Coal Mining News

China is said to mull more US coal imports to cut deficit

Chinese officials are currently looking at boosting purchases from West Virginia in particular.

Black lung disease cases spike among former US coal miners

Miners in recent decades have been over-exposed to dust, a University of Illinois researcher said.

Mergers and acquisitions in Canada stage exceptional comeback in Q1

However, the Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — dropped 8% in the three months to March 2018.

Sibanye-Stillwater accuses union of following ‘agenda’ to harm reputation

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said the company failed to take precautions two avoid injuries at its mines earlier this week.

China's NDRC to curb coal prices, boost output -Xinhua

China will take steps to bring down coal prices because the recent rally is not supported by market fundamentals.

New First Nations led campaign calls for improved mining practices and better regulation in British Columbia

Province’s contribution to a clean energy future at risk unless changes are made.

Last missing Polish miner found dead: JSW

“The (last) miner’s body was trapped under one of many structures in the destroyed pit,” JSW said in a statement.

Young Australians oblivious to mining

Despite mining contributing about 6 per cent of the country's GDP, a study revealed that almost six out of 10 of young Australians know nothing at all about mining careers.

Coal at record in Europe is latest pressure on utility earnings

China’s thirst for energy is roiling markets in Europe, jolting the outlook for coal-hungry utilities as they struggle to cope with tighter pollution and environmental rules.

Oakland port ban on coal shipments blocked by US judge

As demand for coal in the U.S. declines, miners depend increasingly on overseas markets.

Rio Tinto says climbing costs, resource nationalism once again big threats

Chief executive Jean Sebastien-Jacques said the challenge for the industry is to ensure the benefits from the past frugal years are not lost against a backdrop of rising oil prices and increased political risk.

Supercycle may be setting up for higher commodity demand

Conditions may be in place for increased demand and increased prices for a number of commodities including natural gas, copper, aluminum, and gold.

China's steelmaking raw materials extend gains on firm demand outlook

The price of steelmaking raw materials in China rose for a second session on Monday on optimism that steel mills will replenish stockpiles as steel production increases and as iron ore inventories at ports decline.

Two of three missing Polish miners found dead -JSW

One man is still missing at the Zofiowka mine in southern Poland.

India's thermal coal imports rise over 15 pct in Q1 – trader

India's rising coal imports are contributing to higher demand across Asia this year.

The world’s safest source of energy will surprise you

Majority of scientists classify nuclear as a sustainable and safe energy source, along with other renewables.

Legal fight, delays force Adani writedowns on Carmichael coal mine

The writedowns are said to stem from Adani being forced to duplicate studies and redesign elements of the Carmichael project due to delays in regulatory approvals and ongoing legal challenges.

No casualties in fire at Russia's Raspadskaya coal mine, Evraz says

Evraz, which controls Raspadskaya, said all miners had been evacuated and that the blaze is thought to have started in the mine's technical equipment.

Asia coal industry sees blue skies, ignores storm clouds: Russell

While there may be scope to be bullish on the short- to medium-term outlook for coal, the risk factors for the industry appear to be mounting.

Erdene soars as Altan Nar project in Mongolia proves larger than predicted

Indicated and inferred gold equivalent resources increased by whooping 208% and 172% respectively, when compared to the project’s maiden mineral resource estimate of 2015.

Optimism returns to B.C.'s mining sector as revenues rise by over a third in the last year

Prices for most metals and minerals produced in the province continue to steadily recover from multi-year lows.

IEEFA update: the US Energy Information Administration continues to miss the mark

The agency says it sees “virtually no [coal plant] retirements from 2030 through 2050,” an assertion that flies in the face of well-established trends.

Trump urges Republicans to reject ex-coal exec in West Virginia U.S. Senate race

Blankenship served time in prison for safety violations connected to a 2010 disaster that killed 29 miners and is seen as the weakest of the three candidates in the upcoming primary.

Indonesia sees coal output flat in 2019 amid equipment shortage

Amid concerns Indonesia could exhaust existing minable coal reserves of 13 billion tonnes 25 years, the government is considering measures to push miners to carry out exploration work before they can obtain permits to increase output.

Coal mine deaths climb to 23 in southwest Pakistan – officials

At least 16 miners died on Saturday and more than a dozen were trapped after an explosion in a mine in the Marwar coalfields.