BHP Billiton forecasts steady increase in demand for iron ore in the next decade

Mining giant BHP Billiton has announced that its focus on equipment availability, utilisation and operating rate followed by capital efficient debottlenecking initiatives is delivering...

Australian Potash inks lucrative offtake agreement with leading European distributor

Minerals exploration company Australian Potash Limited (APC) has inked an offtake agreement with Germany’s HELM for the supply of 30,000 tonnes per annum of premium...

Graphite manufacturing ready to commence at Uley mine in SA

Valence Industries has announced that it is nearing completion of the Phase I Plant refurbishment program at its flagship Uley graphite mine near Port...

Rio Tinto ships first cargo from world-class Amrun bauxite project

Rio Tinto has shipped its first cargo from the $2.6 billion Amrun project in Queensland, with a shipment of about 80,000 tonnes of bauxite departing the Western Cape...

Big miners “dig” through piles of data to save millions of dollars

The world’s leading mining companies have turned their attention to carefully analysing the masses of data generated from processing plants, drill rigs and trucks,...

State Government Grants Extension on Olympic Dam Expansion

Premier Jay Weatherill this week announced that the South Australian Government has granted an extension to the indenture for BHP Billiton to expand Olympic...

Blow to Greens: Report Finds Gas Better than Coal

Greens' claims that there is no scientific proof coal-seam gas (CSG) is better for the environment than coal have been undermined by a new...

BHP Billiton considers $20 billion demerger plan

BHP Billiton has hinted that it is considering the possibility of demerging its non-core aluminium, manganese, thermal coal and nickel assets. According to the article...

Fatality confirmed at BMA’s Goonyella Riverside Mine in Qld

An accident that occurred at BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Goonyella Riverside Mine in Queensland has resulted in the death of a 31 year...

Santos and GDF Suez terminate floating LNG project

Santos and GDF Suez have abandoned their multi-billion dollar plan to develop three natural gas fields offshore Australia by utilising innovative floating liquified natural gas (LNG) technology...
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