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A week in coal: 22 August 2014
The news stories that caught the attention of the World Coal team this week.
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
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 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
Green Gas Germany acquires two coal mine methane-to-energy projects in Germany.
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
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 announces intention to ramp up higher-value coal exports from its Grootegeluk mine.
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
Office of Coal Seam Gas rejects exploration application from coalbed methane hopeful, CEEMAC.
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, following reception at Buckingham Palace.
Universal Coal granted South African mining rights
Universal Coal granted rights for Brakfontein coal project in South Africa
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
Agreement in place to provide coal to Mongolia’s largest cement manufacturer, Khutul Cement and Lime.
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 Mongolia’s Tavan Tolgoi coal mine halt, amid a disagreement between mine operator and contractor.
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