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Water shortages pose threat to shale gas

Source: Financial Times, 2nd September 2014

Of the 20 countries with the largest shale gas resources, eight have deposits in areas that are arid or face high to very high water stress, WRI think-tank says

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Cargill buys six chocolate plants from ADM

Source: Financial Times, 2nd September 2014

Amended $440m deal comes a year after Cargill entered talks to purchase the whole cocoa business from ADM

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Strong demand sends jet fuel soaring

Source: Financial Times, 2nd September 2014

The jump comes as US jet fuel consumption rebounds to volumes last recorded before the financial crisis and approaches pre 9/11 demand levels

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Commodity Market Reports

Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The Point

London, 2 September 2014

The debate over which energy storage technology will prove to be the best in the long-term is woefully misguided. Many technologies have been tested in the field or been fully installed, but their real-world applications have created constant questions around a number of fixed themes: the three-points concern cost, technology, and potential environmental impact, as well as the need for... Read More...

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

London, 29 August 2014

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable.

IMAGE Mining M&A activity jumps YOY in H1'14

London, 22 August 2014

There was a sharp increase in the number of completed and pending mining project and company deals in the first half of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013; however, the lower averages of price paid and value of acquired commodities per deal suggests that cash-strapped smaller companies are being forced to sell their assets at lower valuations.


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