BHP Stirs Memory of Alcan Writedowns as Shale Gas Sours: Energy

BHP Billiton Ltd.’s $20 billion foray into U.S. shale gas has been hit by a decade-low plunge in prices, raising the specter over the world’s biggest mining company of the Alcan Inc. deal that almost sank Rio Tinto Group.

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