Peter Ker

Peter Ker

Resources

Loans for Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill iron ore mine

Truck in the pilbara.

Peter Ker Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill joint venture faces a pivotal 48 hours, with export credit agencies in the United States and Korea on the verge of approving billions of dollars in loans to the massive iron...

Resources

BHP closes Perseverance nickel mine on safety grounds

Nickel.

Peter Ker About 200 workers face an uncertain future after BHP Billiton made the rare decision to close a mine on safety grounds.

Resources

Optimism flows as BHP eyes Caribbean waters

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Peter Ker Trinidad has long been coveted as a prospective hunting ground for oil and gas exploration.

Mining

BHP 'bullish' about Bass Strait gas future

Peter Ker BHP Billiton says it is 'bullish' about Bass Strait gas operations it shares with ExxonMobil, and has revealed hopes of another two decades of production there.

Resources

BHP predicts slower path to US shale profit

Peter Ker BHP Billiton believes its US shale business will be profitable by the 2016 financial year, in what appears to be a slightly less ambitious schedule than the one outlined last year by former petroleum...

Energy

BHP predicts slower path to US shale profit

Michael Yeager.

Peter Ker BHP Billiton believes its US shale business will be profitable by 2016, in what appears to be a slightly less ambitious schedule than last year's.

Energy

BHP 'bullish' about Bass Strait gas future

Peter Ker BHP Billiton says it is ''bullish'' about the Bass Strait gas operations it shares with ExxonMobil, and has revealed hopes of another two decades of production there.

Mining

Investors take axe to OZ shares

Prominent Hill.

Peter Ker The light at the end of the tunnel just moved further away for OZ Minerals shareholders, after the copper and gold miner revealed its difficult year would become a difficult 18 months.

Mining

OZ Minerals shares tumble as Prominent Hill disappoints

An aerial view Oz Minerals' Prominent Hill

Peter Ker Copper miner OZ Minerals’ bad year just got worse, with the share price down close to 20 per cent in early trading on the back of a gloomy update into the prospectivity of its flagship mine in South...

Mining

BHP bullish on shale division

BHP

Peter Ker BHP Billiton has firmed up its guidance for its evolving US shale division, and promised the division will be profitable by the 2016 financial year.

BHP taking relaxed line on gas exports

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Peter Ker BHP Billiton expects gas exports from North America will supply 11 per cent of Asian demand by 2030, but still be less than half the amount exported to the region by Australia.

Iron ore

BHP a step ahead on the cost curve

A stacker stands above a stockpile of crushed iron ore at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak operation in the Pilbara

Peter Ker BHP Billiton hints that its iron ore expansion in the Pilbara could be done more cheaply than Rio Tinto's, in what would be a reversal of the two companies' traditional positions on the cost curve.

Energy

BHP signals growing US role in gas exports to Asia

Peter Ker BHP Billiton says gas exports from North America could account for 11 per cent of Asian demand by 2030, but this will still be less than half the amount exported to the region by Australia.

Mining

US gas boom won't hurt Australia: BHP

Gas

Peter Ker BHP Billiton expects gas exports from North America will supply 11 per cent of Asian demand by 2030, but will still be less than half the amount exported to the region by Australia.

Resources

Sandfire stakes expected to change hands

Cadia Hill Gold and Copper Operation at Orange run by Newcrest Mining.

Peter Ker Two of biggest stakes in Sandfire Resources will likely change hands in next 12 months.

Mining

ERA mine on hold after radioactive spill near Kakadu

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Peter Ker Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane has imposed a formal suspension on the controversial mine.

Mining

Ranger uranium mine leak hits ERA shares

Rio Tinto's Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory.

Peter Ker Shares in Energy Resources of Australia, the operator of the Ranger Uranium mine, have fallen sharply in early trading on Monday on the back of Saturday’s high profile leak of toxic substances.

Mining

ERA shares facing pressure over uranium leak

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Peter Ker Rio Tinto's hopes of reviving its majority-owned Ranger uranium mine have been dealt another blow by the leak of toxic substances on Saturday.

Mining

The miner league's majordomo calls it quits

Mitch Hooke.

Peter Ker Mitchell Harry Hooke reckons he's more of a boatbuilder than a sailor. ''That's just me to a tee,'' he says. ''I love to build things, I love to create, I hate administration.

Takeovers

Mitch Hooke lashes out over government decision on GrainCorp

Canberra: Minerals Council Executive Officer Mitch Hooke speaks at the Minerals Council of Australia dinner at Parliament House tonight, Wednesday 30 May 2012.??Photo by Penny Bradfield.

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Peter Ker Departing Minerals Council chief criticises Abbott government for rejection of foreign takeover.