Coal Mining News

China's green light on coal power won't trigger new plant boom

More than 10 regions will be freed of their overcapacity tag in 2022, clearing a hurdle for them to resume building coal-fired plants.

Anglo steps up defense to repel Agarwal's interest: Telegraph

Anglo American’s defense advisers are said to plan attacks on the quality of Vedanta’s portfolio compared to Anglo’s assets.

Australia’s South32 Q3 coking coal production down 37% vs Q2, beats estimate

Production of coking fell to 990 kilo tonnes during the March quarter from 1.6 million tonnes in the second quarter.

Coal prices are up and US miners still can't catch a break

The global coal markets have been on a tear lately, and America’s miners are still tanking.

A coal miner's less-is-more lesson for frackers

Arch Coal Inc. has a novel approach to beating the market: by not getting any more valuable.

Rio Tinto warning may rupture mining industry into green and dirty

Rio Tinto's warning to mining lobby groups that they have to acknowledge the threat of climate change is likely a sign that the industry will inevitably fracture into two camps.

Mining flotation chemicals market to reach $10B by 2020

Mining flotation chemicals are used during the ore beneficiation process.

Anti-mining activists in South Africa face harassment, death — report

Opponents to mining projects in South Africa are often harassed, threatened and sometimes even killed, according to a report by a group of human rights advocates including Human Rights Watch.

China's commodity imports look tepid, may be slightly warmer

The decline in commodity imports in the first quarter seem to confirm the narrative of slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy.

British Columbia government to restore structure at historic coal mine

The 22.5-metre concrete headframe and tipple structure at the Morden Colliery coal mine was built in the early 1900s by the Pacific Coal Company.

Cobalt, uranium and silver prices expected to rally in 2019

But the iron ore price surge won't last says new survey of commodity analysts.

Asia’s mining sector offsets risk with reward — report

Mongolia has emerged as an investment hot spot for untapped reserves.

Coal's collapse crowns winners and losers from China to the US

It’s been a stormy month for benchmark coal prices in Asia, with the potential for reverberations across the globe.

Adani's Australian coal mine wins further environmental approval

The company has taken a step closer to the construction of the Carmichael coal mine in Australia after winning federal approval for its groundwater management plan.

Is coal's slump overdone? Australia's resilient exports suggest maybe

There are some signs that the rapid decline in thermal coal prices in recent months has moved the market into oversold territory.

Indonesia battery-grade nickel plant awaits environmental nod

Indonesia's first plant to produce battery-grade nickel is on track to start operations by 2020, though the project still needs an environmental permit that could take up to eight months.

Mining students learn to develop feasibility studies using high-tech solution

The Riivos-built mining financial technology software helps them spend less time building spreadsheet models and more time optimizing their mine project economics.

Norway wealth fund to tighten coal ban, add green infrastructure

The government proposes to expand its coal ban by adding absolute caps on production of thermal coal, or its use in power generation, which would target big companies.

Profitable coal trade beckons buyers brave enough to test China

It’s high quality and the price is a bargain, but the risk may be too great for Chinese buyers looking for a quick profit.

West Virginia's trying to revive coal, one miner isn't convinced

West Virginia is dangling tax incentives for coal miners in an attempt to revive operations in Coal Country, but Contura Energy Inc. isn’t swayed just yet.

Immersive Technologies recognizes two for mining business improvement

Immersive Technologies has announced the winners of its Global Business Improvement Award 2018.

US National Mining Association President and CEO to retire

Hal Quinn has served as president and chief executive officer for 11 years – the longest-tenured head of the organization.

Glencore, Tohoku Electric set coal contract price at $94.75/T

The price, which serves as an industry benchmark for supplies of seaborne thermal coal in Asia, was 14% lower than a price agreed for the year through September this year.

Former coal-fired power plant in Ontario becomes solar facility

Since 2014, Ontario Power Generation stopped using coal to generate electricity in Canada's most populous province.

Northern Vancouver Island’s mineral potential to be surveyed

According to Geoscience BC, every time its team runs projects like this one, new investment comes into the region at hand.