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AUTO SALES: The Car Is Staging a Comeback, Spurring Oil’s Recovery

  • Date: 10-05-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

James Li, a public relations account director, would rather spend an hour sitting in Beijing traffic than risk 30 minutes exposed to crowds on a train. “Traffic is as bad as it could be” but the subway is still too dicey, he said.

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SOUTH AFRICA: 15 mineworkers test positive for Covid-19

Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe last week walked the path taken by at least one of the 15 mineworkers who tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus.

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AUTO NEWS: The end of the road? An overview of combustion-engine car phase-out announcements across Europe

  • Date: 10-05-20
  • Category: AUTO NEWS
  • Source: ICCT

An increasing number of local and national governments are signaling their intention to phase out combustion engine-powered vehicles. Almost half a dozen countries in Europe have set combustion-engine passenger car phase-out targets and dates in national strategies, plans, and programs, or have drafted or adopted such laws to mitigate climate change. In addition to national commitments, almost 30 cities have made plans or have pledged to prohibit combustion-engine cars in urban centers or entire

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PGM PROJECTS: Legally-binding contract protects pristine rivers and quality of life in rural Montana

  • Date: 08-05-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Laurel Outlook

May 8, 2020, marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Neighbor Agreement, a legally-binding contract overseeing an expansive mine operation in Montana. The contract was negotiated between the Stillwater Mining Company (now Sibanye-Stillwater Mining Company) and three community organizations – the Northern Plains Resource Council and two of its affiliate groups, the Cottonwood Resource Council and Stillwater Protective Association.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Employee at Northam's Zondereinde mine tests positive for Covid-19

Platinum group metals miner Northam Platinum reports that an employee at its Zondereinde mine, in Limpopo, has tested positive for Covid-19.

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MINING: Anglo American set to exit coal mining in SA

  • Date: 07-05-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Fin 24

Mining giant Anglo American plans to exit coal mining in South Africa, in a major shift away from carbon-intense operations.

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ESKOM: Eskom reports lost income of R2.5bn in April

  • Date: 07-05-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Eskom's income has shrunk by about R2.5-billion in April as energy demand plummeted due to the country's national lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the power utility's CEO Andre de Ruyter said on Wednesday.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mantashe urges mines to comply with regulations or be forced to shut down

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe warned that government would shut down any mining operation found not complying with Level 4 regulations.

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