BHP Billiton Mining News

Copper vulnerable to supply shock as giant mine faces strike

Copper bears could get caught wrong-footed as a strike looms at the world’s biggest mine.

BHP says Brazilian court approves settlement for Samarco

Samarco, a joint venture of Vale SA and BHP Billiton, expects to obtain next year all licenses needed to resume operations.

Samarco eyes restart in 2019, when Brazil license analysis concludes

Samarco expects to obtain next year all licenses needed to resume operations suspended after the 2015 environmental disaster.

BHP asks for government mediation in talks at Chile's Escondida

The union had earlier asked the company to negotiate by 10:00 a.m. local time but said in a statement later on Monday that it had begun preparing for a strike.

World's top miner charges into cobalt

The Nickel West operation in Western Australia, aiming to sell 90 percent of its output to the battery sector by the end of next year, has had success with lab tests.

Union at Chile's Escondida sets deadline for negotiations ahead of strike

The union at the world's biggest copper mine told the company it should prove its willingness to negotiate by Monday morning.

Chile's Escondida mine workers reject labor offer, to vote on strike

The vote began on Saturday and will continue through the middle of next week.

BP pays $10.5 bln for BHP shale assets to beef up U.S. business

A unit of British oil major BP PLC will acquire BHP's unit which holds the Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Permian assets for $10.5 billion.

Union at Chile's Escondida mine sees little hope for contract deal

Labor negotiations at Chile's Escondida copper mine, the world's largest, are frozen without signs of progress.

Chilean government wants conflict at Escondida to be over

The possibility of a strike was talked about over the weekend.

Copper trains ransacked by ‘Moles’ in full-moon desert heists

A common target for the thieves is Antofagasta Plc’s logistics unit Grupo FCAB, which owns and operates about 700 kilometers of railway lines used to transport cathode and semi-processed copper.

BHP makes contract offer to union at Escondida mine in Chile

Labor talks at Escondida are in the final stretch before a 30-month contract expires at the end of July.

BHP secures iron mining rights in Australia’s Pilbara for another century

Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority has green-lighted a 50 to 100-year blueprint for the miner's operations in the Pilbara.

BP is front-runner to buy BHP's US shale unit

The London-based oil major has made the highest offer for the assets, which BHP prefers selling in a single package.

Australia govt sees more iron ore price pain

Top iron ore exporter forecasts a return to the $50s as Chinese imports starts annual decline after decades of growth.

China’s No.1 maker of battery cells for EVs to build plant in Germany

A German battery plant could help ease an expected negative impact in the workforce employed by the local automotive industry.

BHP adds electric vehicles to its light truck fleet

BHP Billiton will add two electric vehicles to its 240 fleet of trucks at its Olympic Dam mine in South Australia. The vehicles are being tested looking at various performance measures, such as the vehicles’ […]

Class action to be launched over casuals in Australia’s coal mining

BHP says it has not received any formal communication regarding the legal actions.

US-China trade spat wipes $57B from top mining stocks in fortnight

Copper, iron ore prices drop, mining majors punished as US threatens more tariffs on "predatory" Chinese imports and Beijing calls it "blackmail".

Trump trade war blows up big week for mining majors

A week choc-a-bloc with billion dollar copper, iron ore and cobalt deals ends with huge drop in prices and sell-off in stocks of mining's biggest names.

Samarco is said nearing settlement with Brazil prosecutors

Resolving the legal cases will allow talks with creditors to begin as the company starts to draft its long-term business plan.

Workers at BHP's Spence copper mine in Chile approve labor contract

The deal also includes a 2 percent increase over current base salaries.

Escondida union in Chile optimistic will reach deal with BHP

The union at the world's largest copper mine said BHP has promised to respond to its recent proposal for a new contract by 3 pm local time on Monday.

About 75,000 jobs to go in Germany’s auto industry because of EVs — study

The country's car industry currently employs about 840,000 people, with 210,000 of them working on powertrain production, the sub-sector set to be the worst hit.

Electric vehicles on the road to triple by 2020 — IEA

The number of electric cars, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric passenger light-duty vehicles, increased by 57% in 2017 from the previous year.