Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Resources

Crusader rolls out Brazil pay dirt

Generic iron ore.

Peter Ker While some used Easter to roll out the bad news, Crusader Resources sent shareholders on holiday.

Resources

Oil, gas majors float Scarborough plan

Shell floating gas hub.

Peter Ker BHP Billiton and ExxonMobil could approve a new $US10 billion gas project in Australian waters as early as 2014.

Uranium

Toro given green light for $270m Wiluna project

Generic photo of a drum of yellowcake.

Peter Ker Australia's next uranium mine is a step closer to reality after Toro Energy secured crucial approvals for its Wiluna project.

Mining

Uranium mine gets approval

Yellowcake uranium.

Peter Ker Australia's next uranium mine is a step closer after ASX-listed Toro Energy received long-awaited environmental approvals to build a mine at Wiluna in the Western Australian outback.

Resources

BHP, Exxon reveal plans for floating LNG platform

LNG

Peter Ker BHP Billiton and ExxonMobil could be taking a final investment decision on a $US10 billion-plus gas project in Australian waters as early as next year, according to new documents published today.

Resources

Prices set to boost mining tax

mining

Peter Ker Tax should bring improved revenue when mining companies send in March-quarter receipts.

Peter Ker

Rinehart spurs $7b mine spree

Machinery at the launch of MMG, the new Australian division of Minmetals, in Melbourne this afternoon.

Peter Ker Almost $US7 billion of investment in Australia's mining industry was unveiled on the eve of Easter, including a significant step forward for Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill project.

Resources

Newcrest slammed on gold cut

trucks

Peter Ker Shares slump to their lowest in four and a half years after miner reveals it would fail to meet promises.

Mining

Mongolia in Rio royalties standoff

Rio Tinto hard hats.

Peter Ker Mongolia expects to squeeze at least an extra $303 million out of Rio Tinto this year.

Mining

High costs to shrink Rio mine

The Ivanhoe Mines.

Peter Ker Rio Tinto's Oyu Tolgoi mine will cost more to operate and produce less copper under significant design changes.

Hanlong saga to end

Hanlong Mining.

Takeover Peter Ker Termination of the takeover deal between Sundance Resources and Chinese group Hanlong is a step closer.

Copper

Rio's Mongolia mine hits another hurdle

copper

Peter Ker Significant design changes have been proposed for Rio Tinto's most important growth asset as the company seeks to offset rising costs at the massive Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia.

Takeover

Sundance takeover bid poised to fail, finally

Sundance soars with Congo approval.

Peter Ker Termination of the takeover deal between Sundance Resources and Chinese group Hanlong is a step closer, after Hanlong conceded it could not meet today's deadline for delivery of credit approved term...

Comment

Industry laments loss of minister Ferguson

martin ferguson

Peter Ker The resources industry rushed to pay tribute to departing Resources Minister Martin Ferguson on Friday after he announced his resignation from cabinet in the fallout from this week's Labor Party...

Iron ore

Atlas rail deal mooted

fortescue rail iron ore track pilbara

Peter Ker A rail access deal between Fortescue Metals Group and Atlas Iron appears to be firming in what looms as a determining year for Australia's iron ore sector.

Politics

Labor's dubious leadership 'bad for business'

Julia Gillard with Wayne Swan.

Madeleine Heffernan, Lucy Battersby, Peter Ker and Eli Greenblat In the words of Telstra chief executive David Thodey, it was 'obviously an unsettling day in Canberra'.

Resources

Roy Hill boss cool on buying rail, port stake

Barry Fitzgerald.

Peter Ker The iron ore empires of Andrew Forrest and Gina Rinehart appear unlikely to co-operate over railways and ports.

Resources

BHP's shale gas division faces claims

Shale gas.

Peter Ker and Leonie Wood BHP Billiton's controversial shale division is set to be dragged back into the US court system.

Mining's man with the Midas touch

Evy Hambro.

Peter Ker Evy Hambro has a knack of making the right call at the right time.

Resources

Cold brings comfort for BHP shale strategy

Petrol in the snow.

Peter Ker Marius Kloppers could be excused a smile as a cold snap continues to spread across North America.