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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Bhp Billiton Advises That Kate Griffiths And Megan Pepper Have Resigned As Company Secretaries
Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018 

Sept 13 (Reuters) - Bhp Billiton Ltd ::ADVISES THAT KATE GRIFFITHS AND MEGAN PEPPER HAVE RESIGNED AS COMPANY SECRETARIES OF BHP BILLITON LIMITED.  Full Article

BHP To Defend Samarco Class Action
Monday, 23 Jul 2018 

July 23 (Reuters) - Bhp Billiton Ltd ::BHP TO DEFEND SAMARCO CLASS ACTION-BHP.AX.NOTES MEDIA REPORTS TODAY CONCERNING AUSTRALIAN CLASS ACTION IN RELATION TO SAMARCO DAM FAILURE.SAYS CONFIRMS IT HAS BEEN SERVED WITH A CLASS ACTION PROCEEDING FILED IN FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA IN VICTORIA.BHP INTENDS TO DEFEND CLAIM.  Full Article

BHP Billiton Says Qtrly Iron Ore Mined (100% Basis) 72 MT
Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 

July 18 (Reuters) - Bhp Billiton Ltd ::QTRLY IRON ORE MINED (100% BASIS) 72 MT VERSUS 70 MT A YEAR AGO.QTRLY TOTAL COPPER PRODUCTION 463 KT VERSUS 387 KT A YEAR AGO.QTRLY PETROLEUM PRODUCTION 49 MMBOE VERSUS 52 MMBOE LAST YEAR.WAIO PRODUCTION OF BETWEEN 241 AND 250 MT, OR BETWEEN 273 AND 283 MT ON A 100 PER CENT BASIS, IS EXPECTED IN THE 2019 FY.TOTAL COPPER PRODUCTION OF BETWEEN 1,675 AND 1,770 KT IS EXPECTED IN THE 2019 FY.CONVENTIONAL PETROLEUM BUSINESS VOLUMES ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE TO BETWEEN 113 AND 118 MMBOE IN 2019 FINANCIAL YEAR.METALLURGICAL COAL PRODUCTION IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO BETWEEN 43 AND 46 MT IN 2019 FINANCIAL YEAR.GIVEN INTENTION TO EXIT PETROLEUM ONSHORE US ASSETS, NO ANNUAL GUIDANCE FOR 2019 FY FOR THESE ASSETS WILL BE PROVIDED.TOTAL FINANCIAL IMPACT ON BHP BILLITON BRASIL OF SAMARCO DAM FAILURE EXPECTED TO BE US$650 MILLION IN THE 2018 FY.EXIT PROCESS FOR ONSHORE US PROGRESSING TO PLAN;AIMING TO ANNOUNCE 1 OR MORE DEALS WITHIN COMING MONTHS.REGARDING EXIT PROCESS FOR ONSHORE US; CO TARGETING COMPLETION OF ANY DEALS BY END OF 2018 CALENDAR YEAR.  Full Article

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance To Sell Gregory Crinum Mine To Sojitz Corp For A$100 Mln
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 

May 30 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance: :BHP BILLITON MITSUBISHI ALLIANCE TO SELL GREGORY CRINUM MINE TO SOJITZ CORP FOR A$100 MILLION.  Full Article

BHP CEO Says U.S. Onshore Exit Making Good Progress
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 

May 15 (Reuters) - BHP Plc ::CEO MACKENZIE SAYS CO IS MAKING GOOD PROGRESS WITH EXIT FROM ITS ONSHORE US BUSINESS.  Full Article

BHP Says FY Iron Ore Production Guidance Reduced To Between 272 And 274 Mt
Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 

April 19 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Ltd ::QTRLY IRON ORE MINED (100 PCT BASIS) 67 MT VERSUS 62 MT A YEAR AGO.QTRLY PETRLOEUM PRODUCTION 45 MMBOE VERSUS 50.6 MMBOE LAST YEAR.QTRLY TOTAL COPPER PRODUCTION 457 KT VERSUS 227 KT LAST YEAR.PETROLEUM GUIDANCE FOR 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR REMAINS UNCHANGED AT BETWEEN 180 AND 190 MMBOE.FY IRON ORE PRODUCTION GUIDANCE REDUCED TO BETWEEN 272 AND 274 MT (100 PCT BASIS) REFLECTING CAR DUMPER RELIABILITY ISSUES.COPPER GUIDANCE FOR 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR NARROWED TO BETWEEN 1,700 AND 1,785 KT FROM BETWEEN 1,655 AND 1,790 KT.PETROLEUM CAPITAL EXPENDITURE GUIDANCE REMAINS UNCHANGED AT ABOUT US$1.9 BILLION FOR 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR.GROUP COPPER EQUIVALENT PRODUCTION IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE BY 6 PCT IN 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR.OLYMPIC DAM PRODUCTION GUIDANCE FOR 2018 REDUCED FROM 150 KT TO ABOUT 135 KT.EXIT PROCESS FOR ONSHORE US IS PROGRESSING TO PLAN, BIDS EXPECTED BY JUNE 2018 & TRANSACTIONS POTENTIALLY TO BE ANNOUNCED IN H1 2019.  Full Article

BHP Selects Jacobs To Deliver Engineering Services For New Nickel Sulphate Facility
Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 

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
Monday, 18 Dec 2017 

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 

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 

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 seeks approval for $50 mln U.S. pact over fatal Brazil dam burst

NEW YORK, Sept 20 BHP Billiton Ltd has asked a U.S. judge to approve a $50 million settlement of claims that it fraudulently inflated its share price by overstating its ability to manage safety risks before a fatal 2015 dam burst at a Brazilian mine.