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26 May 2015
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Coal becomes BHP’s shaky pillar


THE South32 spinoff not only sent BHP Billiton shares south of $30 last week but has also left the mining house with nothing on the coal mining project front.
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Alpha to downsize mining operations


ALPHA Natural Resources subsidiaries have notified employees of the expected idling of the Central Appalachian mining and processing operations where they work.
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Adani countdown to investment decision


ADANI Australia CEO Jeyakumar Janakraj is expecting a final investment decision on the $US16.5 billion ($A20.8 billion) Carmichael coal project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin to occur in the second half of 2015.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: GRAM gets funding for PanAust's Frieda River copper mine study; foreign buyers circling iron ore miners, but Fortescue not talking; and Vale iron ore deal a ‘reminder’ for Australia: Roy Hill.
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Lazarus promises biff over CSG


FORMER Palmer United Party member, rugby player and now independent Queensland Senator, Glenn Lazarus, the man known as the “Brick With Eyes”, has used prime ministerial language to threatening to "shirtfront" Tony Abbott over the impacts of coal seam gas extraction in Queensland.
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Ratings assigned to South32


STANDARD & Poor’s Rating Services and Moody’s Investors Service have assigned credit ratings to BHP Billiton spin-off South32.
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Union haunts South African coal


SOUTH Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers is campaigning for a 15% annual pay increase despite the weak coal markets to which most of them are exposed.
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CFMEU says Royal Commission paper 'a grab bag of anti-union nonsense'


THE Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has excoriated the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance’s discussion paper released last week.
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Haul alliance seeks to create productivity gains


QUEENSLAND-based engineering company Proof Engineers has joined three other industry groups to become a founding member of the Haul Road Optimisation Alliance (HROA).
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Powerlink propels Surat Basin gas, coal industry: Bailey


SPECIALIST helicopter crews are threading wire to 122 electricity towers as Powerlink installs more than 55km of high-voltage transmission lines in the Surat Basin.
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Linc completes sale of its coal business


LINC Energy has completed the sale of its conventional coal assets based in Queensland to United Queensland Resources, a part of the United Mining Group.
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Some upside, but finance struggles persist: PCF


THE first signs of a small resurgence in institutional funding to the mining sector have appeared but market conditions remain tough, according to a prominent national corporate advisor.
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BG takes over QCLNG


BG Group subsidiary QGC has assumed operational control of the Queensland Curtis LNG mega-project from Bechtel Australia and has met pre-conditions for pipeline the sale of its QCLNG gas pipeline from its Train 1 equity partner, the China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC).
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Energy Efficiency Council flags changes at the top


THE Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) has announced a new CEO and policy team.
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Perth or bust: South32 speculation


BHP Billiton spinoff South32 is offering management types of Illawarra Coal a challenging proposition according to an industry source.
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Check your Aircheks: safety alert


THE Queensland government has issued a safety alert over the intrinsic safety capability of the Airchek 3000 series of dust sampling pumps, used for air sampling in underground coal mines.
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Hogsback and the previously untold parable of coal


HAVE you heard the story about the millionaire, the politician, and a pile of coal, because if you haven’t it’s a yarn which needs telling because it rivals any of the great parables, those sometimes fanciful stories which contain a hard core of truth.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: BHP Billiton courted African official at Olympics; and Coal of Africa shares spike as it secures mining rights in South Africa.
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Project cost blowouts plaguing miners: EY


DESPITE an industry-wide focus on cost-cutting and operational efficiency, massive budget overruns during the development of multibillion dollar projects continue to hamper productivity, according to figures from EY.
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Bleak postcard from China


COKING coal prices will fall further due to low demand while iron ore prices could retest 2015 lows in coming months, according to steelmaker insight gathered by UBS.
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BHP settles Beijing Olympics probe


BHP Billiton will pay a $US25 million ($A31.7 million) fine to resolve a US Securities and Exchange Commission corruption investigation into the miner’s hospitality program at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
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Qld government’s mining stance spurs protests


HUNDREDS of Lock the Gate protesters rallied outside State Parliament in Brisbane yesterday against what it termed “invasive mining” being allowed by the newly elected Queensland government.
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Colombia calls for Aussie investment


COLOMBIA is seeking greater Australian involvement in its growing mining industry.
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HOGSBACK 
Hogsback and the previously untold parable of coal


HAVE you heard the story about the millionaire, the politician, and a pile of coal, because if you haven’t it’s a yarn which needs telling because it rivals any of the great parables, those sometimes fanciful stories which contain a hard core of truth.
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MINE ACTIVITY 
Another UK Coal closure looms


DOWNTURN-hit UK Coal, which will entirely cease underground coal mining by year-end, is poised to close down its Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire in July.
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MORE MINE ACTIVITY

Mt Owen job losses


Out & About: Baird’s Drayton tour


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Coal becomes BHP’s shaky pillar


THE South32 spinoff not only sent BHP Billiton shares south of $30 last week but has also left the mining house with nothing on the coal mining project front.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Alpha to downsize mining operations


Adani countdown to investment decision


Lazarus promises biff over CSG


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Haul alliance seeks to create productivity gains


QUEENSLAND-based engineering company Proof Engineers has joined three other industry groups to become a founding member of the Haul Road Optimisation Alliance (HROA).
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Service sector ready, willing and able: WorleyParsons


Duke to retire coal fired plant in NC


New mine technology should not lead to unemployment: Edmands


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COAL MARKETS 
Coal becomes BHP’s shaky pillar


THE South32 spinoff not only sent BHP Billiton shares south of $30 last week but has also left the mining house with nothing on the coal mining project front.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

Union haunts South African coal


CFMEU says Royal Commission paper 'a grab bag of anti-union nonsense'


Some upside, but finance struggles persist: PCF


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Check your Aircheks: safety alert


THE Queensland government has issued a safety alert over the intrinsic safety capability of the Airchek 3000 series of dust sampling pumps, used for air sampling in underground coal mines.
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MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Fume fail: 7 BHP miners hospitalised


AGL cleared of contamination concerns


Mine safety back in spotlight after WA deaths


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ENVIRONMENT 
Energy Efficiency Council flags changes at the top


THE Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) has announced a new CEO and policy team.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Qld government’s mining stance spurs protests


NSW EPA completes Santos CSG investigations


No government money for Galilee Coal: Greens


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