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On the supply side, Fitch expects production misses from Australia to keep the market tight in the coming quarters as large diversified miners lose their appetite for mining coal.  The post Coking coal price to remain elevated in 2019— report   appeared first on MINING.com.

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Coal miner Peabody has taken the first step to resuming operations at the fire-hit North Goonyella mine in Queensland, Australia, with an announcement on Friday that it is proceeding with the ventilation of the first segment of the coal mine. This forms part of a phased reventilation and re-entry plan, which aims to resume longwall production in 2020.

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Friday said that Indian major Adani’s two outstanding management plans for its multi-billion dollar Carmichael project should be resolved by June 13. The deadline comes after the Premier earlier this week called a meeting between Adani, the Coordinator-General and the state’s environmental departments to hash out plans to finalise the two outstanding environmental management plans, including the groundwater management plan, which was earlier...

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The base metals industry is an exciting prospect for Botswana, as copper mining is increasing, which bodes well for the country’s economy, says Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM) CEO Charles Siwawa. Although copper- and nickel-producing mines have temporarily closed down, companies such as Khoemacau Copper Mines will start operations in base metal mining in 2020 or in the first quarter of 2021, thereby boosting this particular commodity sector, he explains.

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Brazilian mining group Vale has reported that very heavy rains significantly reduced production at its Moatize coal operation in the Tete province of Mozambique during the first quarter of this year (1Q19). Total 1Q19 coal production of 2.2-million tons was almost 29% down on the figure for the fourth quarter of last year (4Q18) and 9% less than for the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), stated the company in its report “Vale’s Production and Sales in 1Q19”.

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Following reflection on Mining Charter III, which is seen as a “positive game-changer” and a shift in the local political landscape, discussions at this year’s Junior Indaba will be tailored around ‘the revival of the junior’ and the prospects of achieving a thriving industry. The conference for junior mining explorers, developers and investors aims to address topics regarding new projects, the latest developments in financing and remodelling of operations, besides others, says event organiser...

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After the opposition Labor party suffered heavy losses in coal-mining regions in Saturday’s Australian federal elections, the Carmichael project looks to be getting closer than ever to approval. The post World's most contested coal mine doesn’t add up — opinion appeared first on MINING.com.

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Moving against a general trend among Indian miners of closing down underground mines, State-run Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has started work on developing a new underground mine in the southern state of Telangana. SCCL will develop the Kalyani Khani-6 Incline block in Telangana with estimated extractable reserves of 15.65-million tons through a new underground mining project carved out of the Mandarmarri block.

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BHP Group CFO Peter Beavan told a strategy briefing on Wednesday that the world's biggest mining company has "no appetite" to grow its thermal coal assets. The post Adani's coal hopes look increasingly isolated as BHP joins naysayers — opinion appeared first on MINING.com.

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Fitch Solutions maintains its forecast for an average coking coal price of $195/t for this year, stating that prices will remain elevated, with strong demand from China’s steel sector, as US–China relations continue to deteriorate and the probability rises of further economic support from the Chinese government towards domestic industries. On the supply side, the consultancy company expects production misses from Australia to keep the coking coal market tight in the coming quarters as large...

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The aid package launches a drive to transform chimney-stack economies into high-tech centers and will help Germany achieve its climate goals for 2030 and put it on the right path for meeting 2050 targets. The post Merkel cabinet approves $45B in aid for coal regions appeared first on MINING.com.

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JSE-listed Wescoal on Wednesday said it had resumed coal mining, handling and processing activities at the Vanggatfontein mine as of May 20 and that the mine was expected to ramp-up to full production in early June – two weeks ahead of schedule. In late April, the coal producer was forced to halt coal supplies from the mine to Eskom after the mining contractor dismissed its 274 employees at the mine over unlawful industrial action.

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As speculation swirls about plans to deal with Eskom Holdings’ crippling debt load, one group of stakeholders hasn’t been consulted – owners of the company’s R243-billion of bonds. South Africa’s State-owned power utility is groaning under almost R500-billion of bond and loan debt, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, and isn’t selling enough electricity to cover its operating and borrowing costs. While it’s already been given a three-year, R69-billion bailout by the government, the...

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Investors in energy seem now to be sitting on the sidelines, waiting to see whether the cost deflation in renewables will overcome issues around grid integration, or whether some unforeseen policy backlash can drive a second coming of fossil fuels. The post The future of energy won't be decided by voters — opinion appeared first on MINING.com.

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UK-based charity The Eden project has partnered with Alcoa to build a $150 million eco-tourism attraction at the company’s former Anglesea coal mine in Australia. The post Indoor rainforest maker to transform former Australian coal mine appeared first on MINING.com.

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A surprise election victory for Australia’s pro-coal ruling Coalition is ratcheting up pressure on the Queensland state government to approve development in one of the biggest untapped reserves of the fossil fuel. The post Controversial Australia coal mine boosted after shock vote appeared first on MINING.com.

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Mining Association of Canada (MAC) will be in charge of developing program to give miners tools and knowledge needed to better plan for climate change. The post Canada injects $325K into ‘climate change adaptation’ for mining sector appeared first on MINING.com.

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As lucrative as the overall stock market has been for investors during the past two years, clean-technology shares have done even better. The post Trump likes fossil fuels but investors don’t appeared first on MINING.com.

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Pembroke has been talking to potential customers and is also open to selling a stake in the mine that will eventually produce 15 million tonnes of high-quality coking coal a year. The post Australia's Pembroke wins govt approval for $700m coking coal mine appeared first on MINING.com.

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The Jiu Valley in Romania was once an economic powerhouse, producing millions of tons of coal. Now most of the mines in the region are closed.

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Expanding the technology is the fastest way to slash greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize the economy.

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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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