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Springsure approvals put brakes on Comet Ridge


ACACIA Coal’s small Comet Ridge project in Queensland, which was aiming for first production in the first half of 2016 at the earliest, will be delayed until Bandanna Energy’s Springsure Creek longwall project advances on the approvals front.
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Alliance sets multiple records


SO THE US coal industry is on the way out. It seems somebody forgot to tell Alliance Resource Partners, which has set records for coal sales volumes, revenues, net income and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for the quarter ended June 30.
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High-profile attack on Carmichael


APPROVAL of Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal complex in Queensland by the federal government has come in for increased criticism on social media, including condemnation by model Robyn Lawley.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: resource sector spending yet to bottom; WA iron ore forecast may be revised; and Australian lead mining caused early Antarctic pollution.
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Mining recovery a long way off


THE outlook for the mining sector has reached a new five-year low and confidence levels are likely to take years to recover, according to Newport Consulting’s new mining outlook.
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Responsible investment on the rise: RIAA


"RESPONSIBLE investment" in Australia and New Zealand jumped 13% last year to $153 billion funds under management, according to the Responsible Investment Association Australasia.
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Japan steps up diplomacy amid energy security woes


AS JAPAN deals with yet another summer of discontent with its fleet of nuclear power plants still offline, the country’s energy policy has been underpinned by a ramp up in overseas deals. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s five-nation tour of Latin American countries bears that strategy. By Gomati Jagadeesan
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Orica fined for pollution incidents


EXPLOSIVES and chemicals maker Orica has received New South Wales Land and Environment Court’s highest-ever fine – $768,250 – over seven pollution incidents across its Kooragang Island and Botany plants from October 2010 to December 2011.
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Build it better


MINERS must build smarter operations if they are to survive rising costs but sometimes changing the industry’s thinking can be the biggest challenge.
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Flooding pushes up Serbian power prices


SERBIA is facing higher electricity costs as record flooding in May reportedly turned its biggest coal mine “into a lake”.
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Attila completes bulk coal sampling at Kodiak


ATTILA Resources has completed a bulk sampling program of about 2 tonnes of hard coking coal from its recently reopened Coke No.1 mine at its Kodiak coking coal project in Alabama.
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Woman in serious condition after coal train accident


A WOMAN has been flown to a Lincoln Hospital, Kansas after being hit by a westbound Union Pacific Rail Road coal train in southeast Nebraska.
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French turn away Russian coal


THE trading arm of French utility EDF has reportedly turned away cargoes of thermal coal from Russian producer Zarechnaya Coal due to European Union sanctions against Russia.
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Clean Power Plan calls for comment


THE US Environmental Protection Agency is holding four two-day public hearings across the country on its controversial proposed Clean Power Plan.
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Adani’s $16.5B Carmichael approved


AFTER a greentape journey lasting more than 3.5 years, Adani has finally received federal environmental approval to develop its vast 60 million tonnes per annum, $16.5 billion Carmichael thermal coal project in Queensland’s unharnessed Galilee Basin.
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Glencore pays tax: Fairfax fesses up


AFTER several weeks of negotiations, Fairfax Media publications have started publishing corrections over its recent reports which claimed that mining giant Glencore somehow paid zero corporate tax over the past three years.
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Galilee calms early peak qualms


NEW South Wales Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee has countered a claim that Chinese demand for the state’s coal may peak by 2016.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: more uranium on way for WA; Galilee coalmine approval sparks carbon fears; and high costs hurting mine investment, says Gina Rinehart.
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Anglo profits soar


ANGLO American’s half-year profit has surged by 263% and CEO Mark Cutifani said he was happy with the company’s turnaround but there was more to do.
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Datong orders five more Eickhoff shearers


EICKHOFF’s mining technology division has obtained orders for an additional five shearer loaders from one of its key customers, Datong Coal Mine Group in China.
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Buy Plimer’s new book


THIS week Allan Trench reviews Ian Plimer’s new book Not for Greens – which is a must-read for all in the minerals industry – and for Greens too.
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US union to rally against EPA greenhouse action


THE United Mine Workers of America plans to hold a rally of union members and their families in Pittsburgh on July 31 to protest a rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut greenhouse emissions that it claims will slash tens of thousands of jobs for coal miners.
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Rethinking approach to greenfields


TIGHTER budgets are making greenfields exploration work more complicated.
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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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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 
Springsure approvals put brakes on Comet Ridge


ACACIA Coal’s small Comet Ridge project in Queensland, which was aiming for first production in the first half of 2016 at the earliest, will be delayed until Bandanna Energy’s Springsure Creek longwall project advances on the approvals front.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Attila completes bulk coal sampling at Kodiak


Adani’s $16.5B Carmichael approved


Glencore pays tax: Fairfax fesses up


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Orica fined for pollution incidents


EXPLOSIVES and chemicals maker Orica has received New South Wales Land and Environment Court’s highest-ever fine – $768,250 – over seven pollution incidents across its Kooragang Island and Botany plants from October 2010 to December 2011.
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Build it better


Datong orders five more Eickhoff shearers


NLT releases new software


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COAL MARKETS 
Responsible investment on the rise: RIAA


"RESPONSIBLE investment" in Australia and New Zealand jumped 13% last year to $153 billion funds under management, according to the Responsible Investment Association Australasia.
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Japan steps up diplomacy amid energy security woes


Flooding pushes up Serbian power prices


Clean Power Plan calls for comment


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EQUIPMENT 
Cutting costs with equipment rebuilds


MINING supply company Sandvik said it had answered industry calls for reduced operating costs by providing a rebuilt drill rig at 70% of the cost of a new one.
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Nowhere to hide


Cat to supply two LTCC units to Turkish mine


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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


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Woman in serious condition after coal train accident


A WOMAN has been flown to a Lincoln Hospital, Kansas after being hit by a westbound Union Pacific Rail Road coal train in southeast Nebraska.
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MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Brutal Ashton accident revisited


Respirator workshop in Washington


Blast haunts closed Indian coal mine


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ENVIRONMENT 
High-profile attack on Carmichael


APPROVAL of Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal complex in Queensland by the federal government has come in for increased criticism on social media, including condemnation by model Robyn Lawley.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Buy Plimer’s new book


Moylan walks free for Whitehaven hoax


Greens challenge CSG study


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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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Companies team up for QME offering


Deputy Premier backs IMARC


How QME benefits Mackay


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