Coal Mining News

South African Export Coal Retreats on Weaker European Demand

By Alistair Holloway April 27 (Bloomberg) — Prices for coal shipped from South Africa’s Richards Bay, site of the world’s largest export terminal for the fuel, fell for a second consecutive week on weaker demand […]

Raleigh judge considers order against coal protesters

A Raleigh County judge is set to hear whether a ruling against environmental activists should become permanent.

Pike progress on rockfall remedy

PIKE River Coal is closer to entering production, as it expects a continuous miner to start up within the week at its namesake underground coal mine in New Zealand's South Island….more at International Longwall News

China launches gas safety campaign in small mines

SHANGHAI, April 28 (Reuters) – China said it has launched a safety campaign to address the hidden danger of methane gas in small coal mines, which produce about a third of the country's coal, the […]

Coal-fired Power Station Selects Filtramag as Primary Filtration System Station Cites Equipment Efficiency, Quick Pay-back

April 28, 2009 (Highland, MI) — Magnetic Products, Inc. (MPI) is pleased to announce that Drax Power Station, Britain's largest coal-fired power station, recently selected Eclipse Magnetics's Filtramag as the filtration system for an essential […]

ET Mining Hire & Sales launches a new website

ET Mining Hire & Sales has one of Australia's largest Mobile Hire Fleet and have the equipment to cater for Underground Hardrock Mining, Tunnelling, Coal, Shaft Sinking, Micro Tunnelling. ET Mining Hire & Sales have […]

Leading methane drainage technology in China

Industrea has signed a contract with Shanxi Asian American Daning Energy Co. (SAADEC) worth A$2 million. SAADEC is acquiring additional underground directional drilling equipment supplied by Industrea subsidiary Wadam Industries for Daning Coal Mine, Shanxi Province. SAADEC is now the longest user of Australian-built underground directional drilling equipment and the Daning mine is using Industrea’s Advanced Mining Technologies [...]

First Activemine™purchase order received for underground coal mine in kentucky

Safety and productivity benefits cited by new customer in purchase decision TORONTO, April 16, 2009 – Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) today announced that a leading coal mining company has selected ActiveMineTM for the first […]

Colombia coal train strike talks canceled

BOGOTA, April 14 (Reuters) – Talks set for Tuesday between striking Colombian coal train workers and their managers were canceled, keeping alive a work stoppage that has slowed the movement of coal from mines owned […]

Shenhua says Q1 coal production up, but sales steady

HONG KONG, April 14 (Reuters) – China Shenhua Energy Co (1088.HK) (601088.SS), the country's biggest coal producer, said on Tuesday its commercial coal production rose 16 percent in the first quarter but sales were steady….jmore […]

Massey mine foreman enters guilty plea to failing to follow safety standard at W.Va. mine

A Massey Energy Co. foreman pleaded guilty Thursday to failing to conduct safety drills at a West Virginia coal mine.

World’s 40%-Plus Dependence on Energy Coal Set to Grow

According to the Clean Coal Centre, the world’s use of coal for energy is expected to increase over the next 20 years. The demand for coal is increasing at a much faster pace than the […]

ABB wins $32 million order for coal handling plant in Mozambique

ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won a $32 million order from Vale in Mozambique for complete electrification and automation solutions to maximise productivity, monitor energy use and minimise energy consumption at a new coal mine. The new mine is, according to ABB, one of Vale’s major investments in Africa and will [...]

Asia Coal-Prices rise above $62, buoyed by Japan deal

PERTH, March 16 (Reuters) – Prices of power-station coal from Australia, a benchmark for Asia, rose for the first time ina month to hover above $62 a barrel, buoyed by news of a thermalcoal deal […]

Tropical Cyclone Disrupts Queensland Coal Shipping

According to BHP Billiton Limited, Tropical Cyclone Hamish has disrupted its coal shipping operations at Gladstone and Hay Point ports on the Queensland coast. Ms Samantha Evans a spokeswoman for Melbourne based BHP said that […]

CRCMining awarded A$2.2 million grant from ACARP

CRCMining, an Australian research centre, has been awarded a total of A$2.2 million in grants from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP). The company’s Vice President for Mining Research, Professor Paul Lever said the funding will assist six new and continuing research projects. The grants cover a wide range of projects; including continuing research [...]

Callidan Instruments breaks into Russian market with MoistScan

Callidan Instruments, with help from Moscow based Instrumentation Company Konvels, has introduced its MoistScan® online microwave moisture technology to a wide range of industries in Russia. Many gauges have been purchased for online moisture analysis and control, with applications including iron ore, coal concentrate and mineral salts.

Ultra-Dynamics supply Ultramoist microwave moisture monitor to Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group

Hunter Valley Coal Energy (a subsidiary of BHP Billiton) Excel Coal Limited (a subsidiary of Peabody Pacific) White Mining (a subsidiary of Felix Resources) Donaldson Coal Whitehaven Coal Mining Centennial Coal Company Two moisture

Appeals judge orders tougher mine safety rules

AP via Yahoo News (Feb 10, 2009) - A judge on Tuesday ordered the federal agency that regulates coal mining to strengthen rules designed to make the nation's 38,000 underground coal miners safer by creating better-trained rescue teams.

Potential increased coal recovery from technology that addresses economic and environmental waste impoundment issues

A $13 million cooperative effort with America’s Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) over the past seven years has resulted in the successful demonstration of a novel technology that addresses a problem plaguing coal operators and environmentalists alike: separating fine coal particles from water and their ultimate use as a significant energy [...]

The Changing Political Landscape in Washington and the Potential for the U.S. Coal Industry

With the election of President Obama and the Democrat Party taking control of the U.S. Congress, the country experienced a major shift. For the first time in more than a decade, one party controls the […]

President Bush promotes coal as a means toward energy independence

AP (August 1, 2008) - President Bush, in a speech to the West Virginia Coal Association, said that he's using his last six months in office to push new energy plans that include electricity from coal.

Plan may double Australia Newcastle coal exports

SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Exports from Australia's Newcastle coal port, the world's largest, could double under a state government expansion plan, Port Waratah Coal Services Pty, one of the operators at the port said […]

CIC Gains Momentum On Mmamabula Power, Coal Plans

Toronto-based CIC Energy is going forward with plans to build a coal mine and power station at its Mmamabula project, in Botswana.

RBCT Sees No Slowdown In Coal Exports

The quantity of coal exported from the world’s largest single coal terminal, the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), remains high despite declining coal prices.