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Pike decision delayed


SOLID Energy has delayed a decision on re-entering the Pike River mine in New Zealand, where 29 men died in 2010.
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Coking coal settlement price falls again


WESFARMERS has settled at $US110 a tonne (free on board) for its December quarter hard coking coal from the Curragh mine in Queensland – a $1/t or 0.9% fall from the previous quarter.
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Hogsback takes a look at the revival underway in BHP’s coal division


THE devil is supposed to be in the detail but when Hogsback took a look at the latest corporate presentation from BHP Billiton he found that the detail about coal was less devilish than he expected – and it was not actually in what company executives said.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Shell outperforms with $6.6b earnings; BHP and Rio will relent on expansions, says Cliffs; and ERM makes ex-AAPT chief Jon Stretch managing director.
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QCoal and Minotaur named Qld’s best


BOWEN Basin producer QCoal has won the Queensland miner of the year award, while Adelaide-based Minotaur Exploration has been named the state’s explorer of the year.
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Pacific American Coal is born


SYDNEY-based Metals Finance Ltd has received shareholder support to acquire a North American coking coal portfolio and change the company’s name to Pacific American Coal.
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A new breed of mining cartel


THE Latin American drug lords make earlier mineral cartels seem almost benevolent by comparison. The Outcrop by Robin Bromby.
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Laird opens new automation plant


LAIRD’s new plant in Warren Ohio will use the latest manufacturing technology to produce a full line of cost-effective, reliable and robust wireless communication and remote control products.
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Vanilla energy to move over for bright variety


ENERGY will be multi-flavoured and digitally customised to business needs by 2030 in ways we’re only just starting to understand, writes Murray Hogarth*.
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Finishing line in sight for APLNG


THE Origin Energy-led Australia Pacific LNG project is well on its way to completion with the upstream component at 85% complete at the end of September.
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The mining network


MAYBE the reason miners have been so slow to get into the whole social media thing is that they’re waiting for it to become a marketplace rather than a rumour mill or a soapbox.
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Das Liebherr


SURROUNDING the small picturesque town of Telfs are stories which attest to the wide-ranging and pragmatic business mind behind German construction power-house Liebherr.
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Murray gets coal assets from Consol


MURRAY Energy Corporation has acquired coal reserves and other property in Hamilton and Saline counties, Illinois, from Consol Energy.
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Redfern appointed manager at RST


DUST suppression and soil stabilisation company Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST) has appointed David Redfern as senior business manager to assist with the company’s global expansion.
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Anglo boss fights fraud claims


GLENN Tonkin, Anglo American’s former coal project director in Australia, is facing claims he misappropriated more than $A4 million over the last 12 months under a civil case before Queensland’s Supreme Court.
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West Wallsend boost


GLENCORE received government approval to mine two additional longwall panels at its West Wallsend mine in New South Wales last week.
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Ensham’s job boosting expansion


ENSHAM Resources’ namesake underground thermal coal mine in Queensland will employ 50 more staff and expand production by 30% to 2.4 million tonnes per annum following a project approval by its owners Idemitsu Australia and LG International.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Contrarian swoops on Arrium stock to up stake further; Cliffs says Koolyanobbing mine is profitable; and Alinta confirms TPG Capital looking at sale.
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Cost cutting helps Arch reduce loss


ARCH Coal has narrowed down its September net loss to $US97 million from $128 million with the help of sustained cost control and higher prices for its thermal coal.
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Queensland resources sector goes mobile


INVESTMENT opportunities in Queensland’s resources sector will be easier to explore thanks to a free smartphone and tablet application developed by the Queensland government.
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Abbott’s ‘coal is good’ mantra ignores reality: Greens


THE Greens have accused the Abbott government of ignoring science, economic reality and global health impacts in its push to export coal through the Great Barrier Reef.
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Atlas Copco, RCT join forces


MINING equipment maker Atlas Copco has agreed to team up with technology specialist Remote Control Technologies to provide a range of automation solutions to meet the demand for safe, productive underground mining.
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The Chile of Asia


THE locked-up potential of Indonesia has been compared to one of Latin America’s brightest stars at the Australian government’s ongoing Ozmine conference in Jakarta.
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HOGSBACK 
Hogsback takes a look at the revival underway in BHP’s coal division


THE devil is supposed to be in the detail but when Hogsback took a look at the latest corporate presentation from BHP Billiton he found that the detail about coal was less devilish than he expected – and it was not actually in what company executives said.
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MORE HOGSBACK

Coal has bright future in tight Asian market


Hogsback and the return of the mining tax


An inconvenient truth confronting renewables


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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 
Pike decision delayed


SOLID Energy has delayed a decision on re-entering the Pike River mine in New Zealand, where 29 men died in 2010.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

QCoal and Minotaur named Qld’s best


Pacific American Coal is born


A new breed of mining cartel


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Laird opens new automation plant


LAIRD’s new plant in Warren Ohio will use the latest manufacturing technology to produce a full line of cost-effective, reliable and robust wireless communication and remote control products.
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Das Liebherr


Redfern appointed manager at RST


Atlas Copco, RCT join forces


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COAL MARKETS 
Coking coal settlement price falls again


WESFARMERS has settled at $US110 a tonne (free on board) for its December quarter hard coking coal from the Curragh mine in Queensland – a $1/t or 0.9% fall from the previous quarter.
Full Story...


MORE COAL MARKETS

Vanilla energy to move over for bright variety


The mining network


Queensland resources sector goes mobile


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Flooded Turkish coal mine traps 18


EIGHTEEN trapped miners are 300m below the surface at the Has Sekerler coal mine in Turkey’s Karaman province as unions call for the Turkish government to ratify International Labour Organisation conventions on safety.
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MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Free time injury


Research aims to predict mine collapses


Oaky North triumphs – again


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ENVIRONMENT 
Abbott’s ‘coal is good’ mantra ignores reality: Greens


THE Greens have accused the Abbott government of ignoring science, economic reality and global health impacts in its push to export coal through the Great Barrier Reef.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Qld environment bill passable but lacks clarity


Groundwater information portal launched


Greentape backlash


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EDUCATION 
QCoal and Minotaur named Qld’s best


BOWEN Basin producer QCoal has won the Queensland miner of the year award, while Adelaide-based Minotaur Exploration has been named the state’s explorer of the year.
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MORE EDUCATION

Chevron launches Appalachia initiative


Speed learning


New CSIRO chief announced


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