Competition in the carbon and graphite products market is intense, particularly with regard to price, quality and service. Producers of graphite have regained their pricing power on account of global consolidation by numerous graphite electrode producers. Carbon products find application in areas including steel and aluminum production, glass making, aerospace industry, nuclear power, and electronics […]

April 17th, 2008 Tags: Aluminum, America, Asia, Asian, Cabot, Canada, China, Company, CONSOL, electronics, Europe, India, Japan, Market, mining, Mitsubishi, Nippon, Nova, Ovations, Power, Price, public relations, RUB, South America, steel, steel consumption, telephone, Tokai, United States

Asia faces the threat of higher inflation, slower growth and tougher times for exporters after oil prices hit new highs and the dollar plunged last week.
Farmers, miners and oil companies could benefit from high commodity prices. But most of Asia is dependent on imported energy and raw materials, and even some oil-exporting countries such as […]

March 18th, 2008 Tags: airline, America, Asia, Asian, bank, Beijing, China, Citigroup, Coal, Company, Crude Oil, crude oil price, crude oil prices, Deutsche Bank, Energy, energy costs, energy prices, Europe, Even oil, Exchange, Export, Exports, food, fuel, Gas, Gasoline, Gold, higher energy costs, higher oil prices, Hong Kong, HSBC, Indonesia, Iron Ore, Japan, Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Market, Marshall, mine, Miner, Miners, Mitsubishi, Oil, oil boom, Oil price, Oil prices, oil producer, oil producers, Palm oil, Price, Prices, PTT PCL, retail, retail price, retail prices, sands, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, state-owned oil, technology, Thailand, Tokyo, Toyota, Toyota Motor Corp., Treasury, United States, Vietnam, yuan

Mitsubishi Corp., Japan’s largest trading company, and Murchison Metals Ltd. agreed to jointly develop a A$3 billion ($2.5 billion) iron ore project in Australia amid soaring demand for the steelmaking ingredient.
The two companies want to build a port, railroad and develop the Jack Hills mine in Western Australia state, Tokyo- based Mitsubishi said in a […]

June 18th, 2007 Tags: Australia, bank, BHP, BHP Billiton, BHP Billiton Ltd., Billiton, Bloomberg, Center, Chairman, China, Company, Completion, Credit Suisse, Credit Suisse Group, Energy, Exchange, Export, Export-Import Bank of China, Infrastructure Asset, Intersuisse, Iron Ore, Japan, Korea, Market, Melbourne, metal, Midwest, Million Tons, mine, mining, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Corp., Perth, Posco, Price, Prices, Reading, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Doce, Rio Tinto, Rio Tinto Group, Shares, South Korea, steel, Steelmakers, Tokyo, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Trade, Western Australia

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) is pleased to announce that it signed on Thursday 17th May 2007 a new USD 400,000,000/- five years Syndicated Term Loan Facility in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Mandated Lead Arrangers for this facility were as follows: Arab Bank plc, Arab Banking Corporation (B.S.C.), Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., […]

May 20th, 2007 Tags: Bahrain, bank, banking, Bay, BNP Paribas, Calyon, Company, Europe, Export, Fortis Bank, Gulf, Hydro, Investment Bank, Kingdom of Bahrain, Market, Mitsubishi, Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd, Petroleum, petroleum product, petroleum products, Roca, services, Standard Chartered Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Tokyo

With the spot price of uranium rising at exponential rates, uranium miners are flying high following decades of depressed prices and little new mine development or exploration activity. Shares of Denison and Energy Metals Corp. umped 5% last week following rumours that they were on the acquisition radars of Cameco and France’s Areva, two […]

May 13th, 2007 Tags: Alaska, Alberta, Amec, AREVA, Athabasca Basin, Audi, Australia, Boulder, CAMEC, Cameco, Canada, chemical, Clay, commercial, Company, Completion, Eastern, Energy, Environment, finance, France, Holly, Hydro, IGHL, Japan, Korea, Mali, Market, McArthur River, metal, mine, Miner, Mineral, Miners, mining, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Corp., Northern Saskatchewan, Northwest, Northwestern, Oil, Price, Prices, project operator, Resources, sands, Saskatchewan, Shares, South Korea, Uranium, uranium miner, uranium mining, uranium producer, Water

Brazil’s CVRD, the world’s biggest iron ore miner, said on Wednesday it will acquire full control of its iron ore subsidiary, Mineracoes Brasileiras Reunidas (MBR), from Japanese partners.
Companhia Vale do Rio Doce previously held an 89.8 percent stake in MBR, the world’s fourth-largest iron ore producer, with output of 64.6 million tonnes in 2006. MBR […]

May 3rd, 2007 Tags: Asia, Brazil, Companhia Vale, Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, Company, CVRD, Exchange, Iron Ore, iron ore miner, Japan, Kobe, Kobe Steel, metal, mine, Miner, Mines, Mitsubishi, Nippon, Rio Doce, RUB, Shares, steel, Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd., Tokyo

TXU says it plans to build two coal-fired power plants in Texas using a cleaner-burning technology the company previously tried to discredit.
In an announcement Friday, TXU and the two investors behind the proposed $45 billion buyout of the company announced last month said they will issue a request for proposals from companies offering coal gasification […]

March 10th, 2007 Tags: Alstom, Center, Chairman, Coal, coal gas, coal gasification technologies, coal gasification technology, coal plants, Company, Conoco, ConocoPhillips, Corpus Christi, Defense, Energy, Environment, Environmental Defense, environmental group, environmental groups, equipment manufacturer, Florida, Ford, fuel, Gas, gasification technologies, gasification technology, Houston, Hydro, IGCC technology, investor group, Lima, Michael, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Corp., Natural Gas, New York, NOx, NRG Energy, Phillips, plant operator, Powder River, Power, synthetic gas, Tampa, technologies, technology, Texas, TXU

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries plans to work with US conglomerate General Electric on nuclear and wind power generation ventures, a newspaper has said. Under the plan, the two firms will jointly bid for a 300-million-dollar project to boost capacity by 20 percent at the 1.36-million-kilowatt Laguna Verde nuclear plant in Mexico, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported.

If […]

January 1st, 2007 Tags: Energy, General Electric, Hitachi, Japan, Market, Mexico, Mitsubishi, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, nuclear energy, Power, United States

A Malawi project investigating ethanol-based fuels is conducting road tests on an ethanol-propelled vehicle. Supporters of the project argue that a switch to ethanol fuel would not only benefit the environment but also increase employment in the country’s sugarcane industry and save on foreign exchange spent on fuel imports.

According to Freeman Kalirani, a lead researcher on […]

December 29th, 2006 Tags: Archer, Energy, energy source, Environment, Exchange, fuel, law, Lima, Malawi, Mitsubishi, Nairobi, Petroleum, petroleum product, petroleum products, renewable energy, Science and Technology, Technical College, technology, Tonga, United Nations

Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom has joined the Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project by pledging to acquire a 50 percent stake plus one share in the project, Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller said on Thursday.
Gazprom will acquire its share in the project, worth 7.45 billion U.S. dollars, by partially buying the stakes of three foreign […]

December 23rd, 2006 Tags: Chairman, Company, Diamond, Dutch Shell, Energy, energy investment, Gas, gas field, gas monopoly, gas project, Gazprom, Interfax, Million Tons, Mitsubishi, Natural Gas, Oil, Oil and Gas, oil and gas project, oil field, Royal Dutch, Royal Dutch Shell, Russia, Russian, Vladimir Putin, Xinhua

Royal Dutch Shell chairman Jeroen van der Veer has proposed new terms to Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom to enter the 20-billion-US-dollar Sakhalin-2 oil and gas development, a Gazprom spokesman said Monday.
Spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said in remarks carried by the news agency Interfax that Shell had offered a “number of proposals” concerning Sakhalin-2, a massive […]

December 11th, 2006 Tags: Chairman, Dutch Shell, Energy, Environment, Exchange, foreign energy, Gas, gas development, gas field, gas monopoly, gas project, Gazprom, Interfax, Japan, Jeroen van der Veer, Labor, Mitsubishi, Moscow, Natural Gas, Oil, Oil and Gas, oil and gas development, oil and gas project, Price, Rita, Royal Dutch, Royal Dutch Shell, Russia, Russian

Australian biotech firm Virax Holdings Ltd. said on Monday eight big mining companies had agreed to pay for trials of its HIV vaccine in South Africa, which is battling one of the world’s worst AIDS crises. Virax applied to South Africa’s drugs regulator in September for approval to conduct a clinical trial of its […]

November 27th, 2006 Tags: Africa, Australia, BHP, BHP Billiton, BHP Billiton Ltd., Billiton, Britain, Gold, Gold Fields, Gold Fields Ltd., gold mining, Japan, Lonmin, metal, mining, Mitsubishi, Nippon, Rio Tinto, Rio Tinto Ltd., Rita, South Africa, Sual, United Nations

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