Archive for January 2019

U.S. Senator Grassley Calls Upon Trump Administration To Repeal Aluminium And Steel Tariffs

U.S. Senator Grassley Calls Upon Trump Administration To Repeal Aluminium And Steel Tariffs

The chairman of one of the most powerful committees in the United States government petitioned the Trump Administration to put an end to the Section 232 tariffs on aluminium and steel prior to the legislature taking up the question of implementation of...

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One-Fifth Of Alba’s Line 6 Aluminium Destined For Spot Market

Around one-fifth of the primary aluminium to roll off Aluminium Bahrain’s new Line 6 is slated for sale on the global spot market according to the firm’s CEO Tim Murray. In a recent interview with S&P Global Platts, Murray said the US$3-billion project is on the verge of first production. “We commissioned it on December […]

Rio Tinto Promises Carbon-Free Smelting Technology At Tiwai Point

New Zealand’s Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter is in line to possibly become the world’s first carbon-free aluminium smelter after a productive discussion between the heads of Rio Tinto Group and the New Zealand government last week. A Kiwi news source says Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed the matter […]

EGA’s Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery Enters Final Stages Of Commissioning

The commissioning of Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC’s (EGA) massive new alumina refinery is yet closer to producing its first alumina, as the firm announced yesterday that the commissioning of the site has entered its final stages. The firm says it has begun hot-water testing of the Digestion section at Al Taweelah, which is the first […]

U.S. Government Rescinds Sanctions On U.C. Rusal, En+ Group, And JSC EuroSibEnergo

The first business day back at work for the United States federal government saw the long-awaited lifting of sanctions from U.C. Rusal, En+ Group, and JSC EuroSibEnergo, bringing to a close the restrictions that crippled the firms since their imposition last April. In a release issued late Sunday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office […]