Oil posted a gain this week as expectations for growing economic activity in nations from the US to Europe fuelled optimism around stronger summer demand. Futures in New York advanced 2.1% this week in the first back-to-back weekly increase since early March. Fuel sales in the UK rose to the highest since the pandemic again, and in the US, refineries are running at their highest rate since the pandemic began as they gear up for the summer driving season.
Crude's advance this week comes amid s
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Oil rose this month with a slew of positive economic data and signs of a budding fuel consumption revival in key economies offsetting a worsening coronavirus crisis elsewhere.
Futures in New York rose this week, extending its monthly gain to 7.5%. The near-certain likelihood of higher fuel consumption in the US, China and the UK has brightened the overall demand outlook, even as a resurgent pandemic in countries such as India, Brazil and Japan cloud those prospects. OPEC and its allies see wo
Testing has commenced on sidewall cores, cuttings, mud gas and fluid samples from the Merlin-1 exploration well. As previously discussed, interpretation of logging while drilling data indicated that the Merlin-1 well had intersected multiple potentially hydrocarbon bearing zones in the primary Nanushuk target; however, operational issues prevented hydrocarbon samples being collected from the two most prospective zones. Significantly, several of the prospective zones encountered had previously be
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Oil posted the biggest weekly gain since early March as signs emerged of a recovery from the pandemic gaining traction in the US and China.
Futures in New York advanced 6.4% this week, despite eking out a small loss on Friday. On the heels of robust economic figures out of the US, data from China showed its gross domestic product climbed 18.3% in the first quarter from a year prior as consumer spending beat forecasts. In March, China's refiners processed about 20% more crude than a year earli
Market update - 12/04/2021
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Oil posted its worst week in three amid concerns that rising global coronavirus cases are slowing the economic recovery.
West Texas Intermediate futures ended the week down 3.5%, the biggest weekly loss since mid-March. With the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies planning to start raising output, markets are now focused on whether the demand recovery will be enough to absorb growing supplies.
While consumption is climbing in India and the US, rising virus cases an
Panoro Energy (PEN NO)C: Better deal than expected in EG – Increasing our target price from NOK30 to NOK34 per share – The acquisition of Tullow’s EG asset has now closed and Panoro has paid a final consideration of US$89 mm in line with the initial price announced earlier (US$90 mm). Panoro has also sold a 903 mbbl cargo in EG associated with historical production in 2H20 and 1Q21 for US$59 mm net to Panoro (after royalty). This amount corresponds to Panoro’s net entitlement
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West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude oil futures posted solid increases Thursday.
WTI for May delivery gained $2.29 to settle at $61.45 per barrel. The benchmark traded within a range from $58.86 to $61.75.
The June Brent futures price closed at $64.86 per barrel, reflecting a gain of $2.12.
Oil futures received a boost from the OPEC+ group of major producers' decision to ease output from May to July.
The May reformulated gasoline (RBOB) contract price added less than a penn
Pharos Energy (PHAR LN)C; Target price of £0.50 per share: Increasing our target price by 25% on new fiscal terms in Egypt – Pharos has received provisional approval from EGPC on revised fiscal terms for its Egyptian assets. This results in an improvement of up to US$5.7/bbl in the breakeven price. Under the new terms, the cost stop (maximum share of revenue to be allocated to cost recovery) will be increased from 30% to 40%. In return, Pharos has agreed to (i) waive its rig
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Market update - 29/03/2021
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Oil in New York barely nudged this week despite whipsawing over several days, as renewed lockdowns in some regions blunted near-term demand outlooks and muted the impact of a standstill at the Suez.
West Texas Intermediate futures fell less than 1% to close the week at $60.97, while Brent crude just barely eked out a gain, snapping a streak of back-to-back weekly declines. Futures rose almost 6% and fell nearly 5% in sessions this week as traders recalibrated their positions from day-to-day.
Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC LN)C; Target price of 1.90p: Perseverance well and balance sheet update – The overall final cost of the Perseverance #1 well in the Bahamas is expected to be ~US$45 mm, US$10 mm above initial budget. The higher cost reflects heightened Covid-19 procedures (~+US$3 mm) and side-tracking operations related to mechanical debris in the well (~+US$7 mm). We continue to estimate that cash will drop to US$6-7 mm when all the pending bills are paid. Thi
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Oil came back from a sell-off that investment banks from Goldman Sachs to Morgan Stanley said was excessive and offered an opportunity to buy, with physical crude markets still showing signs of strength in the long run.
Futures in New York rose 2.4% on Friday, after a plunge of more than 7% in the previous session. While the market may have gotten too long for its own good, the recent price weakness is likely temporary as signs remain that demand is set to recover, and supplies will tighten.
Oil in London fell for the first week in two months as signals of a patchy demand rebound across the globe and a stronger dollar held back a crude's rally.
Global benchmark Brent futures fell 0.6% on Friday. West Texas Intermediate also edged lower, posting its first weekly decline in three weeks. A fresh bout of bond volatility spurred a risk-off mood across markets, with US equities declining and the dollar strengthening. Meanwhile, Indian fuel sales dipped in February amid higher pump pric
Market update - 11/03/2021
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Given the stellar performance of PGM prices, it is no surprise that Sylvania have achieved another record quarter with EBITDA of $58.7m and cash balance increasing 52% to $102.1m. Annualising this past quarter, the stock trades on a ridiculously cheap EV/EBITDA of 1.5x. Production of 17.4koz was inline with expectations and guidance of 70koz for the year remains in place. We remain very comfortable on rhodium on a five-year view (see here) and expect the abnormal cashflows to continue (30% FY22
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Trinity has announced the strategic bolt-on acquisition of a 100% operated interest in the producing PS-4 lease block, onshore Trinidad, for a headline cash consideration of US$3.5m. Strategically located up-dip of Trinity's largest and most prolific onshore block, WD-5/6, PS-4 adds considerable additional opportunity in a licence which has been significantly underinvested in over the last 30-40 years. With 80% of the PS-4 block covered by Trinity's 3D seismic, Trinity will be able to integrate
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Semper Fortis Esports* recently announced its intention to IPO onto the Access Segment of the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market. Semper is a multi-operational Esports organisation focusing on gaming technology solutions, brand enhancement and high growth team infrastructures. The company plans to raise £2.5m to develop their three core areas of establishing an esports team, forming partnerships with brands for sponsorship and B2B consultancy services. The Board are highly experienced in spor
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i3 Energy has provided an operational and financial update, which, we believe, is both material and highly positive.
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The UK market showed a continued recovery in the first quarter albeit the indices are still well short of their all-time peaks, unlike many of their international peers. The FTSE 100 has risen by 1,186 points (21.4%) since the end of October and the FTSE 250 by 4,304 points (25.0%). The comparable performance since the start of the year is less spectacular- the FTSE 100 has risen by 253 points (3.9%) and the FTSE 250 has risen by 1,070 points (5.0%). The factors behind the sustained rally are fa
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Jubilee has announced that Phase 1 of its Roan copper project in Zambia is complete and that Roan has delivered its first shipment of copper-bearing concentrate to the Sable Refinery for processing. Jubilee will deliver 240t of copper concentrate per month in this first phase, rising to 400t/month in Phase 2 expected in Q3 2021. At the same time, Jubilee has signed a contract with a third-party to also supply copper units which are expected to add a further 150t/month by the end of June. We i
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InfraStrata has conditionally raised £10.3m in a placing (with potential for up to a further £4.1m through an open offer) to support delivery of a transformational £26.5m fabrication contract with Saipem. This project validates management's vision for the company, and paves the way for future fabrication contracts. With the substantial pipeline of opportunities being targeted (c£1.7bn), alignment to structural growth drivers that are underpinned by government policy, and the credibility provided
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Full year 2020 results
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Canyon Resources (CAY AU) – Minim Martap bauxite project mineral resource upgrade (Altus Strategies is invested in Canyon Resources)
Marvel Gold (MVL AU) A$0.05, Mkt Cap A$27m – Chilalo Graphite Project spin out (Altus Strategies holds a JV agreement with Marvel Gold)
Metal Tiger (MTR LN) – Drilling Commenced at KML copper project
Serabi Gold* (SRB LN) – Drilling confirms lateral and depth extensions to mineralisation at Palito
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Bacanora Lithium (BCN LN) – Potential offer from Ganfeng
Lucara Diamonds (LUC CN) – Reports healthiest diamond market for 5 years
Pasofino Gold (VEIN CN) – C$9m equity raise
Power Metal Resources* (POW LN) – New corporate presentation
Rambler Metals and Mining* (RMM LN) – 2021 Q1 results and progress of recovery plan
Rio Tinto (RIO LN) – Battery-grade lithium produced at California plant
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European Metals Holdings (EMH) released its quarterly update intraday last Friday for the period ending March 2021. EMH continues to advance the Cinovec lithium (and tin) project in the Czech Republic.
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AfriTin* (ATM LN) – DFS on Phase 1 expansion of the Uis tin mine
Arc Minerals* (ARCM LN) –– Arc refutes Zambian newspaper article revoking mining consents granted by local chief
Aura Energy* - (AURA LN) – Results and project updates Gem Diamonds (GEMD LN) – Recovery of 254 carat white diamond from Letšeng
Keras Resources* (KRS LN) – Fertilizer price rise lifts related stocks
Kodal Minerals* (KOD LN) – Bougouni lithium project feasibility ratified subject to minor corrections
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The publication of Jersey's Final Results and Annual Report today were in line with prior guidance and our expectations. Having reviewed the detail of the report we confirm our 622p fair value estimate for the company (no change). We take the opportunity to assess the Annual Report to draw out themes that further develop the company's RNS announcements.
European Metals Holdings (EMH) yesterday provided a further update on its resource drilling programme at Cinovec; the nineteen hole drill program is to define blocks of resource for the first 5 years of mining within the Cinovec-South area and to convert the resource from Indicated to the Measured category. Seventeen holes have been completed with results reported by EMH to be in line, or better, than modelled. Of the six holes reported today, there were some intercepting significant tin miner
Thor Mining (Thor) provides investors with exposure to a wide range of commodities in two safe jurisdictions (the USA and Australia). We see Thor's priority projects as its In-situ Recovery (ISR) projects in South Australia and its shovel-ready Molyhil tungsten project in Northern Territory. Short term, we expect news from exploration and drilling at its Ragged Range gold project in Western Australia and drilling in its uranium projects in Colorado – either of which could be transformational f
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