Coal Mining News

NMA speaks out on coal mine safety and climate change

Underground coal mine operators are moving aggressively to comply with the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006 at the same time as they voluntarily push to formalise new risk management practices […]

Oversupply puts zinc under pressure

Steel-making materials such as iron ore, coking coal and manganese have hit the headlines this year in light of record prices due to a boom in demand from the industrialising economies of China and India.

Rivesville man killed at Robinson Run Mine

A 55-year-old Marion County coal miner was killed Thursday morning at the Robinson Run Mine while he was operating a locomotive underground, officials said.

Miner dies at Consol Energy mine in West Virginia

Investigators are trying to determine how a West Virginia coal miner was killed by the locomotive he was driving underground.

Austar Coal Mine Enhance Emergency Preparedness with PED and RFID Tracking

Austar Coal Mine, owned by the Chinese Yancoal group operates a top coal caving longwall coal mine near Cessnock, NSW, Australia. Austar has expanded the initial fleet of ICCL cap lamps by 136 units, bringing the […]

Newcastle Port to Decide Today on Lifting Ship Restrictions as Winds Ease

Australia's Newcastle port, the world's biggest coal-export harbor, will decide today whether to lift restrictions on ship movements as high seas and strong winds ease….more at topix

BHP Billiton lifts Queensland coal force majeure

BHP Billiton announced today that, effective 5 June 2008, force majeure has been lifted across the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance managed operations ). Force majeure was put in place on 24 January 2008 ...

Leaked environmental report pre-empts longwall changes

A LEAKED draft report into the environmental impacts of coal mining in New South Wales has environmentalists up in arms, but for coal operators it gives an interesting insight on what is in store for […]

Workers trapped in Kazakh mine may have died in accident, company says

A discharge of methane gas sent hundreds of tons of coal collapsing at a mine in Kazakhstan on Monday, trapping five workers, authorities said. It is unlikely that the trapped miners are still alive, said steel […]

Workers trapped in Kazakh mine may have died in accident, company says

A discharge of methane gas sent hundreds of tons of coal collapsing at a mine in Kazakhstan on Monday, trapping five workers, authorities said. It is unlikely that the trapped miners are still alive, said steel […]

Miner identified in fatal Oak Grove accident

Lee Edward Graham, 64, of Bessemer, was the employee killed in Thursday's accident at the Oak Grove Mine, officials said today.  "We have lost a valued member of the Oak Grove team," said Duke Vetor, […]

Active Control Announces Second Commercial Installation Of Activemine At A Magnum Coal Mine

Installation at West Virginia underground coal mine marks first deployment of ActiveMine’s full wireless communications and tracking capabilities TORONTO, May 22, 2008 – Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced today the second commercial installation of […]

Active Control Technology Inc. announced today another purchase order for ActiveMineTM

TORONTO, May 21, 2008 – , the premier wireless communications and locating system for mines, from West Virginia’s Stacy Lynn Coal Co. Stacy Lynn selected ActiveMine over three competing analog leaky feeder systems. ActiveMine provides […]

Coal Company Suspends Efforts to Build North Dakota Power Plant

The company that was planning a 500-megawatt coal-fired power station near Gascoyne, in Bowman County, says the project is on hold.

Mining firms forecast coal demand, prices will stay up in 2008

Purchasing.com (April 25, 2008) - Coal miners are reporting increased rates for coal in the U.S. as the demand for U.S. coal in overseas markets continues to grow.

State mine safety chief needs more time for mine seal tests

Charleston Gazette (May 13, 2008) - State officials expect to miss a deadline next week to report to Gov. Joe Manchin about the adequacy of West Virginia's new rules governing underground coal-mine seals.

In 2008 first quarter Siberian Coal mines produced 26.78 Mt of coal

During January-March 2008 mines of Siberian Coal Energy Co (SUEK) produced 26.78 Mt and sold 28.7 Mt of coal. This production was a rise of 12.5% (and sales grew 20%) compared to the same period last year. The highest growth was registered in domestic sales - 26% as compared to the first quarter of 2007. Russian consumers [...]

Australia Coal-Mine Floods Set Off Price Jumps for Cars, Planes, Washers

At about 1 a.m. on Jan. 19, some of the heaviest rains in a century caused the Nogoa River in Queensland to burst its banks, sending 32 billion gallons of water into one of the […]

State mine safety chief needs more time for mine seal tests

Charleston Gazette (May 13, 2008) - State officials expect to miss a deadline next week to report to Gov. Joe Manchin about the adequacy of West Virginia's new rules governing underground coal-mine seals.

Mining firms forecast coal demand, prices will stay up in 2008

Purchasing.com (April 25, 2008) - Coal miners are reporting increased rates for coal in the U.S. as the demand for U.S. coal in overseas markets continues to grow.

Australia Coal-Mine Floods Set Off Price Jumps for Cars, Planes, Washers

At about 1 a.m. on Jan. 19, some of the heaviest rains in a century caused the Nogoa River in Queensland to burst its banks, sending 32 billion gallons of water into one of the largest coal mines in Australia.

Black Beauty Coal Mine .VS. EPA

A new wetland will be created near Farmersburg, Indiana. It's happening after an agreement between the black beauty coal mine and the environmental protection agency.

Coal in Demand, But Not at Home

The coal industry appears to be enjoying at least a mini-boom, and that ought to be good news to all Americans…more at topix.com

DOE takes next steps with restructured FutureGen approach

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a draft Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit public input on the demonstration of multiple commercial-scale Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) or other clean coal power plants with cutting-edge carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology under the Department’s restructured FutureGen approach. The draft solicitation outlines the planned [...]

Innovations to improve global industry to come from small-town Neponset

(Neponset IL)—There is something interesting—at least, for heavy industry–going on in the cornfields outside rural Neponset, Illinois. In Neponset, a privately-held company is completing a new corporate research center focused on improving the handling of […]