Coal Mining News

US Gov’t mulls raising royalties for coal mining in public lands

The Obama administration has called for a broad array of reforms to its coal-leasing program, including royalty rates increases.

DRC says Ok for Glencore to take full control of Mutanda copper mine

Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu said he “didn’t believe” the government needed to authorize changes in ownership in that or any project.

Private capital rotating into mining and metals

Private capital funds raised $2.1 billion for mining and metals investment in 2016 – this year 13 funds are targeting $10 billion says new study.

Canada's gold miners to embrace green energy to control costs

Expected increased in the adoption of alternative energy sources by the country's gold sector to be boosted by recently passed regulations, such as the carbon tax.

Infographic | The World's Largest Megaprojects

Before a megaproject gets the nod to go ahead, a very unique set of circumstances must first be considered.

Coking coal price crashes through $200

Coking coal takes 6% tumble on Tuesday for a $120 a tonne decline over just six weeks.

Erdene new gold zone at Mongolia Bayan Khundii project larger than expected

Bayan Khundii project went from greenfield prospect to being Erdene’s flagship asset in roughly nine months.

‘Trump effect’ on resurgent Iranian mining sector close to none — analysts

Any re-instatement of sanctions will, if at all, pose minimal additional hurdles to new investors, BMI Research says.

CHART: How every commodity performed in 2016

It was an up and down year for commodities, but things ultimately finished in the black.

Glencore may take full control of Mutanda copper mine

The Swiss firm already has a 69% stake in the DRC mine, which jointly owns with Israeli mining tycoon Dan Gertler.

CHART: Coking coal price correction turns into rout

$200 a tonne is in sight.

INTERACTIVE: Mining emerges from slump

With only a couple of exceptions, metal and mineral prices rallied in 2016 – see at a glance how far the industry has come.

Coal-fired power plant in India makes baking soda out of carbon dioxide

System uses a new proprietary solvent that is reportedly slightly more efficient than those used conventionally, requiring less energy and smaller equipment.

Indonesia: Rigorous coal-lending guidelines in banking sector’s best interest

A sustainable financial-sector roadmap for Indonesia must aggressively incorporate rigorous environmental and social standards into the credit-risk framework.

US Republicans pass bill to block last minute Obama regulations on coal

Congress has now the power to kill in one fell swoop dozens of regulations and executive orders recently issued by President Barack Obama.

China steps up efforts to cut coal capacity

Country’s top economic planner aims to cut 800 million tonnes of coal capacity a year until 2020, even as production and consumption of the fuel increases.

25 miners died in work-related accidents last year in the US

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration indicate that in 2016, 25 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines – down from 29 in 2015.

Death toll at India coal mine cave-in climbs to 18

The number of casualties from a coal mine accident in India has risen to 18, nearly doubling the 10 found dead soon after the Dec. 29 incident.

SLIDESHOW: Mining on the mend – 2016 year in review

The global mining industry rebounded from multi-year lows in 2016 – MINING.com's most popular posts of the year tell the story.

At least 12 dead after coal mine collapse in India, Myanmar jade mine landslide

Two separate mining accidents in India and Myanmar have together claimed the lives of a dozen miners, though the death toll may rise as the search for bodies continues.

Coking coal price ends 2016 with sharp drop

Down more than 5% as market for steelmaking raw material corrects after dizzying year.

B.C. coal mine to restart, hiring back 200+ workers

Last fall, Conuma put 170 coal miners back to work at the Brule mine. The company is now busy hiring back another 220 miners at the Wolverine mine.

Chinese coal industry sees earnings explode in 2016

The Chinese National Bureau of statistics mentioned a growth of “157 percent in the first 11 months of 2016”.

Peabody announces plan to emerge from bankruptcy

Proposed recoveries for key stakeholders.

CHART: China's economy growing fastest since 2013

Turnaround in GDP expansion in world's top commodity consumer over the past few months "almost as sharp as in 2009" says new study.