BHP to Glencore Halt Output as Two Cyclones Batter Australia
Mar 24 2019, 6:19 AMMar 24 2019, 11:28 AMMarch 24 2019, 6:19 AMMarch 24 2019, 11:28 AM. (Bloomberg) -- Global miners BHP Group and Glencore Plc halted output at energy and metals operations as two cyclones hit Australia for the first time since 2015. BHP stopped output at the Pyrenees oil project off Western Australia as cyclone Veronica tracked toward a hub of liquefied natural gas and iron-ore export operations. All large commercial ships have also been cleared from the harbors and anchorages at Port Hedland and Ashburton, Pilbara Ports Authority said. While Barrick Gold Corp. is not expecting the operations of its joint venture with Newmont Mining Corp. near Kalgoorlie to be affected, it’s “taking precautionary measures just in case,” according to an email from Barrick spokeswoman Kathy du Plessis.