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Idled U. S. Steel Blast Furnace Back in Production

21 Jun 2018 - United States Steel Corporation has restarted one of two idled blast furnaces at its Granite City Works in Illinois and is again producing hot metal.

NLMK Plans Improvements to Coke Facility

14 Jun 2018 - In a bid to improve coke quality, Russia’s NLMK Group said it will invest EUR57 million in process upgrades at its Altai-Koks facility. 

SAIL Celebrates Completion of Major Plant Upgrades

14 Jun 2018 - India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Steel Authority of India Ltd.’s Bhilai Steel Plant to mark the completion of company’s expansive modernization program. 

Cliffs to Divest Australian Iron Ore Mine

12 Jun 2018 - Iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its Australian iron ore operation to Australia's Mineral Resources Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.

Citing Section 232 Tariffs, U. S. Steel Says it Will Restart Another Idled Blast Furnace

05 Jun 2018 - United States Steel Corporation is planning to restart the second of two blast furnaces at its Granite City works in Illinois and rehire 300 people, the company announced on Tuesday.   

Indian, Australian Companies Agree to Develop Lignite-Based Iron Plant

31 May 2018 - An Australian company has signed a master development agreement with India’s state-owned iron ore and lignite producers to build a new type of ironmaking plant in the state of Tamil Nadu.

SAIL Completes Work on New Blast Furnace

14 May 2018 - Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) last week blew in a new and larger blast furnace at its Rourkela steel plant. 

Don't Count the Blast Furnace Route Out, Says ArcelorMittal Executive

26 Apr 2018 - Even though scrap-based steelmaking is growing, demand for steel's basic raw materials – coking coal, coke and iron ore – will be supported by new blast furnace capacity in some parts of the world, an ArcelorMittal executive said. 

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