Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Gas

Beach contract with Origin worth up to $1.2b

gas

Peter Ker Beach Petroleum’s new gas supply deal with Origin Energy could be worth more than $1.2 billion if market expectations of the price paid are correct.

Resources

Sundance boosts board in bid to find fresh suitor

mining

Peter Ker Sundance Resources will bolster its boardroom expertise with the appointment of a new director.

BHP freeze on new projects about to thaw

Mill manager Josh Wheeler examines a pile of processed potash at the Mosaic Potash Colonsay mine storage facility in Colonsay, Saskatchewan in this file image from September 24, 2009. BHP Billiton launched an unsolicited $38.6 billion takeover bid for Potash Corp, an offer that the world's largest fertilizer maker promptly rejected on August 17, 2010, as

Peter Ker Canadian potash project likely to be among those considered first when freeze ends.

Beach's Origin deal could be worth $1.2b

Peter Ker Market expects deal to supply Origin with 139 petajoules of gas for eight years to be worth $1.2 billion.

Mining

BHP set to approve 'mega projects'

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Peter Ker BHP's freeze on approving new projects is set to thaw after June 30, with a Canadian potash project likely to be among those considered first.

Resources

Sundance crunched as deal disintegrates

Sundance Resources

Peter Ker Sundance Resources shares fell more than 48 per cent after termination of a takeover deal.

Takeover

Sundance slumps after Hanlong bid fails

Mining

Peter Ker Sundance Resources has finally conceded that its prolonged takeover deal with Chinese group Hanlong has failed.

Resources

Fortescue finance head faults tax complexity

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Peter Ker Treasury's inability to see crucial aspects of the mining tax process is no surprise: Fortescue.

Mining

Fortescue agrees deductions hard to predict

Mining tax

Peter Ker Treasury's inability to see crucial aspects of the mining tax process is no surprise, according to a top executive from Fortescue Metals Group.

Resources

Rio Tinto board renewal urged

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Peter Ker Rio Tinto has been urged to get more mining experience onto its board.

Refinery

Shell courts buyers for Geelong site

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Peter Ker Oil major Royal Dutch Shell has been given little hope of finding a buyer for its struggling oil refinery at Geelong, which was dramatically thrust into the shop window on Thursday.

Shell puts Geelong refinery on market

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Peter Ker Petroleum giant says refinery could be converted into an fuel import terminal if a buyer cannot be found.

Resources

Treasury 'unable to know' how miners calculate tax they owe

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Peter Ker Treasury boss Martin Parkinson says he remains blind to the size of crucial accounting measures that are helping big mining companies to reduce their mining tax payments, and will continue to be for...

Government urged to expand mining tax

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Peter Ker The Gillard Government has been urged to expand its controversial mining tax to include copper, uranium and gold at a Senate inquiry into the tax this morning.

Resources

Crusader rolls out Brazil pay dirt

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Peter Ker While some used Easter to roll out the bad news, Crusader Resources sent shareholders on holiday.

Resources

Oil, gas majors float Scarborough plan

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Peter Ker BHP Billiton and ExxonMobil could approve a new $US10 billion gas project in Australian waters as early as 2014.

Uranium

Toro given green light for $270m Wiluna project

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Peter Ker Australia's next uranium mine is a step closer to reality after Toro Energy secured crucial approvals for its Wiluna project.

Mining

Uranium mine gets approval

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Peter Ker Australia's next uranium mine is a step closer after ASX-listed Toro Energy received long-awaited environmental approvals to build a mine at Wiluna in the Western Australian outback.

Resources

BHP, Exxon reveal plans for floating LNG platform

LNG

Peter Ker BHP Billiton and ExxonMobil could be taking a final investment decision on a $US10 billion-plus gas project in Australian waters as early as next year, according to new documents published today.

Resources

Prices set to boost mining tax

mining

Peter Ker Tax should bring improved revenue when mining companies send in March-quarter receipts.