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Indian CBM gas production threatened by low prices and potential bottlenecks

Indian CBM gas production threatened by low prices and potential bottlenecks

Though coalbed methane could provide ample gas to meet India’s supply needs, low prices and potential infrastructure bottlenecks could cap production growth and delay investment.

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The latest coal news

Peabody Energy announces quarterly results

Peabody Energy announces quarterly results

Peabody Energy announces financial results for Q3 2014.

Polish coal miner cuts production forecast amid industry woes

Polish coal miner cuts production forecast amid industry woes

State-owned Polish coal miner, JSW, has reduced its production and CAPEX forecasts in an effort to regain profitability.

China’s gas demand will grow but so will its need for coal

China’s gas demand will grow but so will its need for coal

China’s tightening environmental policies will not stop its demand for coal growing by 2 billion t by 2030, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie.

Cliffs writes down met coal assets

Cliffs writes down met coal assets

Cliffs Natural Resources will record a US$6 billion write-down of its metallurgical coal and iron ore assets on the back of adverse market conditions.

 

Update on Crown Mountain permitting process

Update on Crown Mountain permitting process

Jameson Resources announces progress has been made in the permitting process for the Crown Mountain metallurgical coal project in Canada.

A week in coal: 17 October 2014

A week in coal: 17 October 2014

News stories that caught the eye of the World Coal news team this week.

Weir Minerals acquires Trio Engineered products

Weir Minerals acquires Trio Engineered products

Weir Minerals looks to expand product base as company acquires Trio Engineered Products.

Surface miners in China

Surface miners in China

A Wirtgen 2200 SM 3.8 surface miner is being used in the Chinese province of Xinjiang as mining firms in the region move away from conventional drilling and blasting.

 

IchorCoal buys stake in Universal Coal

IchorCoal buys stake in Universal Coal

IchorCoal has completed the purchase of a 29.99% stake in Universal Coal.

Jameson Resources receives coal quality data

Jameson Resources receives coal quality data

Dunlevy coal project tests point to high yields and low ash content.

Mongolian coal operations ramp up production

Mongolian coal operations ramp up production

Guildford Coal subsidiary, Terra Energy, reaches milestone in Mongolia as company ships 14,300 t of coal.

Cockatoo Coal Ltd in partnership with Japanese corporation

Cockatoo Coal Ltd in partnership with Japanese corporation

Cockatoo Coal Ltd enters into joint exploration agreement with a Japanese Government corporation to undertake extensive exploration programma on the Dingo West coal mine.

 

Aspire Mining completes drilling programme for 2014

Aspire Mining completes drilling programme for 2014

Aspire Mining’s drilling programme at the Nuurstei metallurgical coal project is complete for 2014.

Government to rule on coalbed methane plans

Government to rule on coalbed methane plans

Scottish Government takes over the decision on two planning appeals for the production of coalbed methane.

China takes a more protectionist stance towards its coal miners

China takes a more protectionist stance towards its coal miners

The Chinese government introduces two tax measures aimed at reducing its coal use and protecting its coal industry.

South Africa could designate coal a strategic mineral

South Africa could designate coal a strategic mineral

Under a new minerals law, South Africa could declare coal a strategic resource.

 

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