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Rio Tinto Sees Third-Party Bauxite Shipments Rise 13 Percent In Q2

Rio Tinto Sees Third-Party Bauxite Shipments Rise 13 Percent In Q2

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Group released production and financial results for the second quarter yesterday. Though bauxite ore and alumina production rose in the quarter, production cuts stunted the firm’s aluminium production in that period. In the previous quarter Rio Tinto...

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Rio Tinto Sweetens Pacific Aluminium Package with Australian Alumina Assets

Mining giant Rio Tinto Group is adding two alumina refineries in Australia to the Pacific Aluminium portfolio in an effort at sweetening the deal for potential suitors, according to a trio of sources claiming familiarity with the matter. According to an article run by Reuters earlier this week, Rio Tinto included the QAL and Yarwun […]

Rio Tinto’s Improved Yarwun Refinery Sets Production Record

According to fourth-quarter numbers released by Rio Tinto on Monday, its refinery at Yarwun, Australia, set a production record last year. Rio Tinto’s final numbers for last year show the Yarwun refinery’s production at 2.104 million metric tons, which was an eleven-percent increase over 2015. When taken together with Rio’s other refinery at Gove, the […]

Rio Tinto Turns In Higher Production Numbers for Third Quarter

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto released third-quarter production results late last week. Though gains were not strong compared to the previous quarter, year-on-year and year-to-date showings fared better. In the just-ended quarter Rio turned out 12.4 million metric tons of bauxite, 1.98 million metric tons of alumina, and 924 thousand metric tons of aluminium. Bauxite […]

Rio Tinto’s First-Half Aluminium Production at Record Levels

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto reported financial results for the first half of 2016 yesterday. The firm credits strong performances in bauxite and aluminium as contributing to their strong performance in the half. “Rio Tinto has generated net cash from operating activities of $3.2 billion and reported underlying earnings of $1.6 billion, against a backdrop […]

Yarwun Lays Off Fifty in Final Round of Labor Cuts

In a memo distributed to Rio Tinto workers at Queensland’s Yarwun bauxite operation, general manager Colin McGibbon explained why fifty workers were released in the final round of cuts intended to make the plant profitable again. “Commodity prices have decreased to some of the lowest levels we’ve seen in recent history, with no clear line […]