Oil prices suffered one of the largest ever one-day plunges, crashing more than 11% on Black Friday as a new coronavirus strain sparked fears that renewed lockdowns will hurt global demand. The crash, the 7th largest ever for Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, may prompt the OPEC+ cartel to re-consider its policy when it meets next week, with the group increasingly leaning toward pausing its output hikes. The sell-off was amplified by low liquidity on a festive day in the US, the breach of s
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Last week, as part of Diversified's Capital Markets Day, CEO Rusty Hutson and the Diversified senior leadership team provided investors with an in-depth overview of the Company's strategy and operations, with a specific focus on the Company's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Some of the key takeaways include US$15m of additional investment from 2022 on emission reduction activities and equipment. Mid-term plans (2023-2026) include plans to curb Scope 1 methane emissions in
Oil logged its biggest weekly drop since August as Europe's worsening Covid-19 crisis renewed the prospect of lockdowns just as key consuming nations look to add emergency supply to the market.
West Texas Intermediate for January delivery tumbled 3.2%, while the expiring December contract lost 3.7%. Europe's Brent skidded 2.9%. The wave of infections in Europe is growing, once again raising the prospect of mobility restrictions that would hit oil demand. Austria imposed a lockdown while Germa
Oil prices notched the longest stretch of weekly losses since March with U.S. President Joe Biden keeping investors guessing about whether he'll act to tame higher energy prices that are driving a surge in inflation.
Futures in New York fell 1% on Friday, yet pared some losses near the end of the session after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declined to say whether Biden plans to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. She said the administration has been pushing oil-producing
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Petrophysical interpretation of the Velkerri-76 vertical appraisal well has further confirmed the Amungee B shale's potential as a “world class” shale gas play – comparable with the most commercially successful gas shale plays in North America. Analysis of the Velkerri-76 well has also confirmed the Amungee B shale is within the wet gas maturity window and contains good LPG yields and high heating gas value. Near-term focus will now turn to the flow testing of two 1,000m horizontal wells at the
Companies: Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
Oil pared its weekly loss as Saudi Arabia cranked up prices for its global crude exports and the US demurred on a potential release of oil from the strategic reserve.
Crude in New York shaved its weekly loss to 2.8%, rising sharply late in the session Friday after Saudi Arabia raised the official selling price of all the nation's crudes to buyers around the globe. The Kingdom boosted its prices just days after refusing to concede to US pressure to pump more oil. With the cartel unanimously ag
Oil posted a monthly gain of 11% on signs that consumption is outpacing supply and draining stockpiles.
Futures in New York rose 0.9% on Friday. Oil's advance this month shows the impact of an ongoing shortage of natural gas, which has boosted demand for oil products. At the same time, rising margins signal that crude consumption will remain strong as refiners continue to process more to meet demand. That could mean that global oil stockpiles will continue to fall in the coming months.
Oil posted the longest stretch of weekly advances since 2015 as OPEC+ producers only modestly supply the market and as US crude supplies shrink.
Crude futures rose 1.5% Friday in New York, up for a ninth straight week. President Joe Biden said Thursday night that Americans should expect high gasoline prices to continue into next year because of supply being withheld by OPEC and other foreign oil producers. Stockpiles at the biggest US storage hub are draining to levels last seen when crude pr
Brent crude topped $85 a barrel in London for the first time since 2018, the latest milestone in a global energy crisis that has seen prices soar.
West Texas Intermediate for November settlement rose 97 cents to settle at $82.28 a barrel in New York.
Brent for December delivery added 86 cents to settle at $84.86 a barrel.
The global benchmark rose above the key level in intraday trading but did not settle above it on Friday. US crude futures posted an eighth straight weekly
Falcon Oil & Gas has announced the completion of the drilling of the Velkerri 76 appraisal well to a total vertical depth of 2,129m. Preliminary evaluation of the well is very encouraging and has confirmed the presence of four prospective intervals within the Amungee Member, proving both the continuation and the uniformity of the regionally extensive Amungee Member across the Beetaloo Sub-Basin. Analysis of the mud gas data taken during drilling has evidenced that the Amungee Member at the Velke
US crude futures topped $80 a barrel for the first time since November 2014 as a global energy crisis boosts demand at a time when OPEC+ producers are keeping supplies tight.
Futures in New York rose 1.3% on Friday, popping above the key, psychological level before pulling back. This week brought many indications that supplies will remain constrained: Saudi Aramco said a global natural gas shortage was already boosting oil demand for power generation and heating, and the US Energy Department
Falcon has announced that production testing has now been completed at the Kyalla-117 well and the well has been shut-in pending further analysis. Following the recommencement of operations in September, no restriction or blockage was identified in the production casing, with the well able to flow unassisted at rates of up to 1.5MMscf/d for five days before loading up with water. Further analysis will now be undertaken, with the results informing the future Kyalla work programme. Despite the cha
Oil declined amid Russia's plans to boost upcoming overseas oil sales and as the dollar rallied.
Futures in New York ended the session nearly 1% lower on Friday. Russia will increase its oil exports 3% in the fourth quarter, according to Interfax. Meanwhile, gains in the US dollar reduced investor interest in commodities priced in the currency.
Despite weaker prices on Friday, US benchmark crude futures gained more than 3% this week due to tightening supplies. In the US, crude inventories
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Friday's market sell off saw some violent downward moves in many stocks with little initial differentiation between sectors or the key drivers of businesses, creating significant share price drops in a number of higher quality or uncorrelated names. We take a look at some stocks we believe have either seen an unwarranted sell-off, have seen weakness go under the radar or where there is now a more attractive opportunity.
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Phoenix copper today announces an update on its deep drilling program below the proposed Empire oxide open pit resource and into the deeper sulphide zone. Phoenix is roughly 1/4 the way through a 4,500m drilling programme and has once again shown that high-grade zones of copper, zinc and lead sulphide mineralisation exist, nearly always associated with gold and/or silver and often with elevated concentrations of tungsten and molybdenum.
Companies: Phoenix Copper Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Across a broader market sell off EQTEC have shown resilience and is trading at 1.55p, above its placing in May, up 25% from one month ago.
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Savannah today announces that it is amicably terminating its JV arrangement with Rio Tinto over the Mutamba Minerals Sands project in Mozambique. Savannah has been paid $9.5m (which translates into 0.4p/sh) in cash to relinquish the 20% it has earned in the project and will cease all activity in country. All staff will transfer to Rio Tinto.
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Trinistar Liverpool S.a r.L announces its potential listing of a newly formed single asset company which will own the Capital Building in Liverpool on the IPSX. Upon admission the Company would become a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Capital Building occupies close to a 3.5 acre freehold site in the centre of Liverpool’s business district; the building comprises c425,000 square feet of predominantly of
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SolGold (“SOLG”) has published the first partial assay results from its drilling programme at the Varela target on the Rio Amarillo concession, 35km from the flagship Cascabel project. Hole 1 has been assayed to a depth of 1,052m, revealing an intercept of 72m @ 2.16 g/t Au from 639.7m, including 24m @ 5.77 g/t Au. More interestingly assay results are pending from 1,052m to 1,708.1m (EOH) where free gold and porphyry mineralisation have been identified. Intersections of porphyry style mineralisa
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West Newton planning update
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Savannah Resources has sold its interest in the Mozambique mineral sands project (Mutamba) to JV partner Rio Tinto for $9.5m in cash. The payment has already been made to one of Savannah’s UK subsidiaries.
Given Barroso’s importance and capital requirements over the coming months, we view this as very good news. It allows management to dedicate all its time to Barroso and reduces future SAV equity dilution. Despite the strong lithium price and exceptional performance of ASX and TSX lithium sto
Trinity has received FDP approval from the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) for the Phase 1 development of the Galeota licence. The submitted development plan has the potential to add additional peak production of c4,000 bopd; however more recent modelling suggests that intra-year peak production could be significantly higher, up to 7,000 bopd. Whilst the current development concept comprises the installation of a low-cost eight well platform (Echo), we note that Trinity is also w
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European gas prices are never far away from the headlines at the moment, although Parkmead’s results to end-June did not capture this surge in prices – that is yet to come. Parkmead is well placed to benefit from the current strength in European gas prices, while the potential for another commodity super-cycle suggests there is further progress to come on its major GPA oil project. A strong net cash position also puts it in the driving seat for potential acquisitions.
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Shanta Gold (AIM: SHG), the East Africa-focused gold producer has today announced a drilling update on its West Kenya Project (WKP) based on its Phase 2 drilling program which aims to infill 17 modelled zones across both Isulu and Bushiangala deposits up to 450-500m below surface. The Company has also reported drilling results from a regional exploration target, Ramula, where assays have been received from the first of 12 holes drilled, as part of the resource drill-out programme, totalling 451m
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Atlantic Lithium* (ALL LN) – Shareholders approve demerger of gold assets
Castillo Copper (CCZ LN) – Extension of options to acquire the Litchfield and Picasso lithium projects
Cornish Lithium (Private) – $18m funding package secured from TechMet
Hochschild (HOC LN) – Shares rise as government appears to back away from closure plans
Hummingbird Resources (HUM LN) – Updated mineral reserves extend Yanoflila LOM and delivers maiden estimate at Kouroussa
Phoenix Copper* (PXC LN) – Deep drilli
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Q3 2021 results; new Romania drilling planned
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AfriTin Mining Limited (ATM) is one of only three listed tin producers in Western markets. It has a large (820km2) land package in Namibia comprising 5 prospective licenses of which the Uis mine is the most advanced and already in production. Near term growth is being delivered with an 80% increase in tin production between 2022 and 2024. However, this is only scratching the surface and there are more than conceptual plans being fo
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