Umar Ali

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

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Q&A: how tech can improve miner health with BridgeHead

    Umar Ali (UA): What are the challenges with managing the health and safety of mining workers? Georgina Hurst (GH): Often…
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    29 Jan
  2. Exit stage left: the big miners moving away from coal

    Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto is the world’s second-largest mining company, and the first big mining company to divest from…
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    21 Jan
  3. Australia’s mining workforce want list

    Mining plant operators The Australian Resources and Energy Group (AMMA) predicts that of the 20,767 employees needed in Australia’s mining…
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    14 Jan
  4. Are mining companies jumping the gun on lithium?

    The lithium rush Global efforts to reduce emissions have driven demand for technology such as electric vehicles, which has increased…
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    13 Jan
  5. Q&A: making nickel mining greener with Nornickel

    Umar Ali (UA): Can you give me a brief overview of Nornickel’s efforts to work on environmentally sound and renewable…
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    9 Jan
  6. Critical minerals and the UK: 5 things to know

    The UK has no specific critical mineral strategy Critical minerals are used to create products of strategic importance for many…
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    7 Jan
  7. The future of nickel: tensions, trade bans and technology

    Indonesia’s export ban With increased demand for stainless steel production and recent developments in technologies such as electric vehicles, demand…
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    10 Dec
  8. Eye in the sky: how satellite positioning could help Australian mines

    What is SBAS? Positioning data is a fundamental part of many modern technologies, used in GPS tracking for smartphones, navigation…
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    9 Dec
  9. Serious Fraud Office launches bribery investigation into Glencore

    The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced on 5 November 2019 that it has opened an investigation into suspicions of…
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    6 Dec
  10. Going green: renewable energy projects at mines around the world

    Renewable certificates at Rio Tinto’s Kennecott mine On 1 May 2019, Anglo-Australian mining multinational Rio Tinto announced that it would…
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    2 Dec
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