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Prosecution over Doyles Creek EL


FORMER New South Wales mines minister Ian Mcdonald is being prosecuted over two corruption-related “misconduct” in public office charges relating to the Doyles Creek exploration licence he controversially awarded in 2008.
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Tigers Realm geared for 2015 production


THE results of a recently completed bankable feasibility study have confirmed outstanding project economics and a short lead time to coal production for Tigers Realm in Russia.
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Time to show the money at Carmichael


POLITICS is never far away from coal these days, but in the case of the giant mines planned for Queensland’s Galilee Basin Hogsback reckons it’s time for a Jerry Maguire “show-me-the-money” moment.
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Safety

Incident at Oaky North prompts call for no-go zone review

Mason receives BHP award for health promotion

Czech coal fatalities

Blankenship indicted

Halliburton worker dies in fraccing accident

Non-OEM part linked to coal train fire

App drives lift in incident reporting

Warning issued after man dies in 80m fall

Pike families consider options

FIFO workers still at risk, psychologist warns


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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: BHP struggling over coal demerger plans; Mineral Resources close to mothballing mines; and BHP slow, steady on Olympic Dam.
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Jindal nears Wollongong takeover threshold


JINDAL Steel has increased its stake of Illawarra miner Wollongong Coal by 74.42% to 84.99% – making it a little more than 5% away from reaching the 90% level that triggers a compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares.
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New Hope, WDS senior appointments


THERMAL coal producer and exporter New Hope has appointed its chief executive officer Shane Stephan as managing director.
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BHP spin-off on track


BHP BILLITON chairman Jac Nasser has told shareholders the company is making good progress on its demerger plans, with wider profitability growing despite the plunging iron ore price.
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Less deals, better value


MINING and metals companies across the world made fewer deals but received better value for their transactions during the third quarter of 2014, according to Ernst and Young.
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Drones to take out risk of mine audits


TWO Australian companies have developed drones to give coal mining, in particular, a much faster and safer means to inspect or audit dangerous and inaccessible areas.
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ACARP and BASF join forces to fund ToughSkin


CHEMICAL company BASF and the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) are to jointly fund $1 million a “ToughSkin” development project at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales that could be marketed internationally.
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Hancock loses suppression bid


HANCOCK Prospecting has hit out after losing a suppression bid in a case brought by Gina Rinehart’s “extremely privileged children”.
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A year in the life of Earth's CO2


AN ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model provides a stunning look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.
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Activists ‘hyperventilating’ over nothing: APPEA


THE Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association has shot down the Lock the Gate alliance’s claims about just what a Southern Cross University study into emissions from northern New South Wales and Darling Downs gas basins has proven: nothing.
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Abandoned coal mine land reclaimed


THE US Department of Environmental Protection has awarded nearly $US3 million worth of contracts for the Mudlick and Bethlehem School abandoned mine reclamation projects in Redbank Township, Armstrong County and Boggs Township, Clearfield country, respectively.
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Incident at Oaky North prompts call for no-go zone review


QUEENSLAND’s manager of safety and health has recommended that mine site senior executives should review the no-go zone procedures for the beam stage loader and maingate area of the longwall after an electrician was trapped at Glencore’s Oaky North mine.
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Adani yet to land Indian loan


INDIAN conglomerate Adani Group has clarified that $US1 billion ($A1.15 billion) of bank financing it is lining up for its Queensland coal assets is not yet finalised.
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India awaits first coal from Rio’s shame


THE Indian joint venture of comprised of a number of powerful industrial state-run firms, International Coal Ventures, is expecting its first shipment of coking coal from the Benga mine that it acquired off Rio Tinto in July.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Stock exchange quizzes Adani on Galilee Basin coal loan; CSG study finds elevated methane levels near gas fields; and Orica blasts ANU stance.
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Cutting quarantined coal


NOTHING says brownfields quite like a surface coal operation where the coal seam can be seen – but the challenge of removing the overburden is just too great. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson may have found a solution.
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Schneider, Ampcontrol join forces underground


ENERGY management specialist Schneider Electric and Australian electrical engineering company Ampcontrol have formed partnership to co-develop an operational intelligence solution that will specifically address the needs of underground coal mining operations.
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Guildford receives Sino takeover offer


GUILDFORD Coal has received a shares-based takeover offer from Sino Construction only a month after exporting its second trial batch of Mongolian coking coal into neighbouring China.
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Altura plans spin-off


IRON ore and coal producer Altura Mining has announced plans to spin-off its coal assets into a new Singapore-listed vehicle.
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Mining industry seeks to increase roles for women


AUSTRALIAN resource companies met in Perth yesterday to discuss how to meet G20 leaders’ commitment this week to increase women’s participation in the industry by 25%.
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HOGSBACK 
Time to show the money at Carmichael


POLITICS is never far away from coal these days, but in the case of the giant mines planned for Queensland’s Galilee Basin Hogsback reckons it’s time for a Jerry Maguire “show-me-the-money” moment.
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MORE HOGSBACK

Yancoal Australia’s vexations


How the East will win the coal wars


Hogsback takes a look at the revival underway in BHP’s coal division


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
General Manager - Operations


  • Greenfield International Project Development
  • Pivotal Leadership Role
  • Expatriate FIFO To Anywhere

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MINE ACTIVITY 
Smart thinking


BRISBANE-based Ausenco was able to transform the struggling Isaac Coal Handling and Preparation Plant into a thriving and sustainable project within just six months of taking over operations.
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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Prosecution over Doyles Creek EL


FORMER New South Wales mines minister Ian Mcdonald is being prosecuted over two corruption-related “misconduct” in public office charges relating to the Doyles Creek exploration licence he controversially awarded in 2008.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Tigers Realm geared for 2015 production


Jindal nears Wollongong takeover threshold


BHP spin-off on track


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
New Hope, WDS senior appointments


THERMAL coal producer and exporter New Hope has appointed its chief executive officer Shane Stephan as managing director.
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Drones to take out risk of mine audits


ACARP and BASF join forces to fund ToughSkin


Cutting quarantined coal


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COAL MARKETS 
Japan’s LNG investment rush


JAPAN’S declining population is driving its banks to target heavy investment in global LNG projects to get bang for their buck, even while geopolitics and cheap US shale gas exports affect off-take deals.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

UK’s shale challenges outlined


Westpac moves out of coal


IEA debunks ‘stranded coal’ claim


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R & D 
New technology offers gas cleaning capability


NEW technology involving crystals made from a range of metals and plastics could result in the replacement of multi-storey processing plants used to separate natural gas from contaminants with smaller, truck-sized systems.
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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Incident at Oaky North prompts call for no-go zone review


QUEENSLAND’s manager of safety and health has recommended that mine site senior executives should review the no-go zone procedures for the beam stage loader and maingate area of the longwall after an electrician was trapped at Glencore’s Oaky North mine.
Full Story...


MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Mason receives BHP award for health promotion


Czech coal fatalities


Blankenship indicted


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ENVIRONMENT 
A year in the life of Earth's CO2


AN ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model provides a stunning look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Activists ‘hyperventilating’ over nothing: APPEA


Abandoned coal mine land reclaimed


US-China climate deal an accelerator for business action


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EDUCATION 
10 Australian geospatial experts at Vegas event


SOME of Australia’s leading geospatial experts will share their professional expertise in front of a worldwide industry audience at Trimble Dimensions in Las Vegas, Nevada, next month.
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MORE EDUCATION

QCoal and Minotaur named Qld’s best


Chevron launches Appalachia initiative


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