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Japanese gas giant Nippon Gas invests in Australian energy management firm COzero

September 18, 2013 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Japan’s Nippon Gas Co. Ltd has made a significant investment in Australian energy management company COzero Holdings Ltd, as the Japanese energy sector moves toward deregulation in order to manage energy shortages. According to a media release Nippon Gas bought a 16 percent stake in COzero for an undisclosed amount. The investment would help the

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Curtin University appoints inaugural Chevron Professor of Petroleum Geology

August 19, 2013 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Curtin University has appointed an industry and research expert in geological systems to lead the institution’s research and education programs in the soft rock and petroleum geology field. Through its participation with the University Partnership Program

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Reaches out to Indigenous Communities

July 5, 2013 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Through the recruitment of their first Aboriginal organiser in WA, Kimberley, the AMWU,  is reaching out to indigenous communities at the forefront of the nation’s resources expansion. In a statement from the Union, the WA branch is working closely with

Manufacturing Minister Tom Kenyon backs $350-million smelter transformation

July 2, 2013 • Mining & Resources, News, UncategorizedComments (0)

Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade Minister, Tom Kenyon last night attended a public meeting in Port Pirie to discuss legislation before State Parliament providing Nyrstar with regulatory certainty for the company’s proposed $350-million smelter

US mining equipment manufacturer Weir Minerals relocates divisional headquarters to Australia

June 25, 2013 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (1)

While some companies continue to struggle with the current condition of the manufacturing sector, a US company sheds light in the industry by relocating its headquarters to Australia to take advantage of the strong mining sector. Weir Minerals, a company that

NSW and South Australia to Join Forces on Mineral Development

June 13, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Both the New South Wales and South Australian Governments will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to best capitalise on opportunities for mineral investment and economic growth. NSW Resources Minister Chris Hartcher and South Australian Mineral Resources

Oil and Gas Exploration in South Australia Helps Push Spending to Record High of $646.1 million

June 7, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis has revealed that combined minerals and petroleum exploration spending for the 12 months to March 2013 has reached a record $646.1 million. The record growth was said to be driven by exploration