Why are ASX uranium shares having such a cracker run on Wednesday?

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ASX uranium shares are surging today following in the footsteps of US markets overnight.

Shares soaring include Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN), Bannerman Energy Ltd (ASX: BMN) and Peninsula Energy Ltd (ASX: PEN)Boss Energy Ltd (ASX: BOE) and Bannerman Energy Ltd (ASX: BMN) are also ahead.

So let’s take a look at why ASX uranium shares are storming ahead?

ASX uranium shares soar

Peninsula shares are rocketing 20%, Paladin shares are soaring nearly 13%, while Bannerman Energy shares are jumping 13%. Meanwhile, Boss Energy shares are 11% ahead and Bannerman Energy shares are leaping 13%.

Uranium shares are following a similar trend to global markets overnight. The Global X Uranium Exchange Traded Fund jumped 5.98% in US markets. US uranium producer Energy Fuels Inc (NYSE: UUUU) leapt 12.94% while Canadian headquartered Uranium giant Cameco Corp (NYSE: CCJ) leapt 8%.

Investors appear to be buying up uranium shares following some positive news out of the United States.

The Biden administration is seeking Congress support for a $4.3 billion plan to buy enriched uranium from domestic producers, Bloomberg reported. A source told the publication the aim is to halt reliance on Russian imports of the nuclear fuel.

ASX listed Peninsula owns the Lance Uranium Project in the state of Wyoming, in the United States. Paladin Energy is working on the Michelin project, nearby in Canada.

In news closer to home, Opposition leader Peter Dutton has reignited the nuclear energy debate, saying he is “not afraid to have a discussion on nuclear”. Uranium is used as the fuel in nuclear power plants. In an interview with ABC Radio National, Dutton added:

If we want to have legitimate emission reductions, if we want to lower electricity prices, then that’s exactly the path that President Macron has embarked on in France, it’s what Prime Minister Johnson is talking about in the United Kingdom…

However, Queensland Energy Minister Mick de Brenni has pushed back on the plan today. He reportedly claimed nuclear energy is “dangerous”, the Canberra Times reported.

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