Author - Richard Szabo

Richard Szabo is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years' experience in news writing at mainstream and niche media organizations. He has a specialty in mining and business reporting.

Lucas Dow Adani Australia

Coal ban bill ‘dangerous’ says mining giant

New rules that ban coal mining in Central Queensland would bring great uncertainty to the state’s economy, a mining executive has warned. Adani Mining chief executive Lucas Dow said at a March...

Arrow Energy Surat Gas Project

$10B mining project approved in southern Queensland

A $10 billion gas project has the green light to begun construction in Queensland’s Darling and Western Downs regions. Arrow Energy recently received approval for 14 petroleum leases, covering...

BHP South Flank Iron Ore Project

Tender awarded for WA metal project worth over $2B

An integrated engineering and construction group has won a contract at a Western Australian metal project worth more than $2 billion. Civmec Construction and Engineering recently secured the third...

Barrick Gold management team

$25B deal promised to create best mining company ever

The largest precious metal miner in the world wants to spend $25 billion on making what it claims to be the best mining company in history. Barrick Gold Corporation has offered US$17.8 billion ($24.8...

Chinese police armed with a rifle. (Photo credit: Adobe Stock)

Coal orders stop as China orders a freeze on imports

New Australian coal orders are being suspended after China ordered a freeze on further imports. Major buyers in China and international coal merchants in China believe the freeze is due to average...

Glencore underground mine

Mining giant succumbs to climate change activism

One of the world’s largest diversified resource companies has yielded to mounting pressure from climate change activism, and will invest heavily in environmentally sustainable practices. Glencore has...

W.E. Smith Lloyds auction

Liquidation auction sells equipment starting at $1

A defunct engineering company is liquidating all of its plant and equipment assets through an auction with no reserve. W.E. Smith is selling all of its machinery, including more than 200 welders...

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