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MINE SAFETY

Minister Moore meets with BHP over Leinster mine death

Western Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore met with BHP Billiton executives on Monday to voice “deep concern” over the “continuing” safety problems at the company’s Leinster operations. This comes as a miner was killed...
12th April 2010
 
COAL EXPORTS

BHP says Berth 1 at Hay Point resumed operations

Berth 1 at BHP Billiton’s Hay Point coal terminal, in Western Australia, has resumed operations on Thursday, following the testing and commissioning of the conveyor belt systems, shiploader and berthing arrangements. Berth 2 has completed its...
8th April 2010
 
COAL

BHP reopens Queensland coal terminal

Diversified miner BHP Billiton has restarted operations at its cyclone-affected Hay Point coal terminal, in Queensland. The coal terminal, which handles coal from various mines managed by the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance in the Bowen basin,...
7th April 2010
 
MANGANESE

BHP shuts Northern Territory manganese mine on cyclone threat

Diversified miner BHP Billiton has halted production at its Groote Eylandt manganese mine, in the Northern Territory, over the weekend, owing to a tropical cyclone threat, the company reported on Monday. “We progressively shut down operations...
29th March 2010
 
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Daily podcast – March 24, 2010 Audio Available

Rio Tinto The trial of four Rio Tinto executives in Shanghai ends; BHP Billiton declares a force majeure at its Hay Point coal terminal.
24th March 2010
 
COAL

BHP declares force majeure at Queensland coal terminal

Diversified miner BHP Billiton on Wednesday declared a force majeure at its Hay Point coal terminal, in Queensland, following damages caused by cyclone Ului. A BHP Billiton spokesperson told Mining Weekly Online that the terminal sustained some...
24th March 2010
 
COAL

Queensland rail and coal terminals remain closed after storm

The Queensland coal terminals and rail infrastructure on Monday remained under pressure as the damages left in the wake of cyclone Ului were being assessed. The category three storm crossed the Queensland coast near Proserpine on Sunday.
22nd March 2010
 
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Daily podcast – March 17, 2010 Audio Available

1 000 National Union of Mineworkers members could strike at Gold One's Modder East operation; and BHP Billiton keeps its Hay Point coal terminal closed.
17th March 2010
 
COAL EXPORTS

BHP says Queensland coal terminal remains closed

Diversified miner BHP Billiton is keeping its Hay Point coal terminal closed, after weather conditions in Queensland deteriorated further. The coal terminal, which handles coal from various mines managed by the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance in...
17th March 2010
 
 
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