BHP Mining News

BHP cuts more Olympic Dam jobs

The giant miner is struggling to keep its massive Olympic Dam project competitive in the current environment.

BHP criticized for 'inhumane' conditions on site

A registered nurse and former BHP contract worker filed a formal complaint for what he describes as "disgusting" working conditions at the company’s Marradong bauxite mine.

BHP axes coal costs, fuels aluminum writedown speculation

In its half-year production update, BHP highlighted challenges faced by its aluminum and nickel businesses.

Rio Tinto fighting to keep Australia in top iron ore producer spot

Even with significant ore bodies coming on stream from 2015 onwards in Brazil (Anglo’s Minas Rio and Vale’s Serra Sul), Australia will be able to keep its crown in this commodity kingdom thanks to Rio, say analysts.

BHP Billiton sued over sale of Ekati diamond mine to Harry Winston

C. Fipke Holdings Ltd. (Fipco), a joint-venture partner, is suing BHP Billiton over its plan to sell its stake in Canada’s Ekati diamond mine and nearby exploration properties to Harry Winston Diamond Corp

Cutifani lined up for top job at Anglo

Two sources familiar with the situation said Cutifani will replace Carroll.

Iron ore miners ending 2012 on a positive note

Vale, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton reach an almost one-year high.

Seven familiar names shortlisted to head Anglo

Well-known executives headhunted from major mining companies such as BHP Billiton, AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick Gold and Xstrata have made the cut to become Anglo American’s new CEO.

2012: The year of mining CEOs turnover

What do former CEOs Cynthia Carroll, Aaron Regent, Marcelo Awad and Diego Hernández have in common?

BHP Billiton looks for new CEO outside mining

BHP Billiton's (NYSE:BHP), the world's largest mining company, has not been successful in its quest to find a suitable successor to Marius Kloppers, as the South African approaches his sixth year as chief.

BHP sells first bond offering in Australia in over a decade

BHP Billiton sold Tuesday A$1 billion ($1.02 billion) of bonds in its first offering of debt in the Aussie market in more than a decade, as the company announces cutbacks at its iron ore mines.

BHP hopes for an extension to Olympic Dam expansion plan

BHP Billiton, the world's number one miner, has put its $30 billion Olympic Dam copper-uranium expansion back in the spotlight by asking South Australia state for a 46-month extension for the project.

BHP Billiton to restart manganese operations in Tasmania by the end of August

BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) surprised the market this morning with good news by announcing it will restart its TEMCO manganese operations in Tasmania by the end of August.

With 4 mega-projects sucking up $120 billion, BHP vows to 'live within its means'

BHP's four largest projects – Olympic Dam, the Outer Harbour iron ore infrastructure project in Australia, expansion of its US shale gas operations and Jansen potash in Saskatchewan, Canada – require $120 billion in capex costs, but will only start to contribute to the bottom line by 2023.

Week after flagging diamond division sale, BHP says likely no new investment in aluminum and nickel arms

Finance News Network reports BHP Billiton's CEO Marius Kloppers says the miner will likely stop investing in its "tough" aluminium and nickel divisions and run them as "lean and mean as possible". The comments are fuelling speculation that BHP will lob off the two divisions and come just one week after the company said it would decide by January next year whether to get out of the diamond business altogether.

World’s largest miners looking for a pot of Potash

Large miners, such as Rio Tinto and BHP, are looking to enter the potash business, or expand existing operations, as they look for increased demand from developing nations such China, India and Brazil.