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Forrest pursues new disruptive course

Mining and oil rarely mix well, not that Australian iron ore billionaire Andrew Forrest seems worried by history as he prepares to add fuel to his extensive mining interests.

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Port Kembla on Australia's eastern seaboard

Unlike earlier attempts by miners to diversify into oil and gas, Forrest is minimising exposure to exploration and production, the highest-risk phase of the business, by going directly into gas