Consulting analysts in tomorrow’s commodities and technologies

News

RHODIUM: Rhodium Aiming at USD10,000/Oz

  • Date: 06-01-20
  • Category: RHODIUM
  • Source: Energy and Capital

Oil and gold have rallied amid steaming tensions between the United States and Iran. Crude for forward-month delivery has increased by almost 5% to more than $63 per barrel, while gold has risen by over 3% to more than $1,580 an ounce since news of the Soleimani assassination broke. But there's another very special commodity that's rallying even more while quietly sitting in the background: rhodium.

View full story

PGM PROJECTS: Marathon palladium deposit could be mineable

  • Date: 06-01-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Northern Ontario Business

A base metal deposit outside the town of Marathon has the potential to be an open-pit mine. Toronto’s Generation Mining is placing a 14-year mine life on its Marathon Palladium and Copper Project after releasing the results of a favourable preliminary economic assessment (PEA).

View full story

ESKOM: Eskom postpones scheduled Medupi maintenance as power grid constrained

  • Date: 06-01-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Eye Witness News

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom has postponed scheduled maintenance at one of biggest power plants at a time when it’s trying to stave off another round of blackouts.

View full story

ESKOM: Eskom mulls new maintenance strategy that would leave 5 000 MW gap for two years

  • Date: 06-01-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The Eskom board will, before the end of January, consider a new approach to the maintenance of its ailing coal fleet – one premised on creating more time and space for intensive maintenance and repair, whereby the utility makes a firm commitment to only a minimum level of supply that falls well short of demand.

View full story

AUTO PRODUCTION: German Car Production Drops to 23-Year Low on Waning Exports

German car production fell to its lowest in almost a quarter of a century as Europe’s biggest economy suffers from the fallout of a global trade war.

View full story

EMISSIONS: Anglo American pressed to keep mining thermal coal amid climate-change concerns

  • Date: 05-01-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: The Times

Anglo American has come under pressure from a small cohort of investors to keep mining thermal coal, highlighting the conflicting demands of climate change on the company.

View full story

AUTO SALES: BMW r&d chief sees rising demand for diverse, multifunctional powertrains

  • Date: 05-01-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

Electrification will come but the speed of adoption will vary greatly. That is why BMW r&d boss Klaus Froehlich believes that future vehicle architectures will need to be flexible enough to rapidly adapt to tougher global emissions rules as well as changing customer tastes. He shared his thoughts on this and more with Automotive News Europe Associate Publisher and Editor Luca Ciferri during multiple conversations this year.

View full story

ESKOM: South Africa's Eskom resumes power cuts after Medupi fault

  • Date: 04-01-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s struggling state electricity firm Eskom said on Saturday it would cut up to 2,000 megawatts (MW) of power from the national grid overnight, after a conveyor belt failure at its Medupi coal-fired power station.

View full story