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26 May 2015
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United against the planning regime


THE New South Wales government’s planning regime is under fire as both Wollongong Coal and a local union leader blame it for recent job losses at the Russell Vale longwall mine.
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Murray’s ‘devastating’ layoff spree


PRIVATE US coal producer Murray Energy plans to cut more than 1800 jobs across six sites as the downturn continues.
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ACCC takes alleged cartel to court


FORMER Labor politician Moses Obeid, his brother and a group of companies are being prosecuted for alleged cartel conduct over the tender process for the New South Wales government’s Mount Penny coal exploration licence.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: China using Brazil resources as lever against Australia; Nationals push for ban on CSG in the Northern Rivers; and Oz Minerals CEO Andrew Cole eyes off four takeover targets.
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Coal disaster among failed BBY bets


THE collapse of Sydney-based stockbroking and advisory firm BBY was partly linked to a punt gone wrong with South African coal explorer Firestone Energy.
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Humbled NSW concedes defeat


THE New South Wales government has admitted it will not appeal the Supreme Court’s decision that overturned the suspension of Metgasco’s drilling approval for the Rosella-1 gas exploration well.
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$16B Adani mine given boost after signing up coal buyers


BELEAGUERED Indian company Adani Mining has seen its controversial Carmichael mine proposal given a boost after signing up buyers for almost 70% of the mine’s yield.
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Stop financing Galilee Basin projects: Oz scientists


NINE Australian scientists have written an open letter urging global financial institutions to stop funding fossil fuel projects in Queensland's Galilee Basin.
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Arch Coal gets NYSE warning


ONE of the world's top coal producers for the global steel and power generation industries, Arch Coal, has received notice from the New York Stock Exchange that it does not satisfy continued listing standard requiring the average closing price of a listed company's common stock to be at least $US1.00 per share for any period of 30 consecutive trading days.
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Optimising CHPP performance for better yields


COAL handling and preparation plant flotation cells with the correct crowding and lip configuration will maximise yield while minimising the ash reporting to the product, according to Outotec.
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Sentiment towards miners improving


AMID the doom and gloom, green shoots are emerging, writes Lion Selection Group’s Hedley Widdup.
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Challenges ahead for oil and gas


THE oil price might have recovered from its low below $US50 per barrel earlier this year to closer to $60, but the fact is structural factors mean the black clouds are likely to return to smudge the blue sky sooner rather than latter, according to Deloitte’s US oil and gas vice president John England.
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Coffee table idea to save lives


APPEA 2015 last week witnessed Oxfordshire-based technology company SATcase breaking down barriers in more ways than one with a new product to connect remote workers not only to their operators but enables them to feed directly into search and rescue systems globally. And they’re coming to Australia.
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Tenders open for stage one of $A1.6B roads project


FEDERAL and New South Wales governments have opened the call for tenders on stage one of the $A1.6 billion Northern Road upgrade.
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Coal becomes BHP’s shaky pillar


THE South32 spinoff not only sent BHP Billiton shares south of $30 last week but has also left the mining house with nothing on the coal mining project front.
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Alpha to downsize mining operations


ALPHA Natural Resources subsidiaries have notified employees of the expected idling of the Central Appalachian mining and processing operations where they work.
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Adani countdown to investment decision


ADANI Australia CEO Jeyakumar Janakraj is expecting a final investment decision on the $US16.5 billion ($A20.8 billion) Carmichael coal project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin to occur in the second half of 2015.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: GRAM gets funding for PanAust's Frieda River copper mine study; foreign buyers circling iron ore miners, but Fortescue not talking; and Vale iron ore deal a ‘reminder’ for Australia: Roy Hill.
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Lazarus promises biff over CSG


FORMER Palmer United Party member, rugby player and now independent Queensland Senator, Glenn Lazarus, the man known as the “Brick With Eyes”, has used prime ministerial language to threatening to "shirtfront" Tony Abbott over the impacts of coal seam gas extraction in Queensland.
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Ratings assigned to South32


STANDARD & Poor’s Rating Services and Moody’s Investors Service have assigned credit ratings to BHP Billiton spin-off South32.
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Union haunts South African coal


SOUTH Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers is campaigning for a 15% annual pay increase despite the weak coal markets to which most of them are exposed.
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CFMEU says Royal Commission paper 'a grab bag of anti-union nonsense'


THE Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has excoriated the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance’s discussion paper released last week.
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Haul alliance seeks to create productivity gains


QUEENSLAND-based engineering company Proof Engineers has joined three other industry groups to become a founding member of the Haul Road Optimisation Alliance (HROA).
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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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Profiting from the unburnable coal campaign


Brown coal a cheap power option


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 
United against the planning regime


THE New South Wales government’s planning regime is under fire as both Wollongong Coal and a local union leader blame it for recent job losses at the Russell Vale longwall mine.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Murray’s ‘devastating’ layoff spree


ACCC takes alleged cartel to court


Coal disaster among failed BBY bets


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Coffee table idea to save lives


APPEA 2015 last week witnessed Oxfordshire-based technology company SATcase breaking down barriers in more ways than one with a new product to connect remote workers not only to their operators but enables them to feed directly into search and rescue systems globally. And they’re coming to Australia.
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Tenders open for stage one of $A1.6B roads project


Haul alliance seeks to create productivity gains


Service sector ready, willing and able: WorleyParsons


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COAL MARKETS 
Humbled NSW concedes defeat


THE New South Wales government has admitted it will not appeal the Supreme Court’s decision that overturned the suspension of Metgasco’s drilling approval for the Rosella-1 gas exploration well.
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Optimising CHPP performance for better yields


Challenges ahead for oil and gas


Coal becomes BHP’s shaky pillar


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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 
Stop financing Galilee Basin projects: Oz scientists


NINE Australian scientists have written an open letter urging global financial institutions to stop funding fossil fuel projects in Queensland's Galilee Basin.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Energy Efficiency Council flags changes at the top


Qld government’s mining stance spurs protests


NSW EPA completes Santos CSG investigations


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