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Australian resources key to decarbonising - Minister

By: Esmarie Iannucci     Updated 6 hours ago The Australian resources sector, including its coal and gas sectors, had a significant role to play in the nation’s decarbonising efforts, federal Resources Minister Madeleine King said. Speaking at the Queensland Resources Media Club, in Brisbane, King said that traditional resources would help... 

Prospects for sustainable mining

Updated 7 hours ago Mining of the future should be reliable, efficient and sustainable. At the bauma TALK, experts from the fields of science, standard setting and in- dustry shed light on important aspects of this requirement. 

BHP hoping to harness the wind

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th August 2022 Diversified miner BHP has announced a partnership to undertake a technical assessment of wind-assisted propulsion to lower its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The miner has partnered with Pan Pacific Copper (PPC), a member of JX Nippon Mining & Metals group, and auxiliary wind propulsion systems... 

Rio Tinto not concerned about Chinese ore-buying company -executive

By: Reuters     5th August 2022 Rio Tinto is not concerned about China's plans to centralise iron ore purchases and has strong ties with its customers, the Australia CEO for the global miner said on Friday. Kellie Parker's comments were in response to questions from the media about China Mineral Resources Group, a state-owned... 

One of mining’s top female leaders vows change after abuse shame

By: Bloomberg     5th August 2022 Complaints about workplace conduct at Rio Tinto Group have almost doubled in the wake of inquiries that exposed a mining industry rife with sexual abuse, harassment and racism, according to one of the sector’s highest profile female executives. “It has encouraged our people to speak up about... 

New records set for Aus resource exports

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th August 2022 New trade data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that Australia’s resources sector had posted another record year of exports, with total resources and energy exports were worth a record A$414-billion, in seasonally adjusted terms, in the 2021-22 financial year. This meant... 

South Africa has the potential to outstrip world in going green

By: Martin Creamer     5th August 2022 The unveiling by President Cyril Ramaphosa of several far-reaching energy interventions has the potential to set the country on a once-in-a-generation economic growth path. South Africa not only has the sun, wind, land and now the blessing for the generation of green electrons in bulk, but it... 

Ukraine-focused Ferrexpo's half-year profit tumbles on higher costs

By: Reuters     3rd August 2022 Ferrexpo reported a slump in its half-year profit on Wednesday, after the Ukraine-focussed miner saw a hit from higher costs and lower production volumes as it grappled with inflationary woes and energy prices. The group said its pellet production fell 14% to 4.8-million tonnes, as constraints... 

Resources Watch  

3rd August 2022 This week: Kumba Iron Ore says steel market embracing need for decarbonisation; World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August; and, De Beers pleased with strong set of first-half results 

Rail constraints costing South African miners billions of rands in lost exports 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd August 2022 Despite bulk mineral exports being State-owned Transnet’s single biggest client base, South Africa is unable to access the full benefits of minerals exports, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter told delegates attending the first day of the South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA)... 

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