BHP says nickel faces “difficult multi-year run”

BHP Group on Tuesday logged first-half underlying profit that slightly beat analyst expectations, buoyed by strong iron ore prices, and said inflationary impacts were receding.

Australia lists nickel as ‘critical mineral’ to unlock billions in support

Australia classified nickel as a “critical mineral” on Friday, opening the way for the crisis-hit industry to access billions of dollars in cheap government loans, as its prime minister prepared wider policy support for the green energy industry.

Rusal to add Abramovich to lawsuit against Potanin over nickel miner pact

Aluminum giant Rusal obtained permission by a London court on Friday to add Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and his firm Crispian Investments Ltd as defendants in the case against Vladimir Potanin, CEO of Nornickel.

Indonesia names two Chinese nationals as suspects in nickel fire

Indonesia named two Chinese nationals as suspects in an investigation into a deadly blast at a nickel smelter owned by top producer Tsingshan Holding Group.

Alaska Energy boosts contained nickel at Nikolai project to 8 billion lb.

Alaska Energy Metals said on Monday that its 100% owned Eureka deposit, part of its flagship Nikolai polymetallic project in Alaska, now contains one of the biggest known nickel resources in the US following an update to the NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate (MRE).

Glencore to sell stake in troubled New Caledonia nickel operation

Glencore said on Monday it will close and sell its stake in the loss-making Koniambo Nickel SAS business it co-owns in New Caledonia, as a sharp drop in the metal’s prices continues to hit the industry.

Canada Nickel plans to raise $1 billion for processing plant

Canada Nickel Co on Thursday said it is looking to raise $1 billion to build a nickel processing plant, as it seeks to position itself as an alternative supplier of the metal used in car and electric battery vehicles.

Nickel price extends slump on Indonesian glut as metals hit by Fed

Nickel extended a year-long slump as rising Indonesian supplies help create a glut, while other base metals declined on reduced bets that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates next month.

Cornell researchers figure out how to produce extra-pure nickelates

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new synthesis method that produces nickelates that are so pure, that they are free of the flaws that had tainted previous studies of nickelates.

Sumitomo cuts nickel output forecast in Madagascar due to system glitches

Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp on Monday slashed its output estimate of nickel at its Ambatovy project in Madagascar due to system glitches.

France extends New Caledonia nickel rescue talks

France will continue talks until the end of February to save New Caledonia’s nickel industry, the finance ministry said on Monday, after failing to reach a deal last month to fill a massive funding shortfall for the territory’s nickel processors.

Glencore reports lower 2023 copper, nickel, cobalt output; flags further falls

Miner and trader Glencore on Thursday reported lower copper, nickel and cobalt production in 2023 and signalled a further decline in output this year.

Trafigura-backed nickel mine seeks new partner for bailout

A major nickel operation backed by Trafigura Group will need support from a new investor after the trading giant declined to contribute more funds as part of a French government rescue package for the struggling New Caledonian mining industry.

Australian mining group pushes govt for tax credit as lithium, nickel prices slump

An Australian mining association has called for a new production tax credit during meetings with senior ministers called as nickel and lithium miners curtail projects and review new mines in response to a global slump in prices.

Nickel price crash seen extending Indonesia’s grip on supply

A prolonged slump in nickel prices is stress-testing producers worldwide, raising the prospect of sweeping mine closures that will deepen Indonesia’s dominance of global supply.

South32 misses output estimates, puts Colombia nickel unit under review

Australian miner South32 logged an unexpectedly sharp drop in metallurgical coal production and put its nickel operations under review, saying it was focused on costs given a slowdown in the global economy that has hurt commodity prices.

Nickel prices keep slumping even as mines close

Nickel futures continued to edge lower on the London Metal Exchange, despite a slew of announcements by companies cutting production in response to a collapse in prices.

Australian tycoon Forrest shuts nickel mines after prices crash

Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd., the private nickel producer owned by billionaire Andrew Forrest, is shutting down its Western Australian mines due to a sharp slump in prices for the key transition metal.

BHP flags possible writedowns at nickel unit on low prices

BHP Group said on Thursday it was reassessing the value of its nickel operations after a price slump, in a move that could lead to writedowns amid an oversupply of the metal used in electric vehicle batteries.

Samsung SDI invests in Canada Nickel, has right to buy 10% of Crawford project

Mining News Pro - South Korean battery manufacturer Samsung SDI has become the latest company to invest in Canada Nickel Company (TSXV: CNC), which is developing the Crawford nickel sulphide project in the Timmins-Cochrane mining camp of Ontario.

Vale BM says decision to merge Canada nickel ops with Glencore a priority

Mining News Pro - Vale Base Metals (VBM) is prioritizing a decision on whether to combine its nickel operations in Canada’s Sudbury basin with those of Glencore this year, a move that could reduce costs for both companies, its chairman said.

Nickel is year’s biggest metals loser, copper manages small gain

Mining News Pro - In a mostly lackluster year for metals trading, nickel emerged as the worst performer and might not see a reprieve anytime soon.

Nickel is year’s biggest metals loser, copper manages small gain

Mining News Pro - In a mostly lacklustre year for metals trading, nickel emerged as the worst performer and might not see a reprieve anytime soon.

Russia’s Lukoil, Norilsk Nickel cooperate on oil and gas project

Mining News Pro - Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel and oil company LUKOIL are in the process of creating a large oil and gas project, the daily Kommersant reported on Tuesday.

Nornickel to pay $18m to drop its stake in nickel JV in South Africa

Mining News Pro - Russia’s Nornickel will pay $18 million to pass its 50% stake in Nkomati nickel mine in South Africa to its partner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), ARM said on Friday, ending years of Nornickel’s attempts to exit Africa.

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