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The declining quality of raw coal makes the control of coal product increasingly difficult and the beneficiation of raw coal more important, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) coal processing engineer Johan de Korte told delegates at the Fossil Fuel Foundation’s conference on clean coal technologies on Tuesday. The declining quality, he explained, was as a result of a number of mines re-mining the pillars left by previous bord-and-pillar mining operations.

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XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prevost expects South Africa’s coal production to soon “drop drastically” as a result of low investment in new coal mining capacity and older mines reaching the end of their lives. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online on the sidelines of the Fossil Fuel Foundation’s conference on clean coal technologies, in Glenhove, on Tuesday, he said South Africa was at “a point of transition”.

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China National Coal Group will supply in 2019 more than 97 million tonnes of coal to six utilities, with volumes rising in each subsequent year of the deals. The post China National Coal signs 5 year supply contracts with state utilities appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: china, china national coal group, coal

Coal miner Stanmore Coal has received a 95c a share takeover offer from Golden Investments, a company which is 51% owned by Indonesian coal producer Golden Energy and Resources and 49% held by Ascend Global Investment Fund. The unsolicited offmarket bid valued Stanmore at around A$240-million and offered a 14.5% premium to Stanmore’s five-day volume weighted average share price on the ASX.

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The share price of coal miner Bathurst Resources increased by 4% on Monday after the company announced that the mine life of its 65%-held Rotowaro project, in New Zealand’s North Island, had been extended by a further four years. The miner said that the mine life extension would be achieved through the development of a new resource at Waipuna West, which is within the Rotowaro operation’s current area of operation.

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The Queensland resources sector contributed A$62.9-billion to the state’s economy in 2017-18, a 14% increase on the previous year, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) reported on Monday. In its ninth annual contribution report, the QRC noted that the resources sector generated one in every five dollars of the state’s economy, and one in every eight jobs.

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The outlook for coal depends basically on the growth of electricity and steel production in Asia. The post Australia's coal revival in full swing by 2019 appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: asia, australia, china, coal, indonesia

BHP said its initial findings of the Nov. 5 incident showed the nearly 3-km (1.9 miles) long train came to a halt after a braking system control cable became disconnected. The post BHP blames driver error, brake problem for runaway train wreck appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: australia, bhp, coal

Eskom, which supplies more than 90 percent of the nation's power, has warned of potential power outages amid low coal inventories after a major supplier cut supplies and sought insolvency protection. The post South Africa's Eskom revises coal contract strategy, seeks supply security appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: africa, coal, eskom, south africa

South Africa’s power utility Eskom reports that it has received approval for the National Treasury from the “urgent procurement” of four-million tons of emergency coal to help address serious stock shortfalls at several of its 15 coal-fired power stations. More than 1.1-million tons have already been secured and the first emergency coal will be delivered in December.

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Categories: eskom

Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko obstructed coal testing that would have compromised the contract Tegeta Exploration cinched with the power utility, according to a forensic report released by National Treasury on Friday. The report by Fundudzi Forensic Investigation Services details how Eskom executives flouted company policy and public finance rules to favour Tegeta, part of the Gupta family's business empire, and concludes that Koko and three other Eskom officials should be held accountable...

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Aim-listed Ncondezi Energy has reached formal agreement to amend its $5.1-million loan, which received an extended maturity date to November 2019. Before a restructuring process started, the loan would have matured in September.

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National Treasury has released a bombshell report of more than 600 pages detailing the extent of rot at Transnet and Eskom over the last six years – and says Malusi Gigaba compromised the procurement process of controversial new Chinese locomotives. The report, compiled after a forensic investigation by Fundudzi Forensic Investigation Services, found widespread irregularities, improper and illegal payments and flouting of good governance laws.

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Coal miner Stanmore Coal has extended the mining services agreement at its Isaac Plains East coal mine, in Queensland, with ASX-listed NRW Holdings by another five years. The contract extension will start in July 2019 and provides Stanmore with the flexibility to scale up and down production through a cost-effective structure to meet market conditions, the flexibility to manage the transition to Isaac Downs once environmental approvals are achieved, and the ability to operate the coal handling...

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Categories: mining services


It is now our intention to get this job done, and find out why 29 men went to work on 19 November 2010, and never came home. The post NZ gov't plans to re-enter doomed Pike River mine to recover remains appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: australia, coal, new zealand

The project has a pre-production capex of $300 million with additional sustaining capital of $406.0 million. The post Colonial Coal floats PEA for Gordon Creek mine appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, british columbia, canada, coal, colonial coal international

In the past two years, Cat  has  been  working  on  growing  its  offering,  particularly  in  the  underground  segment,  as  well  as  filling  up  some  gaps  in  terms  of  trucks  sizes. The post Caterpillar steps up game to keep leadership in North America appeared first on MINING.com.

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Queensland state is set to unveil proposed resource regulations that will require miners to pay into an "insurance fund" for the remediation of old mines. The post Australia state to roll out new mine rehabilitation rules appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: aluminum, australia, bauxite, coal, lead, silver, zinc

We are now working on internal approvals for the final stage of talks - Daniel Ozon, CEO Prairie Mining The post Poland's JSW eyes controlling stake in Prairie Mining -CEO appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: coal, europe, poland, prairie mining

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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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