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31 August 2016
 


Fatality at Newlands mine


A 55-year-old contractor to Glencore’s Newlands open cut coal mine in Central Queensland died yesterday morning.
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Pennsylvania targets coal mines


PENNSYLVANIA Governor Tom Wolf has approved the Department of Environmental Protection’s 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Update, which will address coal mine methane recovery.
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Renewable energy needs coal


WIND turbines are products of the coal and resources sectors as virtually every part of a wind turbine is dependent on steel, according to Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Steel price rally bolsters Chinese manufacturers; Sandfire Resources steps up M&A hunt as copper price falls; and BHP Billiton didn't believe Samarco dam ‘at risk of failure’.
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Delta raises money for working capital


UNDERGROUND coal contractor Delta SBD has raised $759,375 through a share issue to increase its cash reserves and help fund general working capital.
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Greater efficiency drives Bathurst profit


CONTINUED efficiency gains at its New Zealand mines has helped Bathurst Resources report a maiden statutory profit of $1 million for the 2015-16 financial year.
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Maintenance scheduling software wins innovation prize


A SOFTWARE program that enables an optimal, streamlined approach to mine plant shutdown scheduling to fast track maintenance has won the Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards.
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Aurecon appoints underground expert


INFRASTRUCTURE advisory firm Aurecon has appointed Sukumar Pathmanandavel as its global service leader for ground and underground engineering.
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Illawarra under pressure to cut costs


SOUTH32 is planning to reduce operating costs including sustaining capital expenditure at its Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operations in New South Wales by more than 10% in 2016-17 but even if it achieves this it would still be almost three times higher than the target at its South African Energy Coal division.
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Middlemount South mops up Foxleigh stake


MIDDLEMOUNT South has taken over Anglo American’s 70% stake in Foxleigh mine, joining joint venture partners POSCO and Nippon Steel.
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Reviews validate NSW black lung approach


NEW South Wales based Coal Services Health has undertaken two independent reviews and formed relationships with other health industry bodies that have verified the strength of its systems in preventing black lung disease, according to CEO Lucy Flemming.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Mitsubishi in $1.2b ATO dispute; ACF loses Federal Court case on Adani coal; and gold sector dividend bounty jumps 150%.
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Wins cascade for Waterfall


SOUTH32’s Appin Pink rescue team, captained by Malcolm Waterfall, has won this year’s 57th annual New South Wales Southern Mines Rescue competition, its fifth consecutive win.
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Unemployment too high Qld in mining regions: Pitt


THE rich Queensland agricultural area of Darling Downs-Maranoa had the lowest unemployment rate in the state sitting at 3.6% while the Outback, where the Carmichael coal and infrastructure project is being proposed by Adani, grappled with the highest increase at 9.9%.
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Atrum forges agreement with JOGMEC


ATRUM Coal has entered into an agreement in which Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation can acquire a 35% equitable interest in the company’s Panorama North project in Canada by investing up to $C5 million on in cash or in kind for exploration.
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Engenco turns a profit in difficult market


A STRONG performance from its Drivetrain power and propulsion business has driven a turnaround for industrial engineering services group Engenco. The company reported an annual net profit of $4.1 million for 2015-16 compared with a $32.7 million loss in the previous corresponding period.
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Austar 2014 pressure burst analysed by Hebblewhite


A RANGE of geological and geotechnical parameters contributed to the April 15 2014 pressure burst that killed two miners at Yancoal’s Austar colliery on April 15 2014, together with a change in mining-induced stresses associated with removal of confinement by the incremental process of development mining, according to Professor Bruce Hebblewhite.
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CIMIC bags $105M in Bowen Basin extensions


CIMIC Group’s mineral processing company, Sedgman, and its mining services company, Thiess have clinched two Queensland coal mining and processing contracts extensions with revenues of $105 million.
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Glencore expects GRail sale by year end


GLENCORE expects to have sold its GRail haulage assets in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley by the end of the year, its chief financial officer Steven Kalmin told an analysts’ briefing.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: BHP Billiton, Vale brace for Samarco dam spill report; Forrest fails to stop drilling on Minderoo by Cauldron Energy; and Utah Point’s mid-tier miners ‘at risk’.
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Mining industry shows innovation in lifting productivity: Canavan


AUSTRALIA’s mining sector has displayed a remarkable turnaround in productivity with labour productivity over the past year up more than 20% and multi-factor productivity up more than 5%, according to federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan.
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Bengalla production bolsters New Hope result


NEW Hope’s raw coal production for the July quarter was up 37.43% on the previous year’s corresponding period to 3.7 million tonnes due to production from its newly-acquired 40% share of the Bengalla mine operations in New South Wales.
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Job losses should be seen in historic context: Galilee


FROM a peak of 25,000 coal miners in 2012, New South Wales has lost about 5000 coal production jobs but employment is still high when seen over the-long term.
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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.
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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Pennsylvania targets coal mines


PENNSYLVANIA Governor Tom Wolf has approved the Department of Environmental Protection’s 2015 Climate Change Action Plan Update, which will address coal mine methane recovery.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Greater efficiency drives Bathurst profit


Illawarra under pressure to cut costs


Middlemount South mops up Foxleigh stake


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Delta raises money for working capital


UNDERGROUND coal contractor Delta SBD has raised $759,375 through a share issue to increase its cash reserves and help fund general working capital.
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Aurecon appoints underground expert


Engenco turns a profit in difficult market


CIMIC bags $105M in Bowen Basin extensions


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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 
Maintenance scheduling software wins innovation prize


A SOFTWARE program that enables an optimal, streamlined approach to mine plant shutdown scheduling to fast track maintenance has won the Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards.
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MORE R & D

Mining industry shows innovation in lifting productivity: Canavan


A coal-less future


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Fatality at Newlands mine


A 55-year-old contractor to Glencore’s Newlands open cut coal mine in Central Queensland died yesterday morning.
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MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Reviews validate NSW black lung approach


Wins cascade for Waterfall


Austar 2014 pressure burst analysed by Hebblewhite


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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.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

NSW mines adhering to Leard Forest conditions


Charbon fined $175K over haul road


Qld govt a reef supporter


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