• Australian coal miners buoyed by prices

    THE rally in coal prices over the past 12 months has prompted a rush to restart mothballed mines, resume mine expansion plans and launch new mines in coal mining centres around the world. The coal industry upturn has created thousands of jobs and provided fresh hope to mining communities and families whose fortunes nose-dived as prices plunged in 2014.

  • Automating the train load out process

    MRA technology delivers improved capacity, profitability and safety

  • China major influence on coal industry

    CHINA will remain the major influencing factor on the global coal industry for some time to come as urbanisation and capitalisation continue in the vast nation, albeit at a slower pace than during the mining boom. Industrialised Japan and South Korea are strong players while emerging economies in India and South East Asia are increasingly important markets for coal.

  • COAL - Approval for new rail project

    The peak representative body for Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has congratulated Adani Mining Australia on earning state approval for its North Galilee Basin Rail project. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche says the project will provide vital jobs and confirm the long-term contribution of the coal industry to the state and the nation.

  • COAL - Drop in Sales Erodes Profits

    Coal mining profits fell by more than 88% during 2012-13, according to a report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This was largely due to the value of sales dropping by 16.9% during the year, according to ABS director of Annual Industry Statistics, Chris Thompson.

  • COAL – Tigers Realm Acquires Port and Terminal

    Tigers Realm Coal has acquired the Beringovsky Port and Coal Terminal 35km to the north east of the Amaam North deposit and the proposed Project F mine in Chukotka province of far eastern Russia.

  • Coal will remain part of energy mix

    COAL will form part of the energy mix required to ensure reliable provision of electricity for many years to come, according to Centennial Coal managing director and CEO David Moult, but a key to the industry’s growth will be the adoption of new technology to enhance mining practices and make coal a cleaner product.

  • EVENTS - 3rd annual Coal Mongolia exhibition imminent

    Final preparations are under way for the 3rd annual international coal investors’ conference ‘Coal Mongolia 2013’ in Ulaanbaatar on February 21-22. Organizers say it is the first time Mongolia’s new government will present its policy and direction for the coal mining sector.

  • EVENTS - Pacific Basin Coal Conference to tackle supply topics

    The topic on top of the discussion agenda at Energy Publishing’s inaugural Pacific Basin Coal Conference from February 24-26 in Waikiki, Hawaii, will be whether North American suppliers will be able to fill the gap in Asian markets left by Australian coking coal companies due to Tropical Cyclone Oswald.

  • INDONESIA - Cokal submits EIS for BBM coal project

    Global metallurgical coal group Cokal has submitted an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the Bumi Barito Mineral (BBM) project in Central Kalimantan. The EIS outlines development of mining operations up to an annual output of 6 million tonnes, and includes the integrated development of the mine, haul road and river barging terminal.

  • INDONESIA - Cokal to acquire additional coal tenement

    Cokal Limited has entered into an agreement to acquire 75% of Indonesian company PT Tambung Benua Alam Raya (TBAR) which holds tenements adjoining its Bumi Barito Mineral Coal Project (BBM). This is another major step for Cokal which is on track to begin construction of BBM mine in Central Kalimantan later this year.

  • INDONESIA - Dispute impacts Mamahak coal production

    Coal production at Kangaroo Resources’ Mamahak coal mine in East Kalimantan is being affected for a second month as an industrial dispute with the company’s mining contractor continues.

  • INDONESIA - SEAE to manage and market PT PAR coal

    South East Asia Energy Resources (SEAE) has signed an agreement to manage, operate and market the coking coal from the PT PAR project in East Kalimantan. SEAE, formerly known as Victory West Metals, says the agreement with PT Debbia Mining gives it full ownership of all coal and production to existing jetty port facilities 34km from the mine.  1

  • KYRGYZ REPUBLIC - Coking coal confirmed at Tuyuk-Kargasha

    Lab results of drill core from samples at Celsius Coal’s Tuyuk-Kargasha project within the Uzgen Basin property in central Kyrgyzstan have confirmed most intersections have strong coking properties. 15 of 16 coal samples have shown a free swelling index (FSI) greater than 4.5 which is the typical threshold for coking coal. Most samples show FSI in the range of 6.5 to 8.5, or high quality coking coal.  1

  • PHILIPPINES - Coal Asia increases stake in Titan

    Coal Asia Holdings will increase its stake in Titan Mining & Energy Corporation (TMEC) in a strategic move to capitalize on the growth in coal demand in Mindanao. TMEC owns the mining and development rights to the Davao Oriental and Zamboanga Sibugay coal sites which have a combined total potential coal resource of 120 million tonnes.

  • PHILIPPINES - Coal Asia updates value of Davao Oriental holding

    Coal Asia Holdings has updated the valuation of mineable coal reserves within 400 hectares of the Davao Oriental contract area at US$99.7 million. The selected portion of the site represents just 3% of the 13,000 hectare concession area of within Zamboanga Sibugay.

  • SUPPLIER NEWS - Sandvik delivers on Bowen coal mine order

    Three new Sandvik Mining bolter-miners are being delivered to major underground coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, adding to a fleet of more than 20 other machines in the region.

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