Coal Mining News

Chinese coal companies to boost thermal coal output to placate steel mills 

Cranking up production is actually the opposite of what Beijing wants to do for Chinese coal.

Caterpillar sees green shoots in mining, but sales far from picking up

The equipment maker is currently spending most of its R&D budget in its digital area, which aims to help miners reduce the amount of machinery needed at operations.

Dutch parliament votes to close down country's coal industry

The Dutch parliament has voted for a 55% cut in CO2 emissions by 2030, which would require the closure of all the country’s coal-fired power plants.

If Trump wins, he'll scrap Clean Power Plan and go after EPA 

In a nutshell: Less rules, more drilling and more digging.

Flashback Friday: The world's scariest mining chart

One year ago the most popular post at MINING.com examined how much longer the bear market in mining would last – compare and contrast.

US environmentalist to restart three met-coal mines

Restarting idled coal mines might seem like an odd way to fight climate change, but that’s the plan for a U.S. conservationist and his business partners, who recently acquired three Tumbler Ridge-Chetwynd area coal mines.

Peru, Brazil to emerge as Latin America’s new mining gems

Peru’s significant copper project pipeline and Brazil’s competitive iron ore sector will consolidate them as main drivers of investment in Latin America’s mining sector, says BMI Research.

Rio Tinto is no longer worried about China’s growth

The world’s second largest miner says is now rather “cautiously optimistic” in relation to what China's effect on commodity prices has in store.

Australia's coal industry outlook ignites dispute

Research suggesting that the country's economy would not be hurt by a gradual phasing out of coal production is met with ire.

Here is why the mining sector in sub-Saharan Africa is not ready to shine

Operational challenges and regulatory uncertainty in the region will keep a lead on its resources sector until at least 2020, says BMI research.

Not with a bang but a whimper: How commodities may end year

With supply gluts persisting from corn to oil, traders are already gearing up for declines.

Glencore coking coal shipments delayed after Australia train accident

The situation could add further heat to prices that have nearly doubled since the start of August.

100-year-old Australian mine given a second chance

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. is also planning to resume operations in Mozambique as coking coal prices have more than doubled this year.

Space mining absolutely viable — NASA expert

The main challenge for mining near-Earth celestial bodies is neither technology nor cost, but simply “convincing people it is realistic,” says Dr. Phil Metzger.

First global rankings of renewables for mines released

Energy and Mines has released the initial results of the first global rankings of renewables use by mining companies identifying the top 21 mining companies using wind and solar to power their operations.

Coking coal prices go gangbusters — up almost 150%

The commodity added $14.80 per tonne on Tuesday alone. Its trading now at almost $200 per tonne.

Panic buying sees coking coal price jump 20% in a week

Parabolic rise to hit $180 a tonne on Friday prompts talk of a bubble in steelmaking coal market.

Chinese deal gives fresh boost to thermal coal price

Under the new plan, Chinese miners will cut or boost output to keep coal prices within a desired range.

South African mining output falls sharply

PGMs down nearly 10% and manganese production down 24%.

NASA’s latest mission may tell us whether asteroid mining is really a go

OSIRIS-REx will collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth, in what it could be a pivotal step for firms currently planning to tap into the space mining business.

Mongolia readies to revive its giant Tavan Tolgoi coal mine

Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi (ETT), the state-owned company that holds the license to the deposit, has already begun evaluating bids and calculating the potential economic benefits of restarting it.

US, China climate pact devastating for coal price

New study forecasts global thermal coal trade to shrink by 373 million tonnes per year, leading to minimum 30% fall in coal prices post 2020.

BHP Billiton launches Prospects blog

The blogs will offer views on economics, commodities outlook and individual markets, and broader issues such as policy, governance and our social contribution.

Coal India pushes into solar

Coal India is diversifying its core business through a plan to install 600 megawatts of solar power in four states.