Aughinish Alumina

Aughinish Contractor Files Suit To Stop Proposed Strike At Plant

Aughinish Contractor Files Suit To Stop Proposed Strike At Plant

A contractor for Aughinish Alumina has filed suit in the Republic of Ireland’s High Court to enjoin a planned work stoppage at the plant on the grounds that the strike is not a valid trade dispute. Murphy International Ltd (MIL) initiated proceedings...

U.S. Senate Votes Against Extending Sanctions On Rusal

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal is seeing more light at the end of the sanctions tunnel after the United States Senate rejected legislation that would have kept the world’s second-biggest aluminium producer under sanction. On Wednesday the upper house of Congress voted 57-42 to end debate on the legislation, effectively ending its consideration by […]

Aughinish Alumina Warns Of Imminent Difficulties Due To OFAC Sanctions On Rusal

Top brass at Ireland’s Aughinish Alumina refinery warned last week that sanctions placed upon its parent company by the Trump administration are threatening the plant’s continued operations. Executives from Limerick Alumina Refining Ltd (LARL) noted in corporate filings that it has been on tenterhooks since April, when the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of […]

United States Government Extends Rusal Sanctions Deadline To December 12

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has granted another month’s reprieve to Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal with its announcement on Friday that the expiration date of the company’s general licenses has been pushed back to December 12. According to OFAC, the extension embodied in General Licenses 13E, […]

Rusal’s Aluminium and Alumina Production Up in Q3, But Bauxite Production Off

Russian Federation aluminium behemoth UC Rusal released operating results for the third quarter of 2017 yesterday, reporting modest gains in primary aluminium and alumina while showing a respectable drop in bauxite ore production. Rusal produced 931 thousand metric tons of primary aluminium in the third quarter, a quarter-on-quarter increase of 1.1 percent from the second-quarter […]