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Weekly coal news highlights: 24 – 28 August 2015

Weekly coal news highlights: 24 – 28 August 2015

A round-up of some of this week’s key news items from the international coal industry, from the latest sales and acquisitions to updates on coal production.

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The latest coal news

Terex Trucks appoints three new regional managers

Terex Trucks appoints three new regional managers

Terex Trucks appoints three new regional managers to its aftermarket and customer support management, affirming the customer is central to the company.

Vale to sell Integra coal mine complex

Vale to sell Integra coal mine complex

Vale continues to divest non-core holdings by intending to sell its Integra coal mine complex in Australia to Bloomfield Group and Glencore Plc.

Oxifree Global expanding its offering in the mining sector

Oxifree Global expanding its offering in the mining sector

Oxifree Global plans to expand in mining sector with minority investment from Octopus Investment.

Galilee Energy complete ATP 529P acquisition

Galilee Energy complete ATP 529P acquisition

Galilee Energy complete acquisition of the remaining 50% interest in AT 529P coalbed methane project from AGL Energy, enabling the company full operatorship fast tracks ability to test new completion strategy.

 

No more left in the dust

No more left in the dust

How dust and spillage prevention technology can solve major environmental issues while boosting production.

Bluefield Coal Show announces paper line up

Bluefield Coal Show announces paper line up

The Bluefield Coal Show has announced its line-up of paper and presentations for this year’s show.

Meeting India’s coal production targets

Meeting India’s coal production targets

India’s coal consumption is overtaking domestic production and the government has set a coal production target of 1.5 billion t by 2020. The US Energy Information Administration looked at ways to meet this.

Total completes sales of coal mining operations

Total completes sales of coal mining operations

Total has announced that it has closed the sale of its South African coal mining assets, following government approval of the divestment.

 

Cloud Peak Energy expanding Cordero Rojo mine

Cloud Peak Energy expanding Cordero Rojo mine

Cloud Peak Energy enters an agreement with a local landowner near the Cordero Rojo Mine to access additional coal reserves and potentially develop the mine.

India thermal coal imports jump 24%

India thermal coal imports jump 24%

Indian thermal coal imports at major ports jumped 24% y/y from April – July, despite a government push to increase domestic production.

BHP Billiton coal earnings down almost 40%

BHP Billiton coal earnings down almost 40%

BHP Billiton has announced underlying earnings from its coal business of US$348 million in the twelve months to 30 June 2015.

Columbia Steel District Manager expands customer base

Columbia Steel District Manager expands customer base

Columbia Steel’s John Bergner adds surface mines in Mountain States region to his customer base.

 

US coal production rises for week ending 15 August

US coal production rises for week ending 15 August

According to the latest report from the US Energy Information Agency, coal production in the US for the week ending 15 August rose for the second straight week but continues to fall short of last year.

WVCA: Obama’s plan an insult to West Virginia’s coal mining families

WVCA: Obama’s plan an insult to West Virginia’s coal mining families

Bill Raney, President of West Virginia Coal Association, details an outlook on Obama’s Clean Power Plan and how it will affect coal mining in West Virginia.

Wyoming reliant on coal taxes

Wyoming reliant on coal taxes

Severance tax income on natural resource extraction makes up almost 40% of state revenue in Wyoming, with coal mining the leading contributor.

RWE expanding its global engineering and industrial support

RWE expanding its global engineering and industrial support

RWE is combining its support to both mining and power generation companies and providing engineering services to companies in the raw materials and energy business to create RWE Technology International.

 

 
 

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