BHP Billiton Mining News

Australian rail workers postpone coal haulage strikes as cyclone looms

Aurizon's 4 major railways in the Bowen Basin of Queensland, the world's largest coking coal export region, carry coal from mines owned by BHP Billiton , Glencore , Anglo American and Peabody Energy.

thyssenkrupp to supply key equipment for BHP South Flank iron ore project in Australia

The project, valued at €150m, is expected to create many opportunities for Western Australian suppliers.

Chile's Spence copper mine back in operation after strike

BHP later confirmed in a statement that it had fired 57 workers, including mine operators, supervisors and maintenance workers, but said the mine was again operating normally.

BHP expected to catch up on iron ore shipments

BHP's maintenance work on its Port Hedland facilities, spare rail capacity and 40 ships waiting to be loaded means it will be able to make its production target for June 2018 - July 2019.

BHP officially drops 'Billiton' from name

BHP Billiton and BHP Billiton Plc are now BHP Group and BHP Group Plc respectively and all the tickers, including the ones on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange will switch to “BHP” on Nov. 23.

BHP to pay $390m to settle tax bill dispute over Singapore business

The issue relates to the amount of tax BHP owed for selling its Australian commodities via its Singapore marketing business — or allegedly shifting its profits offshore.

Resolution Copper destroys historic smelter in Arizona

According to the company, the chimney stack was structurally unsound and posed a significant threat to safety.

BHP says Port Hedland iron ore reserves not expected to cover derailment disruption

The global miner expects to have partial rail operations back up and running in about one week.

Ecuador aims to more than double mining value to GDP by 2021

Ecuador is being hailed as the biggest potential new source of supply of the metal used in renewable energy.

Meet Escondida’s giant robotic arm – an example of open innovation

Introducing BHP's Trommel maintenance robot.

Vale sees possible Samarco restart in 2020, BHP uncertain on date

Samarco, a joint mining venture between Brazil's Vale and BHP Billiton, could resume production at a third of its capacity at the beginning of 2020.

Rio Tinto Says Q3 production falls on planned maintenance and safety pauses

Iron shipments fell about 5 percent, hurt by planned maintenance and safety pauses across all operations following a fatality.

Australia's Port Hedland iron ore shipments to China rise 5% in Sept

Iron ore shipments to China from Australia's Port Hedland terminal rose 5.3 percent in September.

Proxy adviser PIRC tells shareholders to oppose BHP Billiton's remuneration report

PIRC has recommended that BHP Billiton shareholders oppose the mining company's remuneration report at its AGM on Oct. 17

Coal reaching $100 a ton in Europe boosts greener alternatives

Coal’s push to $100 a ton in Europe may benefit the greenest energy providers more than it does for miners.

BHP's Kalgoorlie nickel smelter shut down after fire

BHP Billiton said on Monday its Kalgoorlie nickel smelter has been closed after a fire that broke out over the weekend and the plant will remain shut while it assesses the damage.

BHP's Spence copper mine in Chile partially closed following fire

A fire at its Spence copper mine in Chile had forced it to partially shut down operations. No one was injured in the fire, which has since been extinguished.

BHP seeks approval for $50m US pact over fatal Brazil dam burst

It would resolve shareholder claims stemming from the Nov. 5, 2015 bursting of the Fundão dam in Minas Gerais run by Samarco.

Top nickel miners ranked

Vale on top.

BHP ditching 'Billiton' from its name, trims CEO pay rise

Miner will ask shareholders at the annual meeting in October to vote to rename the company in an effort to emphasize its Australian roots.

Mining exploration spending in Australia jumps to 5-year high

Drilling at new projects up 57% as spending on gold exploration reaches 21-year high.

Copper deal day hits with a flurry of M&A for the hottest metal

“Everyone loves copper and everyone wants to buy it” has been this year’s mining mantra. Today the ball started rolling.

Australian southern state open to mining

Victoria's government wants to spend $220 million on exploration and drill one million metres by 2023.

BHP annual profit jumps 33 percent, misses forecast

Analysts thought profits would reach $9.27 billion.

Nutrien steers potash recovery as BHP waits in the wings

Canada's Nutrien Ltd, the world's biggest potash miner by capacity, has helped engineer a surprising price rebound for the fertilizer by idling capacity.