The key commodity difference between RT and BHPB
continues to be BHPB
's presence in oil and gas, which represented about 20% (USD4.
has been a key client of REC since the companys foundation, and the new international agreement will see this relationship continue until at least 2021.
TMT Asia argues that BHPB
allegedly abused their position to reap illegitimate profit by manipulating the prices of freight in the relevant Capesize routes to rise to an artificially high rate, before forcing them down again.
In mid-August, BHPB
brought in contractors to take over drilling and prestripping at its Blackwater mine in Queensland, cutting a fifth of its own workforce in the process.
indicated that it had identified the potential to increase iron ore shipments from the existing inner harbor at significantly lower cost than constructing the outer harbor project.
The one-notch differential between Petrohawk's outstanding bonds and BHPB
reflects the bonds' unguaranteed, subordinated nature as well as the limited operational integration with BHPB
's core mining operations," Fitch explained.
A handful of companies, including BHPB
, are attempting to reverse this process on company owned pastoral leases.
The second component of the Ekati project worth noting, particularly when compared to the earlier Rabbit Lake-Eagle Point Extension, is the development of a monitoring partnership between BHPB
Ekati and the Government of the NWT, which had already been collecting data on a number of social health and wellness indicators for the territory (CEAA, 1996).
Having put its Western Australian nickel operations up for sale in May, BHPB
pulled the plug in November, with no acceptable offers on the table.
said it had reached agree- ment with a "significant number of cus- tomers throughout Asia" to shift existing annually priced iron ore contracts onto a "shorter term landed price equivalent ba- sis.
They have also initiated programs and procedures with the express purpose of introducing traditional knowledge into their environmental decision-making processes (GNWT, 1993; BHPB
, 2001; De Beers Canada Mining Inc.
On a calendar year basis, Escondida (in which BHPB
has a 57.