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The state's domestic gas market will soon receive a small supply boost, with Woodside Petroleum's Pluto project expected to begin pumping up to 25 terajoules a day into the network from the second half of this year.
BHP Billiton has lifted production of copper, nickel and energy coal for the first half of fiscal 2018, but volumes were flat in its iron ore business while petroleum and metallurgical coal volumes were down.
Gold has slipped from the previous day's four-month high, reflecting losses across the commodities complex as the US dollar claws back some losses the day after hitting a three-year low against a basket of currencies.
Oil has hovered near a three-year high above $US70 a barrel on signs that production cuts by OPEC and Russia are tightening supplies, although analysts warned of a "red flag" due to surging US production.
Gold prices have hit a four-month peak as the US dollar index slumped to its lowest in three years but some analysts say the greenback's slide could be short-lived as it hasn't been driven by fundamentals.
Oil prices have risen for a sixth day after Russia's oil minister said that global crude supplies were "not balanced yet," alleviating market concerns about a wind-down of the OPEC-led deal to reduce production.
The Western Australian government has backflipped on a decision to scrap regional educational provider School of the Air along with the Gifted and Talented and Follow the Dream programs after a widespread community backlash.