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COLORADO COAL

Colorado’s coal mining industry in dire straits as EPA rules tighten noose

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Colorado has been blessed with a bounty of minerals that had historically played a critical role in ensuring the state’s economic success, however, new legislative measures had cast doubt over the future stability of the region’s coal mining...
18th September 2014
 
 
COAL

China low-quality coal ban won’t place Oz exporters at disadvantage

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The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) on Wednesday urged the resources sector not to overreact to China’s recently announced low-quality coal ban. China’s National Development Reform Commission has instituted a ban on burning coal with an...
17th September 2014
 
 
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Buffalo Coal halts operations at S African project

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Operations at TSX- and JSE-listed Buffalo Coal’s Magdalena underground mine, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, have been halted following the ingress of water in one of the sections at the mine earlier on Tuesday. The company reported that its...
16th September 2014
 
 
ELECTRICITY

With 32 units in need of ‘surgery’, Eskom says unplanned outages to remain

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Electricity producer Eskom warned on Tuesday it would take some time to arrest the current high levels of unplanned outages, revealing that 32 of its 87 coal-fired generating units required “major surgery”, while four were in a “critical...
16th September 2014
 
 
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Waterberg Coal, Eskom in discussions to convert MoU to coal supply agreement

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Majuba power station Discussions between State-owned power utility Eskom and ASX- and JSE-listed Waterberg Coal Company (WCC) to resolve the outstanding requirements to convert the Waterberg coal project’s (WCP’s) offtake memorandum of understanding (MoU) into a...
16th September 2014
 
 
COAL

China seeks cleaner coal imports

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China will ban the import and local sale of coal with high ash and sulphur content starting from 2015 in a bid to tackle air pollution, with tough requirements in major coastal cities set to hit Australian miners.      The National...
16th September 2014
 
 
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Oz thermal coal exporters losing money despite cost-cutting efforts

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Despite 18 months of aggressive cost cutting, nearly half of Australia’s thermal coal exports are loss making; but improved cost structures will stand miners in good stead when the price tide turns, advisory firm HDR Salva reported this week....
16th September 2014
 
 
ESKOM

Nonstrategic assets 'engagement' as Cabinet endorses Eskom injection

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene reported on Monday that nonstrategic government assets had been identified within various government departments that could be used to support an equity injection into the financially strained State-owned electricity...
15th September 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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