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Metals / Commodities

Abandoned Oil Wells Offer New Source Of Lithium

Apr 21, 2023 at 10:44 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Direct extraction could be the next big thing in mining for lithium—one of the most crucial minerals for the energy transition. Start-ups created in recent years are now looking to…

Could Lithium Become A More Lucrative Alternative To Fossil Fuels?

Apr 14, 2023 at 09:44 | Felicity Bradstock

While the world is still relying heavily on fossil fuels, and the revenues they bring in, as green energy becomes more widespread, we can expect a new range of high-cost…

Aluminum Prices Remain Stagnant As Russian Exports Rise

Apr 13, 2023 at 09:53 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner  Aluminum prices saw a short-term rebound recently. After declining for much of February, price action found support in March…

Lithium Exports Projected To Be As Lucrative As Coal In Australia

Apr 12, 2023 at 09:25 | Haley Zaremba

Compared to most developed countries, Australia is lagging far behind in the race for decarbonization. Per capita, Australians are the world’s worst coal power polluters. By this metric,…

Copper Prices Stuck In Limbo

Apr 11, 2023 at 09:12 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner Overall, the Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose 2.18% from March to April. However,…

U.S. Short-Term Steel Outlook Remains Bullish

Apr 07, 2023 at 08:38 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways from March to April, with a mere 0.65% increase. A sharp reversal to the…

Steel Buyers Brace For A Bumpy 2023

Apr 05, 2023 at 10:30 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The irony is not lost on steel buyers when they hear the phrase “the cold, hard truth.” After a massive spike at the beginning…

Trading Giant Sees China’s Metal Demand Soaring

Apr 05, 2023 at 10:01 | Tsvetana Paraskova

One of the world's largest metals and oil traders is doubling down on the metals business as it expects demand for materials such as copper, aluminum, and nickel to soar…

India’s Steel Industry Is Set To Boom This Year

Apr 03, 2023 at 10:49 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The latest steel news reports that Indian steel production is expected to increase throughout 2023. The information comes directly from sector experts and the…

Nickel Buyers On Edge As Another LME Scandal Unfolds

Mar 31, 2023 at 10:35 | Stuart Burns

Via AG Metal Miner The London Metal Exchange and its notorious nickel contract are back in the limelight again. This time, the news has to do with reports…

EV Slump Forces China’s Top Lithium Producers To Set Price Floor

Mar 31, 2023 at 10:10 | Michael Kern

China's top lithium producers, including Tianqi Lithium and Ganfeng Lithium, have reportedly agreed to establish a minimum price of 250,000 yuan or $36,380 per tonne of lithium carbonate…

Copper Shortage Looms, But Will It Translate To Higher Prices?

Mar 29, 2023 at 10:47 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner In recent weeks, the copper market has taken an upward turn. However, many are curious whether or not copper prices today will continue this…

Power Shortages Disrupt Aluminum Production In South China

Mar 28, 2023 at 10:59 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner China’s aluminum production faces a “touch and go” situation once again. In this case, the problem is mainly due to a power supply crisis…

Is A Global Tin Shortage Looming?

Mar 24, 2023 at 11:27 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner Cornish Metals plans to begin tin mining at its wholly-owned South Crofty site by 2026. According to the Vancouver-headquartered…

Latin America’s Bid To Challenge China’s Dominance In The Lithium Market

Mar 24, 2023 at 10:22 | Michael Kern

The government of Bolivia has called on its neighbors, Argentina, Brazil and Chile, to work on setting a Latin America-wide policy on the exploitation…

Lithium Prices Hit Hard As EV Sales Stumble

Mar 21, 2023 at 09:33 | ZeroHedge

The price of lithium has experienced a significant decline over recent months, resulting from a deceleration in electric vehicle sales and an increasing supply of the key ingredient used in…

Economic Worries Weigh On Nickel Prices

Mar 20, 2023 at 10:24 | Metal Miner

Via AG Metal Miner The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped 4.68% from February to March. Meanwhile, the price of Nickel also fell significantly. Stainless Spot Pricing…

Decarbonizing China's Steel Industry

Mar 20, 2023 at 09:52 | The Jamestown Foundation

On February 6, the China Meteorological Association (CMA) published the 2022 China Climate Bulletin (??????) (China Climate Bulletin, February 7). The annual report provides an overall analysis…

Can The Lithium Price Boom Be Compared To Oil’s Last Supercycle

Mar 17, 2023 at 10:40 | Robert Rapier

There’s an old adage for commodities that says, “the cure for high prices is high prices.” The inverse is true as well. In fact, I often heard this phrase when…

What Does The Future Hold For Iron Ore Markets?

Mar 16, 2023 at 10:36 | Metal Miner

By AG Metal Miner Iron ore futures continue to climb steadily. The Singapore benchmark for iron ore futures exceeded U.S. $130 a ton on Monday. The increase was…

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