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June 13, 2019

News: Workers at Codelco’s Chuquicamata to strike

June 13, 2019 In Chile, media reports indicate that union workers at Codelco’s Chuquicamata (Chuqui) smelter plan to begin a strike on Friday, June 14. This […]
May 31, 2019

News: US to impose tariffs on Mexico

May 31, 2019 In the US, President Trump announced yesterday that the US would begin imposing a 5% tariff on all imported goods from Mexico beginning […]
May 28, 2019

News: Potrerillos smelter restarts

May 28, 2019 In Chile, multiple market sources report Codelco was successful in restarting its Potrerillos smelter over the weekend and sulphuric acid deliveries resumed yesterday. The […]
March 27, 2019

News: Delay possible for LSN line 2 restart

March 27, 2019 In South Korea, there was an incident at LS Nikko’s Line 2 yesterday that injured two workers. The sulphuric acid producing plant has been […]
March 26, 2019

News: Chuqui restart date in focus as Codelco ousts SNC-Lavalin

March 26, 2019 On Monday, March 25, SNC-Lavalin confirmed that Codelco terminated its contract covering work at its Chuquicamata (Chuqui) smelter in northern Chile. SNC-Lavalin said […]
December 24, 2018

News: Update on Sterlite’s Tuticorin smelter

December 24, 2018 Late last week, the Madras High Court in Indiarolled back the order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) until January 21. The NGT […]
December 18, 2018

News: Sterlite’s Tuticorin smelter allowed to restart, but legal hurdle remains

December 18, 2018 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in India this Saturday overturned the state government’s decision to close Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelter in Tuticorin. However, it does […]
November 28, 2018

News: Vale anticipates 450kt of acid output at Sudbury in 2019

November 28, 2018 In follow up to our update yesterday (below), Vale has subsequently provided some clarity on historical and expected sulphuric acid production at its […]
November 27, 2018

News: Vale provides update on Sudbury acid output

November 27, 2018 In response to Acuity’s request for guidance on expected sulphuric acid production at Vale’s Sudbury smelter in Ontario, Canada, the company advised it […]
August 29, 2018

News: Update on Ilo smelter operations

August 29, 2018 In Peru, Southern Copper confirmed its Ilo smelter had a stoppage for five days this month to conduct some maintenance, but the smelter […]
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. […]