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A week in coal: 22 August 2014

A week in coal: 22 August 2014

The news stories that caught the attention of the World Coal team this week.

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The latest coal news

James River Coal accepts bid for mining assets

James River Coal accepts bid for mining assets

Bankrupt company James River Coal accepts bid for Hampden, Hazard and Triad Mining Complex assets.

Coal’s long-term future in Poland hangs in the balance

Coal’s long-term future in Poland hangs in the balance

Poland’s long-term energy policy sees move away from coal by 2050, in favour of a low-carbon energy mix.

Coal-fired power plant installations rise in China

Coal-fired power plant installations rise in China

Coal power capacity additions in China are set for a small renaissance in 2014 and 2015, according to Precergy.

Coal mine methane energy projects in Germany

Coal mine methane energy projects in Germany

Green Gas Germany acquires two coal mine methane-to-energy projects in Germany.

 

Colombian coal production on the up

Colombian coal production on the up

Colombia’s coal production rises 14% in H1 2014, according to National Mining Agency.

Long Beach City Council votes in favour of coal exports

Long Beach City Council votes in favour of coal exports

In a 9 – 0 vote, Long Beach City Council has voted in favour of a 1.7 million tpa coal export project from Pier G.

Exxaro will increase higher-margin coal exports

Exxaro will increase higher-margin coal exports

Exxaro announces intention to ramp up higher-value coal exports from its Grootegeluk mine.

Coalbed methane in China: challenges and obstacles

Coalbed methane in China: challenges and obstacles

Negotiating the challenges and obstacles that face coalbed methane industry players in China.

 

Prospective CBM player’s hopes dashed

Prospective CBM player’s hopes dashed

Office of Coal Seam Gas rejects exploration application from coalbed methane hopeful, CEEMAC.

Whitehaven Coal begins work at Maules Creek

Whitehaven Coal begins work at Maules Creek

Opencast mining operations have begun at Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek project.

Clarke Energy presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Clarke Energy presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Clarke Energy presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise, following reception at Buckingham Palace.

Universal Coal granted South African mining rights

Universal Coal granted South African mining rights

Universal Coal granted rights for Brakfontein coal project in South Africa

 

Further losses for NWR

Further losses for NWR

Czech Miner, NWR, posts Q2 2014 net loss on weaker coal prices.

Berkh Uul coal mine to supply coal to Khutul Cement and Lime

Berkh Uul coal mine to supply coal to Khutul Cement and Lime

Agreement in place to provide coal to Mongolia’s largest cement manufacturer, Khutul Cement and Lime.

Exporting US coal to Asia could lower emissions

Exporting US coal to Asia could lower emissions

Duke University claims that by exporting US coal to Asia, greenhouse gas emissions could fall 21%.

Operations at Tavan Tolgoi come to a halt

Operations at Tavan Tolgoi come to a halt

Operations at Mongolia’s Tavan Tolgoi coal mine halt, amid a disagreement between mine operator and contractor.

 

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