Search results “Natural gas mining in south africa” for the 2010
Southern Africa Regional Gas Development Project
This video interview highlights lessons learned and best practices from the Southern Africa Regional Gas Development Project implemented by the International Finance Corporation, World Bank and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency. The project aimed to develop Pande and Temane gas fields in Mozambique, build an export pipeline from Mozambique to South Africa, and convert gas distribution network from coal gas to natural. The video profiles Somit Varma, Director and Global Head of Oil, Gas, Mining & Chemicals, IFC, and Felicia Swanson, Special Programs Officer, IFC.
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West Africa's gas-flaring curse
Every year billions of dollars "go up in smoke" as oil and gas companies burn off unwanted natural gas. The controversial practice, called gas flaring, reduces the chance of the gas exploding. But it produces significant greenhouse-gas emissions at a time of growing concern over climate warming. The World Bank estimates that about $30bn worth of gas is burned off every year, which is equivalent to 30 per cent of the European Union's annual gas consumption. The world's largest gas-flaring operations are in the Niger Delta, where communities are complaining of chronic health problems and pollution. Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports. [July 4, 2010]
Views: 4472 Al Jazeera English
Special Grass for Livestock Could Cut Greenhouse Gases
Recent studies at an international agricultural research institute in Colombia have shown that a grass used to feed livestock, known as Brachiaria, could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock and agriculture and reduce the use of commercial fertilizers. In the United States, for example, agriculture and livestock account for 6 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Producer Zulima Palacio spent time with scientists and farmers in Colombia and prepared this story.
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Benefits of a Gas Water Heater
Hot Water: Virtually unlimited and fast with natural gas. Because gas flames provide instant heat, a high-efficiency gas water heater heats more water per hour-and heats it up to three times as fast-as an electric water heater.
Views: 403 OriginalGreenEnergy
Iran offers $3 billion bonds to develop gas fields.
Iranian state television says the country is offering $3 billion in domestic bonds to help finance the development of its giant South Pars Gas field. Gas-rich former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan extended offers for drilling to major American gas and oil companies, according to an announcement by the Turkmen National Television. Britain's oil companies face the doubling of the maximum payment for third-party costs resulting from pollution, amid concerns that the current limits are inadequate after BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Coal industry in South Africa
(www.abndigital.com) China's Vice President Xi Jinping is on an official three-day visit to South Africa. Xi is pegged as China's next president and many say this visit is aimed at securing resources to fuel China's growth further. South Africa exports about 5.5 billion dollars a year in minerals to China. And Coal is just one of these resources in high demand by China. According to the World Coal Association, the global demand for the resource has nearly doubled in the last two decades. Now South Africa is the word's fifth largest exporter and is in a prime position to cash in on the boom. But there are a number of hurdles to clear. ABN's Senior journalist Chris Bishop analyses the coal industry.
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Sasol wants to explore for shale gas in the Karoo
Gas-to-liquids (GTL) producer Sasol has applied to explore for shale gas in the Karoo, together with Chesapeake Energy and Statoil ASA.
Views: 713 MiningWeekly
Mining could drive reconstruction in Africa if managed correctly
Africa, the richest continent when it comes to natural resources, is for the most part still heavily underdeveloped, owing to its inability to take advantage of its wealth.
Views: 86 MiningWeekly
South Africa: A Climate Protection Guarantee | Global 3000
Khayelitsha is the largest township near Cape Town, South Africa. More people are moving in every day, but infrastructure isn't keeping up. Many residents have no power or hot water. The Kuyasa climate protection project launched here received the first Gold Standard quality benchmark worldwide.The recognition ensures that projects follow Kyoto Protocol guidelines and actually reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases. Gold Standard projects must adhere to strict requirements - the goal is to improve both the climate and living conditions for local residents.
Views: 152 DW News
At the end of 1990s, the American Unocal Corporation considered in addition to the Trans-Afghanistan Gas Pipeline building also a 1,000 miles (1,600 km) long 1,000,000 barrels per day (~5.0×10^7 t/a) oil pipeline to link Türkmenabat (former Chardzou), Turkmenistan to Pakistan's Arabian Sea Coast. Through the Omsk (Russia) - Pavlodar (Kasakhstan) - Shymkent - Türkmenabat pipeline, it would provide a possible alternative export route for regional oil production from the Caspian Sea. The pipeline was expected to cost US$2.5 billion. However, due the high political risk and security concerns, this project was dismissed........................ The Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (TAP or TAPI) is a proposed natural gas pipeline being developed by the Asian Development Bank. The pipeline will transport Caspian Sea natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan into Pakistan and then to India. Proponents of the project see it as a modern continuation of the Silk Road. The Afghan government is expected to receive 8% of the project's revenue......................... The 1,680 kilometres (1,040 mi) pipeline will run from the Dauletabad gas field to Afghanistan. From there TAPI will be constructed alongside the highway running from Herat to Kandahar, and then via Quetta and Multan in Pakistan. The final destination of the pipeline will be the Indian town of Fazilka, near the border between Pakistan and India.................... List of oil pipelines................ AFRICA : Chad-Cameroon pipeline Petronet Sumed pipeline Tazama Pipeline ASIA : Afghanistan Oil Pipeline (planned) Alashankou-Dushanzi Crude Oil Pipeline Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline Caspian Pipeline Consortium Eastern Siberia Pacific Ocean oil pipeline (planned) Kabrai-Dhanbad Qatar Pipeline Kazakhstan-China oil pipeline Kirkuk-Banias pipeline Kirkuk-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline Mumbai-Manmad Pipeline Samsun-Ceyhan Pipeline Sino-Burma pipelines South-North Pipeline Korea Trans-Arabian Pipeline, a.k.a. Tapline (defunct) Trans-Israel pipeline Trans Korea Pipeline Trans-Caspian Oil Pipeline - planned LATIN AMERICA : Activo de Burgos - Pipeline Network - Mexico Burgos-Monterrey Pipeline - Mexico Cadereyta Pipeline - Mexico ECOPETROL Pipelines - Colombia OCP Pipeline - Ecuador OIL TANKING Pipeline - Argentina PDVSA Pipelines - Venezuela PEMEX Pipelines - Mexico PETROANDINA Pipeline - Argentina (Under Construction) Recope Pipelines - Costa Rica San Fernando Pipeline - Mexico SOTE Pipeline - Ecuador Tamazunchale Pipeline - Mexico TGN Pipeline Network - Argentina TGI Pipeline Network - Colombia TGS Pipeline Network - Argentina Trans-Isthmian Pipeline - Panama Transpetro Pipelines - Brazil
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South Africa: Supermarkets, Naturally Cool | Global 3000
When used as refrigerants, flourocarbons can cause severe damage to the Earth's ozone layer. That's why a South African supermarket chain is changing direction to use natural and eco-friendly refrigerant technologies - and saving money and energy as a result.Electricity is especially costly in South Africa. In the last few years the price has been rising by nearly 30 percent annually. Meanwhile, power shortages have been reported. So a supermarket chain called Pick 'n Pay is investing in new equipment. Instead of using flourocarbon gases to cool its outlets, it's now using natural refrigerants.
Views: 1285 DW News
How to Make Petrol or Gas from Crude Oil.
The video shows how crude oil is mined and how petrol, gas, jet fuel, etc., are 'refined' from it. The scenes take place in Texas, USA.
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Swaziland: Geology of the Early Earth
Swaziland has an unusually rich geological history and is home to some of the oldest and most interesting rocks on Earth. The oldest mine on Earth is the Lion Cave Mine in Swaziland that is 43,000 years old. Many important secrets concerning the Earth's crust are locked in the rocks of this beautiful country.
Views: 2019 XploringEarth
Second Take: Shale gas in the Karoo Basin
Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the exploration flurry for shale gas in the Karoo Basin.
Views: 351 MiningWeekly
Colombia's poor dream of gold
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe As the country's slow economic growth continues, thousands of poor Colombians are searching for gold in hope of lifting themselves out of poverty. Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo visited one area where locals say it is the only way they have to make a living. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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The Energy Report - 4/7/10: Morning Edition
Susan McGinnis anchors this morning's Clean Skies News Energy Report from Washington, D.C. On the Program:- Still no response from trapped miners as rescuers finish the first ventilation hole and Congressman Nick Rahall calls for an investigation.- EPA officials are working to finish up its tailoring rule by the end of April.- Former Al Gore policy advisor Elaine Kamarck says health care may have helped Senate climate talks. Click HERE for the full interview with Tyler Suiters.- Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Gov. Ted Strickland want Congress to expand The Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit.- Energy Sec. Steven Chu endorses natural gas drilling technology and gas reserves may have doubled with new drilling techniques.- The World Bank votes tomorrow on a $3.75 billion loan to South Africa to build the world's seventh-largest coal plant.- China offshore wind farm expected to reach full power in weeks. www.cleanskies.com
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Commodities Sector Report: June 30, 2010
Jun 30, 2010 -- Oil is trending higher in early morning trade as global equities rise on renewed hopes for Europe as banks sought out less financing from the European Central Bank than expected. Traders will be eyeing the release of the latest weekly crude inventories data by the U.S. Department of Energy, with analysts expecting stockpiles to have decreased. Gold too is gaining momentum as the dollar weakened against the euro, enticing investors to buy on dips as the yellow metal's allure as a safe haven persists. At 0750 ET, Brent crude is up 0.7% at $75.93 a barrel, while light sweet crude is also 0.7% stronger at $76.50 a barrel, and natural gas is 1.3% weaker at $4.49 a million British thermal units. Gold is up 0.2% at $1,244.60 an ounce, while silver is up 0.6% to $18.71 an ounce, and copper is up 1.2% at $2.95 a pound. BP plc (BP) is up over 5% pre-market on the NYSE as the company plans to establish an emergency fund financed by the oil industry to help pay for costs concerning the Gulf of Mexico cleanup, according to the Financial Times. The company has also been the subject of takeover speculation. As for BP's Russian joint venture TNK-BP (TNKBPI), it is looking to borrow up to $1 billion by the end of this year, said its CFO Jonathan Muir. It will not, however, look to issue eurobonds as a source, having already issued a $1 Meanwhile, the joint venture may be a buyer in BP's asset sales, particularly downstream assets in Europe, according to CEO Maxim Barsky. OAO Gazprom (GAZP) said it owed $32 million to Minsk for gas transit through Belarus. The country's First Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said that Belarus expects to sign an amendment to its contract with Gazprom over gas transit prices on Thursday. In the mining sector, Australia's Gryphon Ltd (GRY) is looking to take over Shield Mining Ltd (SHX) to create a West Africa-focused gold company. Gryphon is offering one of its own shares for every three Shield shares. Gryphon has a 1.1 million ounce project in Burkina Faso, while Shield focuses on mining for gold in Mauritania. Meanwhile, South Africa will maintain its 26% black ownership target for mining companies as announced by Mines Minister Susan Shabangu in a speech. The 2004 Mining Charter requires companies to sell 26% of their South African assets to black investors by 2014 to make amends for apartheid.
Views: 195 TradeTheTrend
Onshore gas 
production rights 
application under way
Environmental consultancy Environmental Impact Management Services (EIMS) is curently preparing for 
onshore gas production rights application, to the Petroleum Agency of South Africa.
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Commodities Report: July 19, 2010
Oil Up But Longer-Term Risk Worries Remain; Gold Weaker Jul 19, 2010 -- Oil is on the rise in early morning trade as U.S. equities futures are moving up. Still, energy demand is seen to be trending lower in the medium term as worries about the strength of the global economic recovery increase. In addition to worries about U.S. growth prospects, traders are now eyeing the debt crisis spilling over to Hungary and Ireland. Gold, meanwhile, is weaker on concerns about deflation even though European sovereign debt risks in particular is seen giving support to the yellow metal as a safe haven in the long run. The International Monetary Fund and the European Union suspended a review of Hungary's funding program, while Ireland's sovering rating was cut by Moody's to Aa2 from Aa1. At 0750 ET, Brent crude is up 0.4% at $75.68 a barrel, while light sweet crude is also 0.4% stronger at $76.30 a barrel, while natural gas is 0.7% lower at $4.49 a million British thermal units. Gold is up 0.2% at $1,190.00 an ounce, while silver is 0.1% stronger at $17.81 an ounce, and copper is up 0.9% at $2.96 a pound. (VO: Oil Rig Onshore)Oilfield services giant Halliburton Co (HAL) reported second quarter profit rising as gains in onshore drilling offset losses from stopping new wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Net income rose to $480 million, or 53 cents a share, from $262 million, or 29 cents a share. (END VO) In China, an oil spill caused by pipeline blasts at a port in Dalian could be cleaned up this week, according to the city's municipal government. The port is the largest crude oil terminal in the country that receives supplies for two PetroChina Co (PTR) refineries. In the mining sector, Aquarius Platinum Ltd (AQP) said it was still too early to assess the impact of a South African mining directive on the use of bord and pillar mining methods. Two of its largest operations which are joint ventures with Anglo Platinum Ltd (AMSPP) would be affected by the directive. Shares in Aquarius tumbled 17% in South Africa. Norton Gold Fields Ltd (NGF) settled with Lehman Brothers Commercial Corporation hedge litigation for 10 million Australian dollars in cash and the issue of a 97 million senior secured note.
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Midnight Trader Commodities Report: June 14th, 2010
Oil is surging ahead in early morning trade, lifted by a rebound in equities as the European Union reported strong industrial production results. Expectations that U.S. manufacturing will improve as well is pushing energy prices higher. The Federal Reserve will be releasing its factories data Wednesday. Gold, on the other hand, has slipped, down from its record high last week as profit-taking kicked in. Yet many investors anticipate the yellow metal to climb in the longer term as concerns remain about the fundamental strength of the global economic recovery which in turn is propping up demand for gold as a safe haven. As of early morning, Brent crude is up 1.8% at $75.68 a barrel, while light sweet crude is nearly 2% stronger at $75.22 a barrel, and natural gas is up 2.5% at $4.90 a million British thermal units. Gold is 0.2% lower at $1,227.80 an ounce, while silver is up 1.1% at $18.43 an ounce, and copper is ahead 2.4% at $2.97 a pound. The European Union reported industrial production for April rising 0.8% from the previous month, and up 9.5% from a year ago. The Federal Reserve will be releasing U.S. factories data Wednesday that are seen to be similarly strong. Investors and pundits alike will be watching President Barack Obama's national address this week about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster and his comments about BP plc (BP). Obama will be making his fourth visit to the area Monday, and visit Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida for the first time since the offshore rig's explosion. For its part, Chevron (CVX) has policies and procedures already in place that may have avoided a spill on the scale of BP, according to a Wall Street Journal interview with CEO John Watson. The head of the oil group told the financial daily that the accident was "preventable." On the mining front, the Pentagon has discovered about $1 trillion's worth of mineral deposits in Afghanistan including iron, copper, gold, and cobalt, according to the New York Times. U.S. Central Command's Gen. David Patraeus said that "there is stunning potential here." South Africa's Harmony Gold Mining Co. (HMY) said its Tshepong mine in Free State province remains closed Monday after an employee died in a rockfall over the weekend.
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Video Dispatch: The Year Ahead in Southern Africa
Angola's ambitions of reasserting itself as a regional power will lead to frictions with South Africa -- but will foreign investors be impacted? Analyst Mark Schroeder considers the issue. About Stratfor: Stratfor brings global events into valuable perspective, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. For individual and enterprise subscriptions to Stratfor Worldview, our online publication, visit us at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/ And make sure to connect with Stratfor on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratfor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stratfor/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stratfor YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/stratfor Learn more about Stratfor here: https://www.Stratfor.com Get the latest company news here: https://marcom.stratfor.com/horizons Or review and purchase our longform reports on geopolitics here: https://store.stratfor.com And listen to the Stratfor podcast for free here: iTunes - http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Podcast_iTunes Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Libsyn - http://stratfor.libsyn.com/ Download the All New Mobile App for Stratfor. You can also access Stratfor Worldview Content in the App when you are offline. Free Download for iOS (from Apple App Store): http://bit.ly/Statfor_Mobile_App_for_Apple_Devices Free Download for Android (from Google Play Store): http://bit.ly/Stratfor_Mobile_App_for_Android_Devices To subscribe to Stratfor Worldview, click here: https://worldview.stratfor.com/subscribe Join Stratfor Worldview to cut through the noise and make sense of an increasingly complicated world. Membership to Stratfor Worldview includes: Unrestricted access to Stratfor Worldview's latest insights, podcasts, videos, and more. Members-only community forums. My Collections - your personal library of Stratfor insights saved for later reading. Discounts to our long-form reports on the Stratfor Store.
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GASLAND Trailer 2010
GASLAND - (2010) Directed by Josh Fox. Winner of Special Jury Prize - Best US Documentary Feature - Sundance 2010. Screening at Cannes 2010. It is happening all across America and now in Europe and Africa as well - rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from a multinational energy conglomerate wanting to lease their property. The Reason? In America, the company hopes to tap into a huge natural gas reservoir dubbed the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground—a hydraulic drilling process called fracking—and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower. But what comes out of the ground with that natural gas? How does it affect our air and drinking water? GASLAND is a powerful personal documentary that confronts these questions with spirit, strength, and a sense of humor. When filmmaker Josh Fox receives his cash offer in the mail, he travels across 32 states to meet other rural residents on the front lines of fracking. He discovers toxic streams, ruined aquifers, dying livestock, brutal illnesses, and kitchen sinks that burst into flame. He learns that all water is connected and perhaps some things are more valuable than money.
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Emma Hurd (Sky News) visits TB vaccine research site in South Africa
Emma Hurd of Sky News visits TB vaccine research site in the Western Cape province of South Africa, and gets the opportunity to speak to the University of Cape Town's Institute for Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IIDMM) director, Professor Gregory Hussey and Dr Michele Tameris from SATVI at the project site.
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Commodities Report: Oil Gains on Encouraging China Data
Oil is gaining ground in early morning trade as Asian and European shares rise on the back of strong economic data from China and Japan in particular. Beijing reported that Chinese exports rose to their highest level in six years in May, rising 48.5% from a year ago. Meanwhile, Japan's economy grew at an annualized 5% rate in the first quarter. Gold, on the other hand, is falling as investors' willingness to take on risks increased on renewed hopes for the global economy. In addition, the yellow metal came under selling pressure as the euro rose following comments by China's national pension fund chief Dai Xianglong who said that the European unit would weather the ongoing sovereign debt crisis. At 0755 ET, Brent crude is up 0.5% at $74.64 a barrel, while light sweet crude is up 0.7% at $74.83 a barrel, and natural gas is up 1.0% at $4.72 a million British thermal units. Gold is 0.3% weaker at $1,225.70 an ounce, while silver is down 0.9% at $18.04 an ounce, but copper is up 0.2% at $2.85 a pound. The International Energy Agency lifted its 2010 forecast for global oil demand, as it anticipates worldwide use to rise by 1.7 million barrels a day, or up 2% on year, to 86.4 million barrels. That marks a rise of 60,000 barrels from the agency's earlier estimate. Chinese oil import rose 29% during the first five months of the year compared to the same period a year ago to 95.7 million metric tons on strong demand for motor fuel and electricity, according to the General Administration of Customs. BP plc (BP) shares fell to a 13-year low in London trade as the company continues to face attack for its handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In U.S. pre-market trade, the stock is gaining the bulk of the decline back as it bounces 11% higher. BP has estimated that the total cost of response efforts to the worst U.S. environmental disaster has reach over $1.4 billion to date. Australia's Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd (KCN) soared as the gold mining group was raised to outperform to sector perform by RBC Capital. The mining group was also granted tax concessions by the Thai government for a new processing plant at its flagship Chatree gold mine in the country. South Africa's Impala Platinum Holdings LTD (IMP) fell as did Anglo Platinum Ltd (AMS) as platinum prices continued to fall. The metal is a key component for clean emissions technology used by auto manufacturers.
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Indo Mines (ASX:IDO): ABN Newswire Australian Report  Dec 16, 2010
Indo Mines Limited (ASX:IDO) will commence production of commercial trials of iron concentrate at the Jogjakarta Iron Sands Project in Indonesia. It is anticipated that operations will begin in the first half of 2011 targeting production of up to 250,000 tonnes of iron concentrate for sale to potential off-takers generating early cash, as well as providing feed material for additional pig iron smelting trials. Indo Mines is undertaking a feasibility study to assess the potential of the Project to support a 2 million tonne per year iron concentrate operation with first production from the expanded development scheduled for the December quarter 2012. West African Resources Limited (ASX:WAF) reported its most significant results to date from surface auger infill drilling along the Moketdu Trend Prospect at the Company's 100%-owned Boulsa Gold Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Drilling has confirmed a mineralised trend over 5km and detailed auger infill is continuing to the northeast. The program has returned the highest values to date at the Moktedu Trend Prospect with peak results of 0.53g/t and 0.47g/t gold. The company will commence extensive drilling in mid-January 2011. Molopo Energy Limited (ASX:MPO) had achieved its first proved onshore gas reserves in South Africa. The company has successfully drilled first gas production well and unblocked gas flow from several old wells. Total pilot gas flow is currently at 1.5 MMcf/d (previously 1 MMcf/d). Following the grant of the Production Right, Molopo expects to finalise the production arrangements for Compressed Natural Gas sales. Initially, approximately 0.6 MMcf/d of methane has been targeted for sale. Aurora Oil & Gas Limited (ASX:AUT) has reached agreement for a A$120 million underwritten equity raising to institutional and sophisticated investors. The proceeds will be used to fund the acquisition of additional 5,100 net acres in 'liquids rich' Sugarkane Field to increase Aurora's net 3P reserves by 50% to 84 mmboe. The fund will also be used for further drilling costs associated with the company's existing and expanded position via the Acquisition within the Sugarkane Field.
Views: 386 ABN Newswire
Second Take: The shale gale
Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the 'shale gale'.
Views: 61 MiningWeekly
MineAfrica: promoting mining investment in Africa
The premier platform for mining companies, service providers and governments to promote themselves to a senior level, Africa focussed audience of financial institutions, analysts, mining executives and media.
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Africa and oil
The oil industry in Africa is indicted for causing massive environmental damage, for the role of oil money in propping up corrupt regimes and for disrupting the traditional livelihoods of indigenous people. Yet it is undeniable that oil production directly benefits the economies of many African countries. If growth is not to come from oil, are the critics of Big Oil saying that Nigerians and other countries should go back to the land and develop less? Speakers in this debate include: Dara Akala Living Earth Foundation; Barnaby Briggs Shell; Joseph Hurst Croft Stakeholder Democracy Network and Dipo Salimonu Ateriba Africa Confidential.
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Commodities Report: Oil Falls as European Debt Worries Prevail, Gold Gains on Safe Haven Allure
Oil is trading lower in early morning trade as stocks slump worldwide amid persistent worries about Europe's sovereign debt crisis and weak U.S. housing data denting energy demand. Gold is seen trending upwards as the attractiveness of the yellow metal as a safe haven continues to hold amid worries about the resilience of the global economy. At 0755 ET, Brent crude is down 3.4% at $76.21 a barrel, while light sweet crude is 0.2% weaker at $76.37 a barrel, and natural gas is down 0.1% at $4.75 a million British thermal unit. Gold is up 0.2% at $1,247.80 an ounce, while silver is down 0.3% at $18.68 an ounce, and copper is 0.5% lower at $2.99 a pound. BP plc (BP) fell to its lowest level in 14 years in London trade even as the company stated that plugging its leaking Gulf of Mexico well could begin in a few weeks' time. There is growing concern that the company will need to raise cash to cover costs for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Russia's OAO Lukoil (LUKOY) allocated $5 billion to finance Iraq's Qurna-2 project. Drilling is expected to begin next year and oil output may start by 2013, with recoverable reserves reaching about 12.9 billion barrels. Meanwhile, Russian investment group Renaissance Capital established an oil and natural gas merger and acquisition company called Renaissance JMW Energy to advise clients worldwide. The new company will be working together with the former chairman of Waterous & Co., Jeffrey Waterous. Vallar plc will be stepping up efforts to invest in commodities, as the investment arm of Nathaniel Rothschild plans to raise about $897 million by listing on the London Stock Exchange. Vallar will place shares at 10 pounds each to buy assets in mining and metals. Three South African miners working for Harmony Gold Mining Co. (HMY) died Thursday evening while two others have been seriously injured due to an underground explosion at the company's Phakisa mine in the Free State. Last week, a worker died in a rockfall at the group's mine.
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Commodities Report: Oil Flat Ahead of U.S. Industrial Production Data, Gold Up As Anxieties Increase
Jul 15, 2010 -- Oil is largely flat in early morning trade even though a weaker greenback should encourage investors to buy on dips. The Federal Reserve's FOMC meeting released Wednesday suggested that policymakers remain concerned about the persisting softness in the U.S. economy, while China reported GDP growth rising only 10.3% in the second quarter, compared to an 11.9% growth rate in the previous quarter. Market players will be monitoring closely the release of the latest U.S. industrial production data later in the day for further clues on economic strength and energy demand. Gold is up amid signs that growth in the United States and China still remain fragile on the one hand, with a weaker dollar on the other. At 0755 ET, Brent crude is largely flat at $76.65 a barrel, while light sweet crude is up 0.6% at $77.50 a barrel, while natural gas is 0.1% weaker at $4.03 a million British thermal units. Gold is up 0.6% at $1,214.60 an ounce, while silver is up 0.7% at $18.42 an ounce, and copper is up 0.6% at $3.03 a pound. OPEC expects global oil demand to grow at around the same pace in 2011 as this year, with demand particularly strong in China and India. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries reported that global oil consumption will increase by 1.05 million barrels a day, or 1.2%, in 2011 to average 86.41 million barrels a day. This year, the agency expects demand to rise by 1.1% or 950,000 barrels a day. BP plc (BP) is up over 1% on the NYSE as the company said it will begin a pressure test of its Gulf of Mexico well after fixing a leak that started while it was shutting off oil flow with a new containment cap. In the mining sector, Australia's Tanami Gold NL (TAM) is looking to raise 63.7 million Australian dollars through a renounceable entitlement issue to existing shareholders to repay debt and to accelerate exploration in the Northern Territory. Shares tumbled over 34% on the Australian Stock Exchange. Aquarius Platinum Ltd (AQP) said operations at its Marikana mine shaft in South Africa were still suspended a week after five miners died on the site. There is yet no decision as to when the shaft may be reopened. Shares closed down 2% on the Austrlian Stock Exchange.
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Commodities Sector Report: June 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010 -- Oil is lower in early morning trade even though the G-20 meeting in Toronto concluded with leaders agreeing to longer-term deficit reduction targets in an effort to keep Europe's sovereign debt crisis under control, with advanced economies expected to slash deficits by half by 2013. Global leaders were also united in pursuing higher capital requirements for banks once economic recovery worldwide gains a stronger footing. In the near term, however, investors remain on their toes about the possibility of weaker consumer confidence and industrial output. Gold, meanwhile, is on the rise as worries about the global economy persist despite the G20 meeting, and investors buy the yellow metal on dips in the dollar's value. At 0755 ET, Brent crude is down 0.9% at $77.42 a barrel, while light sweet crude is 0.7% weaker at $78.35 a barrel, and natural gas is down 0.8% at $4.82 a million British thermal units. Gold is up 0.1% at $1,257.90 an ounce, while silver is down 0.1% at $19.09 an ounce, and copper is down 0.1% at $3.09 a pound. Oil is also faltering as output in the Gulf of Mexico is now expected to be unaffected by a tropical storm in the region. Tropical Storm Alex had initially been expected to disrput output in the area considerably, but it is now forecast to be a hurricane that will avoid most of the region where rigs are located. Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDSA), Essar Energy plc (ESSR) and Reliance Industries Ltd (500325) may revive plans to add retail fuels in India after the country ended its policy of subsidizing gasoline and diesel, according to Bloomberg. Meanwhile, the owners of Scottish Resources Group are looking to raise over 200 million pounds in an IPO next month, according to Reuters. The company has been owned by Parkburn and Palmaris Capital since 1994 when the company was created out of the privatization of British Coal. The two companies have a 71% stake and 16% stake in Scottish Resources Group respectively. In the mining sector, Harmony Gold Mining Co (HMY) said it suspects criminal mining activity to be the cause of last week's underground explosion at its Phakisa mine in South Africa's Free State. Range River Gold Ltd (RNG) said it would develop an underground mine at its Craig deposit, and it will also reopen its Transvaal and Westralia mines at the Mount Morgans porject in Western Australia. The three mines combined are expected to deliver at least 215,000 recovered ounces of gold over five years.
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Sinking a Ship with Bubbles | Bermuda Triangle | BBC Studios
Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCStudios A team of marine experts conduct an experiement to see if gas bubbles can sink ships. Great video from BBC show Bermuda Triangle. WATCH MORE: Hiroshima: http://bit.ly/BBCHiroshima Horizon: http://bit.ly/BBCHorizon Best of Alan Partridge: http://bit.ly/BestOfAlanPartridge Harry Enfield and Chums: http://bit.ly/HarryEnfieldAndChums Welcome to BBC Studios, bringing you the best of British TV! Here you'll find classic comedy, gripping drama, as well as the best documentaries, science and history! Take a look at complete listings for all our shows - we've got plenty to keep you entertained! Is there a BBC clip you'd love to see? Make sure you let us know by leaving a comment. Want to share your views with the team and win prizes? Join our fan panel: https://tinyurl.com/yayv8ktg This is a channel from BBC Studios who help fund new BBC programmes.Service information and feedback: http://bbcworldwide.com/vod-feedback--contact-details.aspx
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Commodities Report: July 1, 2010
Jul 1, 2010 -- Oil is faltering in early morning trade as manufacturing in China slowed down, leading to a decline in energy demand worldwide. China's purchasing managers' index fell to 52.1 in June compared to 53.8 in May. Traders will be awaiting the release of the U.S. Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index later in the day. Gold is down slightly, but many analysts expect the yellow metal to trend higher in the longer term as worries about the strength of the global economy comes into question, particularly with mounting concerns about China's growth prospects. At 0755 ET, Brent crude is 1.6% lower at $73.83 a barrel, while light sweet crude is down 1.0% at $74.84 a barrel, and natural gas is 0.7% lower at $4.58 a million British thermal units. Gold is down 0.2% at $1,243.50 an ounce, while silver is 0.1% lower at $18.66 an ounce, and copper is down 1.9% at $2.89 a pound. Indonesia's Petroliam Nasional Bhd, better known as Petronas, posted a second year of declining earings as energy prices fell and production costs remained high. The state-owned company reported net income falling 23% to about 40.3 billion ringgit, while sales dropped 18% to 216.4 billion ringgit. Romania's OMV Petrom SA (SNP) plans to sell production licenses in about 20 mature oil fields in the country. Licenses will be auctioned off, and companies interested in participate must be registered with the Agency for Mineral Resources and not have any outstanding debts with the Romanian government. In the mining sector, platinum giant Aquarius Platinum Ltd (AQP) has cut output targets by 20% at its Blue Ridge mine in South Africa due to a suspension of operations and a safety review after two miners died. The company expects Blue Ridge to produce about 80,000 ounces in 2011, down from its earlier forecast of 100,000 ounces. Goldcorp Inc (GG), meanwhile, said it will implement a number of changes in its social and environmental programs in Guatemala's Marlin mine, which has come under pressure from human rights groups.
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12 April 2010 Pioneer Natural Resources Visits the NYSE
Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE-Listed PXD) visits the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, Chairman and CEO Scott Sheffield rings The Closing BellSM. Pioneer Natural Resources is a large independent exploration and production company focused on delivering competitive and sustainable results. Pioneer responsibly produces oil and gas resources to help meet the world's energy demands as it provides opportunities for growth and enrichment to employees, business partners and the communities in which the Company operates. With a long-lived foundation of onshore U.S. properties providing stability and steady growth, Pioneer is pursuing several emerging resource plays in the Lower 48. In Alaska, the Company is the first independent to produce oil on the North Slope with its Oooguruk project. Pioneer also has operations in Tunisia and South Africa. (Source: Pioneer Natural Resources) Link to related URL : http://www.pioneernrc.com/
Soot or Yellow Flames on Open Cooktop Burners
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Man invents machine to convert plastic into oil
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Commodities Report: Oil Weaker on China Growth Worries; Gold Falls Ahead of FOMC
Oil is on the decline in early morning trade as worries about China's economic strength weigh down the energy market. Beijing reported that its July trade surplus surged unexpectedly to an 18-month high as domestic demand dwindled. Traders are also looking to the release of the Federal Reserve's statement following the FOMC meeting later in the day. Gold is lower too as investors take a wait-and-see approach before the FOMC statement release. Many analysts expect the Fed to keep interest rates pat and keep the wording on monetary policy to be little changed. That is seen to keep the greenback weak, which in turn would increase the yellow metal's allure as an alternative asset since it makes dollar-priced commodities cheaper for holders of other currencies. At 0755 ET, Brent crude is down 1.6% at $79.71 a barrel, while light sweet crude is down 1.3% at $80.43 a barrel, and natural gas is down 0.5% at $4.29 a million British thermal units. Gold is down 0.4% at $1,198.30 an ounce, while silver is 0.6% weaker at $18.13 an ounce, and copper is down 1.2% at $3.29 a pound. India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) is looking to join forces with Russia's OAO Rosneft (ROSN) to bid jointly for the Trebs and Titov fields in the Arctic north, according to Russian daily Vedomosti. Neither company has confirmed the report. Delta Petroleum Corp (DPTR) reported its second quarter loss shrinking on the back of higher rig utilization and favorable pricing. The independent oil and gas group also sees production to increase to 7.2 billion cubic feet equivalent from 6.9 bcfe in the latter half of the fiscal year after accounting for sale of non-core assets to Wapiti Oil & Gas LLC in July. As for Canada's TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd (TNP), it reported its second quarter loss widening as total costs and expenses nearly tripled from a year ago. In the mining sector, European Goldfields Ltd (EGU) reported going into the red in the second quarter, CFO Tim Morgan�Wynne expects the company to continue posting a loss this year, but may return to a small profit next year, according to Reuters. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (AMSOY) said it will buy all shares in Imperial Crown Trading, which owns a portion of the prospecting rights in Kumba Iron Ore Ltd's (KIO) Sishen mine. The ArcelorMittal unit will pay about $111 million to Imperial. © 2010 MidnightTrader, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Jose Massano - CEO, the Bank of Angola
(www.abndigital.com) Alishia Seckam speaks to Jose Massano, CEO of the Bank of Angola looking at: The Launch of Bank of Angola in South Africa (Thursday 220410)
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The Energy Report - 4/9/10: Afternoon Edition
Susan McGinnis anchors this afternoon's Clean Skies News Energy Report from Washington, D.C. On the Program:- Crew return underground in search of the missing miners in West Virginia, as President Obama calls for increased safety in mines and a full report of the disaster.- The World Bank approves money for an enormous new coal fired power plant in South Africa, but the U.S. Abstained from the decision. Former World Bank lead economist Maureen Cropper talks to Clean Skies News. Click HERE for Tyler Suiter's full interview.- Climate negotiators meet in Bonn to map out a path forward toward a world climate treaty in Mexico.- Secretary Steven Chu announces $100 million in recovery act money on Smart Grid Work Force training grants.- Secretary Chu is also vowing to get the auto industry on the fast track to building more fuel-efficient vehicles.- UPS is adding 200 new "next generation" hybrid electric delivery trucks to its fleet.- Elliott Gue of the energy strategist tells Clean Skies he expects oil to reach $90 a barrel this month, and wouldn't be surprised to see $100 oil this year. Click HERE for his full comments.- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez claims his country may have the world's largest offshore natural gas field. www.cleanskies.com
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Africa's Natural Resources on VOA's In Focus
VOA's Ndimyake Mwakalyelye reports if Africa's rich natural resources are benefitting or hurting the continent.
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European Commission Order Against Russian Diamond Sale Monopoly To South Africa
A large proportion of diamonds from Russia are sold to South African-based company De Beers. The European Commission have intervened to stop the monopoly sales to allow other jewelers to buy Russia's diamonds.
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Deep Into It (U.S. & Philippines)
"Deep Into It" features Nomi, representing the Philippines and San Francisco, California. It is the eighth track off the upcoming LP "DJ Plain View Presents: Globalize." The album features some of the world's most talented emcees, representing 12 countries and holding it down in 10 different languages. Do the math. Hip hop is universal. Turntables: DJ Deetalx. All beats by DJ Plain View.
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Commodities Report: July 29, 2010
Oil is on the rise in early morning trade, lifted by a rebound in equity prices on the one hand, while the dollar weakened against the euro on the other. Still, there is concern about rising U.S. crude inventories in particular, after the U.S. Department of Energy reported stockpiles rising 7.31 million barrels to 360.8 million in the latest week, its biggest rise since the week of March 19. Gold is up too as Asian investors in particular swooped in to buy up the yellow metal on dips. Investors were further encouraged to shore up gold as the greenback weakened, making it cheaper for non-dollar investors to step in. At 0755 ET, Brent crude is up 0.3% at $76.28 a barrel, while light sweet crude is up 0.6% at $77.47 a barrel, and natural gas is up 0.6% at $4.75 a million British thermal uits. Gold is up 0.5% at $1,166.00 an ounce, while silver is 1.0% stronger at $17.62 an ounce, and copper is up 1.1% at $3.28 a pound. Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDSA) reported a 15% increase in second quarter earnings as oil prices climbed higher and production increased. The company also exceeded its own target to cut costs in the latest quarter. Net income reached $4.39 billion, up from $3.82 billion a year ago. BP plc (BP) may sell its stake in state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA. According to the Venezuelan group's Vice President Eulogio del Pino, BP said it is interested in selling stakes in three projects to its Russian venture, TNK-BP Holding. In the mining sector, Barrick Gold Corp (ABX) reported a 59% increase in its second quarter profit and raised its dividend as gold prices reached record highs. The Toronto-based company reported net income rising to $783 million, or 79 cents a share, from $492 million, or 56 cents a share, a year ago. South Africa's Northam Platinum Ltd (NHMJ) said it has been losing about 1,500 ounces in platinum output each day since it shut down its Zondereinde mine last week.
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Outlook for the Australian Resources Market - April
Its very pleasing to see the way the markets are moving now here in the second quarter after Easter, it certainly looks as though were going to see a very strong run in the commodities sector/resources sector, as weve been expecting. The key to the drive, of course, is the American bond market. I have to emphasis just how important the weakness is that were seeing in that market the interest rates had been falling for 28 years and now the bond market is signaling that were going to see an extended period of rising bond yields, that means rising interest rates. The causes behind it; probably the very large increase in money thats available there in the United States, were seeing increases in prices in all sorts of food stuffs and consumer items, so were seeing inflationary pressures which means that real interest rates are still quite low. Commodity markets around the world, lead by gold, are showing its anticipating higher inflation periods and were also seeing a continuation of the world inflation recovery and that means that the demand for commodities themselves is very well underpinned. Weve seen 100% price rises for iron ore, very strong moves in coal, copper markets looking good, nickel, zinc, aluminum, these are all very, very robust and I expect to see strong moves in those ahead. Now what this is saying to us, as weve been pointing out with our road map, is that we are now in the optimism up-leg we had that disbelief, wave one up-leg, for ten years, we had a very sharp sell off into the pessimism down-leg into the bottom of 2008/2009and the first leg up, weve had four months of quite weak market as it goes through a sub-pessimism wave, but now were on to a move which will see the big stocks, like BHP and Ucrest, Woodside , here on the Australian market, looking very, very good, but also were seeing at last some volume into the small stocks that we like. We think theres outstanding value in many of the stocks. It doesnt matter whether youre looking at coal, iron ore or nickel or gold or oil and gas, there are really, really good opportunities coming through and youre going to be surprised at how the market breadth is improving, there are new stories coming out were very excited about our Falcon Oil & Gas project, there in the Beetaloo Basin, which is paralleling some of the developments in shale gas, but more importantly, Shale Oil , like we have in the bark and shale in the Wollaston Basin. Thats happening here in Australia and its the next step on from the coal seam methane area which has had such a big boom Anyway, talk to your advisors we are now coming into a very, very strong market and this is going to be extremely good for Australian resources
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Slaughterhouses on Wheels Come to the Aid of Small Farms
This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish One of the great American success stories after World War Two was the rise of industrial farming. But now small is big. People who say they worry about their food and their environment are looking for locally grown produce from small farms.Local meat producers want a piece of the action. But small farmers often have a difficult time getting their animals to market. Many cannot pay the cost of a large slaughterhouse. Also, the number of slaughterhouses in the United States has decreased sharply since the nineteen eighties. Some small farmers have to travel long distances to have their animals killed and processed. But now if a farmer cannot get to the slaughterhouse, the slaughterhouse may come to the farmer. The United States Department of Agriculture, the USDA, is helping farmers to pay for and operate mobile slaughter units. These are trucks and trailers equipped to do the job, including inspection. A federal inspector travels with the unit. Last September the USDA announced a sixty-five million dollar program called "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food." The aim is to support local farmers, rural communities and healthy eating. As part of that effort, officials are trying to spread the word about mobile slaughter units. Ten years ago, in Washington State, fifteen farmers raising sheep and other livestock formed a cooperative. Their group, the Island Grown Farmers Cooperative, wanted to build a traditional slaughterhouse. But neighbors objected. So the farmers designed a slaughterhouse on wheels. The Department of Agriculture approved the first mobile slaughter unit in two thousand two. There are now forty-four farmers in that cooperative. And mobile units are being used around the country not just for sheep and cattle.A group in Alaska uses a mobile slaughterhouse for reindeer. And an organization in South Dakota has a mobile unit for buffalo. The United States has a limited number of federal meat inspectors. Some farm co-ops operate with state inspectors. But red meat and meat that will be sold in other states must have federal inspection.Right now, officials say nine groups are operating federally approved mobile units. They say these slaughterhouses on wheels are not only a way to build local food systems, but also to help local economies. And that's the VOA Special English Agriculture Report. For more reports, go to voaspecialenglish.com. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 03Aug2010)
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Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Transportation Fuels - Alternative Fuel Sources
This presentation introduces course participants to the basics of calculating transportation related greenhouse gas emissions. The segment covers the main alternative fossil fuels natural gas and liquified petroleum gas, describes their role in consumer vehicle and commercial fleet applications, highlights safety aspects and the molecular properties that give rise to their energetic and carbon emission advantages. The segment is presented by Stephen Marsh, an chemical engineer with extensive background in the oil and gas industry and accredited Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifyer. The course was produced by CarbonSolutions for use at higher education institutions in their academic and continuing education programs. For PDH, CEUs and professional certification on this topic, visit www.carbonsolutions.com/training for enrollment opportunities in your state.
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