Umar Ali

Umar Ali is Verdict's specialist writer covering the offshore oil and gas industry.

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Australian government introduces funding for critical minerals sector

    The Australian Government has announced new financing measures for its rare earths and critical minerals sector. Projects that boost Australia’s…
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    14 Nov
  2. Magnetite Mines completes ‘positive’ study of Razorback iron project

    Australian iron ore mining company Magnetite Mines has completed a scoping study into the Razorback iron project in South Australia,…
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    8 Nov
  3. What Trudeau’s re-election means for mining in Canada

    With more than 60 minerals and metals currently being pulled from Canadian soil, the mining industry is a major contributor…
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    24 Oct
  4. BHP to switch Chile mine operations to renewables from mid-2020s

    Anglo-Australian mining multinational BHP has announced four renewable power agreements for its Escondida and Spence copper operations in Chile. The…
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    23 Oct
  5. BHP sets final investment decision on Jansen potash project for 2021

    Anglo-Australian mining multinational BHP has announced that it will make a final investment decision (FID) on the Jansen potash project…
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    17 Oct
  6. Why does Trump want to buy Greenland? A mineral perspective

    The Kvanefjeld project Greenland currently only has one major mining project, the Kvanefjeld rare earth project launched in 2007. The…
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    3 Sep
  7. Australian Government provides AUD3.7m for mining research centre

    The Australian Government announced on 27 August that it will provide AUD 3.7m in funding for the development of the…
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    2 Sep
  8. Mali announces mining code ending tax exemptions and other protections

    The Mali Mines Ministry announced a new mining code on 21 August 2019, ending exemptions from VAT for mining companies…
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    23 Aug
  9. Myanmar jade mine landslide kills at least 19

    At least 19 people have died following a landslide in the Hpakant region of Myanmar’s Kachin state. According to the…
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    29 Jul
  10. Scaly-foot snail first species endangered by deep-sea mining

    Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that the scaly-foot snail is the first species to be declared endangered as…
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    23 Jul
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