Coal Mining News

Alberta’s plan to phase out coal coming this fall

The project will include financial help to coal emitters closing their plants and transitioning to cleaner forms of power.

Oil prices to rise in 2017: World Bank

The new forecast is a response to OPEC's decision to limit production after a long period of unrestrained output.

Glencore sells Australia coal rail unit for $874 million

With the deal, the Swiss group is only a step away from meeting chief executive Ivan Glasenberg’s target of $5bn in assets sales this year.

Rio Tinto to ship less iron ore despite increased demand from China

Smaller rival Fortescue Metals went the opposite way — it increased iron ore exports by 5% in the Sep. quarter.

BHP Billiton to lose chairman Jac Nasser next year

He said he had intended to announce his retirement last year but chose to stay on while BHP dealt with the aftermath of the Samarco mine disaster in Brazil.

CAT says room and pillar is like landlines — its days are numbered

The world's largest heavy machinery maker explains why it decided to put such division up for sale: "We wouldn’t have done that if we thought it could undermine our position in the market."

Coal plant threatens Bengal tiger ecosystem

Unesco and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature want Bangladesh to stop the Rampal power plant.

World's largest miner wants 50 pct of workforce to be female by 2025: report

"We challenge dated stereotypes about jobs in the resources industry.”

Stunning photos of Poland’s kings of coal

Photo essay by Tomasz Tomaszewski.

World’s top miner BHP Billiton finally sees signs of recovery in mining

BHP is not the first major player to flag green shoots in the mining industry. Caterpillar, the world's largest heavy machinery maker, said the same last month.

Thermal coal just hit $100 per tonne and may stay this high until 2017

The last time prices for the commodity were this high was in 2012.

Controversy surrounds South African coal mine

Atha-Africa's Yzermyn project sits in the Mabola protected area.

Miners still sceptical that coal surge will hold

Prices rose after China — the world’s biggest consumer and producer — cut its output.

Caterpillar CEO Oberhelman to step down in March

Jim Umpleby, group president for energy and transportation, will succeed Oberhelman as chief executive.

Cyclones off Western Australia could hike iron ore price 

Western Australia, which hosts the Pilbara iron ore belt, has a 67% chance of getting more than the average 11 tropical cyclones from November to April.

Is clean coal an option for India?

The accumulated benefits of implementing CCS at a large scale, given careful planning and prudent execution, could outweigh the one-time cost.

CEO Gary Goldberg dishes on Newmont Mining's aggressive investment program

"I'm a mining engineer so I always like to see the equipment. That's always fun to get out and see, and especially how technology is being applied."

Positive signs put Canadian junior miners in a good position for recovery – PwC report

Investors have seen a rise in the market capitalization of top junior mining companies on the TSX Venture Exchange by more than 100% compared to last year.

Kumba becomes the sole owner of Sishen mine

South Africa has granted the miner, a unit of Anglo American, previously disputed mining rights at the operation, ending a seven-year dispute.

Bulgaria coal miners stay underground to protest layoffs, delayed salaries

The men began their protest when their shift ended on Tuesday morning and refuse to come up even though the mine's owner says it won't shut down the operation as planned.

Infographic | What Americans actually think about energy and the climate

There is a wealth of information to be explored in the modern era, and there’s no shortage of new ideas or contrary viewpoints to be discovered.

Coking coal, iron ore prices resume surge

Chinese traders back from week-long holiday continue to chase steelmaking raw materials.

Wind, solar power plants cheaper than coal in a decade

In countries like Chile and Morocco, the tipping point has already been passed.

Nigerian minister wants $500 million for mining sector

Minister Kayode Fayemi is negotiating a $500 million investment fund with the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority.

Armadale discovers high-grade coarse flake graphite mineralisation in Tanzania

Drilling commenced circa 2 kilometres from a previous RC drill hole, which returned 60m at 10.7% Total Graphitic Carbon.