Resources and Energy

Natural gas markets spark fuel for thought

Cheaper natural gas is helping to make US manufacturing more competitive, but in other parts of the world gas prices are heading in the opposite direction.

Labor rejects proposed RET cut, will cost 'thousands of jobs'

Negotiations at impasse, government's proposed 60% cut to renewable energy construction will 'ruin renewable energy industry' says Labor.

Miners shovel coal into flooded market

BHP Billiton becomes latest company to unveil record output of metallurgical coal.

AGL flags FY15 earnings lift

Energy group eyes underlying FY earnings of $575m-$635m, flags $156m item on MacGen buy.

Boart Longyear in $US352m restructuring deal

Centrebridge lifts stake in drilling services provider to 19.9%, shares surge 40% at market open.

Asciano upbeat on FY15 EBIT growth

Group confident of delivering more than 5% lift in FY EBIT as quarterly coal volumes lift.

Oil Search Q3 production soars

Group flags higher dividends as contributions from PNG LNG project boost quarterly production.

Atlas Iron reduces costs in September quarter

Miner sees marked reduction in both all-in cash and C1 costs in quarter.

Thermal coal is still a goldmine for Australia

As gas costs continue to rise, new Japanese technology is providing Australia's coal industry a new chance to compete with LNG.

Chinese firm on hunt for Aust gold

Shandong Zhaojin Group in talks for acquisitions in Australia and North America.

Global oil prices set to rebound: Russian minister

Energy Minister says prices between $US90 to $110 per barrel 'optimal' for producers and consumers.

Ranger mine spill final report released

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Report finds safety, governance procedures inadequate at time of Kakadu radioactive spill.

Snowplough driver didn't see Total plane

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Russian court set to rule today on whether driver will be arrested.

Carbon tax cut makes smaller inflation impact than expected

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Electricity companies seen reluctant to cut bills, unwinding will take more than one quarter.

Flinders pushes ahead with mine plan

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Junior miner pushes ahead with iron ore development despite price falls.

China's coal stance ups the FTA ante

China's position on coal imports shows that it is ready to drive a hard bargain in FTA negotiations. Our miners have a right to be nervous.

Chengdu mayor to head up Chinalco

Chinalco turns to local mayor to take reigns amid profit slump.

LNG won't add to FY15 profits: Origin

Origin flags fiscal 2015 and 2016 as transitional years, as it prepares for LNG production.

BHP lifts Q1 iron ore production

Mining giant reaffirms full-year production guidance on record quarterly iron ore, metallurgical coal outputs.

Rio cranks up Mongolian pressure

Rio Tinto says ball is in govt’s court over expansion of giant Oyu Tolgoi mine: report.