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Barrick To Suspend Operations At Lumwana Following Passage Of New Mining Royalty

SOURCE: Barrick | 18 December 2014

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) today announced that the company will initiate procedures to suspend operations at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia following the passage of legislation that raises the royalty rate on the country's open pit mining operations from six percent to 20 percent.

Gazprom Neft Board Of Directors Reviews Refineries Modernisation Programme And Company Procurement Structure

SOURCE: Gazprom Neft | 03 December 2014

The Board of Directors of Gazprom Neft has reviewed information on the progress of the modernisation of the company’s oil refining facilities, and the sourcing of products for the domestic market.

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project Awarded Environmental Assessment Certificate By B.C. EAO

SOURCE: Transcanada | 26 November 2014

TransCanada Corporation announced today that its Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project (PRGT) received an Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) from the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), allowing the natural gas pipeline project to move ahead pending a final investment decision from PETRONAS and receipt of a construction permit from the B.C. Oil & Gas Commission.

Spectra Energy's Proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project Receives Environmental Assessment Certificate

SOURCE: Spectra Energy | 26 November 2014

Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) today announced that its proposed Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project continues to advance, following receipt of an Environmental Assessment Certificate by the Government of British Columbia.

Getting The Balance Right - Linking GDP And Emissions In Addressing Climate Change

SOURCE: Origin Energy | 12 November 2014

Origin's Managing Director, Grant King has today called for action by Australia on climate change to be connected to global initiatives and to explicitly recognise the link between carbon emissions and economic growth.

ClassNK Grants Approval In Principle For New H2/CO2 FPSO Design By MHI And Chiyoda

SOURCE: ClassNK | 12 November 2014

Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to a new H2/CO2 FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) to a new design developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Chiyoda Corporation.

Vale Obtains Environmental License In The Context Of The EIA Global

SOURCE: Vale | 06 November 2014

Vale informs that it has obtained the operating license (LO) to expand its N4WS mine pit located in Carajás, Brazil. The installation license was not required in this case since it refers only to the extension of a mine operation.

South Africa's Department Of Mineral Resources Gives Final Approval Of Mining Right For Development Of Ivanhoe Mines' Platreef Project

SOURCE: Ivanhoe Mines | 05 November 2014

The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) jointly announced today that the mining right for the development and operation of the company's Platreef mining project now has been finalized.

Dominion Asks FERC To Begin Environmental Review Of Supply Header Project

SOURCE: Dominion | 04 November 2014

Dominion (NYSE: D), today submitted a pre-filing request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking the commission to begin its environmental review of the proposed $500 million Supply Header Project.

TransCanada Announces $2.7 Billion Of New NGTL System Expansions

SOURCE: TransCanada | 04 November 2014

TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), will contract approximately 4.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of firm new contracts that will lead to a system expansion through to 2017 of up to $2.7 billion.