Peter Ker

Peter Ker


Mining companies lead new push for carbon capture and burial

Peter Ker The US and China have big plans for carbon capture and storage, and so do the big resources companies

China carbon deal no sweat, says energy sector

Steam billows from the cooling towers at the Loy Yang A coal-fired power station

Peter Ker, Ben Potter Miners insist they will survive as uranium and gas producers eye a bigger slice of the pie.


BHP pulls Nickel West sale

Peter Ker BHP Billiton has given up trying to sell its struggling Nickel West business, declaring that an acceptable bid could not be found.


Port Hedland tugboat strike put on hold

A last-minute intervention has held off a strike at Australia's largest iron ore export port.

Peter Ker Plans for a tugboat strike at Port Hedland on Wednesday morning have been put on hold, after an eleventh-hour intervention by the Fair Work Commission on Tuesday evening.


Rio Tinto wary but hopeful for a new Mongolian leader

Rio boss Sam Walsh said there are lots of signs indicating Mongolia wants their mining partnership to proceed despite years of delays.

Peter Ker Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh has speculated that a change of Prime Minister in Mongolia could help progress the company's stalled expansion of the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project.

Iron ore miner Mount Gibson reduces its export guidance


Peter Ker Further problems with the seawall at Koolan Island has hampered production

Iron ore

Fortescue Metals Group publishes surprisingly strong iron ore export numbers

FMG chief Andrew Forrest.

Peter Ker Fortescue Metals Group has revealed a fresh set of better-than-expected production numbers and $US600 million worth of early cashflow.


Rio Tinto jobs go in Mongolian mining shake-up for Turquoise Hill Resources

Rio boss Sam Walsh. The resource giants relationship with the Mongolian government is facing an upset.

Peter Ker The changes come barely 48 hours since the Mongolian Prime Minister was ousted in a no-confidence vote.


Port Hedland tugboat strike threat to affect iron ore industry

Another strike is brewing at key mining site Port Hedland.

Peter Ker Tugboat engineers have threatened to strike on Wednesday next week.


BHP uses loophole to export US petroleum products

The move could become a coup for BHP's onshore US division.

Peter Ker BHP Billiton has quietly started exporting oil products from North America after finding an apparent loophole in laws that prevent most petroleum exports from the US.

No need for equity, says Newcrest Mining

Gold diggers: Newcrest's Cadia Hill operation is exciting, the company says.

Peter Ker Newcrest Mining chief executive Sandeep Biswas says the $US100 million recently paid off the gold miner's debt pile is proof the company can get by without an equity raising.


Newcrest Mining chairman vows to change executive pay levels

The mining company's remuneration report has come under heavy criticism.

Peter Ker Newcrest Mining chairman Peter Hay says he will consider changes to the gold miner’s remuneration structure, following controversy over the package awarded to new chief executive Sandeep Biswas...


Newcrest Mining to review remuneration structure

The mining company's remuneration report has come under heavy criticism.

Peter Ker Close to 45 per cent of shareholders voted against the goldminer's remuneration report.

Brazilian miner Vale to expand iron ore, despite low price

Peter Ker The Brazilian miner says it is only a matter of time before loss-making Chinese iron ore is forced out of the market.

BHP and Rio will relent on expansions: Cliffs

Cliffs believes its port and rail infrastructure at Esperance is undervalued in the market.

Peter Ker Cliffs says the market has not appreciated the amount of capital the big miners will need to expand their iron ore exports.

ANZ, Westpac to help arrange finance for Nova nickel mine

Peter Ker The nickel miner is close to signing finance and supply offtake deals for its proposed mine in WA

Adani awards project management contract for Galilee Basin project to Parsons Brinckerhoff

Peter Ker with Michael Koziol The Indian company is shifting from the approvals stage of the project to the construction stage

BHP Billiton signals bonanza for shareholders


Peter Ker Spending cuts will follow divestment plans as the miner moves to free-up cash for shareholders.

BHP to sell US shale assets

Former BHP chief executive Marius Kloppers at the company's result in February 2011.

Peter Ker and Angela MacDonald-Smith BHP Billiton's patience with the most gassy parts of its US shale business appears to be waning, with the company indicating it may soon sell one of the assets it bought during its $US 20 billion...


Big names farewell former BHP chairman Sir James Balderstone

Sir James Balderstone.

Peter Ker Friends and family of Sir James Balderstone farewelled the legendary businessman.