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Pilbara project to boost exports and mining jobs

Resources and Energy Minister Gary Gray today welcomed the Commonwealth environmental approval of the Anketell Point Iron Ore Processing and Export Port project in Western Australia’s Pilbara...

Data mining takes opal mining into the 21st century

The first digital opal map for the Australian continent, showing where gem-quality opal is most likely to be found, has been created by a team of researchers at the University of Sydney. The research...

Australia Looking Good to Overseas Professionals

According to a new global report released by a specialist recruitment firm, Australia is the number 2 destination for oil and gas professionals looking to relocate for career advancement. The report...

Budget Highlights 2013-14

What’s in it for the Resources Sector? On Tuesday night, Treasurer Wayne Swan, handed down the 2013-2014 budget under a cloud of less-than-expected tax revenue. Following is a review, prepared by...

WA Welcomes Nickel Back

Poseidon Nickel has announced it will re-open Western Australia’s historic Windarra Nickel Mine after a Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) demonstrated the project’s ‘robust’ viability due to low...

Drillsearch Raises US$100m through Convertible Bonds

Drillsearch Energy Limited has successfully raised US$100 million senior unsecured, guaranteed convertible bonds due 1 September 2018. The net proceeds will be used to repay the A$100 million bridge...

Have your say on CSG emission estimation

The federal government is seeking comment from industry on a new coal seam gas discussion paper that is ‘aimed at improving measurement and estimation of fugitive greenhouse gas emissions from coal...

Royalty rebate for WA iron ore projects

The West Australian government will soon introduce a magnetite royalty rebate in an attempt to boost the state’s developing iron ore industry sector. Speaking on Tuesday at the opening of Karara Iron...