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Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol expects to finalise the scope of, and time needed for, repairs to the low-density polyethylene (LDPE) unit, at its Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP), in Louisiana, in the US, during the second half of February. “Limited” damage was done to a small portion of the LDPE unit in an explosion and fire earlier this month.

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Categories: chemicals; energy

The organising team of the 2020 iteration of the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba notes an increased appetite for engagement within the African mining sector, particularly for discussions around sustainability. Media company Hyve Group content head Tom Quinn says this is evidenced by the “tangible change” in the way that extractive industries are now doing business, with expectations around the manner in which business is carried out key to ongoing capital investment – the phenomenon dubbed...

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Categories: mining indaba

Investors are wary of the South African mining industry, says Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter, who will speak at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town. “They are not only seeking certainty in respect of legislation and regulation, such as Mining Charter III and carbon tax, but are also looking for a signal that government has a practical, long-term economic strategy, as well as the support and capacity to implement it.”

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Categories: mining indaba preview

Mining investment firm Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu hopes that this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba will “rise to the occasion” in addressing the challenges that are plaguing the South African mining industry. Some pressing challenges include the need to deal with regulatory uncertainty and finding a workable model to ensure stability in host communities, he says.

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Categories: mining indaba preview

Investment in South African exploration has been lean of late, with numerous factors contributing to this reality, including the state of the economy and the ability to secure seed funding, says Investing in African Mining Indaba head of content Tom Quinn, of UK event organiser Hyve Group. “We had a very positive conversation with Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter, who is acutely aware of this issue, and brainstormed ways of including it in the Mining Indaba programme.”

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Categories: mining indaba preview

The development of an intelligent cyclone by minerals processing equipment supplier Multotec is at an advanced stage, Multotec South African Operations CEO Rikus Immink tells Mining Weekly. Through the instrumentation of its ceramic-lined cyclones, Multotec is aligning itself to the automation requirements of the mining industry.

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Categories: mining indaba preview

Aim-listed Edenville Energy has completed its fundraising, securing the necessary working capital to meet the current contracted production demands of up to 12 000 t of washed coal a month from its flagship Rukwa coal project, in Tanzania. Edenville has raised £700 000, before expenses, by way of the placing of 1.7-billion new ordinary shares valued at 0.02p each in the company at a placing price of 0.04p a share with existing stakeholders through Brandon Hill Capital.

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Categories: coal

South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal on Wednesday reported a decline in coal exports for the second consecutive year. The private-sector-owned terminal, which works hand in glove with the State-owned Transnet Freight Rail and Transnet National Ports Authority, exported 72.5-million tonnes (Mt) of coal in 2019, 1.32 Mt short of 2018’s 73.47 Mt, which was itself 4.1% less than 2017’s record coal exportation year.

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Categories: coal

Investment holding company Contango Holdings has raised £1.4-million, before expenses, through a conditional placing of 28-million new ordinary shares at £0.01 each to new and existing investors at 5p a share.   Following the completion of the conditional placing, the company anticipates being in a position to shortly issue a final prospectus setting out details of its purchase of the Lubu coal project, in Zimbabwe, from Consolidated Growth Holdings (CGH). The Lubu project is expected to be a...

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Categories: coal

Diversified miner Anglo American delivered on its production targets across the business for the year ended December 31, CE Mark Cutifani said on Thursday with the release of the group’s unaudited production results for the fourth quarter and the full-year. Production was up 4% for the fourth quarter, led by the continued successful ramp-up at the Minas-Rio iron-ore mine, in Brazil.

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Categories: diversified miners




Readers react to an Op-Ed article by the novelist Richard Flanagan that faults the country’s politicians, among other things.

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has upheld an earlier district court decision that Clean Air Act liabilities do not transfer to new owners when a facility is sold, while the Third Circuit has upheld an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule to limit sulfur dioxide emissions from a Pennsylvania coal-fired power plant on request of New Jersey, a downwind state....

Source Feed: COAL POWER magazine :: Environmental

A divided three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected Oklahoma State's challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) implementation of a regional haze rule to limit emissions from power plants in the state....

Source Feed: COAL POWER magazine :: Environmental

Beware the letter from the Environmental Protection Agency asking seemingly innocuous questions about your plant....

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AES Corp.’s subsidiary Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) plans to retire six coal-fired units representing about 390 MW at its 414-MW Hutchings coal-, gas-, and oil-fired plant in Miamisburg, Ohio, by June 2015 as a result of existing and expected environmental regulations, including the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The news comes on the heels of Indianapolis Power & Light Co.’s (IPL’s) announcement that it plans to retire 600 MW of coal-fired capacity to comply with environmental...

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In a report released on May 13, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) presents data on energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for each state by year, fuel, sector, and other breakouts for the years 2000 through 2010....

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates final regulations curbing greenhouse gas (GHG), mercury, and air toxics emissions from new sources could appear in the Federal Register by the end of April. Also forthcoming are final cooling water intake rules and proposed effluent guidelines. The coal ash rule, which has no target date for a final rule, may not be issued this year, the agency said....

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Power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the U.S. declined to their lowest level since 1990, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in early March....

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