The train had to be deliberately derailed after it reached speeds of 162 km/hour (101 mph), destroying two locomotives, 245 ore cars and 2 km (1.2 miles) of track.
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Move is part of an increasing wave of investment by mining and energy groups into technologies that suck carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and use it to make synthetic fuel.
Vandita Pant will assume the role of chief commercial officer on July 1, taking over from 25-year veteran Arnoud Balhuize.
The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), a London-based industry group representing 27 companies, is setting an independent panel of experts to develope a global standard for tailings facilities to be enforced to its members.
Wood Mackenzie says close to 8 million tonnes of seaborne supply from Brazil is at risk in 2019.
Wetlands have been dried out, the environment has been damaged, for the salt flat and for local communities, it is already too late.
Tension between Beijing and Canberra has grown in recent months over issues of cyber security and China's influence in Pacific island nations.
CEO Andrew Mackenzie said it was too early to say what impact the recent Vale tailings dam disaster will have on efforts to restart BHP and Vale's jointly owned Samarco mine, shut since November 2015 after a dam collapse killed 19 people.
Big mining has remained stubbornly focused on shareholder returns, rather than spending on acquisitions and big-ticket projects.
The $696m move comes about a month after London-listed oil and gas major BP discovered further oil prospects in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Andean nation is the world's fifth-largest exporter of coal.
Last year, Chile's total copper production rose by 6 percent to 5.83 million tonnes.
"A First Nations' voice to parliament is a meaningful step towards reconciliation," BHP Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie said.
Vale production cuts could have "outsized" impact in shorter term with spot prices predicted to return to $100-plus per tonne in summer.
Federal Court said BHP must pay tax in Australia on profits made by its Singapore-based marketing arm on the sale of commodities owned by the UK arm.
Copper price volatility is likely to be skewed to the upside.
A research report by Wood Mackenzie states that electrification and automation will be a key priority for global mining companies.
Three incidents occurred during the second half of 2018 hit BHP's production volumes by 4 million tonnes of iron ore and 70,000 tonnes of copper.
We expect more companies to unveil energy transition blueprints in 2019.
State claims BHP used its wholly-owned Singapore marketing hub subsidiary to understate the price of iron ore sold Japan and China buyers.
Some of the mining world’s top executives are starting to plan their departures.
As mining projects face headwinds from rising tensions, investors' courage will be tested, says Fitch Solutions Macro Research, which could hinder Ecuador’s plan to attract $4 billion to the sector by 2021.
Ore grades and efficient processing increase output in the world's top producer of the red metal.
It's been a tough year for mining, but the Big 3 were still a better investment than the FAANGs in 2018.
Don’t listen to what miners say. Look at what they do.