Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks


Last year, European Space Agency satellites detected huge plumes of the invisible planet-warming gas methane leaking from the Yamal pipeline that carries natural gas from Siberia to Europe. Energy consultancy Kayrros estimated one leak was spewing out 93 tonnes of methane every hour, meaning the daily emissions from the leakage were equivalent to the amount […]

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Worldsteel predicts lower productivity and an extended production cycle for different geographies


As most countries have been gradually reopening from their lockdowns since mid-May, recovery of economic activities is expected in the third quarter, claims the recently released Short Range Outlook (SRO) report for 2020 and 2021 by Wordsteel. Even though all steel-using sectors are affected by the lockdown measures, the mechanical machinery and automotive sectors are […]

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ArcelorMittal trims production on country-by-country basis, postpones AGM

The world’s largest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal, is reducing production and temporary idling steelmaking and finishing assets on a country-by-country basis in alignment with regional demand as well as government requirements, it said. The company has also decided to postpone its annual general meeting planned for May 5, with a new date to be communicated in due […]

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Supreme Court approves ArcelorMittal’s acquisition of Essar Steel

The Supreme Court of India has unconditionally approved ArcelorMittal India Private Limited’s (AMIPL) resolution plan for Essar Steel India Limited (ESIL). Completion of the transaction is now expected before the end of the year. After completion, ArcelorMittal will jointly own and operate ESIL in partnership with Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan’s largest steel producer and the […]

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