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May 21, 2014
06:27 EDTBHPBHP Billiton warns on potential strike at Port Hedland
BHP Billiton President Iron Ore, Jimmy Wilson expressed growing concern over possible industrial action by members of the Maritime Union of Australia at the Port of Port Hedland. Wilson said any action by MUA members would have severe consequences for Australian exports and would damage the country’s international reputation, and its overall national interest. “Industrial action by the MUA will stop all shipments out of the Port and cost exporters like BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group and Atlas Iron about A$100M a day. In addition, the State and Federal Government stand to lose tens of millions of dollars a day in royalties and corporate tax revenue,” he said. "Mining companies like BHP Billiton will not be able to make up the shipments lost during industrial action, and governments cannot recover the lost royalties and taxes. Any interruption to shipments of iron ore would have a detrimental impact on Australia’s international reputation as a stable and reliable supplier of critical resources. BHP Billiton is actively pursuing the limited options available to the company under the Fair Work Act to prevent industrial action at Australia’s largest export port." Reference Link
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January 20, 2015
18:21 EDTBHPBHP Billiton provides operational update
Group production increased by 9% during the December 2014 half year with records achieved for eight operations and five commodities. Production guidance remains unchanged and we are on track to deliver Group production growth of 16% over the two years to the end of the 2015 financial year. Metallurgical coal production increased by 21% to 26 Mt in the December 2014 half year as Queensland Coal and Illawarra Coal both achieved record half year volumes. Western Australia Iron Ore production increased by 15% to a record of 124 Mt (100% basis) in the December 2014 half year as the ramp-up of Jimblebar continued and we improved the availability, utilisation and rate of our integrated supply chain. Petroleum production increased by 9% to a record 131 MMboe in the December 2014 half year supported by a 71% increase in Onshore US liquids volumes to 24.4 MMboe. Copper production decreased by 2% to 813 kt as strong underlying operating performance across the business was offset by lower grades at Antamina. Record manganese ore and alumina production was underpinned by strong performances at both Hotazel and the Alumar refinery.
18:19 EDTBHPBHP Billiton to reduce U.S. rigs by about 40% by end of current fiscal year
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06:51 EDTBHPBHP Billiton upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC
January 16, 2015
13:39 EDTBHPBHP Billiton upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
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