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26 January 2015
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Kellow named Peabody CEO


PEABODY Energy has appointed BHP Billiton veteran and University of Newcastle graduate Glenn Kellow as its new CEO as the American coal giant seeks to drive out more productivity from Australian operations.
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Glencore-South32 speculation builds


THE London-based analyst who revealed that Glencore was considering a takeover play for Rio Tinto believes Glencore will make a sudden attempt to acquire BHP Billiton’s planned Illawarra coal-hosting South32 spinoff.
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The other Indian problem in Australian coal


QUEENSLAND is not the only Australian state where the coal industry is wondering what game is being played by Indian investors, with Hogsback watching curious developments in the case of an Indian company operating in Western Australia’s coalfields.
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Queensland

The other Indian problem in Australian coal

Newman govt struggles with New Hope links

Industry group demands ALP policy on unlocking Galilee Basin

QRC hits back at Jones

CCF scorns Qld majors

Reef protection wins major party support

Qld producers defy downturn with record output

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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: LNG investment to slow dramatically, says Bernstein; EPA clears AGL and Transpacific over Hunter wastewater shipments; and Skilled rejects Programmed Maintenance merger bid.
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Oil plummet ‘positive’ for global growth: IHS


IHS forecasts the global economy to accelerate “a little” this year and next due to falling oil prices and more stimulus from key central banks – in fact, it could be quite rosy if the post-80s crash is any indicator.
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Mining dominance in NSW: green bureaucrat


FORMER Newcastle-based biodiversity officer David Paull has said the coal mining industry has infiltrated the New South Wales government’s planning system.
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Newman govt struggles with New Hope links


THE Queensland government has been accused of “brown paper bag politics” over New Hope Coal’s political donations.
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Worley on Goldman’s oil fallout list


GOLDMAN Sachs has downgraded various oil services-linked stocks, including WorleyParsons, while it believes that only uncomplicated, low-cost energy projects will survive the “new oil order”.
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MSHA succeeds in lowering dust levels in mines


THE yearly average of respirable dust levels of designated mining occupations in underground coal mines in the US has fallen every year since the Mine Safety and Health Administration launched its “End Back Lung – Act Now” campaign in 2009.
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Atom expands


INDUSTRIAL and safety equipment supply concern Atom has acquired Express Industrial Supplies to expand its reach nationally across Australia.
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'No signs' of a Santos takeover play


THERE are no signs Santos will fall victim to a takeover attempt from an opportunistic suitor, according to a financial news commentator.
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Philly utility proposes LNG sales


A PUBLICLY owned energy utility in Philadelphia wants to begin selling off-system LNG to supplement its income.
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Global financings a bright spot in December


DECEMBER was another quiet month for global mining stocks, with a jump in financings at the smaller end of the sector the only bright spot.
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US shale scene to shrink 20-30%: Perot


TEXAN Billionaire Ross Perot Junior has predicted a 20-30% decline in US shale oil production as the boom becomes unsustainable under low oil prices.
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Coal records pile up for BHP


THE December half year was a good period for BHP Billiton’s coal business, with a number of records being set in production.
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Thermal coal freefall


LEADING thermal coal exporting nation Indonesia is under pressure to curb supply while Newcastle-exported prices for the commodity recently hit a low not seen since 2007.
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Mastermyne wins more Anglo work


MASTERMYNE has won a three-year development services contract for Anglo Amercian’s Queensland underground coal operations, worth an estimated $A20 million.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Rio Tinto readies iron ore arsenal to boost cash returns; Santos looking for investor into Narrabri coal seam gas venture; and former environment employee blasts miners’ dominance in NSW.
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A FIFO faux-pas?


QUEENSLAND Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s calls for an end to 100% fly-in, fly-out rostering at the state’s mines has drawn a predictable reaction from the mining industry.
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Darkinjung CEO cries foul over Wallarah campaign


THE Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council, which can veto development needed for the Wallarah 2 longwall project after a court ruling last year, has claimed the Baird government will attempt to legislate away this power.
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Obama ignores coal


US PRESIDENT Barack Obama completely ignored coal in his State of the Union address yesterday, prompting Peabody Energy to launch a stinging attack on the administration’s “ill-advised” power plant proposals and its obsession with eliminating carbon.
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Santos comes out swinging on Narrabri


SANTOS has used its under siege Narrabri CSG project as leverage to ram home the point in its submission to the New South Wales Legislative Council Select Committee that higher gas prices would result without local gas development.
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Drill rigs on the move


DRILLING rigs are on the march across Australia as the mining downturn starts to bite, with mining and exploration companies putting the squeeze on their contractors to better reflect the reality of recent commodity prices.
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HOGSBACK 
The other Indian problem in Australian coal


QUEENSLAND is not the only Australian state where the coal industry is wondering what game is being played by Indian investors, with Hogsback watching curious developments in the case of an Indian company operating in Western Australia’s coalfields.
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Coal deals and the deeper commodity correction


Weighing Glencore’s coal mining suspension experiment


Coal’s green shoots


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LONGWALL LARRIKINS 
Longwall Larrikin


CHRIS Rogers has worked as a project manager with Mastermyne as well as working for 12 years in the UK mining industry, predominantly with British Coal.
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Longwall Larrikin


Longwall Larrikin


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MINE ACTIVITY 
Springvale springs back to life


CENTENNIAL Coal’s Springvale colliery has been given a fresh lease of life with the commissioning of its next-generation longwall.
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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Kellow named Peabody CEO


PEABODY Energy has appointed BHP Billiton veteran and University of Newcastle graduate Glenn Kellow as its new CEO as the American coal giant seeks to drive out more productivity from Australian operations.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Glencore-South32 speculation builds


Newman govt struggles with New Hope links


Coal records pile up for BHP


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Worley on Goldman’s oil fallout list


GOLDMAN Sachs has downgraded various oil services-linked stocks, including WorleyParsons, while it believes that only uncomplicated, low-cost energy projects will survive the “new oil order”.
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Atom expands


Mastermyne wins more Anglo work


Drill rigs on the move


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COAL MARKETS 
'No signs' of a Santos takeover play


THERE are no signs Santos will fall victim to a takeover attempt from an opportunistic suitor, according to a financial news commentator.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

Philly utility proposes LNG sales


Global financings a bright spot in December


US shale scene to shrink 20-30%: Perot


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R & D 
Innovation key among Deloitte top trends


AN innovative approach to the challenges currently facing the mining sector will be critical in the survival and success of miners in 2015, according to Deloitte Access Economics.
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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
MSHA succeeds in lowering dust levels in mines


THE yearly average of respirable dust levels of designated mining occupations in underground coal mines in the US has fallen every year since the Mine Safety and Health Administration launched its “End Back Lung – Act Now” campaign in 2009.
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MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

CFMEU slammed over meth-spiking defence


Boot masters


No place for drugs on mines: AMMA


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ENVIRONMENT 
Mining dominance in NSW: green bureaucrat


FORMER Newcastle-based biodiversity officer David Paull has said the coal mining industry has infiltrated the New South Wales government’s planning system.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Native title ruling adds to Hunter complexity


SaskPower’s CCS named project of the year


Policy uncertainty costs Oz on emissions


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EDUCATION 
Course looks to develop leaders


INNOVATIVE technology provider JKTech has launched a new seven-month, four module course designed to develop future leaders in the mining industry.
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MORE EDUCATION

Wills on Walls: Dealing with the AFC creep


Wills on Walls: Back to Basics


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