The Cape Lambert blaze was the first of a series of mishaps for Rio in the Pilbara last year which forced it to twice downgrade iron ore shipping guidance for the year.
The welders working on train two’s defective heat exchangers are hemmed in by the first and third trains at the plant.
Pilbara pastoralist, miner and chopper pilot Brent Smoothy is selling the sublease and cattle on Sylvania Station near Newman to concentrate on his multiple other businesses.
Fortescue Metals Group has posted record iron ore shipments in the final quarter of the financial year, helping it cross its full year forecast, as demand picks up in China.
Jean-Sebastien Jacques said company representatives could have attended as witnesses over the destruction of the sacred site in the Pilbara but he wanted to ‘lead from the front on this one’.
Another Aboriginal prisoner has apparently taken his own life while in jail — the third Indigenous death in WA custody in the past six weeks.
The US major has issued its most comprehensive statement to date about how it was dealing with thousands of cracks discovered on heat exchangers at the Barrow Island facility.
The mining giant also revealed this morning a new gold-dominated discovery 2km east of Winu at a prospect named Ngapakarra.
Billionaire Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill iron ore company has struck a deal to buy the Roy Hill cattle station in the Pilbara, closing the chapter on a long-running conflict with its leaseholders.
Chevron boss Al Williams is smart, savvy and one of the world’s most influential resources executives. But the task ahead of him is akin to re-building a Death Star on the brink of exploding.
A troubled Aboriginal corporation accused of ‘squandering’ millions of dollars on travel and legal fees is selling cattle stations, properties and other assets to help repay its crippling debt.
Colourful Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco is expected to be preselected by the WA Liberals to contest the seat of Pilbara — three years after he was turfed out of the Labor Party.
The 17-year-old boy accused of killing a young mother of two, whose body was found in a wheelie bin outside a Pilbara hospital, is planning to fight the charge.
After revelations a routine shutdown at Chevron’s Gorgon LNG plant exposed thousands of cracks in propane-filled heat exchangers - WA’s petroleum safety watchdog has launched an investigation.
A health practitioner inappropriately accessed the medical records of more than 1300 patients at a WA Aboriginal health clinic, including notes relating to her ex-partner and sex assault victims.
Chevron is racing to head off a safety disaster at its $US54 billion Gorgon LNG project off the Pilbara coast after finding critical parts are riddled with cracks.
Three women and one man have been suspended by the Department of Justice after a police investigation into alleged rorting of tens of thousands of dollars in subsidised housing assistance.
The South West may be the best known spot for tourists, but those who live in and/or love the North West know the vast area above the 26th parallel is truly the best part of this great State.
The sale of two massive cattle stations by one of WA’s most prominent pastoral families is set to fetch a price in the tens of millions in what could be the biggest land deal in a half-decade.
A contractor for BHP has been charged with breaching coronavirus quarantine after flying directly to a Pilbara mine site shortly after arriving from Victoria.
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The figure was released as part of the miner’s second-quarter production results, which showed its powerhouse iron ore operations continued to perform well in a strong pricing environment.
Shares in Fortescue Metals Group crept to fresh all-time highs again this morning, boosting the fortunes of its chairman Andrew Forrest.
A Karratha family stranded in Victoria after their bid to return home was blocked by authorities have received welcome news.
Artemis Resources is joining the raising rush at the junior end of the gold sector on the back of excitement around its Patersons Central Armada Project in the East Pilbara.
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