Coal news highlights: 13 – 17 July 2015
Coal production and development
- Coal production in the US fell sharply for the week ending 4 July. The declines from last year steepened, with production off 16.6% from last year’s levels according to the latest report from the US Energy Information Agency for the week.
- Christian Pfeiffer, Germany, signs contract to deliver and construct two coal mills, both rated for outputs of 35 tph of coal, for Amreyah Cement Co. in Egypt.
- Duke Energy announces Electric Power Research Institute will conduct a comprehensive study of the coal ash recycling market and available technologies in order to move forward with coal ash management.
Mine permit news
- CIL is to give up over 75% of its coal license areas in Mozambique as it focuses on boosting its domestic production.
- The Ekhgoviin Chuluu Joint Venture between Aspire Mining and the Noble Group has acquired two new license areas in southern Mongolia.
- The New Zealand Government approves Strategic Mining acquiring control of the mining licence for the Tatu coal project.
Mine developments, obstacles and updates
- A recent Timetric survey indicates mining companies in USA and Canada are increasing investments in vehicle-related technologies in the next two years.
- Hume Coal intends to build a low-impact and environmentally sensitive underground coal mine in the Southern Highlands, Australia, creating 400 jobs and protecting the groundwater system for the local community.
- An incident has occurred at the Clarence coal mine, involving the overflow of material from a holding cell. Centennial Coal is working towards a thorough clean up with a top priority of reducing environmental impacts.
- Paringa Resources intends to raise US$5.1 million through a share placement to strengthen its balance sheet in preparation of starting formal debt financing discussions for its Buck Creek No. 1 mine.
- Edenville Energy updates the status of its Rukwa coal to power project near Sumbwanga, southwestern Tanzania.
- Changes to New South Wales’ planning policy would be a negative for planned mining projects in the state.
- Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, pledges to withhold final approval of the Shenhua coal mine if strict water management conditions are not met.
Not to be missed …
Written by Harleigh Hobbs
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