OPG advances new nuclear at Darlington

Clarington, ON – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has announced its decision to renew Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) existing Site Preparation Licence for the Darlington New Nuclear Project. “OPG has the experience and expertise to lead the way on this next generation of clean energy, and we look forward to having an SMR in place in …

Illinois Clean Energy Legislation Spurs Exelon Generation to Fill 650 Jobs, Invest $300 Million in Capital Projects

Exelon Generation is now hiring hundreds of employees and investing hundreds of millions of dollars to prepare Byron and Dresden for long-term operations Now that the Illinois General Assembly has passed sweeping clean energy legislation preserving its nuclear plants, Exelon Generation is moving quickly to fill 650 vacant positions across the state and jumpstart more …

Uranium giant in talks to supply Sprott as investor demand soars

Top uranium miner Kazatomprom said it may supply the metal to Sprott, the investment firm whose aggressive bets on the market have helped drive a surge in prices. “We already started talks with Sprott,” Askar Batyrbayev, chief commercial officer of the Kazakh producer, said in an interview. “A lot of financial players” are increasingly interested …

How Sprott Physical Uranium Trust Is Impacting The Market

Summary Uranium is the critical commodity for nuclear energy production, and it is hot in the news recently. The market lives in a perpetual mining supply/utility demand imbalance and relies on non-conventional, secondary supply to survive. Recently Sprott Physical Trust entered the market and generated chaos with frenetic buy. With the proper government backing, the …

Uranium companies announce strategic purchase plans

Uranium companies have separately announced plans to make strategic purchases of physical uranium. Denison is aiming to buy about 2.5 million pounds U3O8 (962 tU) through the spot market as a long-term investment, while Uranium Energy Corp (UEC) has entered into agreements to purchase 400,000 pounds. UK-based Yellow Cake plc has also announced further purchase …

Top miner Kazatomprom buys uranium as inventory under pressure

Kazatomprom KZAP.KZ, KAPq.L, the world’s No. 1 uranium miner, has started buying the metal on the spot market and may purchase more this year to replenish its stock after the coronavirus pandemic upended the global market, it said on Thursday. Supply disruptions have accelerated the rebalancing of the nuclear fuel market, pushing up the spot price and prompting …

Kazatomprom to maintain uranium output cuts through 2022

Kazatomprom KZAP.KZ, KAPq.L, the world’s biggest uranium miner, will keep its output reduced by 20% through 2022, it said on Wednesday, in order to help the market recover. “The decision to keep production similar year-over-year, and extend production curtailment into 2022, is indicative of a global uranium market that is still recovering from a long period of …

Geiger Counter – Hot stuff

 Hot stuff The covid-19 pandemic has heavily impacted global uranium production, taking around 20% of global capacity offline. This has exacerbated the supply deficit, leading to users running down inventories at an even faster rate. The net effect has been a rising uranium price (up 32% so far in 2020), but the managers of Geiger …

Uranium: A global bull market is under way due to COVID-19

The growing uranium supply deficit, currently being accelerated by COVID-19 pandemic related production cuts, has seen the price for uranium skyrocket – making it the world’s best-performing major commodity right now. With the suspension of operations at four notable uranium mines in March and April, the spot price has surged to US$33/lb in May from …