Versarien secures graphene supply deal with major tyre producer (VRS)

Engineering materials firm Versarien (LSE:VRS) has secured a contract to supply graphene to a major European tyre producer. The deal was arranged by OQEMA, formerly Lansdowne Chemicals, with whom Versarien established a distribution agreement in February last year. Versarien will initially provide 500g of Nanene – its graphene nano-platelet powder – to the un-named tyre…

Metal Tiger targets further drilling at Botswana copper JV following recent government approval (MTR)

Resources firm Metal Tiger (LSE:MTR) has submitted another drilling plan to authorities for its copper joint venture in Botswana after getting the green light for work earlier this month. The company has provided an environmental management plan to the Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs requesting permission to drill within the 697km2 T20 Dome complex at…

President Energy fast-tracks work in Argentina following record oil profits (PPC)

Oil and gas firm President Energy (LSE:PPC) will majorly step up work at its Puesto Flores/Estancia Vieja concession in Argentina following last year’s successful workover programme. Using existing funds, President expects to begin a workover programme at Puesto Flores next month to carry out remedial work on three wells and workover others that are either…

Market neglects Prospex despite robust new gas assets- could firm be a ‘tiger on a leash’? (PXOG)

Prospex Oil and Gas (LSE:PXOG) has come a long way since January 2017, when shares fell by nearly 70pc on the news that the firm had abandoned its hotly-anticipated Polish well after failing to find any hydrocarbons. The company quickly bounced back with the acquisition of significant stakes in three large European projects in line…