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WA’s environmental regulator has thrown its support behind plans by US oil and gas giant Chevron for a multibillion-dollar expansion of its massive Gorgon LNG project.
Iron ore exports at Australia's largest bulk commodity port have increased 28 per cent on a year ago as the nation's biggest iron ore miners increase volumes.
The relentless cost drive dominating the iron ore industry entered its latest downward spiral yesterday, with the first 100 of an expected 800 Rio Tinto workers laid off across some of the giant's biggest minesites.
Woodside Petroleum's proposed US$3.75 ($4.8) billion acquisition of a portfolio of Apache assets cleared a key hurdle this morning when it won approval from Australia's competition regulator.

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