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SYDNEY, Jan 22- BHP Billiton posted strong quarterly iron ore, coal and copper output, putting it in a position to meet shareholder pressure for higher capital returns as spending on new projects winds down.
SYDNEY, Jan 22- BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, posted strong rises in iron ore and metallurgical coal output in the December quarter and said it was well positioned to reward shareholders as productivity increased.
*Russia offered tax breaks, hoping for renaissance. *BP sees Russia, South America next to benefit from shale oil boom. MOSCOW, Jan 21- Russia will at least keep its oil production at record-high levels this year thanks to strong performance at new fields but there is little chance of significant further gains in output, analysts and officials said.
*Call on OPEC increased by 200,000 bpd for 2014. LONDON, Jan 21- Global oil demand will increase more quickly this year as economic growth accelerates, outstripping supply even as shale oil production in the United States reaches record highs, the West's energy watchdog said on Tuesday.
Jan 17- Australia's Macquarie Bank said on Friday that it had not concluded a deal to buy the uranium trading desk of Goldman Sachs after two trade sources said that the transaction had been agreed. The U.S. bank acquired the desk in 2009 as part of a deal to buy the London- based trading operation of Constellation Energy.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Jan 17- Coal miners in Australia and Indonesia could be forgiven for feeling depressed, given the plethora of news coming out from top buyer China on how it intends to cut demand for the dirty fuel.
SHANGHAI, Jan 15- Shaanxi Coal Industry Co Ltd has cut its IPO target by more than half to $660 million, as regulatory pressure mounts on listing companies to ensure unrealistic valuations do not mar the resumption of initial public offerings in China.
Michael Ward, CSX CEO, projects modest growth for 2014 and discusses trends throughout Q4. Ward also expects to face some similar coal challenges experienced in 2013.
Oil company BP said in its influential annual outlook issued on Wednesday that Middle East energy use will grow by 77 percent by 2035, double the increase in production, meaning as little as 65 percent of oil output will be available for export, down from 72 percent.
LONDON, Jan 13- Total has become the first major oil and gas company to strike a deal to explore for shale gas in Britain, boosting a technology which has brought cheap energy to the United States but sparked protests by environmentalists and local communities.
LONDON, Jan 13- Total has become the first major oil and gas company to strike a deal to explore for shale gas in Britain, boosting a technology which has brought cheap energy to the United States but which is bitterly opposed by environmentalists.
Indonesia banned all mineral ore exports on Sunday, but will likely allow U.S. mining giants Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold and Newmont Mining Corp to continue to ship billions of dollars worth of copper overseas. Indonesia is the world's biggest exporter of nickel ore, refined tin, thermal coal and home to the fifth largest copper mine and top gold mine.
Indonesia is set to ban mineral ore exports from Sunday, in a move that threatens to spark mass layoffs, mine closures and lower foreign revenue in Southeast Asia's largest economy. Indonesia is the world's biggest exporter of nickel ore, refined tin, thermal coal and home to the fifth largest copper mine and top gold mine.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters market analyst. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Jan 8- Australia, the world's top shipper of iron ore and coal, has revised higher its forecasts for natural resource exports, but this isn't necessarily all good news for battered commodity investors.
*Coal producer's $1.62 bln listing biggest in China since Oct 2011. SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Jan 8- Shaanxi Coal Industry Co said on Tuesday it plans to raise 9.8 billion yuan with a listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, setting the stage for a flood of deals in coming weeks with China's largest initial public offering since late 2011..
SHANGHAI, Jan 8- China's Shaanxi Coal Industry Co. aims to raise 9.8 billion yuan in a listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, it said on Tuesday, the country's largest initial public offering since late 2011..
BEIJING, Jan 8- China approved the construction of more than 100 million tonnes of new coal production capacity in 2013- six times more than a year earlier and equal to 10 percent of U.S. annual usage- flying in the face of plans to tackle choking air pollution.
PARIS/ NIAMEY, Jan 3- French state-controlled nuclear group Areva has closed its two uranium mines in Niger for a month of maintenance while it negotiates with the government over the renewal of its licences, a company spokesman said on Friday.
Dissecting which stocks will have the biggest reversal in 2014, with the "Fast Money: traders. Brian Kelly thinks Pioneer Natural Resources will go lower.
Larry McDonald, Newedge USA senior director, discusses the politics surrounding the coal sector and shares his 2014 outlook for the unloved sector.