Umar Ali

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

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Q&A: making nickel mining greener with Norilsk

    Umar Ali (UA): Can you give me a brief overview of Norilsk’s efforts to work on environmentally sound and renewable…
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    9 Jan
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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