Coal Mining News

Siemens provides ‘e-stop’ safety solution for coal preparation plant

Miller Argent (South Wales) Limited, a company responsible for reclaiming land in Wales that incorporates opencast coal mining, has recently installed a Siemens safety solution on its new coal cleaning plant. Read more

BHP Billiton ‘significantly affected’ by rain and flooding

BHP Billiton coal production in Queensland declined by 30% due to rain and flooding in the Bowen Basin. "In the December 2010 quarter, Queensland Coal production declined by 30% when compared with the September 2010 […]

Avalanche threat, port constraints to affect Teck's Q1 coal sales

Vancouver-based Teck Resources warned on Wednesday that difficult weather conditions and rail and port disruptions in British Columbia will likely have a negative effect on coal production in the first quarter, Mining Weekly reported.

The two faces of China's giant coal industry

Ordos, Mongolia is home to the world's most efficient mine and one of China's biggest carbon capture and storage projects. Chinese miners and scientists are ramping up production and finding new ways to burn and bury carbon, as The Guardian newspaper reports.  Click here to watch the video:

Sasol abandons plans for Indonesian coal to liquids project

South African oil from coal pioneer, Sasol, is dropping plan for a Coal to liquids (CTL) project in Indonesia to concentrate on Gas to liquids opportunities.

Coal to be imported from US by Indian steelmaker SAIL

Steel Authority of India charters bulk carrier to load coal from Newport VA, to secure alternative supplies after Queensland floods.

Determined recovery by Queensland’s biggest earner: the coal industry

Despite the prospect of an estimated A$2.3 billion worth of lost sales from wet season events beginning early December 2010, Queensland's export coal industry is moving with determination to restore the state's leading income earner. 

Australia floods force ships to look for coal supplies elsewhere

Reuters reports:  An increasing number of dry bulk carriers are departing eastern Australia's coal ports empty-handed as devastating floods force companies to look for supplies elsewhere, traders and industry experts said.

2011 financial meltdown fast approaching

Despite the best efforts by the American mainstream financial media, the eager PR division of the United States Dollar Ponzi Scheme, to paint the rosiest of rosy pictures for blindly optimistic readers, the stubborn image of a debt-swollen jobless behemoth economy slowly toppling persists.

Australia coal losses mount

Australia's devastating floods could remove 5 percent or more of steelmaking coal from world markets, a major bank estimated on Wednesday, as signs emerged that damage and disruption to coal infrastructure continued to spread with […]

South Korea's POSCO reluctant to pass rising steel costs to buyers

The chief executive of POSCO, the world's No.3 steelmaker, said it would be difficult to raise steel prices enough to cover rising raw materials costs stemming from flooding in Australia, which has affected coal mines, rail links and ports.

Chinese Experts to Study High-Tech Solutions for Coal Mine Safety in 12-Month Pilot at NYU-Poly

Kansas City Business Journal reports: With China's accelerating economy heavily dependent on coal, mine safety has emerged as a national priority. Moving to embrace high-tech solutions to improve its record, 15 Chinese scientists and engineers this […]

Merged Duke-Progress seeks strategy beyond coal

Reuters India reports: Duke Energy's $13.7 billion deal to buy Progress Energy may allow the combined company to make better use of its aging coal-fired power plants as it seeks to boost generation from natural gas, […]

Grande Cache Coal lowers production guidance for current financial year

Grande Cache Coal Corp. (TSX:GCE) lowered production guidance for its current financial year and raised its expected cost per tonne, the Estevan Mercury reported earlier this month.

Australian Floods Shaking Up Global Coal Investments

OfficialWire reports: The coal terminal at Dalrymple Bay, the largest Australia's Queensland state, is running at 70 percent of capacity despite fears flooding would halt production.

Coal shortfall from Queensland floods fuels Asian inflation

The Australian reports: Flooding in Australia's coal heartland has resulted in a price surge across Asia that could flow on to coal-dependent steel and electricity.

Xstrata on course to win Colombian mine auction?

Sunday Times reports Xstrata near to buying one of Colombia's biggest coal miners, currently owned by US group Drummonds. Xstrata remains tight-lipped over prospective acquisition. London-listed miner Xstrata is close to winning the $8 billion auction

Xstrata says it is too early to say when its Blakefield South mine will reopen

The mine, in Australia's New South Wales was closed on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the mine Coal miner Xstrata on Friday said it was too early to say when it could reopen Australia's Blakefield South coal mine, which has been shut down due to a

Xstrata says a fire has shut down its Blakefield South Coal mine

The miner says no miners were caught underground and no injuries have been reported from the fire that erupted on Wednesday afternoon at the mine in New South Wales SYDNEY (Reuters) - A fire has caused Australia's Blakefield South coal mine in New South

Vallar eyes acquisitions to follow Asian deal

“Vallar, the London-listed cash shell founded by financier Nat Rothschild, is looking at acquisitions of coal assets in North America and Australia worth up to $1bn (£646m) as it seeks to bolster its aspirations to […]

Rotterdam coal and iron ore terminal orders Sandvik shiploader

Europe's largest dry bulk port terminal in Rotterdam has commissioned Sandvik's bulk materials handling division to supply a 6,000 t/h shiploader.

Riversdale: Scramble in Africa

“Rio Tinto, one of the world’s biggest mining companies, has certainly seen something it fancies in Riversdale, an Australia-based firm that operates mines in Mozambique which produce both coking and thermal coal. Two days before […]

Update: Rival challenges expected as Rio's $3.9 bid agreed by Riversdale

Pre-bid agreement for 14.9% of Riversdale puts Rio's foot in the door in Mozambique coking coal development. Recommended cash offer price of A$16 per share, but higher bids expected. Read more

Duluth/Franconia tie-up could lead to huge U.S. base metals/pgm mine

In a major consolidation within the big Duluth polymetallic Complex, Duluth Metals and partner Antofagasta are to purchase Franconia Minerals. Read more

​Sandvik Mining and Construction receives major project orders in materials handling

​During October and November, Sandvik Mining and Construction secured a number of orders for bulk materials handling and continuous mining/crushing systems in South America, Africa and Asia.