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28 November 2014
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Anglo shelves Moranbah South project


ANGLO American has finally received federal environmental approval to build its $1.95 billion Moranbah South longwall project in Queensland but the mining house is in no rush to sanction development.
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PAC spares Russell Vale again


THE Planning Assessment Commission has approved Wollongong Coal’s urgent Russell Vale mine job-saving modification to mine the first 400m of a planned longwall expansion panel but has warned that the “employment justification is wearing thin”.
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German coal farce’s powerful lesson for Oz


AUSTRALIA is a long way from Germany but as Victorians go to their state election on Saturday, Hogsback suggests they take a close look at the costly and humiliating slowdown of Europe’s top economy as it staggers towards the dreamland of a coal-free future.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap:‘Deep coal’ seams grab attention; speculation on FMG review of Cloudbreak; and Wal King sparks Sundance Resources protest vote.
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Brisbane Qld’s biggest ‘mining town’


THE numbers are in, revealing Queensland’s minerals and energy sector contributed an estimated $77.6 billion to the state’s economy in 2013-14 – and it turns out Brisbane is its biggest “mining town”.
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Glencore’s Liddell, Mt Owen mines fined


GLENCORE has implemented new measures at its Liddell and Mount Owen coal mines after receiving $6000 worth of fines from New South Wales’s Planning and Environment Department.
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Feds approve Meteor project


U&D Coal, the Australia-listed subsidiary of China’s Yima Coal Industry Group which acquired Queensland explorer Endocoal last year, has received federal environmental approval to develop its Meteor Downs South thermal coal project in the Bowen Basin.
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Workplace laws to discourage ‘premature’ strikes


THE Australian Mines and Metals Association has backed proposed changes to workplace laws that it says will encourage bargaining between employers, employees and, where involved, trade unions, to assist productivity.
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Gas heads for critical year in 2015


AUSTRALIAN LNG exports are set to start in weeks, but gas is heading for a critical year in 2015, with its lower-carbon 'bridging fuel' reputation on the line.
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Mining will NOT come to Australia’s rescue


THE population at large is unaware that they will feel the miners’ pain – and sooner rather than later. The Outcrop by Robin Bromby.
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China coal accident kills 24


CHINA’s poor record in coal mine safety continues with a fire at a Chinese coal mine killing 24 workers, according to reports by state media.
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Geoscientists still doing it tough


THE Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) has called on state and federal governments to do more to help break the cycle of unemployment and underemployment in the field.
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D-day for decentralised energy future


A critical draft determination on NSW electricity prices will determine whether the state faces a smooth transition to decentralised energy resources such as energy efficiency and solar PV [photovoltaics] or a growing battle over rules and regulations.
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Engineers back nuclear


ENGINEERS are urging a bias-free debate on nuclear, which has thus far been dogged by “out-of-date knowledge and technologies".
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Shortlist announced for Pacific Hwy’s final length


THE tendering competition to upgrade the remaining 155km of the Pacific Highway in New South Wales is nearing to a close with the federal government shortlisting three consortia and expecting to announce a preferred builder early next year.
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Juniors face ‘unsustainable’ coal downturn


STANMORE Coal shares have recently traded below their cash backing according to its chairman Neville Sneddon, who believes the current coal market downturn is unsustainable.
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Banking on Ebenezer


HONG Kong-controlled Coalbank has promised to quickly revive the Ebenezer coal mine 10km southwest of Ipswich if its $A10 million cash offer for the mine is successful.
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New Hope’s profitable cuts


NEW Hope’s run of mine output fell by 4% year-on-year to 2.81 million tonnes in the recent quarter but cost cutting helped the Queensland thermal coal producer improve its profit margins.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Coal not the panacea for poverty; ban on onshore exploration obstacle to cheaper gas; and new mining projects at 10-year low.
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Ports law strikes Reef balance


THE resources industry has hailed new ports laws introduced into Queensland’s parliament on Tuesday which it says will increase reef protection while giving certainty to existing and future port operations.
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NT seeks private partners for Darwin port expansion


THE Northern Territory government is setting a new regulatory framework for its port, putting out feelers out for private sector investment to expand its size and capacity, ahead of expected trade growth with Asia.
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Greens slam EPA’s CSG secrecy


THE Greens are questioning the independence of New South Wales’ Environmental Protection Agency following the recent unveiling of a CSG-related report that the agency “tried to keep secret”.
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Santos takeover fears


SANTOS is increasingly looking like a takeover target according to recent speculation, even as it confirms that the Gladstone LNG project will start exports in the second half of 2015.
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HOGSBACK 
German coal farce’s powerful lesson for Oz


AUSTRALIA is a long way from Germany but as Victorians go to their state election on Saturday, Hogsback suggests they take a close look at the costly and humiliating slowdown of Europe’s top economy as it staggers towards the dreamland of a coal-free future.
Full Story...


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Anglo shelves Moranbah South project


ANGLO American has finally received federal environmental approval to build its $1.95 billion Moranbah South longwall project in Queensland but the mining house is in no rush to sanction development.
Full Story...


MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Feds approve Meteor project


Juniors face ‘unsustainable’ coal downturn


Banking on Ebenezer


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Shortlist announced for Pacific Hwy’s final length


THE tendering competition to upgrade the remaining 155km of the Pacific Highway in New South Wales is nearing to a close with the federal government shortlisting three consortia and expecting to announce a preferred builder early next year.
Full Story...


MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Ports law strikes Reef balance


NT seeks private partners for Darwin port expansion


Playing the productivity game


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COAL MARKETS 
German coal farce’s powerful lesson for Oz


AUSTRALIA is a long way from Germany but as Victorians go to their state election on Saturday, Hogsback suggests they take a close look at the costly and humiliating slowdown of Europe’s top economy as it staggers towards the dreamland of a coal-free future.
Full Story...


MORE COAL MARKETS

Workplace laws to discourage ‘premature’ strikes


Mining will NOT come to Australia’s rescue


Geoscientists still doing it tough


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R & D 
New technology offers gas cleaning capability


NEW technology involving crystals made from a range of metals and plastics could result in the replacement of multi-storey processing plants used to separate natural gas from contaminants with smaller, truck-sized systems.
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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
China coal accident kills 24


CHINA’s poor record in coal mine safety continues with a fire at a Chinese coal mine killing 24 workers, according to reports by state media.
Full Story...


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Ebola app launched


Three die, 29 hurt in Malaysian mine blast


Taking the guesswork out of heat stress


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ENVIRONMENT 
PAC spares Russell Vale again


THE Planning Assessment Commission has approved Wollongong Coal’s urgent Russell Vale mine job-saving modification to mine the first 400m of a planned longwall expansion panel but has warned that the “employment justification is wearing thin”.
Full Story...


MORE ENVIRONMENT

Glencore’s Liddell, Mt Owen mines fined


Greens slam EPA’s CSG secrecy


Renewables to boost miners’ stock


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EDUCATION 
10 Australian geospatial experts at Vegas event


SOME of Australia’s leading geospatial experts will share their professional expertise in front of a worldwide industry audience at Trimble Dimensions in Las Vegas, Nevada, next month.
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MORE EDUCATION

QCoal and Minotaur named Qld’s best


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