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Perth or bust: South32 speculation


BHP Billiton spinoff South32 is offering management types of Illawarra Coal a challenging proposition according to an industry source.
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Check your Aircheks: safety alert


THE Queensland government has issued a safety alert over the intrinsic safety capability of the Airchek 3000 series of dust sampling pumps, used for air sampling in underground coal mines.
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Hogsback and the previously untold parable of coal


HAVE you heard the story about the millionaire, the politician, and a pile of coal, because if you haven’t it’s a yarn which needs telling because it rivals any of the great parables, those sometimes fanciful stories which contain a hard core of truth.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: BHP Billiton courted African official at Olympics; and Coal of Africa shares spike as it secures mining rights in South Africa.
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Project cost blowouts plaguing miners: EY


DESPITE an industry-wide focus on cost-cutting and operational efficiency, massive budget overruns during the development of multibillion dollar projects continue to hamper productivity, according to figures from EY.
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Bleak postcard from China


COKING coal prices will fall further due to low demand while iron ore prices could retest 2015 lows in coming months, according to steelmaker insight gathered by UBS.
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BHP settles Beijing Olympics probe


BHP Billiton will pay a $US25 million ($A31.7 million) fine to resolve a US Securities and Exchange Commission corruption investigation into the miner’s hospitality program at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
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Qld government’s mining stance spurs protests


HUNDREDS of Lock the Gate protesters rallied outside State Parliament in Brisbane yesterday against what it termed “invasive mining” being allowed by the newly elected Queensland government.
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Colombia calls for Aussie investment


COLOMBIA is seeking greater Australian involvement in its growing mining industry.
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Stable relations lead to exploration success: QUT


STABILITY is the key to successful mining projects, providing valuable security in an industry affected by changing regulations and wider economic factors, according to research by QUT in Brisbane.
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New advisers help Rumble shoot for the stars


RUMBLE Resources boss Shane Sikora has described new advisers Nathan Tinkler and Eddie Sugar as the “ultimate professionals”.
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Drilling shows low chlorine in Paringa’s coal tenements


RESULTS from Paringa Resources’ seven-hole development drilling program targeting the Western Kentucky No 9 seam in the Illinois Basin within its proposed Buck Creek No. 2 Mine indicate that the coal contains low level of chlorine.
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Ex-minister toes APPEA line


FORMER resources minister Martin Ferguson might not be the most respected ex-parliamentarian in some sections of the Labor party, given his move into the role of an enthusiastic and well-paid lobbyist for the oil and gas sector, but with few of the 2500 attendees at APPEA 2015 likely to call him a turncoat Ferguson was asked to close this week’s conference.
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Service sector ready, willing and able: WorleyParsons


DESPITE criticism from operators, the Australian services sector believes it is well placed to take on the next phase of the energy cycle, according to WorleyParsons CEO Andrew Wood.
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Fume fail: 7 BHP miners hospitalised


SEVEN of the 42 miners exposed to a big blast fume at BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s Goonyella Riverside coal mine in Queensland on Monday ended up in hospital.
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Executives retrenched in Cockatoo purge


COCKATOO Coal says it has made significant redundancies with the casualties including chief financial officer David Smith, chief operating officer David Vink and company secretary Lee O'Dwyer.
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Russell Vale job losses


OUTGOING Wollongong Coal chief operating officer David Stone said 41 redundancies had been made at the Russell Vale longwall mine.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: China to bankroll Vale iron ore expansion; WorleyParsons boss rejects worries over the LNG boom; and FMG defends plan to grow magnetite exports.
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Gas benefitting Qld communities: Feds


QUEENSLAND's gas investment boom has created benefits that aid the wider community on a much broader level, according to a new study by the Office of the Chief Economist in the Department of Industry and Science (DoIS).
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Let’s gets our METS on


WE NEED a better Mining Equipment and Technology Services sector. That is the word from Rio Tinto Australia managing director Phil Edmands at a mining conference on Tuesday. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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NSW EPA completes Santos CSG investigations


TWO separate incidents that occurred at Santos’ Narrabri coal seam gas operations in 2013 and 2015 have not resulted in any significant environmental impacts, says the NSW EPA, but there are concerns around the site's operations and management.
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AGL cleared of contamination concerns


AGL Energy's precautionary decision to suspend the Waukivory pilot at its Gloucester gas project in New South Wales – following the detection of small levels of carcinogenic BTEX chemicals in monitoring bores – has been vindicated.
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Asia needs fiscal reform to trigger CSG: GlobalData


CHINA, India, Indonesia and Russia need fiscal incentives to develop their CSG industries which are being dogged by technical challenges, consultancy GlobalData said.
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HOGSBACK 
Hogsback and the previously untold parable of coal


HAVE you heard the story about the millionaire, the politician, and a pile of coal, because if you haven’t it’s a yarn which needs telling because it rivals any of the great parables, those sometimes fanciful stories which contain a hard core of truth.
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Lessons of Yancoal Australia


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MINE ACTIVITY 
Another UK Coal closure looms


DOWNTURN-hit UK Coal, which will entirely cease underground coal mining by year-end, is poised to close down its Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire in July.
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MORE MINE ACTIVITY

Mt Owen job losses


Out & About: Baird’s Drayton tour


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Perth or bust: South32 speculation


BHP Billiton spinoff South32 is offering management types of Illawarra Coal a challenging proposition according to an industry source.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Project cost blowouts plaguing miners: EY


BHP settles Beijing Olympics probe


New advisers help Rumble shoot for the stars


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Service sector ready, willing and able: WorleyParsons


DESPITE criticism from operators, the Australian services sector believes it is well placed to take on the next phase of the energy cycle, according to WorleyParsons CEO Andrew Wood.
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Duke to retire coal fired plant in NC


New mine technology should not lead to unemployment: Edmands


EIS for Abbot Point good news for local jobs: QRC


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COAL MARKETS 
Bleak postcard from China


COKING coal prices will fall further due to low demand while iron ore prices could retest 2015 lows in coming months, according to steelmaker insight gathered by UBS.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

Colombia calls for Aussie investment


Stable relations lead to exploration success: QUT


Ex-minister toes APPEA line


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Check your Aircheks: safety alert


THE Queensland government has issued a safety alert over the intrinsic safety capability of the Airchek 3000 series of dust sampling pumps, used for air sampling in underground coal mines.
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MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Fume fail: 7 BHP miners hospitalised


AGL cleared of contamination concerns


Mine safety back in spotlight after WA deaths


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ENVIRONMENT 
Qld government’s mining stance spurs protests


HUNDREDS of Lock the Gate protesters rallied outside State Parliament in Brisbane yesterday against what it termed “invasive mining” being allowed by the newly elected Queensland government.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

NSW EPA completes Santos CSG investigations


No government money for Galilee Coal: Greens


Anglesea coal shutdown ‘good for humanity’: Greens


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