Coal Mining News

World coal production falls off a cliff

China, the world's largest energy consumer, burned the least coal in six years.

US Energy Department announces $3 million for high performance computing to advance clean energy manufacturing

The Energy Department announced up to $3 million in available support for manufacturers to use supercomputers at the department's national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges.

Trump has been good news for miners — Callinex CEO

Trump’s measures to revitalize the mining industry are steps on the right direction, and they will benefit not just the US, but also Canada, said Max Porterfield.

Yancoal grabs Mitsubishi stakes in Rio Tinto's coal mines in $940m deal

Chinese-owned Yancoal has signalled it may raise its bid for Rio Tinto's Hunter Valley coal assets, after striking the agreement with Mitsubishi to buy its stakes in the same mines.

Coking coal price slides to 8-month low

Cyclone Debbie forcing Asian steelmakers to diversify supply – Mozambique could be big beneficiary.

New met-coal mine opens in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump didn't waste the opportunity to press his pro-coal agenda by mentioning the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania.

DOE funds $6.9M in projects to extract REEs from coal

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is building on earlier funding into research aimed at pulling rare earth elements (REEs) from coal.

Glencore snatches Rio Tinto-owned mines from Yancoal with $2.55B offer

Miner and commodities trader Glencore (LON:GLEN) has performed a coup d'etat on a deal that was practically sealed between Yancoal Australia (ASX:YAL) and Rio Tinto’s (ASX, LON:RIO) for Rio's coal assets in Australia's Hunter Valley.

Top 40 miners returned to profit in 2016: PwC

Is the bad and the ugly over and the good returning to the mining industry? PwC seems to think so.

World’s first International Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane opened in Poland

The expert institution operating under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe will contribute to the development of new methods of capturing and use of methane as a valuable energy source.

North Korea coal exports down to zero on China ban, UN cap

Coal shipments from North Korea to China fell from 1.4 million tonnes, worth $126 million, in January to zero in April.

Trump goes after another of the Obama-era protection rules to favour miners

The US administration will review federal plan to protect the dwindling population of greater sage grouse in 11 western states.

Robot ghost ships to extend miner's technology drive to seas

World’s top miner BHP seeking partners for vessel automation

Anglo American appoints takeovers expert as new chairman

Stuart Chambers, 61 and former chairman of UK chip designer Arm, will join Anglo as a non-executive director in September, replacing Parker in November.

Adani to go ahead with polemic Carmichael coal mine after all

Despite opposition from organizations ranging from the United Nations to green groups and locals, work on the multibillion-dollar mine is expected to begin by September.

CHART: Commodity prices slump to 50-year low against US stocks

S&P500 most expensive compared to commodities since late 1960s despite last year's rally in metals and mineral prices.

How the US coal industry is reacting to the Paris Climate Accord withdrawal

While the global reaction to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement was largely critical, at least one energy industry important to Trump celebrated his decision to break from the accord -- the coal industry.

Cheaper solar in India prompts rethink for coal projects

Power from solar panels now half the cost of a new coal plant

Is coking coal pricing moving away from quarterly benchmarks?

Metallurgical coal miners could be exposed to more pricing volatility if a move afoot to do away with quarterly pricing comes to anything.

Miners frozen out as South Africa readies empowerment rules

Mining companies in South Africa have been frozen out of consultation over regulatory changes that could dilute shareholders, raise costs and impose new levies to fund community development.

Regional integration key to unlocking economic potential in Latin America

There is a critical need for large-scale investment and regional integration to unlock greater economic potential and mitigate risks for the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, report shows.

Russian scientists develop new process to determine coal quality

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NUST MISIS) have studied and described the processes taking place in coal being extracted from mines.

Coal mine openings in the US inject some hope into beleaguered sector

Corsa Coal’s Acosta Deep mine, to begin operations in June, will create about 600 jobs.

Goodbye smokestacks: Startup invents zero-emission fossil fuel power

Zero-emission fossil fuel power sounds like an oxymoron. But when that 25-megawatt demonstration plant is fired up later this year, it will burn natural gas in pure oxygen.

Even with iron ore prices diving, NASA fast tracks mission to $10,000 quadrillion asteroid

If NASA is successful in its mission to 16 Psyche, one of the most massive asteroids found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, humans will have a first ever chance of exploring a world made of iron, not rock or ice.