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Mine project staging to manage uncertainty

If nothing else, 2018 was a stark reminder of the volatility inherent in commodity prices. The green shoots of recovery early in that year weakened, calling into question the robustness of stronger prices and a turn in the cycle. Mining companies contemplating new capital projects rightly view commodity prices as beyond their control, yet price is also frequently the most powerful driver of project returns.

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Owners, along with financial analysts, respond to price volatility by building more sophisticated price forecasting models, detailed forward supply and demand curves and game-theory scenarios of