Coal Mining News

BHP ditching 'Billiton' in $10 million rebranding move

Move comes on the heels of calls from shareholders including activist investor Elliott Management and Australia’s Tribeca Investment Partners for a change of BHP's corporate structure.

US Northeast states are devouring natural gas for electricity, and that's a problem for coal

The Northeast U.S. states — a vast market that generates and consumes much of America's annual electricity — is gradually using less coal to fire up its electricity plants.

World steel production to flatline for two decades

Strong growth this year won't last says World Steel Organization.

5 clean energy innovations that could transform our world

Innovations in energy storage, smart grid, and electricity generation technologies will affect every part of the source-to-consumer supply chain for powering the planet.

Glencore puts Tahmoor coal mine up for sale

Market rumours point at South32 as the most likely buyer, since the miner decided last month to ditch its $200 million acquisition of Peabody Energy’s coal mine in New South Wales.

Nova Scotia marks 25 years since one of Canada's deadliest mine disasters

The tragic accident was the result of "incompetence, mismanagement, bureaucratic bungling, deceit, ruthlessness... and cynical indifference," an official report said.

Coking coal price slumps again

Chinese steelmakers overestimated impact of Australian cyclone and the market is now awash in met coal.

Here's why the iron ore price is tanking

And why the worst may be over already.

Anglo’s sale of Drayton coal mine spooks horse breeders

They fear the buyer, Malabar Coal, may revive mining at Drayton, which they claim would have have severe impacts on the area’s profitable stud farms and wineries.

Another BHP investor pressing for oil spinoff, board shake-up

The miner faces another shareholder revolt as Australia’s Tribeca has joined calls by US activist investor Elliott Management for an exit from shale to free up capital.

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.

De Beers pioneers research programme to make carbon-neutral mining a reality

De Beers Group today announced it is leading a ground-breaking research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of the company’s operations in as few as five years.

Dozens trapped, two killed in Iranian coal mine explosion

The blast took place at a mine located in Iran's northern Golestan province on Wednesday morning.

Greenhills is safest coal mine in Canada for fourth year

Sparwood, B.C. – Teck’s Greenhills Operations in the Elk Valley of B.C. has been awarded the John T. Ryan National Safety Trophy as the safest coal mine in Canada for 2016. This is the fourth […]

New method for cleaning coal could help determine economic viability of coal projects

A new method for cleaning metallurgical coal to verify coal quality for coke making could replace a widely-used chemical-based process leading to a more accurate assessment of the economic viability of coal projects.

Washington takes note of BC premier’s targeting US coal exports

American coal expert says Christy Clark's posturing on thermal coal exports having intended effect

Greece to sell coal-fired plants, mines as part of bailout deal

Athens will begin testing the waters for such sale in November, with the goal of wrapping up the sale by June 2018.

South32 buys stake in Canada’s Arizona Mining for $81 million

The Perth-based miner has agreed to purchase 45 million shares of the Canadian junior at a price of $2.45 per share, or about 15% of Arizona Mining’s outstanding shares.

Australian officials slam banks decision to refuse backing country’s largest coal project

The lenders’ move follow a decision by Australia’s second-largest bank Westpac to only fund new projects in existing, rather than new, coal basins as part of its new climate policy.

BC Election: Major parties on future of mining

Question of whether government should be industry overseer or collaborator is at centre of resource platforms of Liberals, NDP and Greens

US thermal coal exports targeted by campaigning BC premier

Christy Clark has proposed a ban on the export of U.S. thermal coal from B.C. ports in retaliation for the recent imposition of a 20% duty on Canadian lumber.

BHP puts US shale assets back on the block amid investors pressure

The miner said decision was unrelated to Elliott Management's call earlier this month to unlock shareholder value by spinning off about $22 billion of BHP's US oil assets.

Caterpillar soars as first quarter sales jump for first time in over two years

The giant equipment maker's quarterly profit surged past estimates helped by a recovery in most of its end markets.

Sandvik starts the year with better-than-expected profit

Miners have begun spending in equipment again, the Swedish firm's results show.

More iron ore comes to the market as Anglo’s output soars in Q1

Both iron ore and diamond output rose in the first quarter thanks to a continued ramping-up of the company's Minas Rio mine in Brazil and improvements in the gem market.