Coal Mining News

To meet climate goals, world urged to reuse natural resources

"It is like when you look in your closet on a morning and you only look for pants"

China's coal output hits highest in over 3 years as mines start up

"It is now possible that Shaanxi will implement the strictest-ever regulations on illegal production, which would significantly reduce output in the province for the year," - Wood Mackenzie

Record $93B private capital flows into natural resources

But only sliver of funds raised destined for mining and metals

Germany's 2019 hard coal imports seen rising after mining ends

Germany is expected to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year, up roughly 1.4 percent from 2018 despite mounting competition from renewable energy.

China’s slowdown is miners' single biggest fear this year — report

Based on answers from 51 senior executives, lawyers White & Case say that trade tensions are the second largest challenge for the mining industry in 2019 and reveal what the underlying full-picture looks like.

Mining the Americas in 2019 — a forecast

Canada's cobalt sector and Ecuador's budding mining sector for copper and gold will be investment hot spots.

Australia’s South32 Q2 metallurgical coal production nearly doubles

Production of coking or metallurgical coal rose to about 1.6 million tonnes in the December quarter.

China’s latest mine collapse could cut coal capacity by 100mtpa

Coal prices in Shenmu and Fugu have increased by RMB10-50/t since the accident.

Electric cars seen getting cleaner even where grids rely on coal

The global share of zero-carbon electricity generation is set to increase from 38 percent last year to 63 percent by 2040.

Project Halo rejects favouritism claims in Optimum coal mine buy

The South African consortium distanced itself from allegations that it is linked to the Gupta family, the previous owner of Optimum coal and other two assets.

China's 2018 iron ore imports fall 1%, first annual drop since 2010

The fall in iron ore purchases for 2018 came as a 70 percent plunge in profit margins since late October cut the incentive for steelmakers to ramp up output and restock raw materials.

Merkel seeks to heal rift over role of coal in Germany's economy

The Chancellor will use a Tuesday dinner meeting in Berlin to press a panel plotting an exit from the world’s most widely used power-plant fuel.

Coal mine collapse in China's Shaanxi kills 21 – People's Daily

The accident is the deadliest reported so far this year in China's coal industry, known for its poor safety record.

The rising cost of socially responsible investing: Mark Gilbert

As the saying goes, if you think knowledge is expensive, try ignorance.

Indian rescuers struggle to pump out water from flooded mine

The mine became flooded after at least 15 miners went down the narrow pit on Dec. 13.

Mercury limits on coal plants no longer 'appropriate,' EPA Says

According to the new EPA analysis, the costs of complying with the rule are projected at $7.4 billion to $9.6 billion annually, while monetized benefits are estimated to be $4 million to $6 million annually.

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

China's industrial profits suffer first drop in 3 years, piles pressure on economy

The gloomy data points to a further loss of economic momentum as a trade dispute with the US piles pressure on China's vast manufacturing sector.

Trump's EPA to maintain Obama-era coal plant curbs, with a twist

Electric utilities have already spent billions of dollars to meet the requirements.

Dalian coke futures end at 3-week low on demand concerns

Chinese iron ore and rebar contracts, however, edged up on hopes that steel demand will pick up.

Mining M&A jumps to five-year high

1,349 announced mining deals valued at $86B through December 18, up 60% from 2017.

Indian billionaire's Australian mine plans face further delay

Adani can start work on building the rail line to connect Carmichael to Queensland’s freight network, but cannot start building the mine just yet.

South Africa's Transnet hopes to re-open one closed coal export line on Saturday

South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) exported a record 76.47 million tonnes of coal in 2017, and aims to export 77 million tonnes this year.

Worst Czech coal mine blast in decades kills 12 Poles, one Czech

The accident is the worst mining disaster in the Czech Republic since 1990, when 30 miners died in a fire at a mine near Karvina in the same region.

Incidents of black lung vastly under-reported in US Appalachia — NPR

The investigation tracked the plights of former coal miners suffering from the disease.