BHP Billiton ordered to reveal Africa smelters’ energy costs
Mar 19, 2013 | 03:04 PM
| Jethro Wookey
LONDON South Africas Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed BHP Billiton Plcs challenge of a South Gauteng High Court ruling that the miner must disclose what it is paying for electricity supplied to its Hillside aluminum smelter in Richards Bay, South Africa, and its Mozal smelter in Mozambique.
The appeal was dismissed by the SCAs deputy president, Khayelihle Kenneth Mthiyane, who also ordered power group Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. to pay application costs to South African publishing group Media 24, on whose behalf journalist Jan de Lange originally requested the information under the countrys access to information laws. ....
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