CBC reported today that Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B) will delay the start of its Quintette coal mine in Tumbler Ridge, BC. Teck also plans to cut 600 jobs worldwide after posting profits amounting to less than half of what it made in last year’s first quarter.
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Reuters reported today that Russian natural gas producer Gazprom has stated it will be able to meet rising gas demands from Europe with its new projects.
The Financial Post reported today that oil prices in Canada are holding steady, although shares in TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) fell after news that the U.S. would delay a decision regarding the company's Gulf Coast pipeline project. TransCanada share prices fell by 3.7% in Toronto on Monday, the biggest fall since summer 2009, according to the Post.
Aldrin Resource Corp. (TSXV:ALN) announced that the initial four (4) drill holes on its Triple M Property in northern Saskatchewan intersected alteration, structures, and breccias zones within a metasedimentary rock succession including elevated radioactivity counts in a graphitic fault zone.
Simba Energy Inc. (TSXV:SMB,FWB:GDA,OTCQX:SMBZF) has signed an agreement with Bell Geospace to conduct an airborne full-tensor gradiometry survey on Block 2A in Kenya. The survey is expected to start in early May and be completed within approximately one month.
Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT:UEC) announced results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Slick Rock Project in Colorado showing a pre-tax Internal Rate of Return of 33% and a post-tax IRR of 29%, a pre-tax Net Present Value, at a discount rate of 10%, of $43.8 million and a post-tax NPV of $31.9 million based on a uranium spot price of $60 per pound and a vanadium spot price of $10 per pound.
CBM Asia Development Corp. (TSXV:TCF) applied for a management cease trade order to the British Columbia Securities Commission due to a delay in obtaining financial information and lack of funding.
Azincourt Uranium Inc. (TSXV:AAZ) has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Macusani Yellowcake Inc. (TSXV:YEL,FWB:QG1) which contemplates the acquisition by Macusani of all of Azincourt's adjacent uranium properties on the Macusani Plateau in Peru in exchange for 68,350,000 common shares of Macusani.
Forum Uranium Corp.'s (TSX VENTURE:FDC) winter drill program on its 100% owned Clearwater Property has successfully identified five major structural trends with reactivated graphitic shear zones, alteration, and areas of localized radioactivity. These positive results warrant leaving the camp and drill on site to expedite the planning of a follow-up summer program with minimal start-up costs.
Deutsche Welle reported that Germany's Essen based RWE (ETR:RWE) has begun supplying gas to the Ukraine. According to Deutsche-Welle, RWE signed a contract for natural gas deliveries with Kyiv in 2012, but has not yet specified the price Ukraine will pay for the gas.