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Alcoa to resume Portland aluminium smelter post AGL power deal /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Alcoa announced on Friday morning that its Portland aluminium smelter will resume production of the lost capacity after the federal and Victorian governments offered rescue packages for the smelter worth A$30 million ($23 million) and promises to keep the smelter open till 2021.T ...

Rio Tinto to cut down production at its Boyne aluminium smelter /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Rio Tinto today announced that the company will slash aluminium production worth more than $110 million and 30 jobs due to high power prices in the state at its Boyne aluminium smelter. The company will reduce up to 45,000 tonnes of aluminium production in 2017.Rio Tinto’s ...

Aluminum Association applauds DOC Secretary Nominee Wilbur Ross’ comments on overcapacity /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Aluminum Association commended remarks today by Secretary of Commerce nominee Wilbur Ross on the continued impact of Chinese overcapacity on the domestic steel and aluminium industries.In response to a question from Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ross argued that the “fu ...

Aluminium Association Press Release
GCC primary aluminium production is 5,229,115 tonnes in 2016 /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Collectively the five Aluminium primary producers (EGA (UAE), Alba (Bahrain), Ma’aden Aluminium (KSA), Qatalum (Qatar) and Sohar Aluminium (Oman) have produced 5,229,115 tons of primary Aluminium in 2016.“During 2016 GCC Aluminium smelter and downstream have been goin ...

Gulf Aluminium Council Press Release
Rio Tinto's Q4 2016 aluminium production grows +7% YoY; yearly metal production reaches 3.6 MT /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Leading mining and minerals development company Rio Tinto released its fourth quarter production results today. Aluminium production logged a ten per cent year-over-year growth, with record per annum metal production at ten of its smelters. The recently modernised and expanded Ki ...

Alcoa’s Portland aluminium smelter shows growth after Australian financial support /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Alcoa’s aluminium smelter in Victoria has shown “progress” after Australia government offered financial assistance to the 30-year-old aluminium smelter which was damaged by a state-wide power outrage in December 2016. The smelter has been running at one-third of ...

$25 million worth of aluminium seized by U.S. customs officials in relation to unlawful shipping /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

According to a Wall Street Journal report, $25 million worth of aluminium has been seized by U.S. customs officials. As sources says the stockpile may be linked to a Chinese billionaire accused of dumping cheap aluminium across the world.This is a significant step taken by federa ...

AAC’s response to the WTO complaint on China's aluminium overcapacity /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC) intends to review the United States filing at the WTO regarding Chinese subsidies to its aluminium industry, and views the focus on the issue as a positive step."We welcome the use of the WTO dispute resolution system to initiate a fact-b ...

Century Aluminum commends USTR’s request for WTO consultation with China on illegal aluminium subsidies /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Century Aluminum Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer Michael A. Bless today commended the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) announcement that the United States has requested World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations with China regarding the Chinese gov ...

Century Aluminum Press Release
U.S to file WTO complaint against Chinese aluminium subsidies /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The Obama administration is expected to file a complaint on Thursday with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China over aluminium subsidies, as reported by Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.The world's two largest economies are expected to affect by the WTO complaint, sinc ...