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4 September 2015
 


Hogsback gives thanks to the environmentalists


IT’s a provocative suggestion from Hogsback but it is possible that environmental protestors are actually helping investors in coal.
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WDS goes into voluntary administration over Eagle Downs


EAGLE Downs Coal Management cashed an insurance bond for $14.2 million creating a new liability for WDS that lead to the coal contractor appointing Korda Mentha as its voluntary administrators.
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Plenty of Japanese demand for Maules Ck coal: Flynn


JAPAN and Korea – Whitehaven Coal’s key markets – continue to be the biggest markets for NSW coal, the company’s CEO Paul Flynn said at yesterday’s official opening of the $767 million Maules Creek mine, which was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
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MSHA proposes proximity detection systems rule


THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration is now proposing to require that underground coal mine operators equip coal hauling machines and scoops on working sections with proximity detection systems according to a phase-in schedule for newly manufactured and existing equipment.
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Community to support Springvale extension at PAC hearing


MINEWORKERS, their families and members of the local community in Lithgow are expected to speak in support of Centennial Coal’s Springvale mine extension at the second New South Wales Planning and Assessment Commission hearing today in Lithgow.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Adani loses LG as big customer for Carmichael mine; NAB rules out funding Adani's Carmichael coal mine; and mining deal environment at risk from fading corporate memory, says McGrathNicol.
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Awards recognise NSW coal safety leadership


CENTENNIAL Coal’s principal technical services manager Peter Corbett and Coal Services technical advisor Paul Healey were awarded for health and safety leadership by the NSW Minerals Council this week while Kara Newbury from the Clarence colliery received the safety excellence award.
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Gas still has a future: ENA


THE Energy Networks Association believes new claims that Australia’s gas consumption will collapse in the next 10 years are wildly premature despite a report from the Melbourne Energy Institute, which found more competitive reverse cycle air conditioning and higher wholesale gas prices could halve the domgas market from its 2012 demand peak.
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Vic CSG moratorium extension on the cards


A Victorian moratorium on unconventional gas development for another five years is being considered by a parliamentary inquiry into onshore CSG after lobbying by the Victorian Farmers Federation.
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Scottish Greens concerned by Chinchilla pollution


SCOTLAND’s opposition Greens Party says the national government should take heed the 300sq.km of toxicity blamed on Linc Energy’s Chinchilla underground coal gasification project, and ban the controversial practice.
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Russell Vale colliery to retrench 80 employees


COAL mining in New South Wales' Illawarra region has been given another blow with the beleaguered Wollongong Coal announcing that its Russell Vale colliery will be placed into care and maintenance, resulting in 80 employees losing their jobs.
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Arch slams proposed US Stream Protection Rule


TROUBLED US coal producer Arch Coal has questioned the need for the US Office of Surface Mining (OSM) to introduce its controversial Stream Protection Rule.
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China forges agreement with Hunter mine suppliers


AUSTRALIAN mine suppliers have a “very impressive” reputation on the international market and Australian technology is “at cutting edge around the world”, according to China Council for the Promotion of International Trade vice president Zhang Bin who signed an agreement with the Hunter region further consolidating mining sector trade.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Vale will open big cost gap on Fortescue Metals, says Citi; BHP Billiton accused of blocking development in Port Hedland; and Rosatom sells Honeymoon uranium mine in South Australia.
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Open cut and underground teams compete at western rescue comp


THE annual Western District Mines Rescue competition, which was held at Glencore’s Ulan West coal mine near Mudgee in New South Wales last Friday, has expanded to include three local open cut teams who competed alongside nine underground teams.
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Big loss for NRW


NRW HOLDINGS has posted a $A229.8 million loss for the 12 months to June, down from a $44.2 million profit last year.
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Metgasco suing NSW government


METGASCO has launched legal action for damages relating to the New South Wales government’s decision to cancel its 2014 drilling program, and announced plans to push ahead with seismic and drilling operations in a move activist group Lock The Gate has described as a “tantrum”.
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Revenues up but Swick posts loss


SWICK Mining Services reported a $A17.5 million statutory loss for the 2015 financial year on the back of significant impairments, but said there were some upsides in the second half of the year.
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New Acland gets green light


THE New Hope Group said it has welcomed a decision by the Queensland Government to grant an Environmental Authority for the continuation of its Acland coal mine in the Darling Downs which will help to ensure the future of 435 jobs.
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Austin Engineering expands its Hunter Valley capabilities


AUSTIN Engineering has formalised a joint venture with BK Plant Repairs and Maintenance in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.
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‘Coal mining and koalas do not mix’: environmentalists


SHENHUA’s proposed $1 billion Watermark coal mine complex in New South Wales’ Liverpool Plains could be knocked back because of 262 koalas.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Miners lose edge as NSW government balances profits against environment; drones are on the rise at Aussie mines; and some green shoots in dire mineral exploration data.
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Ventilation conference attracts attendance despite tough climate


THE Australian Mine Ventilation Conference 2015 kicked off in Sydney yesterday with more than 200 conference attendants, according to conference organiser and University of New South Wales Professor Duncan Chalmers.
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HOGSBACK 
Hogsback gives thanks to the environmentalists


IT’s a provocative suggestion from Hogsback but it is possible that environmental protestors are actually helping investors in coal.
Full Story...


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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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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Plenty of Japanese demand for Maules Ck coal: Flynn


JAPAN and Korea – Whitehaven Coal’s key markets – continue to be the biggest markets for NSW coal, the company’s CEO Paul Flynn said at yesterday’s official opening of the $767 million Maules Creek mine, which was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
Full Story...


MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Russell Vale colliery to retrench 80 employees


Arch slams proposed US Stream Protection Rule


New Acland gets green light


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
WDS goes into voluntary administration over Eagle Downs


EAGLE Downs Coal Management cashed an insurance bond for $14.2 million creating a new liability for WDS that lead to the coal contractor appointing Korda Mentha as its voluntary administrators.
Full Story...


MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

China forges agreement with Hunter mine suppliers


Big loss for NRW


Revenues up but Swick posts loss


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COAL MARKETS 
Community to support Springvale extension at PAC hearing


MINEWORKERS, their families and members of the local community in Lithgow are expected to speak in support of Centennial Coal’s Springvale mine extension at the second New South Wales Planning and Assessment Commission hearing today in Lithgow.
Full Story...


MORE COAL MARKETS

Gas still has a future: ENA


Vic CSG moratorium extension on the cards


Metgasco suing NSW government


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
MSHA proposes proximity detection systems rule


THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration is now proposing to require that underground coal mine operators equip coal hauling machines and scoops on working sections with proximity detection systems according to a phase-in schedule for newly manufactured and existing equipment.
Full Story...


MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Awards recognise NSW coal safety leadership


Open cut and underground teams compete at western rescue comp


Ventilation conference attracts attendance despite tough climate


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ENVIRONMENT 
Scottish Greens concerned by Chinchilla pollution


SCOTLAND’s opposition Greens Party says the national government should take heed the 300sq.km of toxicity blamed on Linc Energy’s Chinchilla underground coal gasification project, and ban the controversial practice.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

‘Coal mining and koalas do not mix’: environmentalists


Greens to take Shenhua Watermark issue back to Canberra


High-profile miners make gecko shortlist


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EDUCATION 
Aussie companies need to innovate: KPMG


KPMG has urged Australian companies to embrace innovation and technology as a way to remain competitive.
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