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The government will close the mine until an investigation is complete and it gets the conclusions of international experts. The post Four miners killed in Georgia in coal mine accident, officials say appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: asia, coal, europe, georgia

A report from the Life After Coal campaign calls for uncounted costs to South Africa’s water resources to be accounted for in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Mining coal and burning it in power stations uses large amounts of water and pollutes water as well, imposing massive but uncounted costs on society and particularly on poor people who live in the coal mining regions, it argues.

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Categories: energy

In an economic environment of tight capital allocation and bank pull back from mining finance, the new tax-incentivised CCP 12J Mining Fund is going all out to raise R750-million for co-investment in ancillary project opportunities on existing mine sites. On the list of targeted project opportunities are tailings retreatment projects, mine dump retreatment projects and brownfield expansions, with mining companies standing to benefit from co-investment in sustaining capital projects.

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Categories: mining incentives

New South Wales coal miner Whitehaven Coal has reported a fall in production during the June quarter, and the full year to June, with mechanical issues reported at its Narrabri mine. In the quarter ended June, Whitehaven produced 5.8-million tonnes of run-of-mine (RoM) coal, with 4.7-million tonnes of saleable coal produced. This compared with the 6.5-million tonnes RoM and 5.4-million tonnes of saleable coal produced in the previous corresponding period.

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Categories: coal

India's Oil Ministry is in favour of a ban on the import of petroleum coke, the government's lawyer told the Supreme Court on Monday. An oil refinery by-product, petroleum coke, or petcoke, is used as a fuel because of its higher energy content than coal, but it releases larger amounts of carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide, which can cause lung disease and acid rain.

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Categories: coal

In a forthcoming revamp of coal block auction rules, India’s Coal Ministry is likely to allow captive miners free merchant sales of 25% of production in a step towards blurring the distinction between commercial and captive mining. The move towards greater flexibility for captive coal miners is aimed at ensuring higher participation for the auctioning of 19 coal blocks in the current financial year and comes against the backdrop of two previous planned rounds of auctions being cancelled owing...

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Categories: coal


The DrillSafe initiative will host its inaugural Drill Safe Drill Rig & Safety Innovation Forum at the Glen Hove Conference Centre, in Johannesburg, on July 20.  The forum will explore innovations in to drilling equipment and the exploration work environment, explains DrillSafe founder and Colin Rice Exploration and Training MD Colin Rice. DrillSafe was first launched in 2013 to distribute accident and hazard alerts to the industry. “This required a high level of support from mining and...

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Categories: exploration

Coal will remain a vital growth enabler and source of energy for decades to come, says World Coal Association CEO Benjamin Sporton. He notes that demand for coal will remain stable to positive, as a result of increased industrialisation and electrification, especially in Africa and South-East Asia.

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Categories: coal

Contrary to the expected move towards employing a higher number of skilled personnel at mines to catalyse modernisation and mechanisation targets, the South African mining industry has backtracked, employing a significant number of unskilled personnel instead, according to a report compiled by Africa-focused research and analysis organisation In On Africa and human resource advisory Managing Transformation Solutions (MTS Holdings).

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Categories: skills development

The big bright spot for US coal miners is located halfway around the world. India almost tripled its imports of the rock from America in the first quarter from a year earlier, helping fuel its fast-growing economy and making it the largest foreign buyer of US coal, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

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Categories: coal

The sentences range from 15 to 22 years in jail for high-ranked executives. The post Five top mining execs. convicted over Turkey’s worst mine disaster appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, coal, europe, turkey

A Turkish court sentenced five mining executives to up to 22 years in jail on Wednesday for their role in the coal mine disaster in May 2014 that killed 301 people, the ruling showed. The deaths were caused by a fire that swept through the mine in the town of Soma, 480 km south of Istanbul. It was Turkey’s worst industrial disaster and the world’s biggest mining disaster this century.

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Categories: mine safety

Yancoal said it will start standing down employees, and is aiming to redeploy most workers to other underground operations owned by the company. The post Australia's Yancoal halts Austar mine amid safety dispute appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: australia, coal, yancoal

Targeting close or ready for production. The post Private equity firm to deploy $550 million into mining sector appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, australia, coal, copper, gold, latin america, silver, zinc

Uncertainty around the charter has deterred investment into a sector that accounts for 8 percent of gross domestic product in the world's top platinum producer. The post South Africa mines minister delays finalisation of draft mining charter appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: africa, chrome, coal, diamond, gold, iron ore, manganese, minerals council south africa, palladium, platinum, south africa

Prices of steelmaking raw materials dropped to multi-week lows on Thursday as a festering trade row between China and the United States kept risk appetite low. The post Steel making raw materials hit multi-week lows in China on trade woes appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: china, coal, iron ore

Seaborne price for coal used in electricity generation scales $120 a tonne as South Africa diverts exports for domestic use and Asian demand spikes. The post Thermal coal prices hit 6-year high appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, africa, asia, australia, coal, south africa



Women’s cries just after 1 a.m. confirmed Barnabe Samuel Mussa’s worst fears -- an attack was underway. The post Burning villages, ethnic tensions menace Mozambique gas boom appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: africa, coal, lithium, mozambique


Rural Pennsylvanians are not “environmentalists.” They’re “conservationists.” And they’re fighting to reclaim Trump country.

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A giant fir came crashing down in my front yard during a freakish windstorm, nearly crushing my family and our house. What was the big guy trying to say?

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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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