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Rio Tinto flags rise in Pilbara iron ore exports this year

Rio Tinto flags rise in Pilbara iron ore exports this year

Mining giant Rio Tinto ramped up its shipments of iron ore from WA's Pilbara region in 2018 and expects to export even larger quantities in the year ahead.

  • by Nick Toscano

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'Still confident': Woodside upbeat on 2020 oil and gas target
Woodside Petroleum

'Still confident': Woodside upbeat on 2020 oil and gas target

Woodside remains confident of hitting its target of 100 million barrels of oil equivalent by next year, despite a lower production forecast for 2019.

  • by Nick Toscano
Coal output rise to improve South32 profit
South32

Coal output rise to improve South32 profit

Diversified miner South32 Ltd has nearly doubled its second-quarter metallurgical coal output and raised its production guidance for a major mine in 2019.

Rio Tinto ore shipments disrupted in WA port fire
Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto ore shipments disrupted in WA port fire

Mining giant Rio Tinto's exports of iron ore have been disrupted after a fire engulfed a section of one of its ports in WA's minerals-rich Pilbara region.

  • by Nick Toscano
'Pretty sh---y Christmas': Derailed train driver sues BHP over sacking
Workplace

'Pretty sh---y Christmas': Derailed train driver sues BHP over sacking

The iron ore train was en route to Port Hedland, but travelled for 100km unattended after its driver left the cabin for a safety inspection, BHP said in November.

  • by Mathew Dunckley
Mining ban bill unproductive: CFMMEU, Resources Council
Adani

Mining ban bill unproductive: CFMMEU, Resources Council

The Queensland Resources Council and the CFMMEU have joined forces to oppose a Greens' federal bill to ban coal mining in the Galilee Basin - where Adani's controversial giant coal project is ready to go.

  • by Robyn Wuth
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WA lithium jobs boom set to continue into 2019
Mining

WA lithium jobs boom set to continue into 2019

Work has started on a huge lithium processing plant in WA's South West.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Bidders circle stake in Australian miner Galaxy's lithium project
Galaxy Resources

Bidders circle stake in Australian miner Galaxy's lithium project

Galaxy Resources has revealed it is weighing several offers from potential partners interested in buying a stake in its flagship Sal de Vida lithium project.

  • by Nick Toscano
In push for more females, miners seek fix to 'blokey' brand problem
St Barbara Limited

In push for more females, miners seek fix to 'blokey' brand problem

Mining companies must forge stronger ties with schools, TAFEs and universities if they are to succeed in achieving a meaningful lift in female staff numbers.

  • by Nick Toscano
'World's largest robot' operational as Pilbara driverless rail goes live
Rio Tinto

'World's largest robot' operational as Pilbara driverless rail goes live

Pilbara iron ore giant Rio Tinto has completed the rollout of its completely automated Pilbara rail network.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Rio will turn big miners back into big spenders
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Rio Tinto

Rio will turn big miners back into big spenders

The Anglo-Australian giant and peers like BHP have been steadily churning out cash, but investors have understandably fretted this will be wasted on overpriced deals. Expect that to change in 2019.

  • by Clara Ferreira-Marques