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Rio Tinto mines record volumes of iron ore in Australia

Rio Tinto extracted record volumes of iron ore in Australia in 2014, adding to the global oversupply of the commodity which pushed prices to...

No permit, no problem – BHP Billiton plans to export US oil despite ban

Mining giant BHP Billiton has revealed plans to export ultra-light oil from the US without getting formal approval from Washington, testing the limits of...

BHP Billiton and partner Mitsubishi open Caval Ridge Metallurgical coal mine in Queensland

Mining giant BHP Billiton and joint venture partner Mitsubishi yesterday opened the new US$3.4 billion Caval Ridge Mine in Queensland which is expected to ...

BHP Billiton joins battle against Ebola outbreak In West Africa with a US$400,000 donation

BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities has donated US$400,000 to the Pooled World Health Organisation (WHO) Ebola Response Fund established in response to the widespread devastation...

BHP Billiton congratulates winners of WIRNA Awards

BHP Billiton’s Human Resource President Mike Fraser delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Women in Resources National Awards (WIRNA), held yesterday in Brisbane,...

BHP Billiton confirms demerger plans

Mining giant BHP Billiton has confirmed speculations that it was planning to dispose of assets which have not generated the required rates of return for...

BHP Billiton announces demerger of non-core assets to simplify its portfolio

BHP Billiton is considering splitting into core and non-core operations, which will see a number of as yet unnamed assets transferred into a new...

GE looking to sell its Worsley Alumina power plant

General Electric’s plan to float its $1.2 billion Worsley Alumina power plant on the Australian Securities Exchange is said to have alerted a number...

BHP Billiton aiming to overtake arch-rival Rio Tinto in the iron ore contest

BHP Billiton is planning to develop a $20 billion outer-harbour project at Port Hedland and expand production beyond its current annual run rate target...

New regulation in the Fair Work Act could prevent damaging strikes

A new regulation in the Fair Work Act has given the WA Government and Port Hedland’s iron ore miners a powerful legal instrument to...
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