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Pöyry awarded coal handling contract

Pöyry awarded coal handling contract

Pöyry has been awarded the EPC contract for a new coal handling system at a Philippines power plant.

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IGas notes progress at its coalbed methane operations

IGas notes progress at its coalbed methane operations

As IGas announces interim results for H1 2014, the company notes progress has been made at its coalbed methane operations in the UK.

Thermo Fisher appoints Australia dealer

Thermo Fisher appoints Australia dealer

Thermo Fisher has appointed Perth-based Transmin as its distributor in Australia.

Fresh investment in Chinese coalbed methane project

Fresh investment in Chinese coalbed methane project

Blue Sky Power Holdings Ltd has entered into a memorandum of understanding to acquire an equity interest in a coalbed methane project in Heilongjiang, China.

Cat longwall plow system achieves high production in coal seams

Cat longwall plow system achieves high production in coal seams

Caterpillar has developed the Cat® GH800B Longwall Plow System, designed for mining very low coal seams at high rates.

 

Arrow Energy signs coalbed methane contractor

Arrow Energy signs coalbed methane contractor

Arrow Energy signs DHL to provide logistics management to the company’s proposed coalbed methane developments in Australia.

Coal mining giants will combine neighbouring mines

Coal mining giants will combine neighbouring mines

Peabody Energy and Glencore have agreed to form a joint venture at two neighbouring mines in Australia’s Hunter Valley.

World leaning towards cleaner energy generation

World leaning towards cleaner energy generation

The global power industry is continuing to progress towards cleaner energy generation, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Obama’s climate change envoy sees no long-term future for fossil fuels

Obama’s climate change envoy sees no long-term future for fossil fuels

US President Barack Obama’s climate change envoy has said fossil fuels must stay in the ground ahead of the UN climate negotiations in Lima.

 

Mine workers brace for talks with BHP Billiton

Mine workers brace for talks with BHP Billiton

Coal miners to take stand against BHP Billiton’s cost-cutting measures.

On a knife-edge: Hatfield coal mine

On a knife-edge: Hatfield coal mine

The future of the UK’s last viable underground coal mine at Hatfield is undecided amid make-or-break talks aimed at securing its survival.

Essar Oil appoints new exploration & production CEO

Essar Oil appoints new exploration & production CEO

Essar Oil appoints Manish Maheshwari as new CEO to oversee exploration and production of coalbed methane.

Germany may shut a further eight coal plants

Germany may shut a further eight coal plants

Germany may shut down eight more coal-fired power plants, as it tries to reach ambitious climate goals.

 

A week in coal: 21 November 2014

A week in coal: 21 November 2014

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

The future of coal lies in emerging economies

The future of coal lies in emerging economies

The use of coal in power generation is set to decline rapidly in developed countries as emissions regulations kick in, leaving only demand from emerging economies to power growth.

Drilling starts at Berkh Uul project

Drilling starts at Berkh Uul project

Viking Mines has started its drilling programme at the Berkh Uul coal project in northern Mongolia.

Belaz wins Swedish Steel Prize

Belaz wins Swedish Steel Prize

Mining truck manufacturer, Belaz, has won this year’s Swedish Steel Prize for the world’s largest mining truck.

 

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