Court action filed by both Santos and Apache is set to continue in the Western Australian Supreme Court over several disagreements relating to a joint venture of gas fields offshore in the Carnarvon basin.
Change is under way in the Pilbara mining town of Newman, with BHP Billiton’s long-held dominance of the housing market moderating in the face of new residential developments and a growing rental sector.
Several former BHP Billiton employees made redundant from their positions at Mount Whaleback mine have engaged law firm Slater & Gordon to fight for their Newman homes amid claims the company altered aspects of its home ownership scheme.
Gold miner Evolution Mining has reported a $50 million net profit after tax largely due to starting commercial production at its Mt Carlton mine and significant cost reductions in response to a lower gold price.
FEATURE: Industrial uncertainty and an urgent need for more infrastructure are putting the squeeze on iron ore exports through Port Hedland, while productivity increases and transshipment options are also being mulled over statewide.
FEATURE: Mining sector players are creating innovative solutions – particularly in the iron ore, uranium, and base metals areas, and the graduate labour market – to deal with the changing economic environment.
Producing electricity for Western Australians costs at least 125 per cent more than elsewhere in Australia, according to a newly released state government discussion paper on the largest ever review of the electricity market.