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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to close Germany’s remaining coal-fired power stations will drive up subsidies for regions that mine the commodity. The post Germany's move to scrap coal is said to boost cost for taxpayers appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: coal, europe, germany


The transaction involves the purchase of Shoal Creek metallurgical coal mine, preparation plant and supporting assets, excluding legacy liabilities other than reclamation. The post Peabody Energy to buy Alabama coal mine for $400 million appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, coal, peabody energy, peabody energy corp., usa

US coal major Peabody Energy on Friday announced the $400-million acquisition of the Shoal Creek metallurgical coal mine, in central Alabama, from private producer Drummond Company. Located on the Black Warrior river, the mine serves the Asian and European steel mills with high-vol A coking coal and in 2017 sold 2.1-million tons.

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Chinese importers of petroleum coke are buying more volumes from Russia and the Middle East due to a hefty tariff on shipments from the United States, previously one of China's main sources of the material used in aluminium and cement production. China slapped a 25% tariff on US petroleum coke, a byproduct of oil refining, from August 23 as part of its escalating trade row with the United States.

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Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan on Friday welcomed a report by the federal government’s Resources 2030 Taskforce, which he convened in March to ensure that the Australian resource sector remains globally competitive and sustainable The Minister will use the work of the taskforce to craft a National Resources Statement – the first national statement on resources in 20 years.

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Categories: legislative environment

It is imperative that South Africa restores investment and exploration levels in the mining sector as mining and mineral beneficiation activities have significant potential to drive long term growth, exports and job growth, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his economic stimulus and recovery plan speech on Friday. He said that following extensive consultation that involved industry players, communities, labour and government, the Cabinet had approved long-awaited revised Mining Charter, which...

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The research and development (R&D) of clean coal technologies in South Africa is absolutely necessary, says Fossil Fuel Foundation director and recently retired Department of Science and Technology-National Research Foundation South African Research Chairs Initiative Clean Coal Technology chair Professor Rosemary Falcon. Clean coal technologies are a collection of technologies being developed to reduce the environmental impact of coal during production and in energy generation.

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Coal mining currently provides more than 86 000 jobs locally, and this figure will increase as more junior mines are expected to open in the future, provided that the economic situation “does not deteriorate further”, says coal consulting company XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prévost. South African coal production has remained stagnant during the last five years because of a lack of incentives and capital to implement new coal projects. However, production will soon drop...

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There is a fast-growing installed base of Cavex hydrocyclone technology in coal processing in both classification and dense-medium separation (DMS) applications, according to mining equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa. “This is as a result of the lower total cost of ownership achieved by clients using the Cavex hydrocyclones in their operations,” Weir Minerals Africa cyclones product manager Sheldon Gabriel tells Mining Weekly.

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Bidvest Commercial Products division Kelmeg Lifting Services (KLS) has expanded its service offering – aimed at improving safety and productivity, particularly with regard to working at height, and the associated lifting, rigging or lashing requirements. The new safety-focused products can assist companies in their quest to achieve zero harm.

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Categories: health & safety

A compressor exposed to abrasive dust, such as those used in mining environments, could become increasingly inefficient and fail internal damage caused by clogged and compromised intake filters, notes RTS Africa Engineering MD Ian Fraser. Additionally, opencast mine dust frequently enters dragline machinery spaces and operator cabins, while the grid floors in many blast-hole drill-rigs’ grid floors allow for dust to enter into the cabin, compromising machinery that affects wear life and...

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Categories: environment

The South African mining industry, once the backbone of economic growth, intensive job creation and development, is declining constantly, owing to the slow rates of research and development into newer, safer, modernised, mechanised and continuous mining methods. A key pillar of improving mining efficiency and safety for personnel – as mining becomes deeper in search of orebodies – is using alternative rock-breaking methods to replace the legacy explosives-based methods.

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Categories: mining technology

The fresh round of returns follows Rio’s promise in August to give shareholders up to $7 billion through dividends and share buybacks. The post Rio Tinto’s exit from coal pays off, to return $3.2B from sales proceeds to shareholders appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, australia, coal, europe, iron ore, rio tinto

Coal exports from Indonesia will be restrained this year, which could frustrate a plan by the government to ease a burgeoning trade deficit. The post Coal exports from top shipper hobbled with miners facing constraints appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: asia, coal, indonesia

Poland's state-run JSW awaits approval from the Energy Ministry in its bid to acquire the mining assets of Australia's Prairie Mining The post Poland's JSW seeks ministry approval to buy Prairie Mining assets – CEO appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: australia, coal, europe, iron ore, poland

Indonesia has laid out new rules for commodities exporters to guarantee funding for shipments through Indonesian banks or branches of foreign banks in the country. The post Indonesia issues new rules for commodity exporters as rupiah slides appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: asia, coal, indonesia, nickel

Polyus. The post Most profitable mining companies in 2017 appeared first on MINING.com.

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Tamar Resources wants to reopen the state-owned Krupinski mine in Silesia as a coking coal mine. The post Britain's Tamar takes coking coal complaint to Polish PM appeared first on MINING.com.

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Eskom said on Monday that it had fewer than 20 days of coal supplies at 10 of its 15 coal-fired power stations, posing a threat to national power supplies. The post South Africa's Eskom has coal shortages at 10 power plants – spokesman appeared first on MINING.com.

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India's steel minister wanted the finance ministry to scrap the 2.5 percent duty on imports of coking coal to limit input costs. The post India's steel minister wants import duty on coking coal scrapped appeared first on MINING.com.

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Readers are concerned about the effects on Americans’ health and global warming, and point out that poor minority communities will be among the most affected.

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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....

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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....

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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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The integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant located in Kemper County, Mississippi, is a 2 x 1 plant that will produce 582 MW at peak and 524 MW fired on syngas, with ammonia, sulfuric acid, and carbon dioxide as by-products. The carbon dioxide will be used for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Engineering was completed in Q3 2012, and the facility’s commercial operation date is planned for May 2014....

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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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