Coal Mining News

Work begins on trailblazing coal-fired power station in the US

Fluor has been selected to begin limited engineering for Tenaska’s Trailblazer Energy Center, a supercritical coal-fired plant development equipped with carbon capture technology in Sweetwater, Texas. The proposed facility is expected to be the first conventional commercial coal-fuelled power plant in the US to produce electricity while being designed to capture 85% to 90% of the [...]

61 miners get pink slips at Somerset mine

The nation's recession and increased use of other electricity-generating fuels hit home for 61 coal miners who were laid off at the West Elk Mine in Somerset on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Bonding of Coal and Industrial Mineral Operations in Pennsylvania

On all mine sites in Pennsylvania, operators are required to post bonds in order to guarantee that the reclamation obligations stipulated in the approved mining permit will be met. The bonding program is administered by […]

Administration's plan might clash w…..

The Obama administration's plan to tighten regulation of mountaintop removal coal mines may be at odds with a West Virginia land-use law aimed at creating economic opportunity from reclaimed surface mines.

The MSHA and NIOSH to hold a public hearing on the proposed coal mine dust personal monitors.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule to revise existing requirements to approve sampling devices that […]

Bucyrus Listed on IndustryWeek’s 50 Best

Bucyrus is pleased to have been recognized by IndustryWeek (IW) magazine as a “Top 50 Best Public Manufacturing Companies". As reported by IW the Top 50 list for 2008 is comprised of 12 petroleum and coal products manufacturers, 10 computer and other electronics sector and nine from the primary metals segment.

GroundProbe makes breakthrough in China

BRISBANE-based GroundProbe and the Shenyang Branch of China Coal Research Institute have signed an agreement to bring world-leading Slope Stability Radar technology into Chinese mines…..more at International Longwall News

Coal industry puts emissions talks on hold

The Federal Government has failed to convince the coal industry to back its emissions trading scheme ahead of a Senate vote in the next fortnight….more at ABC News

Record US coal output

THE National Mining Association has released the findings from its survey of US coal producers, highlighting record production in 2008 as well as a sobering outlook for this year….more at International Longwall News

New bit platform

KENNAMETAL says its newest tools, the Pro Point and Pro Bore, can benefit coal operations through improved productivity and safety….more at International Longwall News

FCI ST51 mass flow meter available from AMS Instrumentation and Calibration

This proven, rugged design is suitable for wet, dirty coal mines and coal bed methane gas recovery environments.Coal mining operations are a major contributor to the greenhouse gas pollution that results in global warming. There are three

Bonfiglioli Transmission (Aust) to display Trasmital 321L5FZ drives at Bulkex 09

such as coal thickeners or winches will also be on show. The Trasmital series is suitable for heavy industries such as mining.A Hi torque drive, which is a combination of Trasmital 319 planetary and HDO120 bevel helical is engineered for a

Runge subsidiary onboard Oaklands BFS

EXPLORER Coalworks has appointed Minarco-MineConsult as the study manager for a bankable feasibility study of its open pit Oaklands North coal mine in New South Wales, targeting completion by mid-2010….more at International Longwall News

Nexsys launch looms

AFTER years of anticipation, CSIRO's real-time mine risk management and communication system, Nexsys, is set to become available to Australia's underground coal sector in six months….more at International Longwall News

Environmental group says protesters at Massey Energy coal mine unable to make bail

Environmental group Mountain Justice says six people arrested on trespassing charges during a coal mining protest are still jailed.

Jeff Biggers: Raising the Dead: Memorial Day Activists Jailed in…

In three separate direct actions in the West Virginia coalfields yesterday, nonviolent protestors launched the new phase of Operation Appalachian Spring, a growing national campaign to stop mountaintop removal mining and raise awareness of the catastrophic potential of government regulated blasting near a precarious coal sludge impoundment.

Envious alignment

MINING alignment lasers for underground coal mines have gone green. Laser Tools Co has broadened its line of Industrial Laser Systems to include the new Green Laser Technology developed for long-distance alignment, positioning, marking and […]

Sedgman secures Sonoma contract

SEDGMAN has won a $A9 million contract to design and construct an upgrade of the Sonoma mine's coal processing plant in Queensland…more at Internationa Longwall News

Coal stocks up on M&A speculation

AS Noble Group's $A7 a share bid woos Gloucester directors, pushing the company's share price up 17.8% yesterday, International Longwall News investigates whether there is more merger and acquisition activity on the cards…more at International […]

QMASTOR Secures Major Contract in the USA

Thursday 21st May 2009 The Directors of QMASTOR Limited (ASX: QML) are pleased to announce the signing of contracts with Jim Walter Resources for the provision of its Pit to Port.net, Horizon APS and iFuse […]

Well project tests storage of carbon dioxide

PATESVILLE, Ky. -- Drillers have bored nearly 4,000 feet below the green pastures of a Hancock County farm as part of a project that could hold a key to the future of coal in Kentucky.

Monadelphous bags new contracts

ENGINEERING firm Monadelphous Group has been awarded coal, alumina and iron ore contracts worth a combined $A100 million….more at International Longwall News

China trade bigger than expected

ANALYSIS of international trade data has unveiled a bigger rise in China's coking coal imports than that seen in the nation's official figures, according to Macquarie Research….more at International Longwall News

Longwall shutdown best practice

AS THE ongoing global financial crisis lingers and coal companies adjust to weaker markets, Australian Longwall Magazine looks at what is required to shut down a longwall mine or place it on care and maintenance…..more […]

ACA fights back union and CPRS

THE Australian Coal Association is meeting with Climate Change parliamentary secretary Greg Combet tomorrow morning to seek changes to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, while a union heavyweight has criticised lobbying from the coal industry…..more […]