Gas – CNOOC Ltd. (NYSE:CEO) — the Chinese state-owned company that a year ago acquired Nexen Inc — is now making plans to build a huge liquefied natural gas facility in northern British Columbia, the Vancouver Sun reported.
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Silver – Dolly Varden Silver Corp. (TSXV:DV,OTCBB:DOLLF) announced the final assay results for its 2013 drill program at the Torbrit mine, located at its Dolly Varden property in Northwestern British Columbia. They indicate that high-grade silver mineralization occurs at multiple stratigraphic horizons at the mine.
Coal – The Vancouver Sun reported that Calvin Quek, head of Greenpeace East Asia’s Sustainable Finance Program, believes that building terminals aimed at shipping more coal to East Asia — such as the planned Fraser Surrey Docks expansion — could be a waste of time and money due to new caps on coal usage in China.
Pershimco Resources, Legend Gold, Dolly Varden Silver, North American Nickel and Astur Gold were the top five gainers on the TSX Venture Exchange last week.
Coal – The Vancouver Sun reported that according to an environmental assessment commissioned by Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD), a proposed coal terminal at FSD is unlikely to "cause significant adverse effects to the environment or human health." However, many believe that the study, which was conducted by SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC), "falls short of even a basic health assessment."
Governments have a role to play in attracting more venture capital to mining, says British Columbia's mines and energy minister.
Silver – Dolly Varden Silver Corp. (TSXV:DV,OTCBB:DOLLF) announced assays from the final 10 holes of the 3,063-meter 2013 exploration program completed at its British Columbia-based Dolly Varden property.
Moly – Discovery Ventures Inc. (TSXV:DVN) announced that the TSX Venture Exchange has given it conditional approval to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of FortyTwo Metals Inc., a subsidiary of Roca Mines Inc. (TSXV:ROC). The Max mine, located in British Columbia, is one of FortyTwo's assets.
Gold – Taseko Mines says Natural Resources Canada used the wrong tailings design in determining the environmental effects of its New Prosperity copper-gold mine.
Oil – The Vancouver Sun reports that British Columbia and Alberta have agreed to a framework Tuesday that they say opens the possibility of heavy oil pipelines being built to the B.C. coast.