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Joburg to host two-day shale gas conference next week

Following President Jacob Zuma’s confirmation during his State of Nation Address (Sona) last month that the South African government is planning to push ahead shale gas exploration in the Karoo, training company Amabhubesi Conference and...
18th July 2014
 
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Rukwa coal-to-power project, Tanzania Restricted

Edenville Energy’s Tanzanian entity, Edenville International Tanzania, has been awarded an environmental-impact assessment certificate approving the start of coal mining.
11th July 2014
 
COAL

Mechanics at Colombia coal mines strike, could hit output – union

Mechanics at Colombia's main coal mining companies, including Cerrejon and Drummond, went on strike over pay and conditions on Wednesday, a stoppage that will affect output if it continues long enough, a union leader told Reuters. The roughly 3...
10th July 2014
 
COAL

Edenville receives EIA certificate, advances Rukwa project

African coal explorer Edenville Energy’s Tanzanian entity, Edenville International Tanzania, has been awarded an environmental-impact assessment (EIA) certificate approving the start of coal mining at the Namwele and Mkomolo coal deposits, near...
1st July 2014
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Qld Minerals and Energy Bill promises streamlined process

The Queensland government has introduced the Mineral and Energy Resources Bill 2014, as the first step in creating a single, common resources Act for the mining, petroleum and gas, greenhouse gas storage and geothermal energy sectors. The Bill,...
6th June 2014
 
COAL

Development of black junior coal sector now a matter of urgency

Securing sufficient thermal coal for State-owned power utility Eskom to keep the lights on going forward is vital in the face of what coal commentators refer to as a projected Eskom coal supply ‘cliff’ from 2015 – a 60-million-ton yearly...
6th June 2014
 
ENERGY MINERALS

Development of black junior coal sector now a matter of urgency as Eskom approaches ‘supply cliff’

Securing sufficient thermal coal for State-owned power utility Eskom to keep the lights on going forward is vital in the face of what coal commentators refer to as a projected Eskom coal supply ‘cliff’ from 2015 – a 60-million-ton yearly...
6th June 2014
 
COAL

India’s NTPC floats tender to import thermal coal

India’s largest power producer, NTPC Limited, has floated a global tender for import of seven-million tones of coal to feed 12 of its thermal power plants across the country. The import would be the start of the company’s plans to import a...
29th April 2014
 
COAL

CIL weighs overseas and home investments

Coal major Coal India Limited (CIL) has received around 60 proposals to acquire equity in overseas coal assets, but the miner and the Indian government are yet to strategise on whether to invest money overseas or to focus on numerous stalled...
11th April 2014
 
TAXATION

Mozambique expects capital gains tax on mining transactions

Mozambique’s Tax Authority is still pursuing capital gains on the sale of the Benga project to Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto. This was affirmed recently by Tax Authority President Rosário Fernandes at a press conference in Maputo....
4th April 2014
 
Company Announcement

Polish Bogdanka Mine Purchases Fourth Cat® Plow Longwall PDF Available

The Polish coal mining company Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A. purchased its fourth complete Cat® Plow Longwall system. All four longwalls center on the Cat GH1600 Plow System, the same model that Bogdanka used to set plow-equipped longwall...
3rd April 2014
 
Coal

Eskom-bound low-grade coal could soon face global demand

COAL UNDERMINED
Because South Africa has substantial coal reserves, the potential exists to expand its coal exports
The construction of new thermal power stations in India might prompt an increase in the export of low-grade South African coal to fuel these new power stations, reports international credit insurer Coface.
14th March 2014
 
 
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