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18 December 2014
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New CEO to rescue Eagle Downs contract


WDS’ managing director and CEO Laurence Voyer is promising to get the $A142.8 million drift development contract for the Eagle Downs longwall project in Queensland back on track as a “critical” priority.
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Coal demand expanding: IEA


THE International Energy Agency has forecast global coal demand to grow by an average annual rate of 2.1% over the next five years to break the 9 billion tonne level by 2019.
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Maules Creek milestone


WHITEHAVEN Coal’s Maules Creek project is officially three months ahead of schedule as the first coal-loaded train departs from the site to Newcastle port.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Safety

Anglo to review Grasstree operating processes

David to battle “Goliath”

Grasstree shut for investigation

VLI contractor killed at Grasstree

MSHA releases report on Spring Creek fatality

Second fatality this year at Grasstree

Wrongful death trial settled out of court

Industry backs drug crackdown

MSHA issues 127 citations after impact inspections

NSW program to look at fatigue management


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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Rio Tinto says tax rates near ‘uninvestable’; weakening pillars struggle to support BHP demerger strategy; and BHP Billiton ships iron ore to India amid price crash.
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Mining mitigation


AS A battered mining sector limps towards the succour of the Christmas break after a bitter reversal of fortunes, it appears the equipment makers have not shut up shop. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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Joy Global ups quarterly profits


HIGHER service volumes, favourable manufacturing cost absorption and savings from Joy Global’s cost reduction program has helped the company increase its operating profit, before unusual items, for the three months to October 31.
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TWU-Orica talks restart


THE Transport Workers’ Union will restart enterprise agreement negotiations with Orica today following a four-hour work stoppage on Tuesday which impacted blasting operations across the Hunter Valley.
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Gas issue grows


THE Australian Energy Market Operator’s National Gas Forecasting Report 2014 has confirmed what the federal government and producers have been denying for some time now – that the advent of open slather LNG exports on the east coast is driving up domestic gas prices, choking off supply to domestic industrial users and putting tens of thousands of jobs at risk, according to DomGas Alliance executive director Matt Brown.
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Recent greenfield success weighs on the great debate


A SERIES of exciting discoveries this year has bolstered the mavericks who argue that greenfields exploration is not the high-risk, shot in the dark as widely perceived by industry. By David Upton
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Exxon exits Victorian CSG JV


EXXON MOBIL subsidiary Esso Ventures and Gippsland Gas have terminated their CSG-targeting Victoria Natural Gas joint venture.
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AMEC signs Chinese agreement


AUSTRALIA’S Association of Mining and Exploration Companies has signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Beijing International Mining Exchange.
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Leighton in trading halt amid divestment speculation


CONSTRUCTION giant Leighton Holdings is in a trading halt on the Australian Securities Exchange amid speculation it is about to sell its operations and maintenance services division for $1 billion to an American private equity firm.
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Oil price sends solar into freefall


THE plummeting oil price has claimed an unlikely victim – the solar industry – leading an Australian analyst to slam global investors for wrongly linking solar with oil when the relationship between oil and electricity generation is tiny.
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Valmec’s big LNG play


OIL and gas service provider Valmec has revealed its bullish sentiment towards the coming operational phase of resources boom by acquiring major US field and workshop support player Exterran’s Australian subsidiary for an undisclosed sum.
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Anglo to review Grasstree operating processes


ANGLO American coal chief Seamus French has vowed to review all aspects of the accident that killed Valley Longwall International contractor Ian Downes at the Grasstree longwall mine last week.
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Exports, senate impact MYEFO


RELEASING the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook on Monday, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said unforseen events in the past six month had hit the Australian economy, in particular the largest fall in the country’s terms of trade since records were kept in 1959.
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Buffetted: Utah coal mine closure


BERKSHIRE Hathaway, billionaire Warren Buffett’s well-known investment house, will retrench 182 workers by closing the Deer Creek longwall mine in Utah next year after a failed “18-month attempt” to sell it according to the utility subsidiary PacifiCorp.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Korea’s Posco takes stake in Adani’s Abbot Point expansion; Tony Hayward keeps quiet on Glencore-Rio Tinto merger; and LNG exports push up gas prices, crimp demand.
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Sandvik teams up with Downer


SANDVIK has teamed up with engineering house Downer EDI to provide “high-level field service and maintenance solutions” for materials handling projects in Australia’s mining scene.
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NSW, feds deal on environmental assessments


THE federal and NSW governments have released for public comment an updated bilateral agreement on environmental assessments under national environment law.
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Blasting strike quietens Hunter Valley


HUNTER Valley open cut coal mines faced four hours of industrial action by Orica’s blasting workforce yesterday.
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Slick milestone for Gladstone refinery


GLADSTONE’S Northern Oil Refinery has hit its 10 millionth litre of re-refined lube oil since opening in March this year.
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The era of the oil-price yo-yo


IF YOU believe some of the recent comments about what’s happening in the oil market you might accept the argument that we’re in for an endurance race, though if you follow Slugcatcher’s reasoning the future might be more like riding a yo-yo – up one day, down the next.
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HOGSBACK 
On cheese-eating surrender monkeys – and coal


NOTHING annoys the French more than to call them “cheese-eating surrender monkeys”, but as Hogsback weighed up the events which affected the coal industry last week it really was a case of the French surrendering while everyone else fought on.
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MORE HOGSBACK

‘Oil Glut’ could be with us for some time


German coal farce’s powerful lesson for Oz


Time to show the money at Carmichael


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
New CEO to rescue Eagle Downs contract


WDS’ managing director and CEO Laurence Voyer is promising to get the $A142.8 million drift development contract for the Eagle Downs longwall project in Queensland back on track as a “critical” priority.
Full Story...


MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Maules Creek milestone


Exxon exits Victorian CSG JV


Valmec’s big LNG play


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Mining mitigation


AS A battered mining sector limps towards the succour of the Christmas break after a bitter reversal of fortunes, it appears the equipment makers have not shut up shop. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
Full Story...


MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Joy Global ups quarterly profits


TWU-Orica talks restart


Leighton in trading halt amid divestment speculation


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COAL MARKETS 
Coal demand expanding: IEA


THE International Energy Agency has forecast global coal demand to grow by an average annual rate of 2.1% over the next five years to break the 9 billion tonne level by 2019.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

Gas issue grows


Exports, senate impact MYEFO


COAG backs major energy market reforms


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R & D 
Accelerating ideas


WHAT does it take to create a product that could save the mining industry more than $100 million? A Tonka truck, an iPhone, a fitball and some gaffer tape. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
David to battle “Goliath”


A SMALL Melbourne based safety company is taking on Standards Australia in the Federal Court, claiming that the 12-month-old updated standard for working at heights is flawed and a step backwards from the 1992 standard that it replaced.
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MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Grasstree shut for investigation


VLI contractor killed at Grasstree


MSHA releases report on Spring Creek fatality


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ENVIRONMENT 
NSW, feds deal on environmental assessments


THE federal and NSW governments have released for public comment an updated bilateral agreement on environmental assessments under national environment law.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Time to get real on decarbonisation target


Maules Creek rail protest


Conservation scientists make nuclear case


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