December 2011

Brazilian pig iron export prices up on renewed interest from USA

Brazilian pig iron export prices have increased this week on the back of renewed interest from the North American steel market, sources told Metal Bulletin.

CIS-origin pig iron export prices post second week of gains

Export prices for CIS-origin pig iron posted a second week of gains on the back of increased interest from Turkish buyers and tight supplies.

CIS-origin pig iron export prices post second week of gains

Export prices for CIS-origin pig iron posted a second week of gains on the back of increased interest from Turkish buyers and tight supplies.

New gas power sources boost DRI potential, Tenova says

New sources of gas power are driving global growth in the production of direct reduced iron (DRI), at the same time that the use of electric arc furnaces (EAF) is rising, a Tenova executive told delegates at Metal Bulletin’s Middle East Iron & Steel Conference in Dubai on December 14.

New gas power sources boost DRI potential, Tenova says

New sources of gas power are driving global growth in the production of direct reduced iron (DRI), at the same time that the use of electric arc furnaces (EAF) is rising, a Tenova executive told delegates at Metal Bulletin’s Middle East Iron & Steel Conference in Dubai on December 14.

Emirates Steel to start up HRC facility in 2014

Emirates Steel is at the final feasibility and tendering stage for the construction of a hot rolled coil (HRC) facility with a focus on supplying regional markets, acting ceo Saeed Al Romaithi told Metal Bulletin in an interview on December 12.

CIS-origin pig iron price levels hold steady, lack direction

Export prices for CIS-origin pig iron have held steady for another week, as severe autumn price declines come to an end.

CIS-origin pig iron price levels hold steady, lack direction

Export prices for CIS-origin pig iron have held steady for another week, as severe autumn price declines come to an end.

Metinvest commissions rebuilt furnace at Yenakievo works

Ukrainian steelmaking group Metinvest has blown in a new blast furnace at its Yenakievo works, which will increase the plant’s pig iron capacity by two-thirds, the company said.

Cargill shuts Hong Kong steel desk, streamlines Geneva steel team

US-based commodities trader Cargill has shut its Hong Kong steel trading desk and cut back steel trading activities in Geneva, Cargill spokeswoman Corinne Holtshausen confirmed to Metal Bulletin on December 2.