Coal Mining News

Indian captive power plants running at half capacity due to coal shortage

The Indian Captive Power Producers Association denounced that most of its member companies are getting half of the coal they need from state-owned Coal India.

China's Nov commodity imports confirm trends; copper the outlier: Russell

In past three months, China’s commodity imports were extremely strong in Sept, unbelievably weak in Oct, now roaring back to strength in Nov.

World Bank to stop funding oil and gas projects

The institution will stop all lending for oil and gas projects after 2019, with some exceptions.

World’s third-largest insurer to divest from oil sands and pipelines

AXA and three other French investment groups follow the World Bank's lead.

ArcelorMittal coal miners widen strike in Kazakhstan

A sit-in by miners of ArcelorMittal's Kazakh unit widened to all of the firm's coal mines on Tuesday as hundreds of workers demanded a 100 percent wage rise.

World's biggest floating solar power plant starts operating atop former coal mine

China Three Gorges says this would be not only the largest but also the "most intelligent solar power project with the most advanced technology in the world."

Traditional owners say they were forced to negotiate with Adani over Australian mine

Representatives for the Wangan and Jagalingou People said they were forced to sign an Indigenous Land Use Agreement at the Native Title Tribunal for Adani’s Carmichael mine.

ArcelorMittal miners stage sit-in at four Kazakh coal mines

About 200 coal miners in Kazakhstan refused to leave four mines operated by a unit of ArcelorMittal at the end of their shift on Monday and staged a sit-in.

Glencore says signs labor pacts at most of its Australian coal mines

These new labor agreements with workers at 13 of its coal mines in Australia end months of negotiations over wages and benefits.

Interior won’t say what it’s doing with coal health study

Democrats and environmentalists becoming increasingly concerned about why Interior Department remains silent about the National Academy of Sciences study.

Vale expects to sell up to $1.5 bln in non-core assets through 2020

The Brazilian miner revealed these expectations in a presentation to investors in New York on Wednesday.

Suncor Energy begins regulatory process to add significant low-carbon power with cogeneration at its Oil Sands operations

To remain globally cost and carbon competitive, Suncor took first steps to replace coke-fired boilers with two cogeneration units at Oil Sands Base Plant.

Coal India November output, shipments rise to highest for month

Coal India Ltd.’s production and shipments in Nov. rose to most for month in at least five years, as power plants procured more coal to boost inventories.

Rio Tinto appoints one of its own as the company’s new chairman

After a nine-month search, the miner has picked the current leader of the remuneration committee, Simon Thompson, to assume the post in March 2018.

In Germany's Appalachia, the last coal mine is closing

It’s a sunny October day on the outskirts of the west German town of Bottrop.

Who will fund Adani's Carmichael coal mine? Not China

The shovels are in the ground at the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland but the bankers have yet to open their wallets.

Canada court backs need to consult aboriginals on projects

Canada's top court ruled in favor of aboriginal bands seeking say in Yukon territorial government effort to develop coal and iron deposits in wilderness.

Mining salaries ranked for geologists, metallurgists and the C-suite

Two-thirds of miners increase head count in '17

Australia’s NSW to ban open-pit mining in South Drayton area

The New South Wales Government decided there would be no open-pit mining at the site formerly known as Drayton South, but it paved the way for an underground mine instead.

Wind power inches up on hydropower in US

Wind turbines in the United States have grown in both average height and capacity over the past decade, according to data on utility-scale electricity generators collected by EIA

Luxembourg, Japan team up to explore and mine space resources

The five-year cooperation agreement covers the exchange of information and expertise on the exploration and mining of out-of-earth resources.

Energy consumption vs. energy production – how does your country compare?

An infographic showing the countries supplying the most energy and those who are hungry for it. The results may surprise you...

Adani hopes for govt coal mine loan fade after Australian election

The Queensland state premier, who had originally supported Adani's application for a federally funded loan, now says her government will veto it.

Investors force Rio Tinto to ditch plans to have Mick Davis as chairman

Decision comes in the wake of a full-scale investor revolt led by the Investor Forum, a London-based body representing some of the world’s biggest money managers.

South32 to spin off South Africa coal business

Process could lead to a listing of the business on the Johannesburg stock exchange, it said.