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Mining & Resources
PETER HANNAM 5:41pm AGL's coal seam gas ambitions in the Gloucester area have been dealt a double blow with the launch of two government investigations into the detection of toxic BTEX chemicals in flowback water from two of the company's four wells.
Amanda Saunders 3:58pm Oil prices will cut BHP Billiton’s earnings by up to 14 per cent over the next three years, according to UBS.
PETER HANNAM 1:21pm Australian universities are failing the climate readiness test, with few institutions factoring global warming risks into their investment portfolios, according to a new survey.
PETER HANNAM The Baird government has suspended AGL's operations at its pilot coal seam gas field in northern NSW pending the result of an investigation launched on Wednesday, Energy Minister Anthony Roberts said.
BRIAN ROBINS Shareholders in troubled rare earths producer Lynas Corp might be wiped out unless its weak cashflow improves, because it faces heavy loan repayments in the year ahead, UBS has warned.
Jenny Wiggins Mining services group Bradken has blamed volatility in the global commodity and financing markets for the collapse of takeover talks with private equity suitors.
PETER KER The South Australian Government will also look for ways to help bring infrastructure support to OZ's Carrapateena project.
PETER HANNAM The NSW Environment Protection Authority has criticised AGL for a lack of transparency and launched a "full investigation" after the energy giant disclosed it had detected banned BTEX chemicals in water samples taken at its pilot coal seam gas field in the state's mid-north.
BRIAN ROBINS Shares in troubled rare earths miner Lynas Corp dived on Tuesday after the company warned the improvement in cashflow will not be sustained.
BRIAN ROBINS The Lachlan fold, which extends through much of southern NSW and into Victoria and which hosts much of the minerals resources of the two states, is close to yielding another mine, this time at the site of the former Woodlawn base-metals mine near Canberra.
NICOLE HASHAM Warmer winters and rising gas prices will halve demand for gas in NSW homes and businesses over the next decade, potentially debunking industry claims that coal seam gas fields must urgently be tapped.
James Thomson Shares in iron ore miner Fortescue Metals plunged 10 per cent on Tuesday morning, pushing the stock to its lowest point since early 2009.
Bianca Hartge-Hazelman Just as fresh supply concerns continue to keep global oil prices lower, one investment strategist is going where few are prepared to.
PETER HANNAM AGL has attributed large fluctuations of groundwater levels at its coal seam gas monitoring bores near Gloucester to the effects of sampling but water experts say more information is needed before interference with the water table can be ruled out.
Angela Macdonald-Smith The global oil and gas industry needs to cut costs by at least $US170 billion to avoid an increase in net debt, according to consultancy Wood Mackenzie.
PETER KER Rising demand for Australian bauxite has not tempted Alcoa of Australia to join the export rush.
Angela Macdonald-Smith The dive in oil prices could wipe more than $30 billion from Australia’s export bounty from liquefied natural gas in 2017-18, gouging a huge hole in revenue compared to the projections of just a year ago, according to Westpac economists.
Annie Gowen In the hilly Singrauli region of northern India, animals feed on ash-covered grass, smoke stings the eyes and burns the throat, and the reservoir is foul with toxins such as mercury and arsenic. Even the breakfast eggs are grey.
PETER KER High-cost mines are starting to close as the iron ore price slump persists.
Angela Macdonald-Smith A warning of writedowns has cast a shadow over a bumper quarterly report for Santos, reminding investors of the pain to come as a result of the dramatic dive in global oil prices.
PETER KER The muck is starting to hit the fan in Australia’s iron ore industry, where companies reported more than $3billion in asset writedowns this week, along with the probable loss of more than 500 jobs.
PETER HANNAM The NSW Environment Protection Authority has found AGL and its contractor Transpacific Industries were not in breach of pollution licence conditions despite ignoring demands it avoid discharging water from fracked coal seam gas wells into Hunter Water’s sewage network.
BHP Billiton will scale back its US shale oil and gas operations and report multimillion-dollar impairments
PETER KER The Australian miner looks set to trim capital spending even further in the wake of sliding prices for oil, iron ore, coal and copper.
Angela Macdonald-Smith Santos is negotiating with gas buyers, manufacturers and international companies as it seeks to sell about 30 per cent of its proposed $2 billion Narrabri coal seam gas venture in NSW.
PETER HANNAM Key departments in the Baird government have “been captured in a big coal and gas rush” that has run roughshod over environmental protection measures, according to a former state ecologist.
China beat a key energy efficiency target in 2014, cutting its energy intensity by 4.8 per cent from a year earlier, the State Council said on Tuesday, as it tries to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
PETER KER BHP Billiton has responded to the oil price slump by scaling back operations in its US shale division, and flagged the prospect that the petroleum division could wear impairments of up to $US250 million.
PETER KER Citic Limited warns that falling iron ore prices will force multibillion dollar impairments on its Australian assets.