Mining group BHP Billiton was on Friday still considering the contents of a South Gauteng High Court ruling, which ordered that State-owned power utility Eskom should release information and records relating to electricity sales contracts with BHP Billiton’s Hillside and Mozal aluminium smelters, in South Africa and Mozambique respectively.
The information could cause severe embarrassment to the company, showing that it pays far less for electricity than ordinary South Africans, who suffer fromm high prices and problems of supply.