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In the recovery room


SIGNAL Peak Energy has set a pre-driven recovery room record. By Ryan Stone.
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Out and about at QME 2014


CHECK out who was out and about at the 2014 Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition.
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North Wambo’s rescue honours


PEABODY’S North Wambo team has once more emerged as the overall winner at the 31st annual Hunter Valley underground mines rescue competition – taking the team’s streak to six.
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Out and about at QME 2014

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Arch idles Cumberland River complex


ARCH Coal is idling the Cumberland River Coal complex in Wise and Letcher counties, Virginia, cutting 213 full-time positions, citing market pressures.
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West Cliff fire scare


FIRE fighters put out a blaze which enveloped two storage containers at the surface of BHP Billiton’s West Cliff longwall mine in New South Wales on Sunday night.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Oversupply threatens resources sector; Poland’s richest man creates private utility; and Indian power company running out of coal.
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Yancoal output slips


WITH the tragedy-struck Austar longwall mine offline for most of the period, Yancoal Australia’s total saleable coal production fell 2% year-on-year to 4.6 million tonnes for the June quarter.
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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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Hear new trains a’coming


FIVE new generation locomotives to be used across Pacific National’s coal operations have arrived with the coal hauler.
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Chinese thermal coal demand stalls


CHINESE thermal coal prices at the key port city of Qinhuangdao are reportedly at six-year lows.
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Shepherd for Peabody US government relations


PEABODY Energy has appointed former Venable Congressional Investigations Practice Group partner and chairman Raymond Shepherd as vice-president of federal government relations.
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Low-key work at shelved coal project


WHILE the challenging coal market has set back previous plans, Bathurst Resources has started initial development of its Escarpment coking coal project site in New Zealand.
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Enerpac to flaunt offerings


HIGH-pressure hydraulics market leader Enerpac will display its latest workplace efficiency and safety technologies at the Queensland Mining Exhibition in Mackay this week.
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Low-maintenance body launched


A HIGH performance off-highway dump truck body design aimed at boosting productivity and maximising payload has been launched.
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Boart rallies on assurance


DESPITE being downgraded by Standard and Poor’s Rating Services, shares in embattled drilling provider Boart Longyear rose sharply yesterday as the company moved to calm market concerns over its liquidity.
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MRRT stays in place


AN ATTEMPT to repeal the Minerals Resource Rent Tax has reached an impasse in federal Parliament.
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Grasstree contributes to Anglo production surge


ANGLO American’s metallurgical coal production increased by 10% in the June quarter to 4.8 million tonnes due to productivity improvements at its open cut operations and at the Grasstree mine in Queensland.
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Ops suspended at Griffin


CONTRACTOR Carna Civil and Mining has reportedly suspended operations at the Griffin coal mine near Collie in Western Australia in response to missed payments from its Indian owner Lanco Infratech.
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No injuries in US longwall fire


FORESIGHT Energy’s Deer Run longwall mine near Hillsboro in Illinois was safely evacuated last week after high carbon monoxide readings were detected underground.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: BHP boss Andrew Mackenzie calls for G20 to slash trade barriers; Asciano in talks over sale of ports business stake; and falling iron ore price tipped to drag down BHP Billiton's earnings.
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Guildford considers $22.5M offer


MONGOLIA-focused Guildford Coal has received an unsolicited offer of $US22.5 million for its Queensland portfolio of projects from a Singapore-listed company.
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SA unlocks $35B in restricted minerals


THE federal government has passed a bill opening access to the mineral-rich Woomera prohibited area (WPA) in South Australia, which is estimated to host some $A35 billion in resources.
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Report prompts Greens to call for halt on Abbot Point


ENVIRONMENT Minister Greg Hunt should revoke his approval of the Abbot Point coal port because a new study shows dredging and dumping could double coral disease in the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Greens.
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HOGSBACK 
The rising demand for coal


IF YOU only get your news from Australian daily newspapers, or Australian television, you are forgiven for imagining that the coal industry is in terminal decline. If you are like Hogsback, however, and look further afield you get a totally different picture with the world demanding more coal from Australia.
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MORE HOGSBACK

Hogsback and the saga of Wilkie Creek


Hogsback and the Great Irony (also known as the Great Delusion)


Truth becoming a casualty of the Australian coal war


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MINE ACTIVITY 
In the recovery room


SIGNAL Peak Energy has set a pre-driven recovery room record. By Ryan Stone.
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MORE MINE ACTIVITY

Arch idles Cumberland River complex


West Cliff fire scare


White Oak longwall looms


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Yancoal output slips


WITH the tragedy-struck Austar longwall mine offline for most of the period, Yancoal Australia’s total saleable coal production fell 2% year-on-year to 4.6 million tonnes for the June quarter.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Hear new trains a’coming


Shepherd for Peabody US government relations


Low-key work at shelved coal project


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Out and about at QME 2014


CHECK out who was out and about at the 2014 Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition.
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Enerpac to flaunt offerings


Low-maintenance body launched


Chadwick joins TRT as crane GM


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COAL MARKETS 
Resource sector may be on borrowed time


THERE’S more talk that this bull rally can’t last. Well, it can, but as usual the resources sector will bear the pain when the next correction occurs. The Outcrop by Robin Bromby.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

East coast market on a knife-edge


India fast tracks coal mine


Downward pressure building in oil and gas price


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EQUIPMENT 
Nowhere to hide


THE latest tracking technology can pinpoint the exact location of a miner throughout an entire shift; and it has also become a lot smarter. Supply Side, by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Thomas Smith
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MORE EQUIPMENT

Cat to supply two LTCC units to Turkish mine


Clean Coal Technologies gains momentum


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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


A catalyst for research in China


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
North Wambo’s rescue honours


PEABODY’S North Wambo team has once more emerged as the overall winner at the 31st annual Hunter Valley underground mines rescue competition – taking the team’s streak to six.
Full Story...


MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Backing for a robot dust-up


No injuries in US longwall fire


Sponcom scare at Bengalla


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ENVIRONMENT 
Report prompts Greens to call for halt on Abbot Point


ENVIRONMENT Minister Greg Hunt should revoke his approval of the Abbot Point coal port because a new study shows dredging and dumping could double coral disease in the Great Barrier Reef, according to the Greens.
Full Story...


MORE ENVIRONMENT

Despite its demise, the carbon price has cut emissions


US urged to follow Australia on carbon tax


Industry cheers carbon tax repeal


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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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MORE EDUCATION

Companies team up for QME offering


Deputy Premier backs IMARC


How QME benefits Mackay


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