Coal Mining News

Vancouver miners are hiring: report

Vancouver miners will add 10% more employees in the third quarter of 2018.

China's Inner Mongolia to close 22 small coal mines this year

Inner Mongolia expects to complete a 2020 target of cutting 54.14 million tonnes by 2018.

Agents with the most mining deals in 2018

Canaccord, BMO and Patersons.

Main customer of Arizona coal plant goes green, ignoring Interior Dept

The decision was made despite a plea from the head of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, who said that a 1968 law gives the Interior Secretary power to require the Central Arizona Project to buy energy from the Navajo Generating Station.

Trump's love for coal and Republicans who want more solar

Energy policy has almost never fallen perfectly along party lines, especially in the era of Trump.

Congo mining regulations to be signed into law on Friday — mines minister

Congo's prime minister wants to immediately implement the new mining code without any concessions to industry demands that key provisions be amended.

It was a great first quarter for battery material financings

Lithium, copper and nickel.

Murray Energy swaps debt on heels of Trump plan to boost coal

Most industry watchers forecast that U.S. coal demand will fall in coming years as more coal-fired power plants close.

Vietnam sets out green ambitions with bold targets for solar, rare earth

Vietnam is aiming to increase the use of household solar energy equipment to 12 percent by 2020, and 26 percent by 2030.

Coal lobby fights black-lung tax as disease rates surge

The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund is at risk of insolvency due to soaring debt and a slashing of coal-company contributions through a scheduled tax cut.

Trump's coal, nuke push pegged to security threats to gas pipes

Gas-fired power generators are more vulnerable to cyber attacks than coal plants and nukes because gas must be delivered from remote fields via pipelines.

Coal workers killed in explosion at Pakistan mine

The workers died after a gas explosion prompted the collapse of the mine where they were working.

Rio Tinto completes sale of Australian coal asset

As soon as the sale was completed, Rio received $150 million in cash and is set to get an unconditional cash payment of $50 million due in 12 months.

The real barrier to Trump's coal bailout? His own appointees

The members of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have already thwarted one effort to bail out uneconomic power plants.

Indonesia's Adaro says Australia approves Kestrel coking coal mine deal

Under the planned $2.25 billion transaction, Adaro will take a 48 percent stake of Rio's current 80 percent interest in the mine.

From chopping block to 'core,' Anglo fires up met coal engine

Anglo American Plc is set to boost metallurgical coal capacity at a mine complex in Australia by 25 percent.

Mongolia listing boosts investors confidence in Erdene Resource

The Halifax, Nova Scotia-based miner also said it had launched an offering of common shares to Mongolian residents, as well as a concurrent non-brokered private placement, which in combination are expected to raise up to $4.4 million.

RBS to stop financing new coal plants, oil sands or arctic oil projects

Britain’s Royal Bank of Scotland said it had tightened restrictions on project finance and general lending for high-carbon energy projects and companies.

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.