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CSG, shale’s green benefits


THE environmental benefits of shale gas and CSG have been highlighted in a report published in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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ACCC passes on MacGen appeal


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not challenge the Australian Competition Tribunal’s clearance of AGL Energy’s $1.5 billion acquisition of Macquarie Generation.
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GHD and Conestoga-Rovers & Associates join forces


An 8500-strong engineering, environmental consulting, architecture and project management firm has formed, following the merger of GHD and Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA).
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QME 2014

Out and About: Day Two at QME 2014

Out and about at QME 2014

QME attracts innovative solutions to Bowen Basin

Enerpac to flaunt offerings

Companies team up for QME offering

How QME benefits Mackay

QME to host industry-improvement seminars

Oxygen sensor to be launched at QME

Compressors on show at QME 2014

Safety an important focus at QME 2014


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Metgasco critical of NSW response


THE New South Wales Government has responded to an amended judicial review sought by Metgasco over the suspension of its approval to drill the Rosella exploration well near Bentley.
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Work-ready apprentices


THE Northern Territory government is taking a different approach to first-year apprenticeship training in order to offer Katherine employers second-year, work-ready apprentices.
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US to spend $4B on shale refining


THE US is forecast to spend about $US4 billion ($A4.24 billion) on refining capacity projects between 2014 and 2020 to help it process its increasing volumes of shale oil.
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Adani ‘committed’ to Qld coal


CONTRARY to recent press speculation, Adani Group is not pursuing a “sweeping overhaul” of its $A18 billion-plus Queensland coal assets – including the Abbot Point coal terminal – and it remains committed to commercialising its Galilee Basin project.
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Glencore tight-lipped on Japanese divestment


MINING giant Glencore is not commenting on recent reports that Japanese trading houses Itochu and Sumitomo aim to sell their stakes of the Glencore-operated Newlands and Collinsville coal mines in Queensland.
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A new hope or just a case of premature speculation?


IT HAS been a long time since an Australian coal company could claim to have been the best performer on the stock exchange but when Hogsback took a look at the ASX earlier this week he was bowled over to see that two coal stocks were leading the way up.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: emission policies tarnish King Coal’s crown; UK government reverses Drax decision; and Beijing shuts coal station to ease smog.
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Out and About: Day Two at QME 2014


SAFETY and innovation formed the focus of QME 2014. Lou Caruana took these shots at the exhibition yesterday.
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Peabody posts loss


US COAL giant Peabody has posted a $US72 million ($A76.3 million) loss from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2014. That is compared to income of $101.4 million for the same period last year.
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Production up, prices down for BHP


METALLURGICAL coal production grew 20% in the 2013-14 financial year to a record 45 million tonnes, exceeding BHP Billiton’s guidance.
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A foxy find


THE final drill hole from the Bundaberg coking coal project on Fox Resources’ 100% owned EPC 1523 has confirmed the lateral continuity of the coal seams modelled as part of the 101 million tonne inferred resource the company announced in March.
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Mackay service centre to get upgrade


SANDVIK is upgrading its Mackay, Queensland service facility to a productivity centre, which will make it one of only four in Australia.
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New Kingaroy resource soon


THE past quarter has been “transformational”, according to the Moreton Resources CEO Jason Elks.
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Walsh warns mining tax must go


AUSTRALIA still risks losing investment to overseas jurisdictions if the mining tax is not repealed, Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh told a business forum in Perth yesterday.
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Aspiring to supply power station


MONGOLIA-focused coal player Aspire Mining has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with New Asia Group, the owner of the Zavkhan Power Station, to supply oxidised coal from the Ovoot coking coal project.
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Gradual thermal coal recovery


FITCH Ratings expects Newcastle-exported thermal coal prices to gradually increase as Indonesian mines struggle to remain profitable.
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Coal pushes strong Norfolk result


UNITED States coal railroader Norfolk Southern has reported record net income for the second quarter, in which coal has played a contributing part.
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Adani considers Abbot Point sale


INDIAN conglomerate and Galilee Basin thermal coal explorer Adani Group is reportedly considering a sell-down of the Abbot Point coal terminal asset it acquired for $A1.83 billion in 2011.
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QME attracts innovative solutions to Bowen Basin


EXHIBITORS and visitors to QME 2014 in Mackay have retained an optimism that innovation and a commitment to the highest standards of safety will ensure the development of the Bowen Basin as one of the world’s leading coal mining centres. By Lou Caruana in Mackay.
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Out and about at QME 2014


CHECK out who was out and about at the 2014 Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition.
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HOGSBACK 
A new hope or just a case of premature speculation?


IT HAS been a long time since an Australian coal company could claim to have been the best performer on the stock exchange but when Hogsback took a look at the ASX earlier this week he was bowled over to see that two coal stocks were leading the way up.
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MORE HOGSBACK

The rising demand for coal


Hogsback and the saga of Wilkie Creek


Hogsback and the Great Irony (also known as the Great Delusion)


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MINE ACTIVITY 
In the recovery room


SIGNAL Peak Energy has set a pre-driven recovery room record. By Ry Stone.
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MORE MINE ACTIVITY

Foresight unfazed


Arch idles Cumberland River complex


West Cliff fire scare


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Adani ‘committed’ to Qld coal


CONTRARY to recent press speculation, Adani Group is not pursuing a “sweeping overhaul” of its $A18 billion-plus Queensland coal assets – including the Abbot Point coal terminal – and it remains committed to commercialising its Galilee Basin project.
Full Story...


MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Glencore tight-lipped on Japanese divestment


News Wrap


Peabody posts loss


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
GHD and Conestoga-Rovers & Associates join forces


An 8500-strong engineering, environmental consulting, architecture and project management firm has formed, following the merger of GHD and Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA).
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Out and About: Day Two at QME 2014


Mackay service centre to get upgrade


QME attracts innovative solutions to Bowen Basin


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COAL MARKETS 
ACCC passes on MacGen appeal


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not challenge the Australian Competition Tribunal’s clearance of AGL Energy’s $1.5 billion acquisition of Macquarie Generation.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

Work-ready apprentices


US to spend $4B on shale refining


Gradual thermal coal recovery


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EQUIPMENT 
Nowhere to hide


THE latest tracking technology can pinpoint the exact location of a miner throughout an entire shift; and it has also become a lot smarter. Supply Side, by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Thomas Smith
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MORE EQUIPMENT

Cat to supply two LTCC units to Turkish mine


Clean Coal Technologies gains momentum


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R & D 
Backing for a robot dust-up


A LARGE-scale dust suppression maker from Illinois is backing a team of high school students dedicated to building working robots for the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics competitions.
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MORE R & D

Mining tech underestimated: Court


Coal has more uses than fuel: IEA


A catalyst for research in China


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
No one hurt in train coal spill


A TRAIN derailment in central Pennsylvania has led to coal being spilled from four cars.
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MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

North Wambo’s rescue honours


Backing for a robot dust-up


No injuries in US longwall fire


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ENVIRONMENT 
CSG, shale’s green benefits


THE environmental benefits of shale gas and CSG have been highlighted in a report published in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Bandanna gets another Springsure break


BHP contributes $6M to Bush Blitz


Report prompts Greens to call for halt on Abbot Point


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EDUCATION 
Hunter mining show has focus on community


THE Hunter Mining Show 2015, a new trade exhibition developed for the New South Wales Hunter region mining industry, will take place in Singleton from March 12 to 14 next year.
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MORE EDUCATION

Companies team up for QME offering


Deputy Premier backs IMARC


How QME benefits Mackay


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