Coal Mining News

Industrea scores coal mining equipment contracts worth $7.5 million

INDUSTREA has announced the signing of another $7.5 million worth of coal mining equipment contracts as the company strives to meet the demands of China’s expanding industry….more at Coal Mining

China to be first to use US coal-to-liquid technology for power generation

American power generator Southern Co has announced that China will be the site for the first worldwide commercial implementation of the Transport Integrated Gasification (TRIGTM) technology for producing low-emission coal-based electricity. TRIG is an advanced integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) technology that produces electricity with lower emissions than traditional coal power plants. It also is compatible [...]

NETT TECH particulate matter diesel filters available from Norman G Clark

not considered a particulate emission and are not regulated.Examples of such applications include underground non-coal mining in the U.S.(particulates measured as total carbon) or occupational health environments inGermany (particulates measured

Coal seam gas rig secured for mining Moranbah

BLUE Energy has contracted a second coal seam gas rig for drilling in the Moranbah area, Queensland. Chief Operating Officer John Phillips says the second coring rig will provide the group with more flexibility to […]

AWU says OZ should embrace nuclear power because clean coal is too uncertain

AUSTRALIAN Workers Union (AWU) national secretary Paul Howes says that Australia should back nuclear energy because there is too much uncertainty surrounding clean coal. The Rudd Government supports uranium mining but not nuclear power for […]

Coal producer Murray Energy launches into the manufacture of longwall shields

Ohio-based Murray Energy is the largest independent coal producer in the US. In Illinois, Murray Energy independent operating subsidiary The American Coal Co operates the Galatia mining complex, the New Future and New Era mines in Saline County, while other subsidiaries operate underground and surface coal mines in Ohio, Kentucky and Utah. Combined, the mines produce over [...]

Chinese UCG deal

AN Australian, a UK and two Chinese companies have banded together to assess development of a commercial underground coal gasification operation with geosequestration capabilities in China……more at International Longwall News

Murray Energy to build its own longwall coal mining equipment

The largest independent U.S. coal miner, Murray Energy has launched American Equipment and Machine Inc. to manufacture and rebuild longwall mining equipment for the company's own mines….more at MineWeb

Coal Companies Could Get Boost

Goldman Sachs analysts recently stated that American coal companies will likely get a boost in their stock performance as countries regain their energy appetites and manufacturers switch factories back on.

Methane capture – Trolex looks at the implications, Industrea sells more to China

The advance of methane recovery monitoring equipment technology is helping companies improve safety and generate new revenue. Phil McLean, Senior Engineer at gas sensing specialist Trolex explains the opportunities ahead. Underground mines are the single largest source of coal mine methane (CMM) emissions in most countries, although CMM is also produced from surface mines and [...]

Arch Coal Building Colo Plant To Remove Impurities

Arch Coal Inc. says it will build a plant at a western Colorado mine to remove impurities that have contributed to a production slowdown and layoffs.

Bucyrus longwall for Bogdanka coal

Crushing & Conveying     Bucyrus has won a contract to deliver a complete, automated plow longwall to Polish mine operator Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka SA for its Bogdanka coal mine in Puchaczów. Bogdanka is one of […]

Bucyrus longwall for Bogdanka coal

Bucyrus has won a contract to deliver a complete, automated plow longwall to Polish mine operator Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka SA for its Bogdanka coal mine in Puchaczów.

Fuel cells for underground vehicles – progress is being made

One of the articles in IM’s forthcoming September issue looks at fuel cells vehicles for underground mines, and mentions the Fuelcell Propulsion Institute ( A government-industry consortium - the Mine Safety and Health Administration, United Mine Workers of America, a fuelcell-vehicle developer, safety consultancy, and a coal company - are developing and will demonstrate a zero-emission, fuelcell-powered [...]

New US labour-backed study supports economic, energy benefits of coal

A new study backed by major labour unions concluded that clean coal technologies can help usher in a US economic boon, boost the nation’s energy security and successfully manage carbon dioxide emissions. The study, Employment and Other Economic Benefits from Advanced Coal Electric Generation with Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies, found that building up to [...]

Xstrata ramps up development

Blair Price Wednesday, 5 August 2009 XSTRATA has started the surface mini build of longwall equipment at its upcoming Blakefield South mine, continuing coal project development despite a 39% year-on-year drop in revenue for the […]

Talbot named dealer of the year

Colin Jacoby Thursday, 6 August 2009 QUEENSLAND coal mining magnate and former Macarthur Coal chief Ken Talbot has taken out the Dealer of the Year award at a packed gala dinner on the last night […]

First quarter coal market and Euracoal’s outlook for the future

Euracoal reports that for the first time in many years, the world market for hard coal fell by some 8 % during the first quarter 2009. This latest Euracoal ( report arrived too late for International Mining’s August article on the global coal industry, which is about to be published. Steam coal was 140.1 Mt, [...]

Bucyrus unveils new diesel-powered carrier

BUCYRUS has boosted its Vers-A-Trac 650 range of roof support carriers, releasing the diesel-powered VT650D for the US coal industry……more at International Longwall News

Coalworks gets WoodMac onboard

EXPLORER Coalworks has appointed Wood Mackenzie to undertake price and market assessments of the thermal coal from its Oaklands North project in southern New South Wales……more at International Longwall News

Two Kentucky accidents injure 10

A PAIR of incidents at coal mines in Kentucky last Thursday left eight men injured at a Muhlenberg County underground mine and two hurt at a Floyd County highwall operation……more at International Longwall News

Runge appoints Hal Morris to mine-d NSW operations

RUNGE has appointed Hal Morris as a General Manager for its NSW operations.The global mining technology services company says that Morris will be responsible for the overall leadership, tactical and day-to-day operational management for Runge […]

Brown to Promote Wind, Clean Coal to Curb U.K.’s Gas Dependence

July 14 (Bloomberg) — The U.K., more reliant on natural gas than any country in Western Europe, will try to persuade utilities to build more wind parks and carbon-free coal plants….more at

Bucyrus Takes State-Based Automation to New Level

Bucyrus provides automation that achieves optimal operation under all mining conditions by taking coal clearance and roof supports into account.

China Shenhua to invest 36 bln yuan in Xinjiang to expand coal capacity

People's Daily (July 6, 2009) - China's Shenhua Group is expected to invest 36 billion yuan (5.27 billion U.S. dollars) over the five years to expand coal production capacity in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a company executive said Saturday.