Coal Mining News

Birds, drug trafficking, illegal immigration, federal dumping among U.S. uranium challenges

If you hunt sage grouse, get stoned, hire undocumented workers, mine Powder River Basin coal, or dump stockpiled uranium on world markets, you may be contributing to the burdens faced by U.S. uranium producers.

US mining executives see the coal market slowly rebounding

Coal demand and prices are moving upwards but inventories at US power stations are still higher than normal

Leighton new kid on processing block

THE Australian coal processing market has itself a new player with Leighton Mining today announcing it has teamed up with DRA Pacific to offer design, construction, operation and maintenance of coal handling and processing plants……more […]

Whitehaven buys 300-m Bucyrus longwall capable of retrofit to LTCC

Bucyrus will supply Whitehaven Coal's North Narrabri mine with a 300-meter longwall with a capacity of 8 million tonnes per year. A special feature of the 146 Bucyrus roof supports is that they can be retrofitted for Longwall Top Coal Caving (LTCC) at a later date.

Haulmax targets new product at the international coal market

Haulmax has released a large capacity rear dump body for its 3900 Series, designed for hauling light materials. At a capacity of 90 m³, the body incorporates a scissor tailgate assembly to ensure material retention over extended haulage distances. The new size complements the standard 50 m³ and 38.5 m³ rear dump bodies. Haulmax says “the ribless [...]

Wesfarmers Curragh wins national export award

QUEENSLAND coal mining company Wesfarmers Curragh has taken top honours in the Minerals and Energy category at the 47th Australian Export Awards held last Friday at Parliament House in Canberra…..more at Coal Mining

Volvo custom fabricates coal seam drill solution

GOLDEN Equipment Company may not appear to be a likely candidate to win orders from one of the US's largest surface coal mining giants, but that doesn’t mean it can't…..more at Drilling & Blasting

FLSmidth wins material handling contract in Vietnam

FLSmidth has signed a contract worth approximately USD 40m (approximately DKK 200m) with state owned LILIAMA Vietnam Machinery Installation Corporation for the supply of a coal handling facility, including ship unloading and storage facilities with […]

Coal demand increases worldwide

Coal mining companies from Appalachia to Missouri are seeing plenty of rebounding demand, just not in this nation, the Associated Press reports.

Newcastle congestion puts coal exports at risk

TOM Albanese CEO of Rio Tinto has warned that continued congestion at the Port of Newcastle is a danger to the future of Australia's coal exports to Asia….more at Coal Mining

CFMEU rubbishes coal industry's CPRS claims

THE Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has attacked the coal industry’s campaign that suggests it will be devastated by the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS)….more at Coal Mining

Lift cushions respond to Coroner's call for high capacity airbags

rugged reusable lifting cushions respond precisely to the call by the Queensland State Coroner in Rockhampton* for coal mining operations to equip each underground district with airbags of sufficient capacity to move or lift the […]

Groups plan e-mail protest of W.Va. mine

Several groups say they will expand their protest against a Massey Energy mine in Southern West Virginia through e-mail. The groups, which include The Sierra Club, Alliance for Appalachia and Greenpeace, say they would send more than 500,000 e-mails to individuals Thursday and Friday to press their campaign to halt Massey's mining operation on Coal ...

Annual awards highlight US mines’ environmental and safety performance

Ten American coal and mineral mines have won annual awards from the US Department of the Interior (DOI) for their outstanding contributions to the environment, mine reclamation and community outreach. The awards were presented by officials from the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) in [...]

Coal profits mask lack of US economic activity

Coal mining companies from Appalachia to Missouri are seeing plenty of rebounding demand, just not in the United States.

Komatsu bags US$224 million order

Komatsu has recently won a contract worth US$224 million to provide coal-extraction equipment to an Indonesian mining company.

South Africa says it will sign long-term coal supply contracts by next year

These will include contracts for its two new 4,800MW coal-fired power stations

Cutting down carbon dioxide emissions in India’s coal sector

A recent study, commissioned by Christian Aid and written by researchers from the Universities of Surrey and Edinburgh, reveals the prospects for Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) technology in India. It examines whether CCS could be a suitable technology for cutting down India’s carbon dioxide emissions. Drawing on a survey of energy experts with particular [...]

Rösler starts own retreading facility in Australia and becomes supplier for Rio Tinto

Rösler has signed a one-year supply contract with Rio Tinto to deliver Schelkmann Precured Retreaded (SPR) tyres to Rio Tinto’s iron ore mines in Western Australia. There is also potential for Rösler to supply Rio […]

Paste and thickeners all the rage

PASTE and high rate thickening in the coal industry are becoming increasing popular, with Carborough Downs, Mt Arthur and Clermont among the companies that have recently taken to the technology……more at International Longwall News

MineWare CEO wins Young Business Person of the Year

MINEWARE founder and chief executive officer, Andrew Jessett, has been presented with The Mercedes Benz Young Business Person of the Year Award….more at Coal Mining

Cougar Energy shows off its UCG project

COUGAR Energy opened the doors of its underground coal gasification (UCG) project to Kingaroy residents on the 12 October 2009…more at Coal Mining

Protesters demonstrate at Dendrobium coalmine

POLICE say four protesters have demonstrated against the expansion of BHP Billiton's Dendrobium coalmine in New South Wales…more at Coal Mining

NAG teams with consultant for KY interests

CANADIAN operator North American Gem has secured the services of consultant Robert Taylor to evaluate the development potential of coal leases and manage its permitting in Kentucky……more at International Longwall News

Moura link, Aldoga expansion to boost exports

THE central Queensland coal industry is on track to receive a major boost following conditional approval for a QR project linking the Moura-Gladstone line with the Aldoga industrial precinct north of Gladstone……more at International Longwall […]