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Aim-listed Kibo Mining has awarded Sepco III the second lot of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its Mbeya coal-to-power project (MCPP), in Tanzania. Lot 2 of the EPC contract involves the construction of the power line that will evacuate power from the Mbeya power plant, in the Songwe district, to Tanzania Electricity Supply Company’s (Tanesco’s) Mbeya substation.

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The Indian government has announced that private thermal power companies will be allowed to switch coal supply linkages from one coal company to another, but electricity producers are not sure that the move will deliver industry-wide benefits. Based on recommendations of an interMinisterial committee, the Coal Ministry last week said in a statement that, “coal linkage rationalisation shall be an exercise in which a thermal power plant operated by a private company may be transferred from one...

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Queensland-based Bowen Coking Coal has entered into a binding agreement to divest of its Comet Ridge project for A$100 000 in cash and a 1.25% royalty stream from the first 2.8-million tonnes of coal produced. The ASX-listed junior told shareholders that the deal with Springsure Creek Coal included an option under which Springsure could cancel the royalty in exchange for a A$3-million cash payment.

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Coal developer Paringa Resources has announced A$30-million capital raising to fund the development of its Poplar Grove coal mine, in the Illinois basin, Kentucky. The company on Monday said that some A$19.2-million had been raised through an institutional entitlement offer, which was priced at 22c a share.

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Vale, once the most generous dividend payer among major mining companies, may be poised to regain that status with its chief executive officer nearing debt targets and unwilling to hoard cash or rush into deals. Like others in the industry, the biggest producer of iron ore and nickel cut dividends to defend against a commodity downturn that eroded profit and pushed up debt metrics. With prices recovering as supply gluts ease, producers are once again rewarding shareholders. In March, Vale...

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Categories: diversified miners

China will take steps to bring down coal prices because the recent rally is not supported by market fundamentals. The post China's NDRC to curb coal prices, boost output -Xinhua appeared first on MINING.com.

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Zimbabwe needs up to $11-billion to modernise its mines and boost production to maximum capacity over the next five years, the head of the country's Chamber of Mines said on Friday. Foreign investor interest in the southern African nation is growing after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe following a de facto military coup last November but projects are still constrained by lack of funding.

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Categories: investment

Zimbabwean coal miner Hwange Colliery on Friday announced that it had suspended its MD Stenjwa Thomas Makore with effect from May 14, pending a disciplinary hearing. During his suspension, Makore is not authorised to transact or conduct any business on behalf of the company.

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The commodities markets have been taken aback by rising uncertainties, including an early February equity market sell-off and the trade conflict between the US and China. As the second quarter unfolds, some of these uncertainties should be easier to interpret, however, price volatility and sporadic periods of increased market concerns will remain on the agenda this year, says diversified natural resources group Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) CEO Benedikt Sobotka.

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Vale Mozambique, the predominantly (but not wholly) owned subsidiary of Brazilian mining group Vale, still has to consolidate its coal producing process at its Moatize mine in Mozambique’s Tete province, to be able to achieve its full export capacity. This was stated by Vale Mozambique CEO Mário Godoy at a recent press conference in the Mozambican capital of Maputo. Full export capacity, using the railway and coal terminal owned and operated by the Nacala Logistics Corridor company (in which...

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The objective of the impressive Murray & Roberts Training Academy in Carletonville is to make mining workplaces safer, more productive, technically proficient and values driven.

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Categories: mining investment


“The (last) miner’s body was trapped under one of many structures in the destroyed pit,” JSW said in a statement. The post Last missing Polish miner found dead: JSW appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: coal, europe, jsw, poland

Despite mining contributing about 6 per cent of the country's GDP, a study revealed that almost six out of 10 of young Australians know nothing at all about mining careers. The post Young Australians oblivious to mining appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, aluminium, australia, coal, copper, diamond, gold, iron ore, mets ignited, minerals council of australia, rare earth, silver, uranium, zinc

China’s thirst for energy is roiling markets in Europe, jolting the outlook for coal-hungry utilities as they struggle to cope with tighter pollution and environmental rules. The post Coal at record in Europe is latest pressure on utility earnings appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: china, coal, europe

As demand for coal in the U.S. declines, miners depend increasingly on overseas markets. The post Oakland port ban on coal shipments blocked by US judge appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: california, coal, usa

Chief executive Jean Sebastien-Jacques said the challenge for the industry is to ensure the benefits from the past frugal years are not lost against a backdrop of rising oil prices and increased political risk. The post Rio Tinto says climbing costs, resource nationalism once again big threats appeared first on MINING.com.

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Conditions may be in place for increased demand and increased prices for a number of commodities including natural gas, copper, aluminum, and gold. The post Supercycle may be setting up for higher commodity demand appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: aluminum, asia, china, coal, copper, gas, gold, usa

The price of steelmaking raw materials in China rose for a second session on Monday on optimism that steel mills will replenish stockpiles as steel production increases and as iron ore inventories at ports decline. The post China's steelmaking raw materials extend gains on firm demand outlook appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: australia, china, coal, coking coal, iron ore

One man is still missing at the Zofiowka mine in southern Poland. The post Two of three missing Polish miners found dead -JSW appeared first on MINING.com.

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New signs that, despite President Trump’s campaign promise, this fossil fuel won’t be back.

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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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