Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the metals-related storylines here on MetalMiner:
- MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns took a look at the natural gas sector, which make be in for a shakeup as the summer winds down.
- The rise in global trade tensions has involved tariffs, tariffs and more tariffs…but what about the impacts on currencies, especially emerging-market currencies?
- The International Lead and Zinc Study Group this week released preliminary first-half numbers for the global lead and zinc markets.
- Turkey has filed a request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for consultations with the U.S. over the recently increased steel and aluminum tariffs.
- The U.S. dollar has come off a bit recently, which is good news for commodities prices.
- The Aluminum Association, ahead of the U.S.’s planned meetings with Chinese officials on trade, asked the Trump administration to focus its trade remedies on Chinese overcapacity.
- India is importing more coal as domestic supply has not been able to meet demand.
- MetalMiner this week released a new white paper on the “farm-to-table” movement coming to manufacturing — check it out here via free download.
- A Canadian company, Petroteq Energy, is touting what it claims is a clean extraction process in the hunt for oil under Utah’s Asphalt Ridge.