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23 September 2014
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BHP axes 700 Qld coal jobs


QUEENSLAND coking coal miner BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance will axe 700 jobs across its mining operations due to challenging market conditions.
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How managements cave in to investors


DRYBLOWER predicts that the struggle between activist investors and management has set the scene for a very interesting time at the top end of mining.
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Activist gloats as Bandanna goes down


LOCK the Gate Alliance has claimed Aussie coal junior Bandanna Energy going into administration as its own victory.
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M&E New South Wales

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Austrade joins with Reed for Ozmine 2014

NSW miners’ peace offering to breeders

Malabar makes another milestone

Mental health focus at M&E

Rhino liquid storage solutions on show

Putting its orange nuts on show

Accessing a higher plane


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Coal Prep

China coal restrictions could impact the big three miners

Little helper

SPX gets coal liquefaction order

Processing plant on show in Germany

Driving down CHPP costs

Modular software optimises control flows

US coal prep industry shoots for quality

Low-maintenance float monitor launched





   TODAY'S STORIES xCONTINUED


Broadmeadow ramp up


BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance is targeting 6.7 million tonnes per annum of production from its Broadmeadow mine in Queensland which started longwall top coal caving operations last year.
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Coking pain could last another year: BHP executive


BHP Billiton coal president Dean Dalla Valle said he believed there could be another 12 months of coking coal pricing pain, as he outlined possible expansion projects if the market recovers.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap today: Bauxite green light in Tasmania; infrastructure costs under review; ALS sheds 1000 employees.
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Deceased-discovering supervisor hit by drugs charge


IN AN unusual twist to one of the two recent fatalities at Australia Pacific LNG project sites, the supervisor of the Ostwald Bros contractor who was found dead in his donga on September 12 has been charged for drug possession and has since resigned.
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Anglo ready to go on Drayton


ANGLO American is ready to invest in the Hunter Valley if the Drayton South project is approved.
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Go safe or go home: Cutifani


ANGLO American boss Mark Cutifani has opened up about how a tragic event early on in his career as an underground miner helped sculpt his views on safety as a “very personal” priority that executives must take personally if they expect their minions to follow suit.
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Coal caught in Keystone crossfire


KEYSTONE XL operator TransCanada used the pipeline’s favourable comparison to coal in the carbon equation, as opposition has ramped up ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit starting today.
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Work stress led to drug offences


AN underground miner and former project manager has blamed the stresses of his job for his drug problems, the Mackay Magistrates Court was told last week.
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It all started in Victoria


AMONG the compelling reasons to list on the Australian Securities Exchange, instead of other Asian or global exchanges, is the fact it has enjoyed 22 years of uninterrupted growth and a long history of funding and listing early-stage companies, the International Mining and Resources Conference was told yesterday.
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FIRB no longer a concern for Chinese bidders


A PANEL session on outbound Chinese investment to open the inaugural International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne yesterday morning discussed the fact that the heat had come out of concerns around Foreign Investment Review Board decision making.
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Koutsantonis goes in to bat for state, miners


THE GOVERNMENT of South Australia has used the IMARC conference, being held in its neighbouring and competitor state of Victoria, as a platform to reinforce the state's reputation as an attractive place to do business for the resources sector.
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Conveying excellence


MATO Australia is to display its extensive range of conveyor belt fastening and maintenance systems that are specifically suited to the mining industry at this year’s Mining & Engineering New South Wales exhibition.
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Sounding healthy


A NATIONAL provider of occupational medicine and general practice services will market its extensive service offering for the first time at the Mining & Engineering New South Wales exhibition.
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Coking cuts eclipse 20Mt


AN ESTIMATED 20.4 million tonnes of annual coking coal supply has disappeared courtesy of mine closures and cutbacks in Australia and North America since late March.
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Goldman hits Peabody, ANR shares


PEABODY Energy shares hit their biggest intraday low since 2004 after Goldman Sachs made coal company downgrades on Thursday morning.
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Alpha’s Plum role


US COAL giant Alpha Resources has given Plum Energy the job of constructing an LNG plant on property next to Alpha Coal West’s Eagle Butte mine near Gillette in Wyoming.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Controversial NSW mines to reopen; views on the Scottish independence referendum aftermath; and Aurukun’s stumbling block
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Fears of coal-to-China export ban


THERE is a new talking point in the Australian mining industry: China’s latest move to ban low-grade coal imports, all the more complicated because the implications are far from clear.
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South African mine emergency


TORONTO and Johannesburg-listed Buffalo Coal halted operations at its Magdalena underground mine in South Africa after an emergency event last week.
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METS, home-grown in Israel


A barren country almost devoid of mineral resources and whose territory is dwarfed by the land holdings of many large mining firms is the last place you would expect to find a nascent mining, engineering and technology services sector.
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HOGSBACK 
Hunting for truth in China’s new coal rules


IT IS time for a Hogsback game called Spot The Truth, starting with a question: Is China about to “dump our dirty coal”, or are the general restrictions in China’s coal rules: “unlikely to affect Australian and Indonesian coal exports”?
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MORE HOGSBACK

The missing private equity funds


Worrying about a Chinese coal import curb, and other matters


More evidence of the positive turn in coal


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MINE ACTIVITY 
Broadmeadow ramp up


BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance is targeting 6.7 million tonnes per annum of production from its Broadmeadow mine in Queensland which started longwall top coal caving operations last year.
Full Story...


MORE MINE ACTIVITY

Blackwater is ‘smashing’ records


Russell Vale plans win support


Glencore to suspend Ravensworth longwall


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
BHP axes 700 Qld coal jobs


QUEENSLAND coking coal miner BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance will axe 700 jobs across its mining operations due to challenging market conditions.
Full Story...


MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

How managements cave in to investors


Activist gloats as Bandanna goes down


Anglo ready to go on Drayton


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Conveying excellence


MATO Australia is to display its extensive range of conveyor belt fastening and maintenance systems that are specifically suited to the mining industry at this year’s Mining & Engineering New South Wales exhibition.
Full Story...


MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

METS, home-grown in Israel


Joyful drilling


BT locks up Glencore contract


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COAL MARKETS 
Coking pain could last another year: BHP executive


BHP Billiton coal president Dean Dalla Valle said he believed there could be another 12 months of coking coal pricing pain, as he outlined possible expansion projects if the market recovers.
Full Story...


MORE COAL MARKETS

Coking cuts eclipse 20Mt


Fears of coal-to-China export ban


Oz leads world in coking coal exports


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EQUIPMENT 
Putting its orange nuts on show


PHILMAC is putting its range of pipe connections and systems, including its distinct orange nuts, on show at this year’s Mining & Engineering exhibition.
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R & D 
‘Smart’ mining era must continue, says Ventyx


TWO industry leaders with fingers on the pulse of mining technology investments worldwide see real reasons for the industry to sustain levels of investment that ushered in the so-called smart mining era last decade. In fact, like a lot of others now, they don’t see that the industry has much of a choice.
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MORE R & D

Experts to study WA automation standards


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Deceased-discovering supervisor hit by drugs charge


IN AN unusual twist to one of the two recent fatalities at Australia Pacific LNG project sites, the supervisor of the Ostwald Bros contractor who was found dead in his donga on September 12 has been charged for drug possession and has since resigned.
Full Story...


MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Go safe or go home: Cutifani


Work stress led to drug offences


Sounding healthy


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ENVIRONMENT 
Coal caught in Keystone crossfire


KEYSTONE XL operator TransCanada used the pipeline’s favourable comparison to coal in the carbon equation, as opposition has ramped up ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit starting today.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

A Watermark war cry


On-the-spot NSW penalties in effect


Time for mining law fact-check


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EDUCATION 
US, Canada slide down World Risk Survey


THE Obama administration’s war on coal is starting to sink in, with the United States slipping down the RESOURCESTOCKS World Risk Survey this year after winning it last year.
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MORE EDUCATION

Festival of coal gets fired-up support


Vic uni forms mining advisory group


Support for women in mining, energy careers


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