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BHP Billiton PLC (BLT.L)

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22 Jan 2018
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

BHP Posts Qtrly Iron Ore Mined (100 Pct Basis) Of 72 MT
Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 04:27pm EST 

Jan 18 (Reuters) - BHP Ltd ::QTRLY PETRLOEUM PRODUCTION ‍48​ MMBOE VERSUS 51.4 MMBOE LAST YEAR.QTRLY TOTAL COPPER PRODUCTION ‍429​ KT VERSUS 357 KT LAST YEAR.QTRLY IRON ORE MINED (100% BASIS) 72 MT VERSUS 70 MT A YEAR AGO.‍ TOTAL PETROLEUM PRODUCTION GUIDANCE FOR 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR REMAINS UNCHANGED AT BETWEEN 180 AND 190 MMBOE​.COPPER GUIDANCE FOR 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR REMAINS UNCHANGED AT BETWEEN 1,655 AND 1,790 KT.​.GUIDANCE FOR 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR REMAINS UNCHANGED AT BETWEEN 239 AND 243 MT, OR BETWEEN 275 AND 280 MT ON A 100 PER CENT BASIS.‍PETROLEUM CAPITAL EXPENDITURE OF US$1.9 BILLION IS NOW PLANNED IN FY18, A REDUCTION FROM OUR PREVIOUS GUIDANCE OF US$2.0 BILLION​."WE ‍CONTINUE TO PROGRESS A NUMBER OF ALTERNATIVES TO DIVEST OUR ONSHORE US ASSETS FOR VALUE"​.HY ‍UNDERLYING EBIT EXPECTED TO INCLUDE IMPAIRMENT CHARGES, MOSTLY RELATED TO CONVEYORS AT ESCONDIDA, IN RANGE OF US$250 MILLION - US$350 MILLION​.‍"LONGER TERM, WE EXPECT US ATTRIBUTABLE PROFITS TO BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED BY LOWER US CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE"​.FY ‍PRODUCTION GUIDANCE FOR METALLURGICAL COAL REDUCED TO BETWEEN 41 AND 43 MT​.OLYMPIC DAM COPPER OPERATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO RAMP-UP TO FULL CAPACITY IN THE MARCH 2018 QUARTER.‍EXPECT OLYMPIC DAM COPPER PRODUCTION TO INCREASE TO APPROXIMATELY 215 KT IN 2019 FINANCIAL YEAR​.OLYMPIC DAM COPPER PRODUCTION PRODUCTION GUIDANCE UNCHANGED AT 150 KT FOR THE 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR.  Full Article

BHP Selects Jacobs To Deliver Engineering Services For New Nickel Sulphate Facility
Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 07:45am EST 

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc ::BHP SELECTS JACOBS TO DELIVER ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR NEW NICKEL SULPHATE FACILITY.JACOBS ENGINEERING - AWARDED ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT FROM BHP FOR NEW NICKEL SULPHATE FACILITY LOCATED AT CO'S KWINANA NICKEL REFINERY.  Full Article

ACCC Says BHP And Esso To Separately Market Gippsland Basin Gas
Sunday, 17 Dec 2017 07:25pm EST 

Dec 18 (Reuters) - The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission::BHP AND ESSO TO SEPARATELY MARKET GIPPSLAND BASIN GAS.BHP & ESSO HAVE EACH COMMITTED TO CEASE JOINTLY NEGOTIATING & ENTERING INTO GAS SALES AGREEMENTS FOR SUPPLY OF GBJV GAS FROM JAN. 1, 2019.BHP AND ESSO’S MARKET POWER AS A SUPPLIER FOR GAS SUPPLY IN THE SOUTHERN STATES INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY FROM 2010 TO 2015.BHP AND ESSO HAVE EACH PROVIDED THE ACCC WITH A COURT ENFORCEABLE UNDERTAKING THAT REQUIRES THEM TO SEPARATELY MARKET GBJV GAS FROM 1 JANUARY 2019.IN TRANSITION PERIOD, PARTIES WILL ONLY ENTER INTO NEW GAS SALES AGREEMENTS FOR SUPPLY OF GAS UP TO THE END OF DEC. 31, 2020.  Full Article

BHP Updates On Minerals Australia
Monday, 27 Nov 2017 04:29pm EST 

Nov 28 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd ::‍EXPECT AUSTRALIAN MINING OPERATIONS TO DELIVER US$1.6 BILLION OF ADDITIONAL PRODUCTIVITY GAINS OVER NEXT TWO YEARS​.FOR OLYMPIC DAM, ‍BFX OPTION COULD PROVIDE A CAPITAL EFFICIENT PATH TO INCREASED CAPACITY THROUGH ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT INTO SOUTHERN MINE AREA​.UPDATES ON ‍BHP MINERALS AUSTRALIA OPERATIONS​.IF APPROVED, BFX OPTION COULD LIFT PRODUCTION CAPACITY TO 330 KTPA AND MOVE OLYMPIC DAM INTO FIRST QUARTILE OF COST CURVE​.  Full Article

BHP Billiton says "long-term view for markets remains positive"
Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 04:56pm EST 

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Bhp Billiton Ltd ::"After a period of weak prices, several of our commodities are currently trading above longterm price forecasts"‍​."Our long-term view for markets remains positive"‍​."Last month’s chinese communist party congress confirmed our view of the chinese economy"."(China's) housing and automotive demand will weaken. Infrastructure will remain strong, reinforced by the belt and road initiative"‍​.Efficiency of China's industry, especially steel, to result in high premiums for co's iron ore, coal & copper concentrate.  Full Article

BHP sees growth in China to ease modestly over short-term - CEO​
Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 06:49am EDT 

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Bhp Billiton Ltd::‍EXPECT GROWTH IN CHINA TO EASE MODESTLY OVER SHORT-TERM, AS MONETARY POLICY TIGHTENS AND HOUSING AND AUTOMOTIVE MARKETS SOFTEN - CEO​.  Full Article

BHP Billiton appoints ‍Malcolm Broomhead as chairman of sustainability committee
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 05:30pm EDT 

Oct 19 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd :‍Malcolm Broomhead has been appointed as chairman of sustainability committee from 19 October 2017​.  Full Article

BHP says qtrly total petroleum production​ down 8 pct
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 05:23pm EDT 

Oct 18 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd ::‍Total petroleum production for September 2017 quarter decreased by eight percent to 50 mmboe​.‍Total iron ore production for September 2017 quarter decreased by three percent to 56 mt, or 64 mt on a 100 percent basis​.All production and unit cost guidance remains unchanged for 2018 financial year​.Total copper production for September 2017 quarter increased by 14 per cent to 404 kt​.Petroleum capital expenditure of approximately US$2.0 billion is planned in 2018 financial year​."Onshore U.S. capital expenditure is expected to be approximately US$1.2 billion reflecting increased development activity".Divestment of small portion of Hawkville acreage was completed during quarter; work underway to exit remaining onshore U.S. assets for value​​.  Full Article

Transocean announces two-year contract for ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 04:19pm EDT 

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Transocean Ltd :Transocean Ltd announces two-year contract for ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus.Transocean Ltd - ‍contract is expected to commence in Q2 of 2018​.Transocean Ltd - ‍backlog associated with firm contract is approximately $106 million​.Transocean Ltd -‍ ultra-deepwater drillship deepwater invictus awarded 2-year contract plus three one-year priced options with a subsidiary of bhp billiton​.  Full Article

BHP recommends shareholders vote against resolution on climate change and energy policy
Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 02:46am EDT 

Sept 19 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd :"Board is recommending that shareholders vote against both of resolutions".Refers to resolutions ‍under section 249n of corporations act for consideration at AGM​.Resolution 1 being special resolution to amend company's constitution.Resolution 2 is ordinary resolution on public policy advocacy on climate change and energy.  Full Article

Output at Chile's Escondida copper mine falls 7.8 pct in 2017

SANTIAGO, Jan 17 Output at BHP Billiton PLC's Escondida mine in Chile, the largest copper mine in the world, fell 7.8 percent in 2017 compared to the prior year due to a prolonged strike, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.