Coal Mining News

China steps up efforts to cut coal capacity

Country’s top economic planner aims to cut 800 million tonnes of coal capacity a year until 2020, even as production and consumption of the fuel increases.

25 miners died in work-related accidents last year in the US

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration indicate that in 2016, 25 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines – down from 29 in 2015.

Death toll at India coal mine cave-in climbs to 18

The number of casualties from a coal mine accident in India has risen to 18, nearly doubling the 10 found dead soon after the Dec. 29 incident.

SLIDESHOW: Mining on the mend – 2016 year in review

The global mining industry rebounded from multi-year lows in 2016 – MINING.com's most popular posts of the year tell the story.

At least 12 dead after coal mine collapse in India, Myanmar jade mine landslide

Two separate mining accidents in India and Myanmar have together claimed the lives of a dozen miners, though the death toll may rise as the search for bodies continues.

Coking coal price ends 2016 with sharp drop

Down more than 5% as market for steelmaking raw material corrects after dizzying year.

B.C. coal mine to restart, hiring back 200+ workers

Last fall, Conuma put 170 coal miners back to work at the Brule mine. The company is now busy hiring back another 220 miners at the Wolverine mine.

Chinese coal industry sees earnings explode in 2016

The Chinese National Bureau of statistics mentioned a growth of “157 percent in the first 11 months of 2016”.

Peabody announces plan to emerge from bankruptcy

Proposed recoveries for key stakeholders.

CHART: China's economy growing fastest since 2013

Turnaround in GDP expansion in world's top commodity consumer over the past few months "almost as sharp as in 2009" says new study.

The world’s mineral industry meets at PDAC 2017

“ Canada is looked to as a leader in mineral exploration and development,”

Infographic | 36% of electrical power coming online is from solar or wind

Despite the hype around renewables, it takes time, money, and new technology to build out these plants at a scale that will make a difference.

These were the top Canadian mining topics of 2016

Commodity price recovery; King Coal on the way out; mining tech on the way in — among the most covered issues this year.

Here’s how this West Virginia town is dealing with a fading coal industry

Individuals from coal-depleted regions in Appalachia say politicians want to create jobs in mines but overlook the fact that coal is simply running out.

Applying soft-rock mining concepts in hard-rock mining

CAT launched a fully mechanized longwall system for continuous mining of flat and tabular deposits.

US authorities set stricter rules for coal mining near streams

Under the new rule companies must restore streams, return mined areas to their original form as well as test and monitor streams near coal mines before, during and after drilling.

Atlas Copco to coordinate EU initiative for Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems

Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB has been named coordinator of the European consortium on Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS). This mining industry initiative is funded by Horizon 2020, the biggest EU research and innovation program ever.

Bill Gates bets on clean energy with $1 billion fund

The goal, in Gates’ own words, is to build companies that will help “deliver the next generation of reliable, affordable, and emissions-free energy to the world.”

Mining must “court” US judiciary as NGOs file more lawsuits

The Trump Administration will find it difficult to use the stroke of a pen to overturn policies and regulations pertaining to climate change, endangered species, and other key issues according to experts.

China bans North Korean coal- but only till January 

Fresh UN sanctions against North Korea aimed at punishment for a nuclear test in September will be honoured by China, the reclusive regime's most important trading and diplomatic partner.

Fresh shake-up at Rio Tinto in aftermath of bribery probe

Russian-Canadian Vera Kirikova will become human resources group executive while Simone Niven will assume the corporate relations group executive post.

Coking coal price savaged – biggest drop in 17 months

Just as quarterly benchmark negotiations between miners and Japanese steel mills kick off, the coking coal price comes off the boil.

Anglo American about to make key decision on South African assets sale

While the miner is not longer being pressed to include its platinum assets in the divestment plan, the issue of how to package mines and which ones to include, remains a bone of contention.

Protectionist Trump policies to crash dollar, gold and bitcoin to soar

Many people seem to think Trump is going to "fix" the US by invoking the isolationist, nationalist, and oft failed economic policy of protectionism.

Huge jump in Chinese iron ore, coal imports

At 92 million tonnes November iron ore imports were the third highest on record, while China's coal imports doubled during the month from a year ago.