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April 16, 2013
19:28 EDTBHPBHP Billiton reports iron ore production 40.2M tons for March quarter
BHP Billiton reported production for the quarter ended March 31, reporting iron ore production of 40.2M tons, up 6% versus the prior year period. The company reported total petroleum production of 55.42M boe, or an average of 644,000 boe per day, down 2% versus the prior year period. Petroleum production guidance for FY13 remains unchanged. The company said U.S. onshore produced more than 5M barrels of natural gas liquids during the quarter, and added that the Eagle Ford is its single largest liquids producing field. Liquids production volume is expected to grow further in the June quarter. The company also reported copper production totaled 307,100 tons during the quarter, up 9% versus the prior year period. Reference Link
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July 7, 2015
11:11 EDTBHPIron ore bear market deepens as prices fall below $50 a ton, Bloomberg says
The bear market in iron ore is deepening as cheaper supplies from Australia and Brazil threaten to expand, says Bloomberg. Iron ore prices have dropped to below $50 a ton and have dropped more than 20% from June highs, added Bloomberg. Companies exposed to the iron ore market include Cliffs Natural (CLF), BHP Billiton (BHP) and Vale (VALE). Iron ore prices are also impacting the steel sector including U.S. Steel (X), Nucor (NUE), AK Steel (AKS) and Steel Dynamics (STLD). Reference Link
July 6, 2015
12:09 EDTBHPIron ore slumps as China stockpiles recover, Bloomberg says
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July 1, 2015
18:20 EDTBHPShell CEO says Opec production has pressured shale companies, FT reports
In an interview with the Financial Times, Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) CEO Ben van Beurden said Opec's decision not to cut production has sent a "powerful signal... to shale oil companies as well as their financiers that they cannot forget the price risk. The industry will remember it for some time." The CEO noted that industry efforts to boost efficiency and cut costs should keep production going for "a while to come... until the sweet spots start running out." Publicly traded companies in the space include Chevron (CVX), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), Exxon Mobil (XOM), BP (BP), Marathon Oil (MRO), BHP Billiton (BHP), ConocoPhillips (COP), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), EOG Resources (EOG), Concho (CXO), Whiting Petroleum (WLL), and Continental Resources (CLR). Reference Link
June 30, 2015
14:34 EDTBHPIron ore producers slide after Australia cuts price target on the commodity
Shares of iron ore producers are falling after Reuters reported that Australia reduced its 2015 price forecast for iron ore to $54.40 a tonne from $60.40 a tonne. According to Reuters, Australia's current projection on iron ore prices is based on its view that China, the commodity's main market, will produce less steel in 2015 and 2016 as as the seaborne supply of iron ore increases. PRICE ACTION: Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) is down over 10%, BHP Billiton (BHP) is lower by 2.3%, and Vale (VALE) is down 4% in afternoon trading. Steel stocks, including United States Steel (X), AK Steel Holding (AKS), and Nuco (NUE) are also sliding in afternoon trading.
June 25, 2015
06:01 EDTBHPBHP Billiton to cut 140 jobs in South Australia, Herald Sun reports
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June 24, 2015
10:00 EDTBHPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:31 EDTBHPBHP Billiton upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse
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