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BHP Billiton (BHP), the world's biggest mining company, is worried that rising supply will depress commodity prices in the short term, company chairman Jac Nasser said on Sept. 23.

No commodity looks likely to face bigger short-term pressure than iron ore. Fourth-quarter production from the three big Australian iron-ore miners -- BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto (RIO), and Fortescue Metals Group (FSUGY) -- will be 34 million metric tons higher than in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Citigroup. That's just the beginning of a huge surge in supply. Australia alone is projected to add 140 million metric tons of new capacity over the next two years....311 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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