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Exxaro has decided to terminate its agreement with Group Five Construction subsidiary, Group 5 Projects, with effect from March 21, following Group Five’s announcement that it has embarked on business rescue proceedings. Exxaro in April 2017 appointed Group 5 Projects to build a new small coal plant as part of the Grootegeluk Plant 6 (GG6) expansion project at its Grootegeluk mine, near Lephalale, in Limpopo.

Source Feed: Mining Weekly | Coal
Categories: coal; construction

West Cumbria Mining plans to open the country’s first new deep coal mine is a step closer after councillors in the English county of Cumbria unanimously approved the project. The post Coal mining comes back to the UK with $218 million project appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, coal, england, europe, uk

To cope with peaking electricity demand during the summer months ahead, India’s Coal Ministry has directed State-run Coal India Limited (CIL) to ensure that each thermal power plant has assured stocks of 20 days on any given day. The Ministry has directed the coal miner to sustain the momentum of coal supplies, which has partially alleviated dry fuel shortages at thermal power plants across the country. At the end of last month, coal stocks at thermal power plants averaged 16 days’ worth of...

Source Feed: Mining Weekly | Coal
Categories: coal

The New Development Bank (NDB) plans to lend as much as $780-million to Eskom for infrastructure projects this year as the ailing power utility battles to keep power supply steady. Eskom, which on Wednesday entered a seventh day of controlled power cuts, is contending with operational and financial challenges, threatening the productivity of Africa’s most-industrialised economy. The government is considering various interventions to turn the company around, including a $4.8-billion bailout...

Source Feed: Mining Weekly | Coal
Categories: electricity

Kameron Coal’s Donkin mine has received four orders and six warnings from provincial authorities since limited production restarted on Jan. 25, following a roof cave-in last year. The post One of Canada’s newest coal mines is piling up safety warnings appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, canada, coal, nova scotia, suppliers news, usa

State-owned electricity producer Eskom has confirmed that boiler-tube leaks are significant contributor to unplanned losses of more than 12 000 MW across its coal fleet. The underperformance of the coal fleet, including those units in commercial operation at the Medupi and Kusile projects, is also the main contributor to South Africa’s current bout of confidence-sapping load-shedding.

Source Feed: Mining Weekly | Coal
Categories: eskom crisis

This week, Canyon offers Eskom cheaper coal, Wescoal to acquire 50% interest in Arnot and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe goes after illegal mining syndicate leaders. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines.

Source Feed: Mining Weekly | Coal
Categories: coal

Diversified miner Anglo American on Wednesday announced that it would invest more than $162-million to rehabilitate its Australian mining operations over the next five years. The company’s Australian operations includes five metallurgical coal mines in Queensland, of which two are opencut and three are underground operations.

Source Feed: Mining Weekly | Coal
Categories: rehabilitation

Coal developer Paringa Resources has secured a $56-million debt facility to refinance its existing debt facility and accelerate the expansion of the Poplar Grove mine, in Kentucky. The debt financing from Tribeca Global Resources Credit will be subject to the completion of a due diligence, the completion of documents and the satisfaction of conditions precedent.

Source Feed: Mining Weekly | Coal
Categories: coal

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Tuesday confirmed that it had met with President Cyril Ramaphosa, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Energy Minister Jeff Radebe this week. The union noted, however, that it still needed to consult with its members employed at Eskom, on the contents of the meeting and to discuss a way forward.

Source Feed: Mining Weekly | Coal
Categories: energy


Crisis-ridden power utility Eskom is approaching the Auditor-General and the National Treasury to seek approval for a special procurement dispensation that will allow it to accelerate the purchase of critical goods and services required to address ongoing breakdowns of its coal fleet. The underperformance of Eskom’s aging and under maintained fleet of 15 coal-fired power stations – along with the fact that the units in commercial operation at the new Medupi and Kusile coal stations were prone...

Source Feed: Mining Weekly | Coal
Categories: eskom crisis

Coal mining company Canyon Coal, a Menar group company, is prepared to offer coal to State-owned electricity utility Eskom at a cheaper price on an open-book basis from two new projects. The Menar group, which does not supply coal to Eskom at present, employs 3 500 people on a R7-billion asset base that includes Canyon Coal, Kangra Coal and Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC).

Source Feed: Mining Weekly | Coal
Categories: coal

The staggered power cuts are crippling businesses and leave roads gridlocked in cities throughout Africa’s most-industrialized economy. The post South Africa faces sixth day of blackouts as Eskom stumbles appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: africa, coal, south africa

Chinese coal traders are reported to have cut back on buying from Australia after the length of time taken by customs to clear cargoes reportedly doubled. The post Chinese go-slow on Australian coal imports may be starting to show appeared first on MINING.com.

Source Feed: Coal – MINING.com
Categories: australia, china, coal, indonesia

Miner has hit back at a push to make it more accountable for carbon emissions produced by its customers, including Chinese steel makers. The post Rio Tinto rejects push by activist shareholders to reveal emission targets appeared first on MINING.com.

Source Feed: Coal – MINING.com
Categories: mining news and commentary, asia, australia, canada, china, coal, copper, diamond, europe, gold, iron ore, latin america, rio tinto, silver, south america, suppliers news

Eleven years ago, Cloud Peak Energy Inc. made an all-or-nothing bet its rivals were unwilling to match: that coal would remain indispensable to the U.S. power sector. The post The coal miner who bet everything on U.S. power markets and lost appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: cloud peak energy, coal, usa


Blizzard-like conditions in the Dakotas, western Nebraska and Kansas are stressing winter wheat, inundating mines and disrupting ranches. The post Massive storm hits wheat, cattle, mines in U.S. heartland appeared first on MINING.com.

Source Feed: Coal – MINING.com
Categories: coal, kansas, molybdenum, nebraska, north dakota, rare earths, south dakota, usa, zinc

Exxaro's coal export volumes surged to a record 8 million tonnes. Revenue jumped 12% to 25.491 billion rand compared with 22.813 billion rand the previous year. The post South Africa's Exxaro Resources FY earnings jump on higher coal prices appeared first on MINING.com.

Source Feed: Coal – MINING.com
Categories: africa, coal, exxaro resources ltd., south africa

PPC wants to conclude the sale by May and has been in touch with investors from the United States, Russia and China. The post Greece's Public Power relaunches coal-fired power plants sale appeared first on MINING.com.

Source Feed: Coal – MINING.com
Categories: coal, europe, greece, public power corp.

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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....

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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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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