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27 August 2016
 


Pressure burst at Austar


THE New South Wales Resources Regulator is investigating the causes of a potential pressure burst incident at Yancoal’s Austar coal mine to ensure there are no ongoing risks to worker health and safety.
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Nahan fights for WA coal


FEDERAL Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s 50% renewable energy pledge will kill off Collie and damage Western Australia’s competitiveness, WA Energy Minister Dr Mike Nahan says.
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Hogsback and coal’s good rehab record


HOGSBACK has long argued that there is more to mining than digging a hole in the ground. There is also the ongoing process of rehabilitation, which Australian coal mining companies take very seriously and are achieving world’s best practice at.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Things looking up for RCR despite loss; Miners to help pay for native title compensation claims; and Origin, AGL to win from high energy prices, says Moody's.
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Glencore sees better times after tough half year


GLENCORE’s first half coal and energy revenues have plunged to $US39.6 billion compared to $42.9 billion previously and it has recorded a $337 million loss compared to an adjusted earnings before interest and tax of $458 million for the six months to June 2015.
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Surat Basin to get live air quality data


AN AIR quality model developed by CSIRO will be used to explore the degree to which different emission sources in Queensland’s Surat Basin contribute to the levels of air pollution from a variety of sources including coal mines, power stations and coal seam gas operations.
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Appin 9 project to increase Illawarra longwall utilisation


ILLAWARRA Metallurgical Coal’s saleable coal production guidance is unchanged at 9.5 million tonnes for 2016-17, with an increase in longwall utilisation and cutting rates anticipated following the completion of its Appin Area 9 project in New South Wales in January.
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Qld invests $2.3M in Mackay port


THE Queensland government is spending $2.3 million to upgrade the Port of Mackay as part of its strategy of improving the quality of infrastructure in the state’s coal fields.
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Lower coal prices drags down Wesfarmers result


WESFARMERS resources business has recorded an annual operating loss of $310 million for FY2016 compared to earnings of $50 million reported in the prior year, due to lower prices for coal from its Curragh and Bengalla coal mines.
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US wants diverse energy sources: NMA


A MAJORITY of American voters support the use of coal as part of a diverse mix of energy resources, according to national polling released by the National Mining Association.
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Chinese government seeks to rationalise coal industry


THE Chinese government has stepped up efforts to restructure the coal industry in recent months and introduced a range of policies to curb oversupply, according to a report by CRU Insight.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: States facing billions in compensation after native title claim; Arrium steelworkers say no to 10% pay cut; and Fort Street Advisers secures Bis lenders vote.
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Miners want more control of maintenance: Dingo


MINING software developer Dingo, which manages more than $7 billion of assets globally for its clients, is benefiting from a combination of industry cost-cutting and growth in international business, Dingo CEO Paul Higgins said.
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Firefighting foam gets CSIRO listing


SANDVIK Eclipse has become one of the first firefighting foams in the mobile equipment fire suppression market to receive a CSIRO ActivFire listing, complying with new guidelines imposed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage last month.
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Carbon’s Indonesian inroads


UNDERGROUND coal gasification might be too stressful for Queensland to consider but Indonesia has no such reservations, with Singapore-based Ascot Energy becoming the second company in recent years to sign up to use the CSIRO-developed keyseam technology.
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Tri-Star ‘sweetheart deal’ claims rejected


THE Northern Territory government has rejected allegations of a “sweetheart deal” with US-based Tri-Star Petroleum over a vast coal province.
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NSW mines adhering to Leard Forest conditions


WHITEHAVEN Coal’s Tarrawonga and Maules Creek coal mines and Idemitsu’s Boggabri mine have been given a gold star by the New South Wales Department of Planning.
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Peabody strikes key agreement


PEABODY Energy has struck a superpriority settlement agreement with the Illinois State Department of Natural Resources regarding coal mine restoration financial assurances.
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Charbon fined $175K over haul road


CENTENNIAL Coal’s Charbon Coal has been fined $175,000 in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court for failing to comply with the approval for the mine located near Kandos.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Plenty of upside left in gold stocks; Former Labor minister Ian Macdonald charged over Obeids' $30 million coal deal; and Arrium steel execs jet to Asia as sale documents set to land.
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Gas drainage gets a step up


A CONTINUOUS feed, high speed drilling system for underground gas drainage promises to transform productivity of underground coal gas drainage drilling, according to ACARP.
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TerraCom to raise $1.1M for Qld mine development


TERRACOM, which is seeking to acquire Rio Tinto’s Blair Athol mine in Queensland for $1, will raise $1.1 million through a placement to three eastern European-based private investment companies, led by Light Speed Commercial.
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TriStar to explore for coal in NT: report


US-BASED company TriStar is reportedly developing potentially vast coal reserves south of Alice Springs in a deal stitched up before the Northern Territory government goes into caretaker mode, according to a report in The Australian.
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HOGSBACK 
Hogsback and coal’s good rehab record


HOGSBACK has long argued that there is more to mining than digging a hole in the ground. There is also the ongoing process of rehabilitation, which Australian coal mining companies take very seriously and are achieving world’s best practice at.
Full Story...


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Glencore sees better times after tough half year


GLENCORE’s first half coal and energy revenues have plunged to $US39.6 billion compared to $42.9 billion previously and it has recorded a $337 million loss compared to an adjusted earnings before interest and tax of $458 million for the six months to June 2015.
Full Story...


MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Surat Basin to get live air quality data


Appin 9 project to increase Illawarra longwall utilisation


Lower coal prices drags down Wesfarmers result


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Qld invests $2.3M in Mackay port


THE Queensland government is spending $2.3 million to upgrade the Port of Mackay as part of its strategy of improving the quality of infrastructure in the state’s coal fields.
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Miners want more control of maintenance: Dingo


Firefighting foam gets CSIRO listing


Gas drainage gets a step up


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COAL MARKETS 
TriStar to explore for coal in NT: report


US-BASED company TriStar is reportedly developing potentially vast coal reserves south of Alice Springs in a deal stitched up before the Northern Territory government goes into caretaker mode, according to a report in The Australian.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

Unemployed coal workers should work in renewables: Greens


Gallagher's tough medicine on GLNG


Rough patch for UK gas supplies


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R & D 
A coal-less future


CONSTRUCTION has begun on a laboratory in Cairns, Queensland, to research new energy technologies, another sign the Queensland government is preparing for a coal-less future.
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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Pressure burst at Austar


THE New South Wales Resources Regulator is investigating the causes of a potential pressure burst incident at Yancoal’s Austar coal mine to ensure there are no ongoing risks to worker health and safety.
Full Story...


MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

QRC against black lung Royal Commission


Bolter operator struck by loose coal


Heat stress device scoops safety innovation awards


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ENVIRONMENT 
Surat Basin to get live air quality data


AN AIR quality model developed by CSIRO will be used to explore the degree to which different emission sources in Queensland’s Surat Basin contribute to the levels of air pollution from a variety of sources including coal mines, power stations and coal seam gas operations.
Full Story...


MORE ENVIRONMENT

NSW mines adhering to Leard Forest conditions


Charbon fined $175K over haul road


Qld govt a reef supporter


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