Category: Breaking News

Fort Hills Will Operate as Single-train Facility

In light of depressed prices for Western Canada Select and to reduce negative cash flow from Fort Hills, Teck Resources announced the Fort Hills partnership decided to temporarily operate Fort Hills as a single train facility....

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South African Miners Face Coronavirus Lockdown

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa imposed a 21-day lockdown at midnight on March 26 after a surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Underground mines will be placed on care and maintenance. The country’s largest gold...

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Quebec Restricts Non-Essential Business, Mining

This week, the Canadian Province of Quebec restricted all non-essential business until April 13 to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Mining was listed essential, but operators were instructed to reduce their...

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Suppliers Continue to Support Mines

By Steve Fiscor As more mining companies announce coronavirus (COVID-19) plans to protect employees by continuing to operate or temporarily suspend activities, several industry suppliers have emerged with similar plans. Komatsu...

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Mining Recognized as Vital

By Steve Fiscor (Updated March 26, 2020) Mines continue to assess operations while actively implementing programs to protect workers and the surrounding communities, and preserve liquidity. Those located in low-risk...

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Miners Prepare for COVID-19

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, almost all major mining companies have taken precautions to reduce transmission rates while ensuring the health of their employees and...

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Mining Industry Forms Green Hydrogen Consortium

Hatch, Anglo American, BHP and Fortescue have formed a Green Hydrogen Consortium to look at ways to use green hydrogen to accelerate decarbonization within their operations globally. Primarily, the consortium aims to...

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Teck Suspends QB2 Project

The Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 (QB2) project, the largest investment project currently under way in Chile, at a cost of US$5 billion, has halted construction. Teck Resources, the Canadian company that owns the project, announced...

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Anglo Secures Future for Woodsmith Polyhalite Project

Anglo American, through its wholly owned subsidiary Anglo American Projects UK Ltd., has completed the acquisition of Sirius and its Woodsmith Project in the U.K. This follows the January announcement that the boards of Sirius...

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