BHP Mining News

Shale gas revolution unlikely to go global any time soon: BHP’s MacKenzie

The world’s No.1 mining company's CEO believes coal will remain the main source of affordable energy for growing economies.

BHP posts record iron ore, coal outputs, but challenges persist

Despite record production figures, the world’s no.1 miner's shares dropped in the ASX today.

Glencore Xstrata raises stake in Africa's copper belt

The miner and commodities trading giant acquired an additional 14.5% interest in Mutanda, a copper mine in the province of Katanga, Congo.

BHP shuts Perseverance nickel mine on safety worries

200 jobs will be cut.

BHP Billiton cuts spending by 25%

Chief Andrew Mackenzie highlighted he will base future decisions on BHP's "four key pillars": coal, iron ore, petroleum and copper.

BHP’s Jimblebar iron ore mine opening cancelled due to airport closure

Company not sure whether to reschedule an official opening event at this point.

BHP, Rio to inject $10bn in Australia’s iron ore sector

Signs of recovery in the resource industry.

Desperate indigenous group brings BHP's Cerro Matoso to a halt

"People don't have anywhere to live, and they also are getting cancer from the mining operation."

BHP opens coal mine in Queensland despite market challenges

Prices for the fuel used to make steel have been hurting because of low demand and oversupply from rivals.

Imminent strikes to hit world’s largest copper producers

Chile's Codelco and BHP’s Escondida mine face labour conflicts.

BHP’s former coal and iron ore divisions head retires in September

Marcus Randolph is the American who Andrew Mackenzie beat to become BHP Billiton CEO.

BHP Mackenzie tightens senior executives’ belts: cuts bonuses, gives up shares

He won't be getting his full sign-on award shares worth US$1.5 million.

Giant miners hit 30-year lows

Mining stocks took a dip on Tuesday, as major companies such as Glencore Xstrata and BHP Billiton reported losses and massive writedowns.

BHP goes for it: $2.6bn in Canada's Jansen potash project

Today's announcement takes BHP’s total commitment to Jansen to about $3.8 billion.

BHP Billiton faces US corruption probe

Related mainly to its sponsorship of the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Miners back at work at BHP's Escondida copper mine

The the world's largest copper mine could be affected by another strike soon, warned union.

BHP's Escondida copper mine in Chile hit by sudden strike

Workers at the world's largest copper mine walked out their job this morning.

Mining boom best days still to come: BHP CEO

World's largest mining company leader says demand for Australian commodities will increase about 75% in the next 15 years.

BHP chooses to keep Australian coal mine

The Gregory Crinum coal complex is one of the several assets the world’s No.1 miner has been seeking to offload amid a slump in commodity prices.

BHP cuts $400 million from Pilbara expansion budget

The world's largest miner is cutting planned investment on a new blending and rail stockyard at Port Hedland.

BHP Billiton to cut contractors at its iron ore operations

The world’s largest miner is fast-tracking the modernization of its Pilbara iron ore division.

BHP’s cost cutting measures reach iron ore division

So far the world's largest mining company has not laid off anyone from its iron ore workforce.

BHP bribery accusations not fully investigated: report

Official documents reveal neither the Australian Federal Police nor the Australian Securities and Investments Commission did enough to investigate the 2008 Beijing Olympics-related claims against BHP.

BHP closes $1.63bn stake sale in Aussie gas venture to PetroChina

The news comes less than two months after operator Woodside shelved the project in its current form.

Aussie unions up in arms over BHP’s 100% FIFO policy

BHP’s decision to use a 100% fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforce at its Australian Bowen Basin coal mines, instead of hiring from the local community, is generating fierce opposition in Central Queensland.