Does BHP Billiton still exist?

BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton plc were renamed BHP Group Limited and BHP Group plc, respectively, on 19 November 2018.

How many BHP mines are there in WA?

five mines
Western Australia Iron Ore The operations involve a complex integrated system of four processing hubs and five mines, connected by more than 1,000 kilometres of rail infrastructure and port facilities in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia.

Where are BHP iron ore mines?

Western Australia
Located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Newman Operations is an integral part of BHP’s iron ore business. Comprising of Newman East and Newman West, Newman Operations accounts for about 78 million tonnes in total iron ore production.

Are BP and BHP the same company?

Under the terms of the agreement, BP America Production Company will acquire from BHP Billiton Petroleum (North America) Inc.

What do they mine in Newman?

At 1.5 kilometres wide and 5 kilometres long, Mt Whaleback is the single-biggest open-pit iron ore mine in the world. As part of Mt Whaleback’s development in the late 1960s, the town of Newman was built to accommodate workers.

What is BHP called now?

The world’s largest miner, BHP Billiton, (ASX, NYSE:BHP) (LON:BLT) has officially dropped “Billiton” from the company’s name as part of a $10 million rebranding campaign that seeks to emphasize its Australian roots. The move means that BHP Billiton and BHP Billiton Plc are now BHP Group and BHP Group Plc respectively.

Is Newman a mining town?

Newman, mining town, northwestern Western Australia. It lies in the East Pilbara region near Mount Newman, the highest peak (3,455 feet [1,053 metres]) in the Ophthalmia Range, about 735 miles (1,180 km) northeast of Perth.

How is ore turned metal?

Metal is extracted from the crushed ore by one of two major methods: smelting or electrolysis. Smelting uses heat to separate the valuable metal from the rest of the ore. Smelting usually requires a reduction agent, or another chemical, to separate metal from its ore.

Is BHP an Australian company?

BHP at a glance As a world-leading resources company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, our products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through our Singapore and Houston locations.

What does BHP Billiton do in WA?

BHP Billiton celebrates its first gas production at Macedon. Building on their strong oil and gas operations in WA, it’s BHP Billiton’s largest operated Australian gas project and is expected to supply domestic gas for the wholesale market in WA until at least 2033, as well at 20% of the state’s domestic gas for consumers and industry.

Where is BHP Billiton mining in Australia?

In September 2013, BHP Billiton celebrates the opening of the new Daunia mine, the company’s ninth operating metallurgical coal mine in central Queensland. The project started construction in 2011, and came in under budget, as well as opening four months ahead of schedule. BHP Billiton celebrates its first gas production at Macedon.

Where is Newman located in Western Australia?

The township of Newman is located approximately 1,200km to the north of Perth, within the Shire of East Pilbara. The electricity network is owned, governed and operated by BHP Billiton Iron Ore Supply Authority (BHPBIOSA).

What’s new at BHP?

BHP launches the Think Big brand campaign in Australia, their first advertising campaign in over 30 years. BHP advances its deep-water oil exploration and production interests in the Gulf of Mexico with PEMEX. Yandi achieves an historic milestone – one billion tonnes Ore For Rail produced in the mine’s lifetime.