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The Queensland government has opened more than 270 km2 of land for bids from coal explorers. State Development and Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham on Friday announced tenders for four blocks in the Bowen basin, the first release of Queensland coal country in four years.

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Categories: exploration

Québec-based carbon-capture technology developer CO2 Solutions president and CEO Evan Price expects its collaboration with global consulting and engineering firm Hatch to be central to the success of its Valorisation Carbone Québec (VCQ) project and instrumental in building the company’s commercial pipeline of opportunities on a global scale. "By combining our technology with Hatch's expertise, we will be able to accelerate business development and deliver projects to the satisfaction of a...

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The consulting engineering industry’s sustainability and growth are largely dependent on and proportional to the mining industry’s sustainability and growth respectively, says industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa). Cesa CEO Christopher Campbell notes that the success or decline of the mining industry directly impacts on the success or decline of consulting engineering companies, as the two are intrinsically linked. To illustrate, he cites economic changes in China that have...

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Engineering expertise can be used to generate socioeconomic gains for mining companies, particularly in jurisdictions that are dependent on the finite business of mineral extraction, states global engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Aurecon, an adviser to the African mining sector. Aurecon Client director for resources – Africa, Dr Eduard Vorster, states that “mining is big business, but it’s also susceptible to big change”. He notes that companies that want to succeed in the...

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In today’s world of constrained capital, engineering, procurement and construction consultant WorleyParsons notes that clients in the mining sector are seeking ways to improve returns while reducing their exposure to risk, particularly those companies who need to make strategic decisions on potential investments. WorleyParsons CEO Denver Dreyer states that front-end services are critical in a cash-strapped environment. As a result, the company, through its global advisory and technical...

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The short-term outlook for the mining consulting industry is “stable to positive”, says SRK Consulting, a firm of consulting engineers and scientists. SRK partner and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl stresses that the South African economy is still in a transitional phase which – combined with generational transitions in management, societal changes and continued political and economic uncertainty – ensures that creating any type of forecast or outlook is extremely difficult.

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The world’s most prolific producer of iron-ore, Vale, on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings that disappointed investors, sending its NYSE-listed stock falling as much as 5.4% in early trading. The Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-based diversified miner reported net income totalling $2.49-billion for the three months ended March, significantly higher when compared with earnings of $514-million in the corresponding period a year earlier.

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Categories: iron-ore

South Africa-focused coal miner Universal Coal has doubled the ore reserve at its New Clydesdale colliery, in South Africa. Universal on Thursday reported a 28.94-million tonne increase in the ore reserves at New Clydesdale, taking the ore reserve estimate to 58.24-million tonnes and confirming a mine life of more than 20-years.

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In addition to revising its full-year output guidance for the Cannington multi-metals mine, in Queensland, diversified spin-off South32 has also revised its full year production guidance for its South African energy coal operations. Following a fire at the Cannington mine in April this year, South32 reduced its full-year production expectations at the mine from the previous guidance of 19-million ounces, to 16.5-million ounces of silver, while lead production is expected to decline form 163...

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Categories: diversified mining

Diversified miner Teck Resources has adopted a new dividend policy doubling payouts to shareholders and allowing the board to consider a supplemental dividend annually, based on free cash flow, business conditions and capital priorities. The Vancouver-based company said it will pay on June 30, an initial eligible dividend of C$0.10 per share on its outstanding Class A common shares and Class B subordinate voting shares, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 15.

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Categories: dividend policy

The miner said decision was unrelated to Elliott Management's call earlier this month to unlock shareholder value by spinning off about $22 billion of BHP's US oil assets. The post BHP puts US shale assets back on the block amid investors pressure appeared first on MINING.com.

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The giant equipment maker's quarterly profit surged past estimates helped by a recovery in most of its end markets. The post Caterpillar soars as first quarter sales jump for first time in over two years appeared first on MINING.com.

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Miners have begun spending in equipment again, the Swedish firm's results show. The post Sandvik starts the year with better-than-expected profit appeared first on MINING.com.

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Both iron ore and diamond output rose in the first quarter thanks to a continued ramping-up of the company's Minas Rio mine in Brazil and improvements in the gem market. The post More iron ore comes to the market as Anglo’s output soars in Q1 appeared first on MINING.com.

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BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has announced it will invest over two hundred million dollars into the Bowen Basin, creating hundreds of jobs, which shows the ongoing strength of Queensland’s coal industry. The post BMA investment to create hundreds of jobs appeared first on MINING.com.

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–9% on Friday. The post Coking coal price correction turns into crash appeared first on MINING.com.

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They're pressing the company not only to accept a proposal by activist investor Elliott Management to spin off its US petroleum business, but to fully demerge all of its oil and gas assets. The post BHP top shareholders step up pressure for oil spinoff appeared first on MINING.com.

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Production for the first three months of the year slumped 37% compared with the same period of 2016. The post Strike at Escondida hurt Rio Tinto copper output appeared first on MINING.com.

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Drops 4% to $289.50 a tonne despite greater than expected Australian supply outage. The post Post cyclone coking coal price plunge appeared first on MINING.com.

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A new poll by Morning Consult for the National Mining Association (NMA) shows that most American voters are unaware of the environmental and technological advancements in teh industry. The post Mining’s environmental accomplishments unknown to American voters appeared first on MINING.com.

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The E.P.A. chief’s rallying cry for the coal industry was misplaced at a company looking to get out of the business.

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A climate change strategy even Big Oil can love: a carbon tax, especially one that cuts regulations while paying dividends to Americans.

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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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