Kivalliq’s Jim Paterson: Reactor Growth to be a Key Uranium Demand Catalyst

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Paterson also discussed the current disconnect between the uranium spot price and uranium companies’ share prices. In addition he detailed what’s next for his company in 2015.

Resource Investing News recently had the chance to speak with Jim Paterson, CEO and director of Kivalliq Energy (TSXV:KIV). Vancouver-based Kivalliq’s flagship project is the Angilak uranium property, located in Nunavut, but the company also holds the Baker Basin property, also in Nunavut, and the Hatchet Lake and Genesis properties in Saskatchewan.

In the interview below, Paterson looks at the current disconnect between the uranium spot price and uranium companies’ share prices. “I think actually it’s the value growth in the underlying commodity and the underlying value of the companies has grown, but because of the general market malaise it’s masked the value increase in terms of the share price. So [company share prices] haven’t reacted, but the value has increased,” he said.

He also touches on the market impact that may come from two recent accidents at major uranium mines, and identifies other catalysts that may affect the uranium market and price of the commodity. “Generally over time the big one is the growth in the reactors,” he said, adding, “despite what people in North America think, there is actually growth in the uranium business, in the nuclear business, particularly in China; India we’re hearing a lot of news about and Russia as well.” He anticipates reactors planned for those countries generating uranium demand for decades to come.

In closing, he explains what Kivalliq’s next steps will be in 2015.

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