In an article published this morning, Industrial Minerals' Simon Moores states that Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) planned $5-billion lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" could increase natural graphite demand by 37 percent by 2020.
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MarketWatch reported that natural gas futures are up 3 percent today as a result of data showing a bigger-than-expected fall in US supplies.
Mining Weekly reported that Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE:BHP,ASX:BHP,LSE:BLT), believes that although the US shale gas industry is growing quickly, coal will continue to be the most dominant source of fuel worldwide for the coming years.
BNN recently spoke with Chris Jones, president and CEO of Uranium Resources, who discussed the pros and cons of investing in the uranium sector.
Nanotechweb.org reported that researchers at the United States' Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered that the electronic type of a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) determines how well it can accommodate lithium.
Indo-Asian News Service reported that researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have designed a sugar-consuming "bio-battery" whose output per weight is greater than that of typical lithium-ion batteries.
CNBC reported that according to a study completed by IHS, natural gas prices are likely to remain cheap for "at least the next 20 years." The company anticipates a long-term average annual price of $4 to $5 per million British thermal units.
The Wall Street Journal reported that natural gas futures are ending the week on a high note following forecasts that cold weather will continue in the United States during March.
Mining Weekly reported that Canada has no current plans to further ease rules for foreign investment in uranium mines.
Bloomberg reported that although lawmakers in the Norwegian capital of Oslo are considering banning their country's sovereign wealth fund from investing in coal companies, Norway has nevertheless opened a new coal mine on the Svalbard archipelago.