Could politicians' talk of the US becoming energy self-sufficient be coming true? The founder and chairman of Sprott Global Resource Investments Ltd. explains how world energy market dynamics will shift as the US reaches natural gas exporter status.
For 2012, the MLR has taken a different approach to the allocation of mining quotas. The first difference is that the ministry does not appear to have published a single list of mining quotas allocated to the provinces and regions, as it has in previous years
The opportunities in the junior REE sector are significant. But the junior population is quite large - there are literally hundreds of stocks to choose from that want your dollars. There is also a steep learning curve and there are serious risks.
China is the world's largest end user of copper, from which is constructed the nerve system of civilization, the electric power distribution grid, as well as all of the devices that generate and transform electricity for individual or industrial end use.