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Ag Metal Miner

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Latest articles from Ag

  • The European Auto Industry Is Racing To Ditch Diesel

    Published 29 December 2019 | viewed 25,638 times

    As if the downturn due to a trade-war-induced slowdown in China were not enough, the European automotive industry is facing the challenge of a rapid…

  • Europe Looks To Become An Electric Vehicle Battery Hub

    Published 05 December 2019 | viewed 8,180 times

    Europe is sometimes — often, even — chided for its slow decision-making, which is seen by many as a product of being a “Club of…

  • Ford Stock Climbs On Electric-Mustang Hype

    Published 25 November 2019 | viewed 9,405 times

    For the first time in over half a century, Ford’s Mustang lineup is getting an addition. The electric vehicle revolution continues to build as legacy automakers…

  • Goldman: Go Long On Fracking

    Published 19 November 2019 | viewed 21,856 times

    Judging by the share price of shale oil and gas producers, you would think the industry is one from which to keep well away. Goldman…

  • The Biggest Hurdle In India’s Nuclear Energy Push

    Published 05 October 2019 | viewed 16,264 times

    Nuclear energy is, for now, playing a minuscule role in India’s energy story, contributing to about 2 percent of the country’s electricity needs. But nuclear…

  • Trade War Weighs On Western Automakers In China

    Published 31 July 2019 | viewed 14,347 times

    Automotive executives running carmaking joint ventures in China must be asking themselves regarding the current performance situation: is it a downturn in the lower end…

  • India’s Coal Paradox

    Published 05 January 2019 | viewed 39,297 times

    Few would have predicted this five years ago, but India is facing a real dilemma. It is exacerbated by the country’s predilection for subsidies and…

  • Natural Gas Inventories “Dangerously Low"

    Published 25 August 2018 | viewed 45,505 times

    Futures markets are suggesting the currently benign level of natural gas price volatility may not remain through the winter months. According to the Financial Times,…

  • India’s Coal Reliance Deepens

    Published 25 August 2018 | viewed 29,990 times

    When it comes to coal, India’s litany of woes continues. Despite high prices in international markets, imports continue to rise — and there’s no letting…

  • LNG Use Rises As Major Facilities Come On Line

    Published 30 June 2018 | viewed 10,756 times

    The diverse drivers of expanding renewable energy and demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) are in turn stimulating demand for stainless steels and aluminum. Perversely,…

  • The Double-Edged Sword Of High Oil Prices

    Published 19 May 2018 | viewed 17,011 times

    Rising oil prices were seen last year as a positive result of growing global growth and recovery, but a combination of factors is turning this…

  • Europe’s Untapped Lithium Sources

    Published 12 May 2018 | viewed 10,524 times

    We normally associate Cornwall in England with scones and cream teas … or, if we are really metal nerds, we associate the sometimes-sunny southeast country…

  • Floating Solar Plants Gain Momentum In India

    Published 05 May 2018 | viewed 14,695 times

    There’s a new trend on the solar energy harnessing front in India. Like in China and a few of the Southeast Asian nations, India is…

  • BMW Caught Cheating Emissions Tests

    Published 31 March 2018 | viewed 11,489 times

    If you thought allegations of emissions rigging were a thing of the past, think again. It appears what’s good for Volkswagen is probably good for…

  • Is The Lithium Bubble Set To Pop?

    Published 25 February 2018 | viewed 22,822 times

    A while back I was called by a journalist at a prominent paper and asked what I thought about the lithium market. Was it another…

  • An Unlikely Challenger In The Electric Car Race

    Published 21 February 2018 | viewed 12,391 times

    Initially, electric and now the development of autonomous cars has been a major disrupter for the auto industry, the effects of which we have only…

  • LNG Prices Remain Strong Despite Oversupply Concerns

    Published 17 February 2018 | viewed 14,642 times

    With major new projects coming onstream in Australia and the rising output from the U.S. shale producers, the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market was…

  • Is The Hyperloop Worth The Hype?

    Published 25 January 2018 | viewed 13,709 times

    Silicon Valley and the modern-day entrepreneurs it has spawned cannot be accused of lacking blue sky thinking. Some of their ideas appear whacky and subsequently…

  • Are Markets Warming Up To OPEC Output Cuts?

    Published 06 January 2018 | viewed 12,970 times

    After hitting a low of below $43/barrel in mid-2017, the oil price has risen inexorably to its highest level since 2015, according to the Financial Times. Rising…

  • How China Is Killing India’s Solar Industry

    Published 27 December 2017 | viewed 30,831 times

    India’s solar energy plans seem to have run into a spot of a bother. The Indian government’s target is to boost installed solar power capacity…

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