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BHP announces spin-off


BHP Billiton will demerge its aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets into a new “independent global mining and metals company” to focus on its four pillars.
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A closer look at NewCo


FOLLOWING the creation of BHP Billiton’s spin-off company, ICN sister publication MiningNewsPremium takes a closer look at Australia’s newest mining major.
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Illawarra Coal ‘too small’ for BHP


BHP Billiton’s Illawarra Coal assets in New South Wales will be removed from the company’s stable of coal mining assets because they were not considered large enough to be included, BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie said yesterday.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: CFMEU booted out of Queensland coalmine; and LNG tanks ready for action on Curtis Island.
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BHP posts $13.8B profit


BHP Billiton has boosted its full-year profit by 23% to $US13.8 billion, beating analysts’ expectations.
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No buy-back in BHP results


INVESTORS hoping for a share buy-back in BHP Billiton’s annual results yesterday were left disappointed.
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Boggabri slice bought by Japanese utility


JAPANESE energy giant Idemitsu has sold a 10% stake of its wholly owned Boggabri open cut coal mine in New South Wales to its valued customer Chugoku Electric Power.
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Bechtel wins


BECHTEL has won against a considerable Construction, Forestry Mining and Energy Union campaign, with the majority of the company’s Curtis Island-based LNG project workforce approving its revised enterprise agreement last week.
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CME backs China following Palmer rant


THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia has voiced support for foreign investment following Clive Palmer’s extraordinary attack on the Chinese government.
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CSG-fearing NSW beefs up water monitoring


THE New South Wales government has launched a groundwater monitoring framework to boost its ability to assess possible water impacts from CSG and underground coal mining projects.
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China Coal profit dives


CHINA Coal Energy, the country’s second-largest coal miner, posted a first-half net profit of 780 million yuan ($A136 million) – a 76% fall year on year due to weak coal prices and a surge in finance costs.
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Pace of mine idling slows in US


THE number of United States coal mines idled in the first half of 2014 slowed compared to second half of 2013, according to SNL Energy.
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Boom Logistics suffers heavy loss


CRANES and lifting solutions supplier Boom Logistics is sinking deeper into the red after reporting a statutory net loss after tax of $79.5 million for the year ended June 30, 2014 – up from $2.5 million at the same time last year.
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Prioritising VET reform


THE Australian government has appointed a five-member Vocational Education and Training Advisory Board, designed to strengthen links between industry and the skills sector.
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Illawarra miners fear for their jobs


ILLAWARRA miners are less confident about holding on to their jobs than retail workers in this region according to a recent poll of 500 households.
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Underground coal fire claims in NZ


ONE or more coal fires have broken out beneath the Denniston Plateau in New Zealand, and that the Department of Conservation (DOC) must stop Bathurst Resources’ preparatory coal mining work going on there until the fire or fires are extinguished, a local environment group claims.
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Whitehaven bucks the job-cutting trend


WHILE foreign headquartered coal companies have continued a spate of Australian coal job purges this year, Whitehaven Coal has recently welcomed new recruits at its vast Maules Creek project site in New South Wales.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: investors question mining cred of BHP spin-off executives; and uranium deal with India gets go-ahead.
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Dryblower and the problem with splitting


CLOTHING fashions change annually but Dryblower believes good management lasts a little longer, which is why he wonders whether the people in charge of BHP Billiton really know what they’re doing with the plan to split the company.
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Barrier dredging: Greens allegations denied


THE Australian Greens have raised the alarm over reports that a former “coal baron” was allowed to dredge in the Great Barrier Reef after donating $150,000 to the Queensland Liberal-National Party a week before.
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Griffin counters Collie doubts


GRIFFIN Coal has shot down a claim that the Western Australian government could import coal cheaper than it can be produced in the state’s long-established Collie region.
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Peabody mine notches big safety milestone


EMPLOYEES at Peabody Energy’s Cottage Grove mine in southern Illinois have reached a safety milestone, passing three years without an incident causing a worker to miss a day of work.
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Women on mining boards hits all-time high


ALLAN Trench and Morgan Trench update the latest numbers on gender diversity across ASX-listed mining boardrooms.
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HOGSBACK 
The coal debate deserves a chapter in Alice in Wonderland


TO THE best of Hogsback’s knowledge Lewis Carroll was not thinking of coalmining when he invented the expression “curiouser and curiouser” to describe some of the events in his children’s classic Alice in Wonderland – but he might just as well have had coal in mind.
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Hogsback explores the Beijing coal-fired power decision


Hogsback plays Jeremiah


A new hope or just a case of premature speculation?


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
Queensland Manager
- Newly Created position - Track Record in Coal Mining products
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MINE ACTIVITY 
In the recovery room


SIGNAL Peak Energy has set a pre-driven recovery room record. By Ry Stone.
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MORE MINE ACTIVITY

Foresight unfazed


Arch idles Cumberland River complex


West Cliff fire scare


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
BHP announces spin-off


BHP Billiton will demerge its aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets into a new “independent global mining and metals company” to focus on its four pillars.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

A closer look at NewCo


Illawarra Coal ‘too small’ for BHP


BHP posts $13.8B profit


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Bechtel wins


BECHTEL has won against a considerable Construction, Forestry Mining and Energy Union campaign, with the majority of the company’s Curtis Island-based LNG project workforce approving its revised enterprise agreement last week.
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Boom Logistics suffers heavy loss


Boart negotiates credit leeway


Major Chile contract for Emeco


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COAL MARKETS 
India heavily reliant on fuel imports


INDIA’S dependence on imported fossil fuels rose to 38% in 2012, despite the country having substantial domestic fossil fuel resources, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
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Miners losing billions on ignored inefficiencies: PwC


High number of juniors facing cash crunch


Australia losing LNG development battle


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EQUIPMENT 
Cutting costs with equipment rebuilds


MINING supply company Sandvik said it had answered industry calls for reduced operating costs by providing a rebuilt drill rig at 70% of the cost of a new one.
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R & D 
37 jobs go as coal-fired power station closes


THE brown coal-fuelled Energy Brix briquette factory and associated power station will close down next month but its owner HRL Ltd has flagged this could be a temporary measure.
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MORE R & D

Backing for a robot dust-up


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Underground coal fire claims in NZ


ONE or more coal fires have broken out beneath the Denniston Plateau in New Zealand, and that the Department of Conservation (DOC) must stop Bathurst Resources’ preparatory coal mining work going on there until the fire or fires are extinguished, a local environment group claims.
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MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Mine flood disaster


Workers singed by Texan coal


Nano polymers up the game for RST


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ENVIRONMENT 
CSG-fearing NSW beefs up water monitoring


THE New South Wales government has launched a groundwater monitoring framework to boost its ability to assess possible water impacts from CSG and underground coal mining projects.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Barrier dredging: Greens allegations denied


Reef strategy wins plaudits


NSW soon to be home to world's first waste tyre to energy facility


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EDUCATION 
APLNG puts up $3.25M for CSG research


THE University of Queensland’s Centre for Coal Seam Gas has attracted $A3.25 million in funding to grow its research capabilities for Australia Pacific LNG.
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MORE EDUCATION

Friedland for keynote at IMARC


Underground mining a key focus for new UNSW mining head


Inspiring women without compromise


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