The company's head of aluminum, Gary Fegel, is set to leave the company this summer.
The unconfirmed news came as a surprise for analysts as Fegel was reconfirmed in the post only weeks ago.
Project on the Cape York peninsula could produce up to 50 million tonnes per year.
"We need to squeeze returns from our installed infrastructure."
Andrew Mackenzie to tour Pilbara iron ore mine on first day as CEO.
The newly combined company’s stock price rose over 4%
Glencore announces the completion of its takeover of Xstrata.
The company has suspended the activities at the facility's anode plant until further notice.
Rio Tinto CEO offers an honest review of the infamous Alcan deal.
Copper prices dropped for the second straight day on Thursday.
Finding is close to BHP's massive but low-grade Babel-Nebo nickel-copper discovery.
The current slowdown is just a pause in the commodity supercycle’s 'continuing spin.'
The world’s largest commodities trader said more details about the pending deal will be revealed on Tuesday. Meanwhile, it faces claims of supplying Iran with key ingredients for the manufacture of tubes used in uranium enrichment centrifuges.
Christopher Lynch takes over longstanding finance director Guy Elliott.
The discovery of the Venus deposit could reshape the future profitability and direction of BHP's struggling Nickel West business.
Rio Tinto paid a 65% premium.
The mining giant provided investors with a sour Valentine’s treat as it posted a $3 billion loss, its first ever full-year loss.
A senior Chinese official has flagged Beijing's strong interest in Iranian resources.
In its half-year production update, BHP highlighted challenges faced by its aluminum and nickel businesses.
The giant miner will take about $14 billion of writedowns for failed deals in aluminum and coal led by Tom Albanese.
Company expects aluminum demand to increase 7% this year
Natural resources are underutilized and could provide more opportunities
From silver-lined prophylactics to iron Buddhas from space, 2012 has seen some strange and fascinating stories on the topics of both base and precious metals
BHP Billiton (ASX, NYSE:BHP) has reportedly chosen mining venture B&A Mineração as the preferred bidder for its Mount Nimba iron ore mine, one of the largest deposits of the mineral in Guinea.
National Aluminium Company could put a halt to its planned aluminium smelter and captive power plant project in Indonesia should it manage to get clearances and coal linkages for a similar project in Odisha.
While the world concerns itself with the Syrian civil war and the dangers it poses for the already disturbed Middle East, little notice is taken of the conflicts affecting Africa, probably the single most complex region of the world and arguably its most troubled, warned Tuesday the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).
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