Coal Mining News

Thermal coal price rally to hold

New report predicts the price of seaborne coal used in power generation to consolidate 2016's sharp gains.

Miners to spend $21 billion on exploration by 2025

Equipment and services suppliers will have to wait at least another year until they can fully feel the impact of this trend, says CSA Global — the world's second-largest mining sector consultancy.

Trump signs executive order undoing Obama's clean power plan

He has instruct has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and rewrite it.

US coal boss Robert Murray: Trump 'can't bring jobs back'

“I suggested that he temper his expectations. Those are my exact words,” said Murray Energy founder and CEO. “He can’t bring them back.”

MABC announces departure of President and CEO

The Mining Association of British Columbia announces that Karina Briño, President and CEO, has decided to advance to a new chapter in her life and will be taking on a challenging new industry assignment in her native Chile in early May 2017.

The 5 biggest private funds investing in mining

Denver is the global capital of private capital raising for investment in the metals and mining sector.

NEW REPORT: Global coal plant development freefall sparks renewed hope on climate goals

Work frozen at over 100 projects In China And India; 62 percent decline in global construction starts

Trump's repeal of anti-corruption rules could give US companies advantage over industry peers, says Fasken Martineau white collar expert

On February 14, 2017, President Trump signed into law a joint resolution of Congress to repeal a critical anti-corruption rule for oil, gas and mining companies.

A core holding keeps getting better

Fund manager Adrian Day reviews one of his favorite resource companies and updates a few others.

A viable, low-carbon path toward energy security for Japan's post-Fukushima economy

Eliminating high-risk dependence on imported fuels; vast potential in renewables and buildout around domestic technology advantages; stranded assets in coal projects; little chance of nuclear industry recovery.

Polemic Carmichael coal project in Australia to get going as early as August

Work on the delayed mine to start shortly after the federal government grants it final approval, which is expected before the end of May.

Coal mine in Germany turns into hydroelectric battery

The mine is set to be totally transformed by 2018.

Caterpillar hires former US Attorney General for help with probe

William P. Barr will help Caterpillar face a federal investigation related to profits earned by CSARL, its Swiss parts subsidiary.

Exploration spending in Australia finally on its way up

A 3.4% increase in the December quarter seems to indicate that the downward trend of the past five years has been finally reversed.

Easter Canada now the preferred mineral exploration investment destination

While wew mines continue to open in British Columbia, the perceptionis that the province is no longer a welcome place for mineral exploration.

Indian billionaire Agarwal goes after 12% of Anglo American

Deal would make of Volcan Investments Ltd., Agarwal's family trust, the second-largest investor in Anglo American.

Anglo American building resilience through partnership

Anglo American today published its 16th annual Sustainability Report, entitled ‘Delivering Change, Building Resilience, Working in Partnership’.

Visualizing America’s changing energy mix (1970 – 2030e)

Chart of the Week - What powers the U.S., and how that mix is evolving over time

The 20 best mining schools in the world

The rankings are based on data for academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and research impact.

China leaves size, timing of coal output restrictions to local authorities

Beijing will adopt more market-friendly measures in the sector and other oversupplied industries.

Rio Tinto chairman Jan du Plessis steps down, set to lead BT

He joins a growing list of chairmen who are leaving some of the world's' top mining companies, including BHP Billiton and Anglo American.

PDAC 2017 Convention exceeds expectations

Over 24,000 people attended this year's Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s Convention — a strong indication that confidence has returned to the mineral exploration and mining industry.

Britain's CO2 emissions at levels not seen since 1894

Emissions of carbon dioxide from coal fell 50 per cent in 2016 as use of the fossil fuel dropped by 52 per cent, contributing to an overall drop in carbon output of 5.8 per cent last year compared with 2015.

Iron ore price drops to 1-month low, coking coal rebounds

Iron ore stockpiles at Chinese ports reach record high, but Beijing steel and coal capacity cuts should lend support to high-grade imports, met coal prices.

Canada's Gov't gives mining explorers a full extra year of tax credit

The 15% Mineral Exploration Tax Credit, which was slated to expire at the end of this month, has been extended until March 31, 2018.