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Tinkler has another stab at Qld coal


NATHAN Tinkler has made another attempt to insert himself into the Australian coal scene by heading Australian Pacific Coal in a $13.2 million deal with the Queensland coal exploration company.
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Calls for Springvale mine to further reduce water salinity


THE New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority needs to enforce strict environmental standards on Centennial Coal’s Springvale coal mine to protect the Cox's River in the Blue Mountains, according to Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi.
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The Indian elephant in the room


MINING majors are at risk of getting caught short by Indian demand in the medium to longer term if they don’t take advantage of the bargain-basement opportunities currently on offer, a senior Deloitte analyst told International Coal News.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Coal industry must bide time before it's re-stoked; Modi's $275 billion Indian energy dilemma; and BHP Billiton move ‘breaches’ FIRB spirit.
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Narrabri on track to break 10Mpta


WHITEHAVEN Coal’s Narrabri longwall mine in New South Wales, which returned a strong performance for the 4Q15 setting new production records, could now break the important 10 million tonne per annum benchmark.
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BHP cuts Melbourne jobs


MINING giant BHP Billiton is cutting jobs from its global head office in Melbourne.
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Longwall Larrikin: Rodney Woods


Down Under Training and Consulting CEO Rodney “Woodsy” Woods travels to mines to deliver training, consult about safety, relieve deputies and help out within the safety and training department. In his mining career, he has worked for two coal mines on a permanent basis.
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NSW govt invites community feedback on mining regulation


THE New South Wales government is responding to community pressure and allowing feedback by local stakeholders and residents to comment on five sets on of guidelines for mining regulation.
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Green shoots visible, despite challenges


LOCAL miners are set to cut more jobs over the next 12 months, but there are signs the industry is starting to adjust to the tough new conditions.
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AGL shareholders push for anti-coal measures


AROUND 120 anti-coal shareholders in diversified power concern AGL Energy have requisitioned a proposed resolution under the Corporation Act that would require the company to change its constitution to consider global warning.
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Coal’s strong Polish future


COAL is expected to dominate Poland’s energy mix for at least another decade and a half, with government figures forecasting it to supply more than 55% of its power by 2030.
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Killing several birds with one stone


MOBILE Conveying Services is bringing the world’s largest mobile conveyor to Sydney Showgrounds in September. Able to do the work of multiple smaller machines, it provides cost savings at a critical time for the mining industry – the coal sector included.
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Aussie mines to spearhead Peabody cost cutting regime


DESPITE Peabody Energy’s second quarter costs from its Australian coal mines improving by 28% to $US52 per ton, the company will now retrench another 300 workers.
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Cattle Dog: Gaining development metres no laughing matter


Cattle Dog, aka ICN magazine's columnist Jim Curtis, says the mining industry has some great comedians who we’ve all heard delivering the excellent one liner, that leaves you thinking “I wish I had said that”.
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BGC bullish on coal


BGC Contracting has signalled its long-term bullish outlook on the coal sector through a joint venture with DRA Pacific to provide engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance services – along with the critical ingredient of funding.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: China may further toughen restrictions on coal imports; Joyce failed to seek details on Shenhua coal mine, inquiry hears; and why BHP Billiton is being hit so hard.
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FWC keeps overtime at Collie


THE Fair Work Commission has handed down a decision which will protect overtime for coal workers at Griffin Coal’s Collie mine in Western Australia.
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Clinton declares war on fossil fuels


US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has pledged to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide within four years of taking office, as part of a push to shift the US energy generating capacity to solar and wind.
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Balamara to expand Mariola


EUROPEAN coal developer Balamara Resources has been awarded what it calls a valuable coal concession, “Mariola 2”, just 4km from its existing Mariola thermal coal project in southeast Poland.
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Atrum funded for anthracite ambitions


ATRUM Coal is seeking to raise up to $6 million in new capital as part of a fully-underwritten offer to enhance the value of its Groundhog anthracite project, Canada.
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Training for a new world


Increasingly the mining industry must face the environmental and social challenges of operating in a climate of competing land uses and increased community awareness of these issues. Queensland University has introduced training that prepares mining professionals for these challenges.
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SunCoke enters export market


US-BASED SunCoke Energy partners has entered into an agreement with The Cline Group to secure the Convent marine terminal in Louisiana for $US412 million ($A564 million) expanding SunCoke’s coal logistics business and moving it into the coal handling export business for the first time.
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WA FIFO drug, alcohol counselling line


A HELPLINE for counselling on alcohol and drug use is now available for West Australian fly-in, fly-out workers and their families.
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HOGSBACK 
Hogsback on the migration of mining


BIRDS migrate, and so does mining, a concept which Hogsback once found ridiculous until he studied the history of mining with lessons learned many years ago flooding back this week thanks to the latest political attacks on Australia’s coal industry.
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The Watermark koala


The profitless growth of coal industry


The start of coal games


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LONGWALL LARRIKINS 
Longwall Larrikin: Rodney Woods


Down Under Training and Consulting CEO Rodney “Woodsy” Woods travels to mines to deliver training, consult about safety, relieve deputies and help out within the safety and training department. In his mining career, he has worked for two coal mines on a permanent basis.
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MINE ACTIVITY 
Redundancies rock Austar, Abel


AUSTAR’s pioneering use of longwall top coal caving technology is over as it officially becomes a continuous miner operation amid Yancoal Australia’s move to make up to 225 redundancies across the Austar and Abel underground mines.
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MORE MINE ACTIVITY

West Wallsend longwall abandoned


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Tinkler has another stab at Qld coal


NATHAN Tinkler has made another attempt to insert himself into the Australian coal scene by heading Australian Pacific Coal in a $13.2 million deal with the Queensland coal exploration company.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Calls for Springvale mine to further reduce water salinity


Narrabri on track to break 10Mpta


BHP cuts Melbourne jobs


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Cat results hit


CATERPILLAR’S Resource Industries segment recorded sales of $US1.99 ($A2.73) billion for the second quarter, down $US250 million on the second quarter of 2014.
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PWCS offers Newcastle Council $12M


DUET’s continental drift


GE to up ante for GLNG


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COAL MARKETS 
The Indian elephant in the room


MINING majors are at risk of getting caught short by Indian demand in the medium to longer term if they don’t take advantage of the bargain-basement opportunities currently on offer, a senior Deloitte analyst told International Coal News.
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Green shoots visible, despite challenges


AGL shareholders push for anti-coal measures


Coal’s strong Polish future


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Drug testing company warns of ‘zombie drug’


A NEW wave of designer drugs, undetectable by standard workplace testing protocols, has begun to infiltrate Australian workplaces, a national drug testing laboratory group has warned.
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US mining deaths fall


Wambo scoops Hunter mines rescue pool


A sickie situation


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ENVIRONMENT 
NSW govt invites community feedback on mining regulation


THE New South Wales government is responding to community pressure and allowing feedback by local stakeholders and residents to comment on five sets on of guidelines for mining regulation.
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BGC bullish on coal


Clinton declares war on fossil fuels


Newcastle rallies against planning changes


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EDUCATION 
Training for a new world


Increasingly the mining industry must face the environmental and social challenges of operating in a climate of competing land uses and increased community awareness of these issues. Queensland University has introduced training that prepares mining professionals for these challenges.
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Call for Coal 2016 abstract submissions


Activist leader equates coal mine to ‘gas factory’


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