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August 7, 2018

News: BHP requests mediation in Escondida situation

August 7, 2018 Yesterday, BHP Billiton requested government mediation related to the labour situation at its Escondida copper operation in Chile. This follows the workforce rejecting […]
August 2, 2018

News: Escondida workforce rejects BHP offer

August 2, 2018 In Chile, the workforce at BHP Billiton’s Escondida copper operation has rejected BHP Billiton’s final labour offer and voted to strike as expected. […]
July 18, 2018

News: Bunge tenders for Nov delivery

July 18, 2018 In Argentina, Bunge issued a tender for the delivery of 18,000t to Ramallo and San Lorenzo for early November arrival with offers due […]
June 7, 2018

News: European sulphur market tightens on FM from German gas plant, sulacid substitution takes place

June 7, 2018 The molten sulphur market in northwest Europe has tightened further with the two operators of Großenkneten in Germany reportedly declaring force majeure (FM) on sulphur deliveries. […]
May 29, 2018

News: Update on Sterlite’s Tuticorin smelter

May 29, 2018 Today, the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamilnadu (SIPCOT) in India notified Vedanta Resources of the cancellation of 342.22 acres of land originally […]
May 28, 2018

News: Tamil Nadu government orders permanent closure of Sterlite’s Tuticorin smelter

May 28, 2018 In India, the Tamil Nadu government today ordered Sterlite’s Tuticorin smelter to be shut permanently. This 1-1.2m t/yr smelter has not been operating […]
May 24, 2018

News: Sterlite stops construction of new smelter after deadly violence

May 24, 2018 In India, the Madras High Court yesterday ordered Sterlite to immediately stop construction and all onsite activities relating to its Tuticorin copper smelter […]
May 9, 2018

News: Teco confirms Polk station offline

May 9, 2018 In the US, Tampa Electric Company (TECO) confirms its power station in Polk County, Florida is offline for maintenance. They expect it to […]
March 25, 2018

News: Bunge issues tender; early contract talks for Escondida

March 25, 2018 Bunge is understood to have issued a tender for the delivery of 18,000t for two-port discharge in Argentina in early July. Offers are […]
March 10, 2018

News: Cajamarquilla strike ended

March 10, 2018 The five-day strike at the zinc refinery of Cajamarquilla in Peru ended yesterday after an agreement between Nexa Resources and the trade union […]