Coal Mining News

Seven die in Pakistan mine blast, six missing

A mine explosion in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta killed at least seven coal miners, a mining official said on Monday, with authorities expecting the death toll could rise.

Humiliated for years, women are fighting back in Chile's mines

Mining companies around the globe are joining an industrywide push for gender equality and launching initiatives to increase the proportion of women working in mine pits, smelters and refineries.

Shanghai rebar dips from 6-yr high; tradespat escalates

Rebar open interest falls to lowest in 4 months.

Coal miners to see improved finances: Fitch

The market research firm states that despite coal being an increasingly targeted commodity on environmental protection grounds, the demand remains strong.

USTR reviewing Turkey's trade preferences after tariff retaliation

Imports of jewelry, precious metals and stone products would be under the microscope.

China's Shandong province cuts steel and coal capacity in environment plan

Shandong's Environmental Protection Bureau said it would cut pig iron production capacity by 600,000 tonnes and crude steel by 3.55 million tonnes by the end of this year.

Rio Tinto down despite $7.2bn cash return to investors

Company said first-half profit grew 12% to $4.42 billion, below the $4.53 billion forecast by analysts.

Arch Coal is the incredible shrinking miner

Despite President Donald Trump’s repeated assertions of its bright future, coal mining is a dying industry and the secret to a long life in this twilight era is accepting mortality.

BHP, Rio deals show lack of options beyond shareholder returns: Russell

BHP Billiton last week agreed to sell its U.S. shale oil and gas assets for $10.5 billion, while Rio Tinto appears on track to exit its troubled investment in the giant Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesia for about $3.5 billion.

Indonesia unlikely to change coal supply, pricing rules until 2019

Any revisions would need to be discussed with the coal and power industry beforehand, and any impacts on state revenue would need to be calculated.

Anil Agarwal given more time to make firm offer for Vedanta Resources

He has been given more time to make a firm offer or walk away from a deal to buy out minority shareholders in Vedanta Resources for 778 million pounds ($1 billion).

Caterpillar says tariffs will wipe out up to $200M

Demand for mining as well as oil and gas equipment is so strong that the company said it was taking orders for delivery well into 2019.

Environmentalists worried about prospecting in New Zealand’s South Island

The government lifted a moratorium for prospecting permits on 7,828 square kilometres on the northern part of the South Island.

South African diamond fetches half a million dollars

The gem was sold on tender for $11,267 per carat.

Will BHP's CEO follow Top Miner's shale unit out of the door?

BHP Billiton Ltd.’s $10.8 billion of deals to exit its troubled U.S. shale unit will allow Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie to shower investors with returns. It may also be a chance for him to bow out on top.

India's Adani sees six-fold rise in coal mining volume despite challenges in Australia

Adani is looking to buy mines in countries such as Indonesia and is securing financing for its Carmichael mine in Australia amid challenges from environmental groups concerned about climate change and potential damage to the Great Barrier Reef.

Canada scaring mining investors with long, unclear permit processes

Study released Tuesday by the Fraser Institute, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec are the three main provinces where exploration permit processes have grown longer and less transparent over the past 10 years.

Debt financing doubles

"Not a typical financing vehicle for non-revenue generating exploration companies."

Australia's South32 beats annual coking coal output guidance

Australian miner South32 Ltd beat its coking coal output guidance for fiscal 2018.

Miners wrote off almost one-third of investments over last decade

From the $939bn invested in major projects between 2008 and 2017, the world’s top 40 mining companies by market cap. wrote-off $273bn or 29% of the initial capital outlay.

Four miners killed in Georgia in coal mine accident, officials say

The government will close the mine until an investigation is complete and it gets the conclusions of international experts.

Reduced head count, capex spending biggest contributor to mine efficiency mid-decade: McKinsey

To stay productive, McKinsey warns that miners must maintain fiscal discipline.

Five top mining execs. convicted over Turkey’s worst mine disaster

The sentences range from 15 to 22 years in jail for high-ranked executives.

Australia's Yancoal halts Austar mine amid safety dispute

Yancoal said it will start standing down employees, and is aiming to redeploy most workers to other underground operations owned by the company.

Private equity firm to deploy $550 million into mining sector

Targeting close or ready for production.