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thyssenkrupp Keeping All Options Open for Steel Unit, Including Merger 

19 May 2020 - thyssenkrupp is accelerating plans to reorganize its overall business and is exploring a potential merger of its steel unit, the company said Monday.  

Algoma Signs New Pellet Agreement

15 May 2020 - Algoma Steel Inc. has come to terms on a four-year pellet agreement with United States Steel Corporation, the company has announced. 

Cleveland-Cliffs Eager to Resume HBI Plant Construction

12 May 2020 - Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. plans to resume work on its hot briquetted iron plant as soon as possible to meet anticipated demand, chairman and chief executive Lourenco Goncalves said. 

Automakers Set to Resume Production

11 May 2020 - Detroit’s three automakers, Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, will undertake a phased restart of their North American plants next week, reports WardsAuto. 

Stelco Looks to Acquire Stake in Iron Ore Mine

01 May 2020 - Stelco is buying an option on a 25% stake in United States Steel Corporation’s Minntac iron ore mine and has signed a new contract to buy pellets from the steelmaker over the next eight years. 

Report: Process Route Decisions Loom for European Steelmakers

30 Apr 2020 - To meet the European Union’s 2050 carbon neutrality goal, the European steel industry will have to make some very big and very expensive technology investment decisions in the next five to 10 years, according to a new report from the German strategy consultant Roland Berger. 

Ohio Blast Furnace Being Taken Off-Line

09 Apr 2020 - ArcelorMittal is preparing to idle the No. 6 blast furnace at its Cleveland, Ohio, USA, facility, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana. 

Nippon Steel Adjusts Production

08 Apr 2020 - Nippon Steel Corp. will bank two blast furnaces later this month and curtail coke production as it adjusts to lower demand, the company has said. 

USIMINAS Sets COVID-19 Curtailments

06 Apr 2020 - Brazilian integrated producer Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA (USIMINAS) is shutting down two blast furnaces and halting other operations due to falling demand. 

AK Steel Banks Michigan Blast Furnace

31 Mar 2020 - With the COVID-19 pandemic having brought North American auto production to a halt, AK Steel is temporarily idling its Dearborn Works in Michigan, reports Fastmarkets AMM.  

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