Bakken oil strike
Petroleos de Venezuela SA, South America’s largest oil company, said its production and deliveries of gasoline and other petroleum products are normal even though several domestic refinery units aren’t operating.
Caracas-based Petroleos de Venezuela said in a statement that it’s meeting all delivery obligations. The company said earlier this week that gasoline units at its El […]
October 8th, 2006 – Posted in General, Mining Stocks, Oil and Gas
Chilean miners voted to end their 25-day-old strike for higher pay at La Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine, a top union official announced. In a secret ballot that lasted more than six hours, the workers accepted the union leaders’ contract agreement with the executives of the mine, controlled by the Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton.
September 1st, 2006 – Posted in General
Xstrata Plc, the world’s fourth- largest nickel producer, said the company reached a “tentative” agreement with a union representing about 200 employees in Sudbury, Ontario, over a labor contract.
The United Steelworkers union Local 2020’s bargaining team unanimously recommended details of a new accord to the office, clerical and technical employees at the nickel operations in […]
February 28th, 2007 – Posted in Nickel
Members of United Steelworkers of America Local 37 settled into picket tents and outposts near Steel of West Virginia’s plant Saturday, one day after the union overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract and went on strike.
Carl Hall, a staff representative for the union, said he had not had any communication with Steel of West Virginia officials […]
August 28th, 2006 – Posted in Equipment, General
Progress has been made in negotiations between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Modikwa platinum mine in Limpopo in an effort to resolve a strike, the union said on Tuesday. “We did make a lot of progress in the meeting yesterday (Monday),” said NUM chief negotiator Humbulani Tshikalange.
A compromise was reached in the strike […]
January 30th, 2007 – Posted in General
The union at Chile’s Escondida, the world’s biggest copper mine, said there has been no progress in talks with the company to negotiate a new contract to replace one that expires in early August.
Mine workers are labouring at a slower-than-usual pace in hopes of spurring along the talks, a union representative told Reuters, but BHP […]
July 12th, 2006 – Posted in General
Rolland Energy Inc., an emerging junior oil and gas producer, announced today that it has acquired additional oil and gas assets adjacent to its Woodnorth properties where the Company currently has seven producing wells. The assets were purchased form Graceland Resources Ltd. and include a suspended well, a small building as well the assignment of […]
January 10th, 2007 – Posted in General, Oil and Gas
Schools, shops and markets in Guinea were shut on Wednesday as a nationwide general strike got under way, but the volatile West African country’s key bauxite industry did not immediately appear to be seriously affected.
Additional police and army patrols deployed around the streets of the capital Conakry on the first day of the indefinite strike, […]
January 12th, 2007 – Posted in Bauxite, General
Aurora Gold Corporation (the “Company,” “Aurora Gold”) (OTCBB: ARXG) (FRANKFURT: A4G) (XETRA: A4G) (BERLIN: A4G), a mineral exploration company focusing on exploration and development in the Tapajos Gold Province, State of ParÃ¡, Brazil, is pleased to announce the initial drilling results from the first drill hole at the Attacadau gold occurrence on the Sao Domingos […]
July 16th, 2006 – Posted in General, Precious metal
Workers at the world’s biggest copper mine in Chile threatened to go on strike next week after the collapse of salary negotiations.
The work stoppage at Minera Escondida, which is controlled by Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton, will start Monday if management fails to make a new offer to the miners, said the union representing 2,000 […]
August 6th, 2006 – Posted in General
Striking workers at the world’s largest copper mine, Chile’s Escondida, said on Saturday that negotiators trying to end a weeklong strike had not yet discussed the hard numbers needed for a salary deal. “We’re still dealing with the social issues,” like warm food in the cafeteria, union Secretary Pedro Marin said.
Marin said talks could go on […]
August 13th, 2006 – Posted in General
DRDGold Ltd, South Africa`s fourth largest goldminer, has announced that a three-day illegal strike over pay has brought Blyvooruitzicht, its largest mine, to a halt with some groups of workers calling for a pay increase of up to 40%.
Company spokesman Ilja Graulich said that the disruption at Blyvooruitzicht, DRDGold`s only remaining South African underground […]
February 16th, 2007 – Posted in General, Precious metal