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Cliffs Natural Resources, Essar Steel Reach Settlement

29 Apr 2016 - Canada’s Essar Steel Algoma has settled its dispute with iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources over their pellet supply agreement, the steelmaker has announced

Kentucky Hopes to Prompt AK Steel to Relight Ashland Blast Furnace

15 Apr 2016 - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill meant to entice flat rolled maker AK Steel Corp. to relight the blast furnace at its Ashland Works, according to the Associated Press.

Minnesota Governor Threatens To Take Away Mineral Leases From Startup Iron Ore Miner

14 Apr 2016 - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has issued an ultimatum to would-be iron ore producer Essar Steel Minnesota, telling the company that if it doesn't line up the funding to finish its new taconite mine and processing facility, the state won't renew mineral leases.

Essar Steel 'Confident' It Can Finish New Iron Ore Mine, Pellet Plant

12 Apr 2016 - Essar Steel Minnesota chief executive Madhu Vuppuluri said he and the company are “optimistic” that they’ll raise the rest of the money needed to finish building a new taconite mine and processing facility in northern Minnesota, according to the Duluth News Tribune newspaper.

Midrex Names New President, COO

08 Apr 2016 - Midrex Technologies Inc. veteran Stephen Montague has been named president and chief operating officer, the company has announced.

Tata Steel to Start Formal Sales Process for U.K. Business Next Week

06 Apr 2016 - Tata Steel will launch the formal sales process for is ailing U.K. business on 11 April, according to a U.K. official.

Voestalpine Signs Another Customer for its Texas HBI

04 Apr 2016 - Voestalpine has found another taker for the hot briquetted iron it will be producing at its new direct reduction plant in Texas.

Could Two of Canada's Biggest Steelmakers Join Forces? Possibly, Newspaper Says

01 Apr 2016 - Preliminary bids are due today, 1 April, from investors interested in Essar Steel Algoma, a Canadian plate and sheet producer that entered creditor protection last year.

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