Uranium inventories are scarily low – here’s what that means for energy security, prices and new projects

Uranium inventories are scarily low – here’s what that means for energy security, prices and new projects

US nuclear utilities have only 16 months of inventory, and the EU has only two years’ worth

COVID and Russia/Ukraine war have impacted supply chain security and pushed up prices

Geopolitically stable locations will have the advantage as industry rushes to meet demand

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Uranium Production Specialist Dr Adrienne Hanly has flagged that uranium inventories are precariously low.At the recent World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference in London, Dr Hanly said uranium fuel inventory levels for US nuclear utilities are at just 16 months of requirements – below recommended 2+ years minimum.And that US utilities may have limited capability to independently manage a protracted supply disruption.Compounding this, EU stocks on aggregate equate to two years’ supply, but many individual utilities fall far short of this ESA-prescribed benchmark. Here are the most important 3 slides from Ms. Hanly’s talk. Show #uranium inventories in the U.S. […]

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