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Temporary Mill Shutdowns in China May Halt Advancing Iron Ore Prices

25 Aug 2016 - Amid reports of orders for Chinese mills to shut down during the G20 summit in Hangzhou early next month, iron ore traders are likely to be keeping a close eye on the markets for signs of a retreat in prices.

Essar Minnesota Lists US$1.1B in Liabilities

24 Aug 2016 - Essar Steel Minnesota owes US$1.1 billion, more than five times the value of its reported assets, reports the Mesabi Daily News newspaper.

Tata Steel Initiates Exports of New Iron Product

24 Aug 2016 - Tata Steel said its new Kalinganagar steel works in India shipped its first export batch of an alternative iron product called Tata Ferroshots.

Cliffs Reaches Long-Term Power Deal for Michigan Mine

16 Aug 2016 - Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.’s Tilden Mining division has signed a long-term power supply agreement with WEC Energy Group, the iron ore miner has announced.

Cliffs Natural Resources Breaks Ground on Pellet Project

15 Aug 2016 - North American iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources has broken ground on a US$65 million project that will allow for production of its new superflux pellet.

Company Proposes Iron Recovery Plant in Northwestern Indiana

15 Aug 2016 - A company that has been exploring coking coal alternatives said it is looking to build a plant to convert mill waste into iron nuggets, reports The Bismarck Tribune.

Here's Something That Can Be Made from Iron Ore, and It Isn't Steel

04 Aug 2016 - A company commercializing a process to make synthetic graphite from iron ore and natural gas has released the characterization results of test batch, saying that it produced a product with a total graphite content of 99 percent.

Quebec Buys Into Iron Ore Development Project

28 Jul 2016 - The Quebec government is taking an equity stake in a Canadian direct shipping ore project, agreeing to invest CAN$125 million.

ArcelorMittal Awards Contract for Coke Oven Rebuild

22 Jul 2016 - Engineering firm Paul Wurth has been tapped to rebuild the coking plant at ArcelorMittal’s integrated Gijon works in Spain, the company has announced.

Tenova Signs Preliminary Agreement to Build South American DRI Plant

22 Jul 2016 - A Peruvian company developing an iron ore mine in the southern Andes has struck a preliminary agreement with Tenova for two ore-processing plants, Tenova has announced.

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