Coal Mining News

Germany's miners get shafted as coal power survives on imports

The 150-year-old Prosper-Haniel site — shuts in December.

Anglo CEO says investor confidence returns to South Africa

Anglo American mines platinum, coal, diamonds and iron ore in South Africa.

India's Adani says to fully fund its troubled Australia coal project

Taking a big step closer to building the long-touted project that has faced fierce resistance from green groups.

MacMines Australia gets environmental nod for mega coal mine in Queensland

The company's 20,000-hectare China Stone thermal coal project is expected to produce 38 million tonnes of coal annually.

UK's Banks Mining wins challenge to government rejection of new coal mine

Britain's High Court quashed the government's rejection of the new mine on the grounds that the minister did not provide adequate evidence for his decision.

Sibanye shuts gold mines in South Africa as strike turns violent

Operations at Driefontein, Kloof and Beatrix mines were halted late on Wednesday.

Indonesia's push for electrification and its impact on domestic coal – report

Due to better coal economics and relatively unsupportive renewable energy policies, we expect coal to still dominate the fuel mix at more than 60% from now until 2027.

China National Coal signs 5 year supply contracts with state utilities

China National Coal Group will supply in 2019 more than 97 million tonnes of coal to six utilities, with volumes rising in each subsequent year of the deals.

Australia's coal revival in full swing by 2019

The outlook for coal depends basically on the growth of electricity and steel production in Asia.

BHP blames driver error, brake problem for runaway train wreck

BHP said its initial findings of the Nov. 5 incident showed the nearly 3-km (1.9 miles) long train came to a halt after a braking system control cable became disconnected.

South Africa's Eskom revises coal contract strategy, seeks supply security

Eskom, which supplies more than 90 percent of the nation's power, has warned of potential power outages amid low coal inventories after a major supplier cut supplies and sought insolvency protection.

Sinking shipping gauge signals trouble for iron ore, coal price

Rates for dry bulk cargo carriers have collapsed 70% since August.

NZ gov't plans to re-enter doomed Pike River mine to recover remains

It is now our intention to get this job done, and find out why 29 men went to work on 19 November 2010, and never came home.

Colonial Coal floats PEA for Gordon Creek mine

The project has a pre-production capex of $300 million with additional sustaining capital of $406.0 million.

Caterpillar steps up game to keep leadership in North America

In the past two years, Cat  has  been  working  on  growing  its  offering,  particularly  in  the  underground  segment,  as  well  as  filling  up  some  gaps  in  terms  of  trucks  sizes.

Australia state to roll out new mine rehabilitation rules

Queensland state is set to unveil proposed resource regulations that will require miners to pay into an "insurance fund" for the remediation of old mines.

Poland's JSW eyes controlling stake in Prairie Mining -CEO

We are now working on internal approvals for the final stage of talks - Daniel Ozon, CEO Prairie Mining

Indonesia hauling ban could paralyse South Sumatra coal mining – Assoc

Indonesia's South Sumatra province plans to ban coal transporters from using public roads from Nov. 8

Canadian miners’ performance in Q3 hit by lower metal prices

EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — dropped 12 percent in the third quarter of the year when compared to the previous three-month period.

China's industrial heartland Shandong to overhaul energy intensive industries

As part of a new plan to overhaul energy intensive industries, Shandong province is planning to consolidate dozens of small refineries and build mega-petrochemical complexes.

Google honours Canadian geologist

Joseph Burr Tyrrell not only discovered the Albertosaurus sarcophagus, he also had a prolific career in mining.

Nova Scotia miners to give C$8,000 to those who can prove industry ‘rocks’

The judging panel includes former Minister of Natural Resources and current Transportation Minister Lloyd Hines, Chief Terry Paul of Membertou First Nation and MINING.com’s own Cecilia Jamasmie. 

You'll need 286 pounds of coal to fuel that electric road trip

As electric vehicles slowly become a bigger part of the global fleet, questions about mileage and fuel efficiency are going to become more apposite.

BHP to return $10.4 billion in buyback, special dividend bonanza

BHP had promised to return all of the net proceeds from the $10.8 billion sale of its U.S. shale business to shareholders when the deal was announced in July.

Mongolia looks to list Tavan Tolgoi in NY, Hong Kong in 2019

The government is keen to develop the mine which holds an estimated 7.4 billion tonnes in reserves.