Coal Mining 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, 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 […]

Korean utilities target cheaper coal

SOUTH Korea's five power companies are reportedly going to jointly launch coal contract talks with Chinese thermal coal producers to cut contracted volumes by up to 40%, reduce prices and chase more tonnage on the […]

Future vision

UNDERGROUND coal industry experts gathered in Queensland late last week for NLT's Mine Technology Focus Group to discuss future mine technology ideas and to hear presentations from Vale's Andy Mifflin on mining into the unknown, […]

Clean coal development agreement between White Energy and Peabody Energy for North America and China

Peabody Energy and White Energy have signed an agreement to pursue development of a coal upgrading plant that would be sited at a Peabody operation in America’s Powder River Basin. The plant would use White Energy’s patented coal briquetting technology, a mechanical process that upgrades lower Btu coals. The process increases the coal’s overall energy content by some [...]

Massive US coal merger to give birth to one of its biggest producers

Alpha Natural Resources and Foundation Coal Holdings have announced a merger plan that will create one of America’s largest coal producers in an all-stock transaction valued at $2 billion. One of the strongest balance sheets and credit profiles in the industry show 2008 pro forma revenues of $4.2 billion. The combined company will be the third-largest [...]

Modular® Systems Installed at Curragh Mine

Modular Mining Systems, Inc., the market leader in powerful information management solutions for mining operations worldwide, is currently installing the latest IntelliMine® asset management technologies at one of Australia’s largest independent coal operations— Curragh Mine…..Read […]

Former coal lobbyist takes state post

A former coal industry lobbyist has been named to a top post with Indiana's environmental agency, an appointment that environmental activists say raises questions about whether he can be objective in his new job.

Mining law: Indonesia’s changing tide creating industry waves

The Indonesian Government’s new Bill for Mineral and Coal Mining (Mining Law) was developed with the intention of extracting the most value from Indonesia’s natural resources for the nation, according to Wood Mackenzie. Its introduction into Indonesia’s legal system provides a framework for the future of the nation’s mining industry. The new Mining Law opens [...]