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Woodside to grow Pluto with new ‘plug in’ train

Woodside Energy plans to expand its Pluto LNG plant to increase gas production and make the Pilbara facility a more attractive option for the undeveloped Browse and Scarborough projects.

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FMG rewards investors with sharp rise in profits

Fortescue Metals Group has posted a sharp jump in half-year net profit, helped by a rebound in iron prices and lower interest costs.

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BHP big profit fuel for Grylls’ mining tax hike

BHP Billiton has delivered Brendon Grylls more ammunition in the war of words over the Nationals leader’s planned iron ore revenue rise, booking a big lift in profit from its WA iron ore business as the March State Election looms.

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FIFO boosts the bush, says Rio

Rio Tinto is becoming more reliant on FIFO workers from regional WA as its shaves a workforce that is pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into the country economy.

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Imdex, AusQuest point to uplift

Surging demand outside of the gold sector for Imdex’s drilling services in the December half-year has provided more evidence of a broadening recovery in mineral commodities.

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PM won't entertain commodity forecasting

Malcolm Turnbull isn't about to become a commodity forecaster.

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industry insight

Political Grylling

The debate around Western Australian iron ore royalties has raged from the moment Brendon Grylls

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Products and Technology

Drone tech takes next step

Drones have already carved out a significant niche in the Australian mining landscape, but they could soon be doing more with less human

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People & Projects

Pilbara Water World

While the Pilbara region has a reputation for its dry climate, there is no shortage of below-ground water in the nation’s iron ore heartland – a factor the majority of sector

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Occupational Health & Safety

Flawed OH&S equipment puts lives at risk

Because safety is paramount on minesites, mining companies are seeking alternative solutions to outdated, flawed and dangerous equipment to avoid injury for

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interview

How industry can improve employee engagement

Engaged mining employees can directly impact a mining operation’s productivity, efficiency, safety levels and bottom line. This makes measuring employee engagement important to help maintain a...

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