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Coal bed methane in Kazakhstan

Coal bed methane in Kazakhstan

International coalbed methane companies discuss the potential of a future burgeoning coalbed methane industry in Kazakhstan.

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The latest coal news

Chinese coal demand set to peak in 2020

Chinese coal demand set to peak in 2020

Standard & Poor’s rating agency expects China’s demand for coal to peak in 2020.

China to curb blind development of coal-to-gas projects

China to curb blind development of coal-to-gas projects

Chinese companies told to curb development of coal-to-gas projects by National Energy Administration.

BHP Billiton sets metallurgical coal production record in FY13/14

BHP Billiton sets metallurgical coal production record in FY13/14

The world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, has announced record metallurgical coal production in the 12 months to June 2014.

Peabody suffers Q2 2014 loss on low Australian prices

Peabody suffers Q2 2014 loss on low Australian prices

Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private-sector coal miner, has reported a loss of US$70.2 million for Q2 2014.

 

“Tough” conditions for Mozambique’s coal infrastructure projects

“Tough” conditions for Mozambique’s coal infrastructure projects

Thai-Mozambique consortium’s plan to build a US$ 4.5 billion coal rail-port facility faces “tough” market conditions, according to company president.

Not on my watch: Monitoring coal bed methane and UCG operations

Not on my watch: Monitoring coal bed methane and UCG operations

New Scaling Watch product from Flowrox monitors and controls depositions in pipelines.

Handling coal in the Borneo jungle

Handling coal in the Borneo jungle

Chinese manufacturer supplies South Korean company with motor grader for a coal handling operation in Indonesia.

Coal transportation infrastructure in South Africa

Coal transportation infrastructure in South Africa

The development of coal-carrying rail lines in South Africa will be among the most viable of the country’s infrastructure projects, says a new report from Business Monitor International.

 

Changes to Mongolia’s mining law will boost investment

Changes to Mongolia’s mining law will boost investment

Recent changes to Mongolia’s mining law will help to boost foreign investment in the country’s resource exploration industry.

UK opencast coal mine clears first hurdle

UK opencast coal mine clears first hurdle

Gateshead council have approved a plan for UK Coal Surface Mines to develop an opencast mine in the northeast.

Arch Coal to idle Cumberland River coal mine

Arch Coal to idle Cumberland River coal mine

Arch Coal has announced it will idle its Cumberland River metallurgical coal mine with the loss of 213 jobs.

Environmental benefits of coal bed methane

Environmental benefits of coal bed methane

A new report published in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences highlights environmental benefits of unconventional gas.

 

Coal ash cleanup work update from Duke Energy

Coal ash cleanup work update from Duke Energy

Duke Energy has reported completion of its work removing coal ash from the Dan River upstream of the Schoolfield Dam.

Chemicals and coal bed methane – market insights

Chemicals and coal bed methane – market insights

The market for chemicals used in unconventional gas development is set to grow over the next decade.

Coal railcars derail in Pennsylvania

Coal railcars derail in Pennsylvania

A rail shipment of coal derailed in Pennsylvania – 10 fully loaded coal cars spill tonnes of coal.

Dart Energy backs planning rules on coal bed methane

Dart Energy backs planning rules on coal bed methane

Scottish government acknowledges role of coal bed methane in diversification of energy mix, says Dart Energy.

 

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