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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 […]
January 10, 2018

News: Pasar smelter declared FM

January 10, 2018 There are market reports Pasar in the Philippines declared force majeure (FM) late last week. The last time Pasar declared FM was July […]
January 8, 2018

News: Mosaic completes Vale Fertilizantes acquisition

January 8, 2018 Mosaic announced today it completed its acquisition of Vale Fertilizantes in Brazil. The assets now take Mosaic’s global phosphate fertilizer production capacity to […]
January 4, 2018

News: Glencore pursuing west coast North American tank capacity

January 4, 2018 Glencore has launched a request for proposal (RFP) process related to its pursuit of sulphuric acid tank capacity on the west coast of […]
December 13, 2017

News: Southern Copper Reports End Of Strike In Peru

December 13, 2017 In┬áPeru, Southern Copper informed Acuity today that the strike involving around 3,000 of its workers ended on Tuesday. It said the strike, which […]
November 18, 2017

News: Rio Tinto Kennecott confirms restart; Hayden restarted as well

Rio Tinto Kennecott confirmed its smelter in Utah, US was fully operational as of earlier today. It did indicate, however, that force majeure on sulphuric acid […]
November 9, 2017

News: Asarco’s Hayden smelter offline; no restart date for Kennecott

In the US, multiple sources report Asarco’s Hayden smelter in Arizona is down on an unplanned basis. It is understood operations were suspended earlier this week […]