Heavy Haul Rail 2013 conference in Newcastle. Heavy Haul Rail 2013 saw a close examination of what it will take for the rail industry to continue its strong performance in heavy haul over the long term in spite of challenging short term conditions. The shift…

12 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Diversification – Key to growing regional cities during mining sector slowdown

The rapid growth of the mining industry in the Pilbara has encouraged the growth of the region. Despite the current slowdown in the mining sector, the Pilbara Development Commission is working closely with the resources industry and encourages different sectors to team up to sustain regional cities and towns, and develop industries further. Dr Ken…

4 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights