BHP Billiton declares force majeure

The world’s biggest miner, BHP Billiton, is declaring force majeure at its coal mines in Australia’s Bowen Basin due to prolonged union strikes and heavy rain, the company said on Monday, in a move that could spur prices of metallurgical coal. About 3,500...

PNG PM calls on BHP Billiton to hand back control of PNGSDP

It is now ten years since BHP left Papua New Guinea. When it did so it gave its shareholding in the giant Ok Tedi gold and copper mine to the people of PNG. That shareholding is still held in a Singapore-based company called PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd...

BHP Billiton gets extension on Olympic Dam mine expansion

The South Australian state government has granted BHP a four-year extension to come up with a cost-effective plan to expand its Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine. See http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/content/en/mineweb-fast-news?oid=161849&sn=Detail&pid=92730....