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Anglo’s Grosvenor tunnels for the future


Anglo American’s decision to use a tunnel boring machine for the drift of its $1.95 billion Grosvenor project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin has paid off for the company.
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Teck flags more met coal cuts


TECK Resources, which last revealed plans to cut metallurgical coal output in late May, has flagged more output cuts in the December quarter if market conditions fail to improve.
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BMA faces September quarter production challenge


THE BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance will be squeezing more hard coking coal production out if its new star performer in central Queensland – Caval Ridge – in the September quarter to compensate for a hiatus in production during the quarter due to longwall moves and the winding down of the Crinum mine.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Whitehaven urges stiffer action against illegal protesters; going broke in coal mining is hard to do, says BHP Billiton; and safety concerns stack up at Roy Hill.
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CFMEU tactics could cost Oz coal exports $110M


A CONSTRUCTION, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union scare-mongering campaign could delay the China Australia Free Trade Agreement and cost Australia’s coal export trade up to $110 million risks giving Indonesian exporters an unexpected boost, the Minerals Council of Australia says.
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Shenhua’s $US1B wind plan


CONTROVERSIAL Chinese coal miner Shenhua Group, which is planning to construct a massive coal mine on the Liverpool Plains farming district in New South Wales, is reportedly considering spinning off its wind farm business in Hong Kong.
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Newcastle rallies against planning changes


HUNDREDS of mine workers, businesses and their families rallied against a proposed planning change in Newcastle, New South Wales, yesterday they fear would hamper regional economic benefits from mining-related developments.
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US coal volumes to drop


CSX Corporation expects domestic US coal volumes to decline by about 10% this year, the Florida-based transportation company said in its latest quarterly.
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A Pint With... Richard Rossiter


Realm Resources chair Richard Rossiter began his career as a geologist in South Africa then went into management roles and joined the financial sector as a mining analyst. He then set up a consultancy and joined a number of public company boards. He spoke with Lou Caruana
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Downer partners with Bowen Basin Mining Club


DOWNER Mining has signed up as the Bowen Basin Mining Club’s principal sponsor for 2015-2016 as the industry seeks to forge close working relationships amid this difficult mining environment.
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Obama the ‘destroyer’


FIREBRAND Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray has declared second-term president Barack Obama the USA’s great destroyer for his attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.
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Titan to hit the market


Having successfully completed a 12-month field trial clocking in excess of 20,000 machine hours on 78 litre engines, Prestolite’s new Titan will be available in Australia.
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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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South 32 prepares takeover defences


SOUTH 32, which houses BHP Billiton’s former Illawarra Coal business, has hired defence advisers to help fend off potential takeover attempts according to recent press speculation.
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Anglo to slash 6000 jobs, divest coal assets


ANGLO American has announced it will cut 6000 roles across the globe and consider further divestments after announcing that its coal businesses in Australia and South Africa delivered a 3% underlying interim EBIT increase due to a combination of productivity improvements.
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News Wrap


IN THIS Morning’s News Wrap: Political posturing threatens mining industry, says Yancoal CEO; Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting tips iron ore price recovery; and GE Commercial seeks to bankrupt Nathan Tinkler over jet sale.
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Another win for coal


COAL is set to play a significant role in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, part of United Nations’ efforts to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges over the next 15 years.
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Glencore denies preferring to retrench women employees


ALLEGATIONS that Glencore’s Optimum Coal Mines in South Africa is targeting female employees for retrenchment are baseless, according to the company.
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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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Engineering purge slowing down


ENGINEERS Australia WA division president Francis Norman believes the pace of redundancies is starting to abate following the “horrible” March quarter for engineers in the state.
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Call for Coal 2016 abstract submissions


THE last day for receiving Coal2016 Conference abstract submissions is Friday August 28, according to convenor Professor Naj Aziz.
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PWCS offers Newcastle Council $12M


NEWCASTLE Council will this week discuss a new $12 million offer by Port Waratah Coal Services as its developer contribution for its $5 billion T4 coal loader in New South Wales.
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Whitehaven rejects Werris Creek water depletion claim


WHITEHAVEN Coal said it was not aware of any scientific evidence that the depletion of bores “being anecdotally reported” was in any way related to the workings of the mine at its Werris Creek coal mine in New South Wales.
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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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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 
Anglo’s Grosvenor tunnels for the future


Anglo American’s decision to use a tunnel boring machine for the drift of its $1.95 billion Grosvenor project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin has paid off for the company.
Full Story...


MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Teck flags more met coal cuts


BMA faces September quarter production challenge


Shenhua’s $US1B wind plan


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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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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

PWCS offers Newcastle Council $12M


DUET’s continental drift


GE to up ante for GLNG


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COAL MARKETS 
US coal volumes to drop


CSX Corporation expects domestic US coal volumes to decline by about 10% this year, the Florida-based transportation company said in its latest quarterly.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

Downer partners with Bowen Basin Mining Club


Obama the ‘destroyer’


Another win for coal


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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 
Newcastle rallies against planning changes


HUNDREDS of mine workers, businesses and their families rallied against a proposed planning change in Newcastle, New South Wales, yesterday they fear would hamper regional economic benefits from mining-related developments.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Whitehaven rejects Werris Creek water depletion claim


Shell progresses CCS


Protest for a day, not years: Lynham


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EDUCATION 
Call for Coal 2016 abstract submissions


THE last day for receiving Coal2016 Conference abstract submissions is Friday August 28, according to convenor Professor Naj Aziz.
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Activist leader equates coal mine to ‘gas factory’


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