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The economic noose is being tightened around North Korea's neck after the pariah regime ignored a United Nations resolution by testing a missile last week. The post China won't buy any more North Korean coal this year appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, asia, china, coal, north korea

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Friday called for a full judicial commission of enquiry into State-owned Eskom's affairs, following the release of a redacted version of the so-called Dentons report into corruption at the parastatal. International legal firm Dentons conducted a R20-million Eskom-commissioned probe into the operational and financial underperformance of the organisation in 2015, the results of which were released in a redacted final report earlier this month.

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Categories: corporate accountability

The Australian coal industry has launched a new coal advertising campaign – Coal: Making the future possible – that highlights the important role coal will play in the world’s future energy mix while reducing emissions. The post Aussie pro-coal campaign aims at boosting local industry appeared first on MINING.com.

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The Queensland government has awarded the A$1-billion Olive Downs coal mine coordinated project status, allowing the independent Coordinator-General to efficiently coordinate the environmental assessment process for the coal mine across both state and federal agencies. Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham on Friday said the coordinated project status marked the beginning of a process, which will include a comprehensive environmental-impact assessment, towards a development that...

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Canada's mining competitiveness is declining, while exploration and mining investment dollars are flowing offshore, a new report by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has found. “Very simply, Canada is not as attractive as it used to be for mineral investment and competition for those dollars is growing globally. The recent elimination of federal mining tax incentives, regulatory delays and uncertainty, combined with major infrastructure deficits in northern Canada, are all contributing...

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Categories: canadian mining

Business management consultant SSG Consulting will continue to focus on project management and execution as its core business this year, with the intent of increasing its drive to further improve operational throughput of organisations and projects by 30% to 50%, despite the challenges facing the industry.

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As a continually evolving industry that operates globally, sometimes the biggest difficulty for the mining industry is getting the right people together in one place to discuss their challenges and find ways to address and, ultimately, overcome them, says Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) president Glenn Mullan.

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Over the past three to four years, metal prices have dropped precipitously and North American mining operators have been forced to implement more operational efficiencies, states conveyor belt vulcaniser product provider Shaw Almex CEO Tim Shaw.

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Swedish sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco will create a new company focused on mining and civil engineering, should it receive backing at its annual general meeting in April.

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Rehabilitation should be included and budgeted for in a project’s initial mine plan to ensure proper project management over the entire mine life cycle, says nonprofit organisation Land Rehabilitation Society of South Africa (LaRSSA) president Raina Hattingh.

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Report by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) says the country is not in a good position to benefit from the increasing number of companies ready to make new and significant investments. The post Canada losing ground as mining investment destination appeared first on MINING.com.

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A decision will be taken in the June quarter on go-ahead for the Klipspruit Life Extension coal project in Mpumalanga, which is said to have robust economics. The original BHP Billiton capital expenditure (capex) of $500-million-plus for the two-year development has been more than halved under South32 to below $250-million, South32 CEO Graham Kerr told Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online during a media conference call.

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Coal miners are happy. The post Trump ends stream protection rule appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, coal, usa

Restrictions would remain in place for six months, with some mines and areas possibly excluded. The post China may tighten up coal output curbs again as prices collapse appeared first on MINING.com.

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Down 4.7% on Tuesday to five-month low as ultra-cheap Mongolian coal gets trucked into market. The post Coking coal resumes sharp decline appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, asia, australia, canada, china, coal, mongolia

The Anglo American's unit logged earnings of $607 million for 2016, basically double the $304 million it recorded in 2015. The post Kumba’s earnings doubled on higher prices, cost cutting measures appeared first on MINING.com.

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The Australian government has opened the door to using a $5 billion fund designed to attract investment in northern Australia, to develop clean-coal projects. The post Australia's $5 billion bet on clean coal appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, australia, coal

Coal has washed up very close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Australian authorities said, following an investigation into complaints of black dust on nearby beaches. The post Coal dust near Great Barrier Reef worries scientists, environmentalists appeared first on MINING.com.

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While iron ore prices have climbed 90% in the last year to over $80 a tonne, the sale of Kumba would prove prudent for Anglo's long-term outlook, given its high debt load, BMI analysts say. The post Anglo American to sell Kumba despite iron ore rally — experts appeared first on MINING.com.

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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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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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