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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Linc Energy faces court action over alleged environmental harm

Singapore listed Linc Energy on Thursday said that it would “staunchly” defend itself against claims by the Queensland government that the company’s Chinchilla underground coal gasification (UCG) research and development facility caused...
17th April 2014
 
GOLD

Evolution on track to meet FY guidance, may consider Edna May divestment

Gold miner Evolution Mining has reported a solid quarter of production, and remains on track to reach its full-year production target of between 400 000 oz and 450 000 oz of gold. During the March quarter, Evolution delivered 101 408 oz of gold...
17th April 2014
 
DIVERSIFIED MINER

BHP hikes iron-ore, met coal production forecasts

Diversified major BHP Billiton has reported record production for four of its commodities, at ten operations, during the nine months ended March, and increased its full-year iron-ore and metallurgical coal production expectations. “Our...
16th April 2014
 
COAL

New mining plan to boost Washpool output – Aquila

A supplementary study for ASX-listed Aquila Resources’ Washpool hard coking coal project, in Queensland, has introduced a new mining plan for the operation that would increase output. The supplementary study to the definitive feasibility study...
15th April 2014
 
COAL

Aquila settles Eagle Downs dispute with Vale

Junior diversified miner Aquila Resources on Monday reported that it had reached an agreement with Brazilian major Vale around the Eagle Downs hard coking coal project, in Queensland. In the middle of last year, Aquila and Vale delayed the...
14th April 2014
 
COAL

BHP axes 36 jobs in Illawarra coal mine review

Mining giant BHP Billiton this week announced that it would cut some 36 personnel at its Illawarra coal operations, in New South Wales. The Illawarra operations consists of three underground mines and two preparation plants, and produces about...
11th April 2014
 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Queensland Minister unveils streamlined petroleum conditions

The Queensland state government on Tuesday introduced streamlined conditions for petroleum activities in the state as part of its efforts to cut red tape and reduce regulatory burden. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell...
8th April 2014
 
COAL SEAM GAS

Macfarlane urges developers not to abandon New South Wales CSG plans

Federal Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane on Tuesday urged coal seam gas (CSG) developers not to abandon their efforts in New South Wales. Macfarlane pointed to the recent New South Wales government decision to freeze all petroleum...
8th April 2014
 
COAL

Land Court rules in favour of Alpha development

The Queensland Land Court on Tuesday ruled that the A$10-billion Alpha coal project should be allowed development, but imposed a number of conditions. In September last year, a farmers and community group Coast and Country Association of...
8th April 2014
 
OIL & GAS

High costs driving petroleum exploration down

Oil and gas explorers were progressively prioritising value over volume, which has led to a change in exploration focus, Wood Mackenzie’s VP for exploration, Andrew Latham, told delegates at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration...
7th April 2014
 
OIL & GAS

Queensland releases exploration acreage

The Queensland government on Friday released more than 16 400 km2 of land in the state’s north-west and south-west for petroleum and gas exploration. Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the Queensland...
4th April 2014
 
COAL

NuCoal identifies new assets for acquisition

ASX-listed NuCoal on Friday told shareholders that the company had compiled a short-list of potential acquisitions, in the wake of the New South Wales government cancelling the Doyles Creek exploration license. NuCoal reported that some 42...
4th April 2014
 
 
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